For someone who’s not that into football, I’ve seen a LOT of games this fall. It was parents’ weekend down at the university my youngest attends. But as a bonus, his team was playing my alma mater…so, of course, we went. I put on my Iowa sweatshirt so I could razz him a little. Well, both teams stink, so I doubted he’d really care. Also, since it was November, I wore a down coat, long underwear, gloves and anything else I could dream up to prevent my tush from freezing…which covered any gear identifying me as the enemy.
Well, college football games mean tailgates. One of Nick’s friends through elementary school and high school made the team, so we planned to meet up with his parents before the game. I was assigned baked goods…shocking, I know…and did I find two wonderful new recipes to try. First up are these Caramel Brownies from my friend, Danielle, of Hugs & Cookies XOXO. Danielle is a baker extraordinaire…as well as one of the kindest gals around. She started blogging long before I did and has a facebook page with tens of thousands of fans. When I think of decadent desserts, I think of my sweet friend, Danielle. She and I are in Group C of the Secret Recipe Club and have yet to be assigned each other’s blogs, so we decided to to our own challenge today. She is baking something from my blog, and I from hers. I think the pictures speak for themselves…these are marvelous!!!
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Tip of the day: To make sharp, neat squares when cutting gooey bars like brownies, pop the whole pan into the fridge and allow them to cool completely. Bring brownies to room temperature before serving or the caramel will be difficult to chew.
Cool in pan. Then refrigerate for cleaner cutting. Remove using foil as handles.