I can’t believe how much of July has passed already! Summer seems to be flying by so fast! We are getting a lot of use out of the porch this year…spending a lot of time out there. Dinner is served casual style on the porch, followed by kids playing until it’s dark out. I haven’t been spending very much time in the kitchen though. It’s simply been too hot to stand over the stove for too long! I’ve been making a lot of quick, easy meals.
Tonight I wanted something easy, and that didn’t use a lot of ingredients (since I have not made it to the grocery store yet, hehe). I decided on this vintage recipe that only uses four ingredients: Gold Rush Brownies.
You will need:
2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
1 15 oz can sweetened condensed milk
Dump all the ingredients into a bowl.
Mix together. It should be a fairly thick mixture.
Spread into a greased 8 inch square pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 25 – 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool for at least 10 minutes before you cut and serve. Very easy and quick to throw together…plus, it tastes super yummy! 🙂
I hope that everyone had a good weekend! Our weekend went by too quickly…even if all we did was some much needed work around the house.
I’ve been feeling a little bit under the weather lately, so I decided to make something very simple for dessert tonight. These Pineapple Cream Cheese Bars are an easy treat to make when you don’t feel like putting in a whole lot of effort.They are based on an old Hawaiian recipe.
You will need:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup melted butter
2 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup sugar
3 envelopes gelatin
1 1/2 cup crushed pineapple
2 8-oz packages cream cheese
Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter together and press into pan.
Dissolve gelatin and sugar in boiling water
Add pineapple. Let the mixture cool some some.
Cream the cream cheese with mixer
Add pineapple and gelatin mixture. It will look a little watery and lumpy. Place bowl in the fridge for a short while until it is just starting to set (don’t wait until it sets completely), then remove and beat with mixer.
Pour mixture over crust and place back into refrigerator for several hours or until set.
After it sets, top it with whipped cream, slice and serve. Super simple! 🙂