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!