Friday, March 26, 2010

Making me green

Do you ever read blogs and think, wow, what a great idea! I could totally do that. Yes, I say that to myself all the time and it never works as planned. Bloggers are making me green with envy!

I should have learned by now that I like to attempt a lot of things, but it just doesn't work out as planned. I am one of the clumsiest people on earth. Really. Last night I snapped a play guitar strap back together and managed to somehow rip my fingernail and caused the part underneath my nail to bleed. I also managed to somehow take a chunk out of my finger closing some fancy fishing doo-dad that really looks like a pen sized stake. (I really have no idea what it was, I was just killing time while waiting for my husband to checkout).

I need to remind myself that other bloggers are talented and probably not clumsy and accident prone like myself. It will be better for everyone. :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

In search of CHEWY brownies

I love chewy brownies. Love. But, they must be CHEWY. Not fudgy, not cakey. Chewy. Who knew chewy brownies were so hard to make?

My standby is good 'ol Betty Crocker Brownies

Now, I'm not saying they are the best brownies ever, but, they have the texture I love.

I think I'm on recipe number 82 in search of chewy brownies. I'm beginning to think it's a lost cause. My latest attempt was a recipe from Cooks Illustrated that assured me they figured it all out and mastered the chewy from scratch brownie. I have to say, they've let me down. It was a good try, but again, not chewy.

So, it's back to Betty Crocker for me. If you have a CHEWY brownie recipe, let me know. I'm sure I'll attempt it if I haven't already.