Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Recipe and Randoms

So I tweeted a photo the other day of a 'to die for' dessert and a few of you wanted the recipe, so I thought I'd share it with everyone. You will thank me later!

 Brownie Pizza

1 pkg brownie mix (I use the low fat)
1 8 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
chopped peanuts (I used walnuts the past 2 times and they tasted great as well)
chocolate syrup
2 bananas

1} Bake brownie on round pizza pan as directed on box (I baked mine for about 24-25 mins), let cool

2} Combine cream cheese, brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla (I soften mine in the microwave for about 30 seconds)

3} Spread mixture over brownie

4} Top with bananas, peanuts and chocolate syrup

5} ENJOY!!! 

We leave for Disney on Saturday and the kids could not be more excited. Macie and I spent most of nap time yesterday looking at all the rides Addaline could go on. Fortunately there are only 2 or 3 she can't go on, which is a lot smaller number than I thought it would be. I'm SO looking forward to being in Florida and enjoying the sun and time together with family. I can't wait for a day at the beach, vacation food, swimming, and not having a care in the world. Awe the sweet summer time! I'm also thankful for my mom staying at our house to dog sit!

Macie being home for the summer is already becoming quite the interesting situation. She is bored with all of the daycare kids, and the fact that we won't really be going a lot of places this summer is getting to her. I will try to take the kids to do something hopefully once a week, but to an 8 year old, that isn't enough. I'm hoping that with vacation, then church camp for 4 days, and vacation bible school for a week, those things help break up the summer and she isn't so bored. I'm also hoping that my mom and Gerrad's dad (they're retired) can maybe take turns taking her to do something once a week or so throughout the summer as well. I hate to see her bored, and also don't want it to get to the point where her and I are at each others throats all the time either. What do y'all with older kids, do with them during the summer? Camp is out of the question because I'm home, and can't really justify spending $100+ a week on camp, but am open to any other suggestions!

Does anyone want to guest blog for me while I'm gone? I'm not sure, but am thinking of having 2 or 3 guest posters for while we're gone. I have some fabulous readers and would love to share a few of them with you!!


J and A said...

Thank you for this recipe, you haved me, i needed something to make for the weekend! :) I am so excited to hear all about your trip! :)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

That brownie pizza looks ah-mazing! And have a GREAT time at Disney! I'm already looking forward to going with our kid(s) some day!

Michelle (michabella) said...

Ohhhh em geee. Get in my belly NOW!!! ;)

Holly said...


Have a great time at Disney... I remember watching the video of the little girls when you told them... and I was tearing up and laughing at the same time. Have fun!!

Lindsi said...

Uhhhh, I think I just got fatter reading that recipe :) It sounds DELISH!! I will be making it in the near future ;)

Michelle said...

This looks delish! Must try soon.

Katie said...

How could you do this to me?!?! 5 nights of ice cream madness and I come home to see this? YIKES!!! jk. I love it actually..and want to try it tonight ;)

Caroline said...

Yummy! And I know y'all are so ready for Disney. How about you and M have mommy/daughter days? Y'all could do each others nails, go to a matinee, etc. Maybe just once a week, but it's something.

MrsV said...

Thanks for the recipe! Yum-O!

I will pick Macie up whenever she wants! We try and get out & do something every day. If not, she's welcome to come over here & be bored =)

Jamie @ The Yellow Brick Road

Anonymous said...

That brownie looks DELICIOUS!!!!!!! I'm not much of a banana person but I could make an exception (or leave them out).

Is Macie a reader? My 10-year-old cousin has been participating in the county library system's summer reading challenge for the past few summers. There are prizes after every goal is reached and then there's a grand prize at the end of the summer or once all goals have been reached. Keeps my cousin busy. She also loves art so she does that. She told me that she's taking a couple art classes this summer. Try looking in the parks & recreation guide for your city and/or neighboring cities. There's gotta be something for Macie :)

Anonymous said...

P.S. I wouldn't mind guest posting. Not sure what I'd blog about, though. Suggestions?

Amber said...

I totally wanna try that brownie pizza. SO yummy!!!

Heather said...

That brownie pizza looks sinfully good!!

I love Disney World! Your little ones will have a wonderful time.

I would be happy to guest blog if you don't already have people lined up. I know I'm late to the party. :)

Heather said...

You could have Hannah or Morgan come over to watch the kiddos for a couple of hours each week while you and Macie go do something fun.

Rebekah said...

Oh.My.Word. I don't even care if that is all my WW points for the day. I want it!

Impulsive Addict said...


2 of my favorite things are being combined into one amazing dish that I MUST try ASAP!!!

It's 2:30 in the am here at the inlaws and I'm drooling. I need this in my life by tomorrow. I will make it happen for sure. YUM!

Our Family of Four said...

Are you serious?? YUM!! I am so going to try this one day. Thank You!

Mateya said...

Yay Disney! You guys are going to have so much fun!!!!

Do you guys go to the pool with the daycare kids?? Would she like that? Then she could kind of do her own thing but you would still be there.

What about giving her some responsibility with the daycare kids, like putting her in charge of thinking of a craft that they could all do one day or something or having her come of up with a game for them to all do. Sort of making her feel like a "big girl" or teacher.