There are a couple of recipes in mom’s cookbook. I’m not sure which was her favorite but the brown sugar one is awesome. I’ll list the 2 variations—Polly’s traditional one, and the one from he Diamond Walnut bag stuck inside. My opinion is the brown sugar is chewier and more, uh, homey.
I’m now in the possession of a large stack of faded, spilled on, scribbled on, spiral books from my grandmother, Eleanor Drew Hooper, and my mom, Ann Hooper Muncaster. Both have passed away, Grammy so long ago I can barely remember her warm embrace, but my mom so recently I can still hear her voice on the phone. Sure, I have photos and memorabilia…
I’m always try to add some whole wheat flour and adjust the sugar in our favorite cookie recipes. This adjustment was a winner. We served these at Mareila’s school the day I had to do the health and nutrition talk. The kids all asked for the recipe!
These are seriously addicting ewwy-gooey-chewy treats.
The “Best Dinner Ever” from the mouth of my 7 year old. Could the fact that she prepared the bulk of it herself have anything to do with it? Recipes for Sausage and Lentil Winter Soup, Cornbread, and Mariela’s Chocolate-Coconut Bars
In the fall when the squash is overgrowing in the garden, sweets made with zucchini are a great way to diversify. Delicious with whole wheat or white flour.
I never had a perfect brownie recipe until I discovered a thick and chewy recipe we used for desserts at
When my mom served these brownies over the holidays they instantly brought back childhood memories- I probably hadn’t had one in thirty years! I made them again on New Year’s Day and had 10-year old girls begging to help arrange them on a plate and pass them around.
When I saw a version of this recipe in Bon Appetit I knew I had to try it for the sake of my chocoholic 4-year old and husband.