Friday, February 12, 2010

*February 12, 2010*

Good morning to all,
It is a chilly 11 degrees here this morning!! I hope everyone is staying warm with this big snowy mess coming through the South. I know one thing, I am tired of snow! I made the mistake of whining about the fact that I haven't seen a good snow since moving up here! Well, did I ever get what I asked for!!

Last weekend, I was in LA visiting my Dad and step-mom. The weather was sunny and warm for the most part. Then on Monday, I fly back to Tennessee and what is waiting on me... snow! 4 inches of snow fell that night! So needless to say, y'all can have the snow... my cup runneth over! :)
Here is a picture from my fast weekend trip to California

We drove out to Palm Springs on Sunday and enjoyed the 68 degree weather! How nice!!

Okay, enough whining and pouting, moving on to Foodie Friday!! Since it's Valentine weekend, I thought I would post a chocolate recipe that I just found. I haven't even made this one yet, but you better believe I will be making it soon!!
Fudge Brownie Pie with Caramel Sauce (from Betty Crocker)

1 refrigerated pie crust, softened per box directions

1 cup butter

2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

4 eggs, slightly beaten

1 1/2 cups AP flour

3/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks

1 cup chopped pecans

1 (14 oz) bag caramels, unwrapped

2/3 cup half-and-half

Heat oven to 350. Place pie crust in 9 inch glass pie plate as directed on box. In 2-qt saucepan, melt butter over low heat; remove from heat. Stir in sugar, vanilla, and eggs until well blended. Stir in flour, cocoa, and salt until smooth. Stir in chocolate chunks and pecans. Spread evenly in pie crust. Bake 45-50 minutes or until set. Cool 1 hour.

Meanwhile, in 2-qt saucepan, heat caramels and half-and-half over low heat, stirring constantly, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Serve hot caramel sauce over each serving.

Be sure to stop by Designs by Gollum to see all the other yummy recipes! I am sure she is already overflowing with Valentine's Day recipes! Here's the link:

*Another sweet treat, my nephew was born at 1:53 this morning. He was 7lbs 4 oz and 20 1/2 inches long! Welcome Caanon!! I can't wait to meet you!!*

Happy Valentine's Day! Be sure and be thankful for your Valentine.

Until next time, be blessed! S :)


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Suzanne, Chocolate and Valentine's day go together, and your brownie pie with carmel sauce sounds like something that would make cupid proud!

Melissa Miller said...

11 degrees? Oh my goodness Suzanne stay warm sweet friend!

Thank you for entering my LL giveaway!

Happy Valentines Day! ~Melissa :)

ButterYum said...

Congrats on the new addition to your family!!

Love the recipe too - caramel is my favorite sweet!


Tiffanee said...

This sounds like the perfect Valentine treat. Thanks for shring!! Bundle up in that cold weather. I am glad you got to enjoy some sunshine last weekend!

heartnsoulcooking said...

Chocolate and caramel are YUMMY!!! together. THANKS!!! for the GREAT!!! recipe.
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