By Angela Nolan / November 18, 2010 / Recipes
FOR THE BROWNIES
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Melt butter and cocoa in microwave or on stove, stirring. In a medium bowl, beat eggs until frothy.
- Add dry ingredients. Don’t stir yet.
- Pour cocoa mixture over top and stir all together.
- Scrape into greased 8" x 8" pan.
- Place on the middle rack of your preheated oven & cook for 30 minutes.
- The brownies are done when the edges show signs of pulling away from the sides of the pan.
FOR THE FROSTING
- 1 1/3 cup icing sugar
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 5 teaspoons hot coffee or water
- Mix all ingredients together and frost while the brownies are still warm in the pan.
- Let the frosted brownies cool before cutting. Enjoy!
By Angela Nolan / October 18, 2010 / Recipes
Enjoy this family favourite recipe that I have been sharing for years!
- 1 can (796 mls) diced tomatoes
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 medium onions, chopped finely
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1 ½ tbsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp sugar
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 1 can (540 mls) dark red kidney beans, un-drained
- 1 can (540 mls) dark red kidney beans, drained
- In large pot, over medium heat, sauté ground beef, stirring, until red color disappears.
- Pour off any fat.
- Add chopped onion & chili powder; continue cooking & stirring for about 5 minutes, or until onion is tender.
- Add balance of ingredients including the un-drained and drained can of beans to the pot.
- Reduce heat to low, simmer slowly, cover and stir occasionally, until thickened and flavours are blended.
- Serve with garlic toast or nacho chips.
Makes 6 to 8 servings
Note: This dish is even better when made in a Crock Pot. Follow directions 1 & 2 as outlined above and then place all ingredients including the meat/onions into the Crock Pot. Cook for 8 hours on low heat.