Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Kahlua Brownies

YUM!  I love these brownies!  I got this recipe from my friend, Lanae!  I have known Lanae since I first moved to Omaha - she was one of my first friends - play groups and Bunko!  Thank you Lanae for this yummy recipe!  I made this just before taking our girls back to college.

You will love these if you like Kahlua!  I couldn't stay out of them!

Kahlua Brownies

21 oz pkg brownie mix
1/2 cup Kahlua
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs

Mix brownie mix with the next three ingredients.  Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 according to box directions.  Don't over bake.  Cool.


1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp Kahlua
1 tsp instant coffee
2-3 tsp milk

In a small saucepan or microwave, heat 2 Tbsp Kahlua with the instant coffee. Cool slightly.  In a medium bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy.  Add powdered sugar and vanilla,  Once coffee/Kahlua mixture is slightly cooled, add to powdered sugar and butter mixture.  Beat together until smooth, creamy and of desired spreading consistency.  Spread over cooled brownies.


1 oz semi-sweet chocolate
1 tsp chocolate

 In a small saucepan or microwavable bowl, melt chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally.  Once melted, drizzle in desired pattern over frosting.

Store in the refrigerator.  These are also great to make ahead and freeze.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Spinach Apple Salad

My mother-in-law recently sent me this recipe.  She also loves a good recipe and we have enjoyed exchanging recipes over the years.  We had this yummy salad for dinner last night!  My hubby grilled chicken.  Some of us tossed the grilled chicken in our salad and some wanted grilled chicken on the side.  Either way, love this new summer salad!

Spinach Apple Salad

1 red apple ( I only used one red apple)
1 green apple
6 cups of greens (I used the Spring Mix)
2/3 - 1 cup of chopped walnuts
1/2 cup crumbled feta or gorgonzola (I used feta)
1/3 cup or more dried cranberries
1/2 cup or more of chicken or steak (I used grilled chicken)


1 cup apple juice
4 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Whisk dressing ingredients together and refrigerate.
Prepare salad ingredients and place in a large bowl.  Toss just before serving.

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