Monday, April 29, 2013

Baby Love

Meet some of our newest additions at church...Aren't they all so adorable!?!

Baby E...first of the 4, born December 16, 2012

Baby Girl, H...only girl, and such a doll...Born January 6, 2013

Baby R, who couldn't wait to meet everyone and decided to come almost a month early :D....
Born January 24, 2012

Sweet Baby G, who had LOTS of hair :O...Born March 23, 2013.

It is so much fun having all these newborns at church!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Raspberry & White Chocolate Brownies

Normally, when I think of brownies, they're always chocolate. Frosted, sprinkled with smarties/m&m's, layered, or simple...I imagine that intense taste of chocolate in every bite. {By the way, I'm a firm believer that white chocolate isn't in fact chocolate...and Blondies were created for people who *gasp* don't like chocolate ;}

Anyway, several weeks ago I came across this recipe. And, since it looked pretty and sounded good, I decided to make it.

Boy oh boy. These are simply excellent for snacking. Or dessert. You could pair one with milk and call it breakfast :D

raspberry and white chocolate brownies
PREP: 30 min  BAKE: 30 min @ 350

1/2 cup butter
2 oz white baking chocolate {I substituted with 1 bag of white chocolate chips}
2 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped, toasted almonds {I made mine without}
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Dash of salt
1 cup fresh raspberries
2 oz white baking chocolate, melted

Step One:
Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8x8x2-in baking pan with foil.. Grease foil; set pan aside.

Step Two:
In a medium saucepan, cook and stir butter and the 2 oz chopped white chocolate over low heat until melted. Remove from heat. Add eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Beat lightly with a wooden spoon, just until combined. Stir in flour, almonds, baking powder, and salt.

Step Three:
Spread batter evenly in the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with raspberries. Bake for 30-35 min or until golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

Step Four:
Using the edges of the foil, lift uncut brownies out of pan. Cut into bars, or whatever fun shapes you would like. Drizzle brownies with the melted white chocolate.