Happy Monday!! 

As you all probably know by now, I love ALL things simple.  This is especially true in the kitchen.  Recipes that take little time-with ingredients I already have, AND taste delicious, are definitely a true blessing in my book.

Add to that-a versatile recipe that can be used in several dishes….and I’m in cooking heaven!!!

This weekend I was lucky enough to find just such a recipe-and thank goodness I did, because I found myself in quite a dilemma.

It all started when I found hubby scrounging around the kitchen looking for chocolate.  Usually a few chocolate chips will suffice his craving-but this time they just weren’t enough!

 Take it from me-chocolate cravings are serious business in our house.  They don’t happen often-but when they do…watch out.  Things can get pretty ugly if they aren’t satisfied.

But hubby’s chocolate craving wasn’t my only dilemma!  I was busy making up a care package for Dad L, while Mom was in the hospital, and I was running out of ideas, AND ingredients to make him a ‘special’ treat to go along with the lasagna I made.

And then there was the potluck on Sunday.  Why on earth had I promised to bring a YUMMY Valentines dessert?

It was desperate times folks. 

And I knew exactly what I had to do.  Of course #1 was getting hubby out of the kitchen-which I was able to do, only after promising him a chocolaty delight would be his-VERY, VERY soon.

Thankfully, I was able to keep that promise.

These brownies are not only moist and decadent-they are also quick and easy!!!  Delicious morsels all by their lonesome………..

Or add some vanilla ice cream-and some scrumptious Salted Caramel Sauce!!!

Now that I had hubby’s chocolate craving taken care of-it was time to think about that dessert for the potluck.

This Chocolate-Cherry Trifle seemed like the perfect sweet treat for our potluck-and it too was SUPER easy to make.  I simply layered the leftover brownies-chocolate pudding-cherry pie filling-and whipped cream-and VIOLA!

Last but not least-Dad L needed something for his sweet tooth………………and since we were meeting him at the hospital-whatever it was had to travel well.

What could be better than a mini trifle in mason jars????  Well….TWO mini-trifles in mason jars-that’s what!!!

Another dilemma successfully solved with One very delicious-AND versatile homemade brownie recipe…..

And three sweet treats that are guaranteed to cure even the worst chocolate craving!!!

Homemade Brownies


1 1/2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups flour

6 Tablespoons cocoa

1/2 cups soft butter

1/2 cup  milk

3 eggs

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking powder

Nuts (optional)



Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a 9×13 pan.  Combine sugar, butter, and eggs in a large mixing bowl.  While beating-slowly add milk. Mix together dry ingredients, and add to wet mixture.  Beat until combined.  Add vanilla.  Pour into greased pan.  Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.


I’ll be sharing this recipe at these amazing parties-so stop on over and be inspired

Lou Lou Girls

 A Stroll Thru Life

 All Things Heart and Home







Please follow and like us:

2 thoughts on “Homemade Brownies-Three Valentine Sweet Treats!”

  1. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. I need to try this. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We can't wait to party with you! Happy Valentines' Day! Lou Lou Girls

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)