I don't know how many other people do what I do with my cooking magazines like Quick Cooking, Taste of Home, and Cook & Tell, but I like to get out all of the past issues for the particular time of year -- for instance, now I'm beginning to get out the ones for May/June and June/July -- and use them to help plan my menus. Almost always, I find some great new recipes I've never tried before or rediscover an old favorite.
This week I tried this great recipe to take to a picnic-themed lunch with friends. These brownies were a hit!
1 cup butterscotch chips 1/2 cup butter or margarine 2 eggs 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 - 1/2 cups flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 2 cups miniature marshmallows 2 cups chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I left these out) In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butterscotch chips with the butter. Cool for 10 minutes, then beat in the eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the butterscotch mixture and mix well. Stir in the marshmallows, chocolate chips and the nuts if you are using them. Spread mixture into a greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake at 325º for 25-30 minutes or until brownies test done. Cool before cutting. Yield: 2 to 3 dozen, depending on how large you cut the squares. This recipe is adapted from one in a Taste of Home magazine from 1997. I had never tried the recipe until this year -- 10 years later! These brownies are yummy and different and perfect for a picnic.