Saturday, January 28, 2012

Zucchini Brownies

These taste like brownies with a no bake glaze.  Basically, they are amazing.
Plus, they are an easy way to fit some zucchini into the diet without having to taste it.  Not even picky kids will realize these have any healthy ingredients in them.


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Glaze Ingredients:
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oil, sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, baking soda and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Fold in the zucchini and walnuts. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until brownies spring back when gently touched. To make the frosting, melt together the 6 tablespoons of cocoa and margarine; set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, blend together the confectioners' sugar, milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in the cocoa and oats. Spread over brownies before cutting into squares.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Cookie or Cake?

This recipe is basically cookie dough cooked as a cake.  It's delicious, but get your milk ready when you eat these.  You're going to need it  :)

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar (powdered is ok too)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large egg
1 (12 ounce) package chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Add cookie dough to a greased 9x13 pan, and flatten.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.

Friday, January 13, 2012


This post is not going to contain a recipe.
But I am writing to announce that my application and transcript have been successfully submitted to UVU.
Culinary school, here i come