Monday, July 6, 2009

TWD: Katherine Hepburn Brownies


Today Nathan went back to work. :( 30 days of vacation went by WAY too quickly, but at least I know his work is 2 minutes down the road and not in Iraq! Now it is back to the daily grind and trying to get back into a routine here at home. Nathan is such an awesome husband and father and has done so much in the last month. I think I maybe changed Eric's diaper all of 5 times since Nathan has been home! HEE HEE! I'm a lucky woman!


Part of getting back into a routine is getting my blog back up to speed. I have a plethora of recipes and photos waiting to be posted. Now all I have to do is sit down and write the posts!!


This week's TWD pick was Katherine Hepburn Brownies. There are a ton of recipes with this name and, to be honest, I'm not quite sure of the history of this brownie or why it is named after Katherine Hepburn. Oh well... What I do know is that these brownies are good!


I usually leave out any coffee or espresso powder from my baked goods even though I have heard that it enhances the chocolate flavor. I decided to go ahead and add it this time. When I first tasted the brownies straight from the oven I could really taste the coffee and didn't care for them. The next day, though, the coffee flavor all but went away and I was left with a really fudgy, delicious brownie. The bit of cinnamon in the batter gave these brownies a little something extra.


Nathan enjoyed these brownies, too, and combined my SMS and TWD recipes for the ultimate dessert.... Brownie topped with Brown Sugar Vanilla Ice Cream and Butterscotch Sauce. Decadent and so delicious! I wish I would've gotten a picture of that!


Thanks to Lisa of Surviving Oz for hosting this week. Lisa won TWD's logo contest and you can see her creation on my sidebar. Way cute, no? Oh, and don't mind the horrible picture. It was the last brownie and I took the picture at 9 o'clock at night while playing games with friends before it was eaten. So, needless to say, it was a VERY quick snapsot!

19 comments:

Megan said...

I like the way Nathan ate the brownies! Perfect!

Katy ~ said...

Ice cream topped brownie! Yeah!

Has it been 30 days? Seems as Nathan just got here!! Must seem that way for you too. Glad he's close to home.

Patsyk said...

I love that these are fudgey brownies! I will have to try them myself sometime soon. A warm brownie with ice cream is such a delightful treat!

Teanna said...

The brownies look great and I am so glad you got to spend 30 days with Nathan and that he is close by!

Maria said...

Brownies are my favorite treat. These look great!

Ingrid said...

Yay, for honeys that help with changing diapers!! :)

Can't wait to see all you have waiting for us.
~ingrid

Flourchild said...

Ahhh sorry Nathan has to leave again...you'll just have to bake evenmore! Im glad you liked the brownies the second day! It's strange how that works sometimes. I made little minis out of this recipe!

Katrina said...

Yay for ice cream on brownies. I made these brownies four times this past week and love them. We did ice cream on top a few times as well! mmmm. (I left out the cinnamon and coffee each time, but added lots of other goodies!)
Glad you have had a great time with your husband on vacation!

finsmom said...

Yours look great! Nice work! Yum!

SUGAR B said...

Can we borrow Nathan when my hubs and I have kids? ;)

He sounds wonderful!

Just like your brownies! Care to share?!

pinkstripes said...

Your brownies look perfect. YUM.

Pamela said...

I knew I liked Nathan for a reason! His idea of a great dessert is the same as mine. Nice job!

teresa said...

these wouldn't last a day in our house! they sound delish!

Leslie said...

I bet these were great with the brown sugar ice cream!

Coleen's Recipes said...

That is MY kind of brownie.

TeaLady said...

That brownie looks delicious.. Glad y'all liked them.

Good deal with Nathan. I know you are glad he is now so close. (actually, that is probably an understatement.)

AmyRuth said...

So glad you and the hub liked the brownies. I would say so since your photograph was the lone brownie. Great job and no worries I took my pitiful photo with my iphone. oops. Sometimes you just do what you can.
AmyRuth

Michele said...

I'm glad that you found the brownies tasty!

Fit Chick said...

My DH had the same combination with the SMS ice cream and these wonderful brownies.

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