Brownie mix from scratch
from Facebook (link I had no longer works)
1 Cup Sugar, 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour, 1/3 Cup Cocoa, 1/4 tsp Salt, 1/4 tsp Baking Powder.
At Baking Time Add: 2 Eggs, 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil, 1 teaspoon Vanilla.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes in an 8x8 or 9x9 pan. OR use the amazing Pampered Chef brownie pan and bake it in much less time - depends on your oven, check after 12-15 minutes of baking and remove when brownies are done!
Put mix in plastic bags or mason jars.
I like the idea of making my own brownie mix, but I find store-bought mixes to be very tasty, so anything from scratch has to succeed very well in order to win me over.
This one didn’t do that. I think it uses WAY too much oil before baking (when you put a baked brownie on a napkin, it shouldn’t leave an oil impression behind); I think I’ll try halving the oil amount next time to see how that does. Also, the flavor didn’t seem quite what I wanted, but mostly I was overwhelmed by how oily they were. That said, these were excellent when topped with strawberries and whipped cream. ;-)
Guacamole tuna salad
1 can tuna (drained)
2 oz. guacamole (roughly 2 Tbsp.)
1/2 tsp. mustard (more to taste)
1 tsp. sweet relish (more to taste)
1 carrot, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
Combine in a bowl.
Tasty! I shredded a couple of baby carrots because I didn’t have full-size carrots to chop. I didn’t use celery (didn’t have any on hand), but I always use extra relish because I like relish, so it worked out.
This was excellent with nachos or on a nice dense piece of whole grain bread.