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AWESOME BROWNIES

Brownies are good for two reasons. 1. They are a delicious chocolate treat. 2. When you cut them out of the pan, there are always little remnants. Bits of brownie stuck in the pan. Chocolate bits on the knife. These are the bonus bits that taste just as good as the actual dessert.

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If I would have had walnuts, I would have thrown them in here. But in this case, mini chocolate chips were the lucky mix-in.

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I love the crackly tops and deep craters the brownies make when you cut them. Its like they are really eager to show you whats underneath the surface.

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I hear they are even good for breakfast, but I wouldn’t know from experience.

You can find the RECIPE here, except:

Use about 4 oz of unsweetened chocolate

Use cold coffee.

Remember to add the vanilla before adding the chocolate chips.

Use mini chocolate chips.

Be amazed at how many bowls are dirty.

Share with friends, and have a happy weekend.

DARK CHOCOLATE CHIP AND WALNUT COOKIES

This is a perfect snack. You get to munching on this pair, and you might forget to mix up the cookie dough. But if you do, then walnuts dipped in cookie dough becomes the perfect snack. So at the very least, power through to the cookie dough.

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There are many schools of thought regarding chocolate chip cookies. We happen to think it depends on what you are in the mood for. On this occasion we were in the mood for the kind that are still chewy, but a tiny bit crispy.

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We add dark chocolate chips to the chewy and crispy cookie requirements. The addition of walnuts to chocolate chip cookies is a good thing. We like a hearty cookie. Everyone claims to have the best chocolate chip cookie recipe, but really, its whatever one is in front of your face at the moment.

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Give us your location and we’ll have some doves deliver you some.

RECIPE

makes about 2 dozen cookies

Oven at 375. Line cookie sheet with parchment.

Cream 6 Tbsp butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup sugar, and pinch of salt.

Add 1 egg, and 1/2 tsp vanilla.

Mix in 1 cup flour and 1/2 tsp baking pwd just until combined.

Add in 1 cup dark chocolate chips and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.

Drop onto cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes until edges are a tiny bit brown.

Cool on cookie tray for a couple minutes, and then cool on rack.

Put a few in a bag and give to your favorite person.

Enjoy.

EASY SUMMER PIE

We could write poems about pie. The dessert that is simultaneously appropriate for summer evenings, and cozy winter nights. It can be warm or cold. It can take minutes to make or hours. But it is usually consumed in the presence of loved ones. Pretty sure there is a poem in there somewhere, titled the singular duality of pie.

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When we need a pie, the first thing we do is look in the fridge. If there is not a pie already in there, we move to plan B. Our go-to for quick pies is the almost expiring products in the cupboard. This pie was brought to you by this can of sweetened condensed milk.

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This pie is a simple summer pie. It is bright and citrus-y, and doesn’t spend too long in the oven heating up your whole house. It starts with a cookie crust, which doesn’t require as much muscle sweating as rolling out pie dough. We used these tasty citrus sable cookies, but the cookie of your choice, like these, would work just fine.

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After the crust spends a few minutes in the oven, you just mix the filling together, pour, and pop it back in. Let the pie get nice and cold, and then pac-man style eat it all up with some not too sweet whipped cream.

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You know you have a can of condensed milk slowing dying back there. Go save it.

For the cookie crust:

About 2 cups of cookie crumbs

Up to 1/2 cup melted butter

A little sugar (depending on cookies used. I didn’t use any extra.)

Mix all ingredients, adding butter until it starts to stick together. Press into a 9″ pie pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 until it looks toasted.

For the filling:

14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk

4 egg yolks

1/4 cup lime juice

1/4 cup lemon juice

While crust is cooling, mix yolks and milk, then add the juice. Beat together well. Pour into pie crust, and bake for 15ish minutes at 350, until pie is set. Serve cold with fresh whipped cream.

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