Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him
One morning after baking a batch of my ‘loaded brownies minus one ingredient’* I sat down in front of the computer with my cuppa joe in one hand and a bit of warm brownie in the other. Settling into my blog-reading I noticed over at dinosaursdonkeysandms that one of Dizzy’s suggestions for helping someone with anxiety was baking them brownies. (Dizzy’s favorite gluten-free recipe is here).
How serendipitous. Not that I was experiencing any sort of anxiety at that moment, but I got to thinking why not spread some brownie-induced happiness with Dizzy and her blogger friends? So in the comments, I offered a virtual brownie to any and all who needed one that day.
Dizzy always makes me smile, even when she’s cranky, which isn’t very often (and she and Heather have lots they could choose to be cranky about dealing with MS).
I credit her for inspiring me to begin my very own Virtual Brownie Sharing Circle (VBSC) series. Maybe knowing that will make Dizzy smile…
So, get out your favorite boxed brownie mix, whip up a batch of warm brownie bliss and share the moment with a neighbor or two and us here at the first Virtual Brownie Sharing Circle.
What are your favorite ‘add-ins’ for baking up a boxed brownie mix?
*Loaded Brownies Minus One Ingredient
~ my go-to brownie-fix ‘recipe’
I box Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate premium brownie mix
1 egg (sometimes I use 2 for fatter brownies)
1/4 cup leftover brewed coffee (or plain water if that’s all you have)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Handful (about 3/4 cup) of Ghirardelli choco-chips, your choice of type
Handful (about 3/4 cup) of chopped pecans (walnuts okay, but pecans are better IMHO)
(Minus one optional ingredient, to be revealed in another VBSC post)
Follow directions on box, whisking wet ingredients before adding mix then the extra chips and nuts. Continue following baking instructions. Cool then dust with powdered sugar. Cut and enjoy!