Peanut Butter Swirly Brownies

For the past month I have been having issues with lactose, but I’m getting better now… This recipe was something I made back when the issues first started, but I didn’t care… I saw the recipe in a Canadian Living magazine, and was like “Yepp, I’m making that RIGHT now,” so I made it right then.

I know that Brownies are ‘supossed’ to bake in a rectangle pan, but my only rectangle pan is HUGE, so I used a circle ­čÖé (Hmm, maybe when I go grocery shopping tomorrow I will grab a normal sized rectangle pan)

These brownies were SUPER quick to make, and tasted like I had slaved all day working for hours to make the perfect brownies. No, it’s not magic. Well, maybe a little magic I like to call ‘Chocolate’

I don’t even remember them making me feel sick (which is what Dairy was doing to me), all I remember is being so excited to eat one, that I didn’t take very good pictures, I just cut out a chunck and shovelled it in!!

In fact, I don’t even remember what I had for dinner that day… I just remember the brownies.

Did I have dinner that day?

Probably.

But, that doesn’t matter… The important thing is that I made some yummy brownies, using a technique I had never used before (the swirl) and am thinking of using that in a blueberry cheesecake this week, using “real” blueberries. I’ve been living in Northern Ontario for over 2 years, and this will be my first time baking with Northern Ontarian blueberries… WISH ME LUCK.

Peanut Butter Swirly Brownies

Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Servings: 20 | Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) granulated sugar
  • 3 egg
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 5 oz (142 g) bittersweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt

Directions:

In large bowl, beat 1/4 cup (60 mL) of the peanut butter, the butter and sugar; beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in vanilla. Beat in chocolate.

Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Spread in parchment paperÔÇôlined 8-inch (2 L) square metal cake pan.

By spoonfuls, drop remaining peanut butter over top. Run knife through batter to swirl; smooth top. Bake in 350┬░F (180┬░C) oven until tester inserted in centre comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging, about 20 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack. Cut into squares.

Nutritional Info:

Per square: about – cal 173 pro 4 g total fat 11 g sat. fat 5 g carb 15 g fibre 1 g chol 40 mg sodium 87 mg potassium 58 mg % RDI: – calcium 2 iron 5 vit A 5 folate 8

Source: http://www.canadianliving.com/food/peanut_butter_swirly_brownies.php

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Slowcooker BBQ Ribs & Hashbrowns

I don’t make ribs often, they are pretty expensive for a student/poor person budget… but when I do, They HAVE to be Slowcooker BBQ Ribs! It is the most simple recipe I have ever┬ámade (easier than KD), and are SO so SO, fall off the bone,┬ádelicious. I can be stuffed to the point of exploding but I will finish every little bit of these ribs, no question.

So, how do you make these heavenly ribs?

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 6 hrs | Servings: 2 servings | Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 1 large Sweet Onion, sliced
  • 6 country-style pork ribs or beef short ribs
  • 2 (10ounce) bottles of barbeque sauce

Directions:

1. Lay the onion slices on the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the ribs on top of the onions. Pour the bottles of bbq sauce on top of the ribs and onions.

2. Cover and cook on low setting for 6 hours or more. The longer you cook them, the more tender and falling apart they will be.
Source: The Healthy College Cookbook

Them ribs is (improper English on purpose) sooo yummy, however, the ribs aren’t the only good thing about this meal. I loved each and every part of this meal… In fact, having to think about this meal makes me want to make it RIGHT NOW! But, I have something new and exciting planned for tonight. Feta and Bacon stuffed Chicken with a Watermelon Feta salad… oh yeah baby.

 

But, with the AMAZING ribs, I made Hashbrowns and Glazed carrots… The Hashbrowns were super easy and yummy, and the carrots were just as easy and gace the meal just a little bit of sweetness.

Hash Browns

Prep Time: 8 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Servings: 4 servings | Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 2 Large Potatoes, scrubbed and diced
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped

Directions:

1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Salt the water and add the potatoes; cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain well.

2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over low heat. Add the potatoes and onion, cover, and cook for 10 minutes. Remove the lid, increase the heat to high, and saute until the potatoes are browned to your satisfaction.
Source: Healthy College Cookbook

Glazed Carrots

Prep Time: 0 min | Cook Time: 8 mins | Servings: 4 servings | Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp butter
  • Nutmeg

Directions:

1. Bring the water to a oil in a saucepan. Add the carrots, return to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the carrots are tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain.

2. Add the honey and butter to the hot saucepan, and stir until they are melted together. Add the carrots and gently toss. Sprinkle with nutmeg to taste.
Source: Healthy College Cookbook

 

Make this meal. ASAP. When you are making your mealplan and grocery list for the week, make sure these three dishes are on there, especially with it getting colder out (or is that just Northern Ontario??)

Now that I’m back at school for the year (Third year of University… Almost finished… almost!!), this meal will be FANTASTIC for those days where both Chris and I leave the ouse first thing in the morning and don’t get home until dinnertime and are STARVING. So, anyone in a similar situation, you’re welcome.

Enjoy ­čÖé