Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Batiks (and Brownies) Are So Far Out!

In the 60's I was just a kid who was into the Beatles, The Monkees, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Sonny and Cher, and Herman's Hermits. I wore jeans, buffalo sandals, and t-shirts most of the time and sewed all my own clothes, including this little dress I'm wearing with Frank in 1968.

I never put flowers in my hair or smoked "funny things", but I knew some people who made those brownies that had a little "something" in them. I also never sewed anything with batiks. 

Well guess what...that's going to change! Batiks are coming in a week or so and I've been busy sewing away with some far-out batiks that are so cool and out-ta-sight!


As for the brownies, I always use a package mix (Ghiradelli is my favorite) because I have yet to find a homemade brownie recipe I like. Do you have a favorite homemade brownie recipe you'd be willing to share with me?...(without the "funny stuff" in them, of course!) I like them chewie on the inside and a little crunchy on the top.

I think Frank is kind of excited about the hop that will be starting on October 22nd. 
I'm excited, too!

17 comments:

  1. I had to Google "Batiks"... LOL I agree, Ghiradelli brownie mix is the best. The only homemade brownies that even came close were made by my friend's husband ho spent years coming up with the perfect recipe. I was lucky enough to get the recipe from him, but have yet to try making it myself. Hopefully he didn't leave anything out so his brownies would always be better. ;)

    1/2 c butter
    1/3 c cocoa
    1 c sugar
    2 eggs
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/2 c flour
    1/4 tsp salt

    Melt butter, add cocoa and blend. Add sugar and mix well. While beating add eggs, one at a time, vanilla, flour and salt. Spread in greased 8x8" pan. Bake at 350 for 30-35 min.

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  2. Ohhh I just love your date lol you were such a cutiepatutie...and brownies, well I do have one...will have to write it out for you..David swears it is the best he has ever tasted..he is sooo biased...batiks...I am really looking forward to this .

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  4. I swear I made the same dress in Home Ec, but I put a row of lace all the way down the centre! Thanks for bringing back the memories! Adorable you!

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  5. My aunt, a caterer, shared a secret; the BEST recipes are on the back of the box. The companies want to sell their product, right?. Get a box of bakers unsweetened chocolate and make their one bowl brownies. It is as easy as a mix and you will never go back!

    Warning: addictive without the funny stuff.

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  6. Cute couple! Was this the beginning of Creepy Carol! Love the picture and can't wait for the hop. We will all have such a nice trip down memory lane!

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  7. Ohhhhhhhhhh where would we and our humor be without you two gals!! You make it so much fun....love your picture Carol!

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  8. Oh my gosh the memories! You are such a hottie with Frank! Those were the braless days.....beads....long hair...and barefoot. XOXO

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  9. This picture must be a clue of what your doing for the wicked hop ? I'm not over the Nancy Drew hop, I'm still in detective mode. bawhahaha At this point,the project I'm doing will be gray....sounds exciting ! right?

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  10. I love that dress, would still look great today.

    Debbie

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  11. Very cute picture Carol!

    I'm a big fan of Ghiradelli brownie mix ... the best brownie mix on the market (in my opinion). I tried several brownie recipes I found online and they didn't taste nearly as good as Ghiradelli brownies. Now I want brownies with lots of nuts and chocolate frosting. MMMMMMMMMMM

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  12. Hello "sister from the sixties". Love your dress. That was my favorite time to sew, and I made a lot of dresses/skirts. However, I have never met a brownie that I could bake. Zero success. Now eating them, well, you bake it, I will eat it!

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  13. I just saw a brownie recipe that gave me the chills.

    Smear one pkg. refrigerator chocolate chip cookie dough on the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan. Top with whole Oreo cookies. Mix up your favorite brownie mix and spread on top. Bake. How's that for a sugar high (rather than the other high). Can use Reese's peanut butter candies in place of Oreos. I have not tried it. Maybe I should add "don't try this at home."

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  14. I haven't had a brownie with funny stuff since the seventies. I guess I could pull a "Clinton'. I didn't swallow and he didn't inhale! LOL

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  15. You are totally adorable and I can so relate to sewing all my clothes in the sixties of my youth. Frankie looks very happy to be hugging you. Creative Bliss Dear...

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  16. How cute are you? Great pic. Good luck with the hop!

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