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{April 28, 2010}   The Legit Best Brownies

So, today’s recipe of the day on All Recipes was brownies. They were delicious. Everyone says they make the best brownies are their brownies are amazingly delicious, but I am serious. These are delicious! You have to try them! The only change I made from the original recipe was using margarine instead of butter and letting the margarine mixture cool in the fridge for about 2 minutes. Trust me, butter is not needed. USE MARGARINE!

All Recipes- Best Brownies (My modified version)

1/2 cup margarine (1 stick)

– 1 cup white sugar

– 2 eggs

– 1/2 cup flour

– 1/3 cup coco powder (unsweetened)

– 1 tsp vanilla extract

– 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

– 1/4 tsp salt


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large saucepan, melt margarine. Take cooled margarine mixture into the fridge for about 2 minutes, just until the mixture is slightly cooled.

3. On a different heater from the one you heated the margarine (unless this heater is no longer hot) pour sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Whisk until all is incorporated. Stir in flour, coco powder, salt, and baking powder.

4. Pour onto greased (I used Pam butter spray) 9 × 9 pan, using a scraper to get ALL of the mixture out.

5. Bake @ 350 degrees for no longer than 20  minutes, or until a toothpick can go in clean. NOTE: Brownies never look fully cooked, but if a toothpick goes in clean, IT IS COOKED! Do not cook for any longer.

I remebered I wanted to take a picture when I had already taken out one brownie =] But here is what you will end up with:


{April 23, 2010}   No Carbonara Recipe :(

So I made carbonara last night. I was actually really excited about it. It was okay, but not good enough to put on this site. At least you know I only put the best recipes on this site 🙂 Hopefully I will make it again and this time use a better recipe! Please request some recipes and tell your parents/friends about this website!!

{April 20, 2010}   Untitled

Today is a Monday and I am happy for a couple of reasons. The first reason is people have actually been looking at the site! The second reason is I’m just happy! 🙂 My mom has told me I should write a letter to my favorite chefs and Oprah telling them about myself in hopes for my own cooking show. Wouldn’t that be awesome if I had a cooking show?  I love being happy and I love when other people are happy. I will try to make carbonara this week so look out for that recipe! Until next time.

Welcome to So You Think You Can Cook! I am VERY excited to have this site and it is going to be like a personal but way more cooking blog! I know there aren’t too many recipes on the site, but that will change soon!

Today I made homemade pasta (for one).I will post the recipe soon, and that recipe will be enough for at least 4 people. It was delicious, and wonderful tossed with a divine sauce.

First I combined the ingredients needed for the pasta (water, flour, olive oil, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder) and put it on chopping board dusted with flour

Then I used my hands and pressed down to form a  nice circle

Then I cut the pasta  into nice squares and boiled it for about 5 minutes (fresh, homemade pasta) doesn’t take as long as dried pasta to cook

Then I sautéed the pasta with garlic, garlic powder, onion, onion powder, dried oregano, a pinch of salt, butter, and olive oil

et cetera