Monday, August 9, 2010

Rocky Road Brownies Recipe

I decided the night before I left for vacation this would be a quick treat to leave behind to my kids, so they can enjoy them while house sitting this week. They didn't least long enough for left overs. At the end I included a list of things you don't want to forget to bring on any long vacation trip....see you all soon on the blogosphere!

Chocolate Chips, Ground Pecans, and Fresh Marshmallows on a gooey chewy brownie. These go so quick I  hardly had any left as I tried cooling them in another room!  The smell of these baking are too irresistable!  Always a favorite, easy to make and fun to eat. I love Rocky Road anything cupcakes, candy...and these definitely fulfills that  craving in a hurry!

6 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
1 cup  unsalted butter
11/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs
11/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups miniature marshmallows or large cut up
1 cup ground pecans
1/2 cup mini chips
Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Line an 8-inch square baking pan parchment paper.

In a large bowl melt the chocolate and butter together in the microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the butter is just melted. Mix it up to melt the chocolate completely. Stir the sugar into the melted chocolate until dissolved. Mix in the vanilla and eggs. Stir in the flour and salt just until combined. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Immediately sprinkle the marshmallows and nuts evenly over the brownies add chips. Stick it under the broiler for 1 minutes, or until the marshmallows adhere to the cake. Allow to cool to room temperature. Cut when cooled.
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I thought I would add a great list for anyone going on a vacation you can print this out below the list for future use. It's always good to have a check sheet of things you don't want to forget. Here's something I put together:


ID passports and drivers license for both, sometimes marriage license if your name just changed its required


Woman's list

glasses for reading and sunglasses
lingerie/night gown/pajamas/robe
bars and panties
compression stockings (for airplane flight to prevent swollen ankles)
exercise/walking socks
trouser socks or pantyhose
camisole/slip
purses (day and evening)
belts
scarves
gloves and stocking cap(if expect cold weather)
walking shoes
walking sandals
rubber sandals for reef walking and beach
evening shoes
costume jewelry and extra watch
swim suit
swim suit cover-up/pareo/sarong
thongs/flip flop shoes
work out clothes and jog bra
dress/outfit for informal nights on ship
dress/outfit for formal nights on ship
dress/outfit for casual nights on ship
shorts
tops of all types (sleeveless, short-sleeved, long-sleeved)
capri pants
slacks
windbreaker jacket
sweatshirt
evening sweater
raincoat with hood
blow dryer
curling iron or curlers
comb/brush
hair gel
hair spray (non-aerosol)
shampoo
conditioner
shower cap
bar soap in plastic container
deodorant
toothbrush
toothpaste
dental floss
mouthwash
tweezers
make-up mirror
make-up and make-up bag(list can be endless!)
make-up remover
cleanser
moisturizer and freshener
nail polish and remover
nail clippers and file (be sure to pack in checked luggage)
razor and shaving cream
trial size lysol, antibacterial soap
aspirin, tums, Imodium, motion sickness pills, prescriptions
foods for kids
dried fruits, nuts, pop tarts, cereals, pretzels
band aides with antiseptic
solarcaine
chapstick
bottled water if going abroad to brush your teeth with
 Calling cards for International phone calls
cell phone,  digital camera, battery, sd card, laptops ,chargers, or any other electronic device
Men's Clothing Packing List

glasses for reading and sunglasses
underwear (briefs or boxer shorts)
undershirts
pajamas and robe
compression socks (for airplane flight to prevent swollen ankles)
exercise/walking socks
black dress socks
belts
gloves and stocking cap(if expect cold weather)
walking shoes
walking sandals
rubber sandals/shoes for reef walking and beach
evening or dress shoes
"docksider" casual shoes
tuxedo
sport jacket
regular ties
tuxedo shirt
dress shirts
swim suit
swim suit cover-up
work out clothes/T shirts
shorts
casual shirts
slacks (casual and dress)
windbreaker jacket
sweatshirt
raincoat with hood

Men's Sundries and Miscellaneous
comb/brush
shampoo and hair products
bar soap in plastic container
deodorant
toothbrush
toothpaste
dental floss
mouthwash
tweezers
nail clippers and file (be sure to pack in checked luggage)
razor and shaving cream (or electric razor and supplies)
Printable List
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