venice daily photo
i do promise you that once my obsession dies down, the fruits of it will be forthcoming...places to visit while we are there! (not that i needed much help, but...)
now venezia, italia always reminds me of food & that is good because it is wednesay...time for what's cooking wednesday! (shan, i hope you are feeling better...i would do chicken soup for you if i could :)...i don't have that particular culinary cure (unless we are talking about chocolate or cookie dough addictions!) on today's agenda, but i promise i will post it further into the cool weather time.
before i do get to the recipe for today, i wanted to share some yummy, inspiring sites i have found of late. not only are the recipes contained within enough to make me run to the market & cook, but the photography of some of these talented cooks makes me want to frame their works!
after all these spectacular sites, my recipes seem so lame, but they do serve me well. this week's treat was the special request of K-Bug for her birthday dessert. i must make this when no one is around or else the cookie dough is gone before it is on the brownies!
Chocolate Cookie Dough Brownies
*Combine 2 c. sugar, 1 1/2 c. flour, 1/2 c. cocoa, & 1/2 t. salt in a mixing bowl
*Add 1 c. canola oil, 4 eggs & 2 t. vanilla extract to sugar mix...beat at medium speed for 3 minutes
*Pour into a greased 9"X13" pan & bake at 350 for ~30"...cool completely
*Mix 1/2 c. soft butter, 1/2 c. brown sugar, & 1/4 c. sugar well
*Add 2 T. milk & 1 t. vanilla extract to butter mix...blend well
*Add 1 c. flour...mix well then spread over cooled brownies...chill until firm
*Melt 1 c. chocolate chips & 1 T. shortening, stirring until smooth
*Spread or drizzle chocolate mix over cooled cookie dough
(for some serious distraction-from-real-life, be sure to click on the "jackson" link above!)