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Tuesday Cook Off ~ Chocolate Chip Blondies

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Chocolate Chip Blondies

Today on Tuesday Cook Off I am featuring a Chocolate Chip Blondies.   If you are a chocolate chip fan and want a new twist, the blondie is a winner.   What is a blondie? Blondies are the lighter colored counterpart to brownies. They’re dense, chewy bar cookies that have a fudgy texture similar to that of a brownie.  In other words, it’s delicious!

I really enjoyed this recipe and it made a small batch, which I like because then the blondies stay fresh.  I was very surprised that my husband really enjoyed the blondies.   He is not much of a dessert person and would much rather have one of my homemade pretzels or cinnamon rolls.  But to my surprise he really enjoyed them and already asked for me to make them again soon.

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Recipe Yields 12 Blondies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Mist a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper muffin cups. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; stir with a fork to combine.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar. Let cool slightly, then stir in egg and vanilla until smooth. Stir in flour mixture, then chocolate chips and nuts, if using.
  3. Portion out a little less than 1/4 cup batter into each muffin cup and smooth tops with a small spatula. Bake until just set, 15 to 17 minutes. Let blondies cool completely on a wire rack before removing from pan.

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Homemade Drain Solutions

Homemade Drain Solutions

Do you ever get a backed up drain in your sink?  Unfortunately, this seems to happen more than I would like with my sink.   My husband and I have double sinks in our bathroom.  In fact, so do our boys in their bathroom.  However, it seems my sink is the favorite sink in the house!  Everyone uses my sink to brush their teeth and do their hair.  So I don’t need to tell you how much hair gets stuck in my sink.   A LOT!

Since I was cleaning out my drain about very month, I decided to do some research on homemade drain solutions.   I have been lucky with finding homemade window cleaning solutions and homemade glass door cleaning solutions; I figured I had to be able to find a homemade drain solution that I could make with ingredients I had in my pantry.  Well, I was right!

Now this homemade drain solution will not unclog a nasty clog but it will take care of a normal clog in a drain.  Plus, the bonus is that almost everyone has the three ingredients in their house.

Ingredients:

Equal parts:

Salt, Vinegar, and Baking Soda

First, pour the cup of salt and the Baking Soda down the drain; let it sit a minute or two.   Then slowly pour the Vinegar-it should fizz.

Let it sit 20 minutes at least.  Then pour VERY hot water down the drain.  It should work itself out and if not then the plunger should come in handy.

I just used a 1/2 cup of the three ingredients and it was perfect.   It was not a clog but a very slow moving drain!!  Very slow!!

Good Luck!!

Do you have a great homemade cleaning recipe?  Please share!  I just love using homemade cleaning solutions for tough cleaning.

Ingredients for homemade drain solution

Ingredients for homemade drain solution

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Hello and welcome! I am a 40 something year old mom of two boys, living in Scottsdale, AZ with my husband Al. I started My Baby Pajamas in 2007 and have watched it grow and mature. I love to blog but am not much of a writer per say. I am a avid runner and love to compete in races. I like my yoga HOT and love to hike with my family and our pit bull mix dog, Chance. My favorite time is hanging with my family and cooking homemade dinners and hearing about everyone's day while my husband and I enjoy a glass of wine.

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