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Dec 022013

Kahlua Fudge Brownies

Wow, what a great Thanksgiving we had! I bet you thought I had forgotten about cooking-with-mama, but I’m back! After cooking for two days for more company than we’ve had in a long time for Thanksgiving, Friday I just chilled out and vegetated because some of the company was returning on Saturday for another visit that lasted into the wee hours of the night, really late for us senior citizens, ha ha! No complaints though as we got to meet my granddaughter’s husband for the first time and his lovely daughter Jasmine. My granddaughter kept referring to me as great-gram and it was strange to hear that term used for me but, I guess I had better get used to it with our other granddaughter due in July with her baby! What a difference a year makes. It was also the first time in many moons that we had both granddaughters here for the holiday which made it even more special! Well today, we already have the Turkey Day decorations put up and now it’s onto Christmas decor and with Thanksgiving so late this year, I am going to have to hustle things up a bit, kinda hard for this old broad!!!

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Our Thanksgiving table…2013

I thought today, I’d stick to a dessert that was in my Kahlua brochure and something I will be making to share with friends and family when I make their baked gifts for Christmas…………..

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Kahlua Fudge Brownies
  • 1-1/2 cups sifted flour
  • ½ teas baking powder
  • ½ teas salt
  • ⅔ cup butter
  • 3 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup + 1 tbsp Kahlua, divided
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  1. Resift flour with the baking powder and salt.
  2. Melt butter with the chocolate over low heat.
  3. Beat eggs with sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add flour to the egg mixture along with the chocolate and ¼ cup of the Kahlua; blend well.
  5. Stir in the nuts.
  6. Turn batter into a 9-inch square baking dish that has been greased and bake in a 350 oven for 30 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in the center and edges begin to pull away from the sides.
  7. Remove from oven and cool thoroughly in pan.
  8. Brush top with the remaining Kahlua and cut into desired size squares.


After not typing for awhile, my fingers aren’t working too well today, so forgive any misspelling or typos! Hope everyone had a great Turkey Day with no disasters in the kitchen! I had one this year, the haunted apple pie. With leaves cut out of the top crust, it looked like it was a haunted ghost and then on top of that, it slide out of my hands when I was removing it from it’s cooking rack, sliding all the apple to one side, Mama Mia!

Apple pie boo...boo!

Apple pie…boo…boo!

But with my homemade Kahlua already in the frig, these brownies are a must! Hope you enjoy!

Mar 112013

Nutty Oatmeal Waffles

Today is National Oatmeal-Nut Waffle Day and this would be a nice way to start off Easter morning! I haven’t had my waffle iron in use for awhile now and homemade waffles are something we enjoy. I like to make these and freeze the left-over ones for a quick meal, just pop them in the toaster and your done, well except for the butter and syrup part! Speaking of freezers, I just had a terrible scare as I went out to mine (kept in my shed), only to see some moisture on the floor! Apparently yesterday when I was in it, I left it cracked just a tad and some of the veggies were starting to thaw a little bit so I just slammed the door shut and I am hoping for the better as my freezer is always kept full!


Nutty Oatmeal Waffles
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ teas salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats, uncooked
  • ½ teas ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (I use pecans)
  1. Combine the first six dry ingredients together and mix well.
  2. Combine the eggs, milk and butter and mix well.
  3. Add egg mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring to blend; stir in the nuts.
  4. Bake in a preheated oiled waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.


I like to use a praline syrup on mine with lotsa butter………….enjoy!

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