Easy Mocha Brownies- Rich chocolate brownies are loaded with chocolate covered espresso beans and mocha squares to create a decadent dessert perfect for any chocolate lover.
Last week I received an email from a reader (Hi Kelly!) asking if I had a favorite brownie mix. I responded to her email immediately listing my fave followed by a gazillion exclamation points because, let’s face it, brownies excite me.
Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all having an amazing week! Because I adore and appreciate you guys so much, I’ve collaborated with some of my favorite bloggers for a fantastic reader appreciation giveaway!
If you’ve read MBA for a little while, you know that I’m mildly obsessed with all things Le Creuset. From French ovens and skillets to baking dishes – they’re pretty much my jam! And the color selections – don’t even get me started! I honestly want them all.
Pumpkin Spice Marshmallow Treats are over-the-top-amazing with the addition of a roasted Campfire® Giant Roasters and milk chocolate.
So the weather is playing tricks on us here in Ohio. It’s been an incredibly mild summer, but then, as soon as the back to school hustle and bustle begins – bam – it’s 90 degrees. Thankfully, I’m pretending to enjoy these sweltering last days of summer from my air conditioned home and not a gazillion degree classroom on the second floor of a ridiculously hot school building.
Pretty much as soon as I found out I was pregnant with Elle, I stopped cooking. Not because I didn’t want to, but because meal prep made me super queasy. The smells and textures of raw foods – especially meats – did a number on me almost immediately. Eric stepped up in a big way and began cooking almost all of our meals on his own. He’d flip through his grandmother’s cookbook for childhood favorites and he even got a little adventurous; cooking from online recipe sites and many of my fave food blogs. We kept a file of our favorites and Eric quickly developed a repertoire of delicious meals that were in heavy rotation throughout my entire pregnancy.
As you know, I’m not a trained professional. I’m a self-taught home cook and baker, but I’m pretty confident in the kitchen. However, after doing minimal cooking for almost 8 months, I felt totally out of my element once I started preparing our meals. After burning bacon, overcooking chicken and allowing numerous pots to overflow – I started to feel a lot less confident. And my knife skills – they went from pretty darn good to the skill level of 9 year-old with a butter knife. I remember prepping pepper steak and taking a good 10 minutes to cut up a few green peppers. After a couple of weeks, this girl finally got her groove back.