Friday, September 10, 2010

My redemption... or... why I don't have a food blog.

I thought it was funny.
I thought I could handle my own self mocking,
But I have to say that yesterday's post was just a little embarrassing.
I mean, I totally blame the recipe, not myself (of course!), 
but as my husband jokingly put it...
I was "airing my shame."
:)
Now.... shame might not be the exact word that I would use.
If I were truly to "air my shame" I'm sure that the mass murder of perfectly innocent peaches would be pretty low on the list,
but still... 

I felt the need to redeem myself.

So I poured over recipe books in search of my culinary redemption.
The tried and true recipes seemed too boring 
(certainly they wouldn't photograph well enough for the blog!),
But I was afraid to try anything unfamiliar and potentially time consuming 
only to have another epic failure on my hands.

So what's a girl to do?

Boxed brownie mix it is!
Guaranteed success.
Yeah, well, like I said...
there's a reason why I don't have a food blog!
but at least it tasted good!


15 comments:

Grammie/Mom said...

That works for me!! You know, I have a secret(well, maybe not so secret)love affair with chocolate. It doesn't even have to be the good stuff so boxed brownies work! I like the shine on the choc. syrup. Is it Magic Shell?

Ashley Sisk said...

From one non-cook to another...you can never mess up boxed brownies. Yum!

Alita said...

Works for me, too. And I've been craving boxed duncan hines brownies for a lonnnnnnng time now. I'm hungry, wahhhhhhhh. Your brownies look so delish I might even lick the screen.

That might be a mistake though. ;)

Leslie said...

boxed brownies is your redemption huh? atleast they look much tastier than the last recipe!

Jess said...

Totally the recipe Colleen, not you! I've had cooking experiments turn out the same. The brownie looks awesome!

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

I found a low-fat recipe for made-from-scratch brownies on a yoghurt container. Now, I've never been able to make brownies from scratch that have been edible (and why bother, seriously, when out of the box brownies -- or even store-bought brownies -- are delicious and perfectly serviceable?)... but... I think I might try it!

Julie said...

We've all been there! All the time energy and food turned into disaster. Glad this time it worked out! Looks yummy.

MaryMary said...

Ghiradelli double chocolate boxed brownies are so amazing...out of the box is the way to go sometimes.

Yellow House said...

I NEED that brownie today. Like, really NEED it. Like, maybe I am going to the grocery store now to buy the mix! :)

EG Wow said...

This looks delicious to me! Note: I don't have a food blog either. LOL

Jen said...

brownie mix never fails and with ice cream on top. did I inspire you? I made this last week!!

Clare B said...

there's too much editing out of the bad things that happen in life on blogs - I appreciated the honnesty. No shame at all - and those brownies look so very very good.

terri browne said...

mmmmm...i love hot fudge brownie sundaes! yum!!!

Kelley said...

You seriously can't go wrong with boxed brownies! My husband and I always debate over whether or not brownies deserve icing. I say no, he says yes. I usually don't frost the whole thing. Brownies ALWAYS deserve ice cream! And, I liked your post about the berries from yesterday! I HATE throwing out that many good berries, but...it tore ya up, girlfriend! You hadtuh git rid uh them thangs! Lastly, and I know you wish I would just leave already, thanks for visiting my silly blog today! I see that we both have sweet Andrew's face on our blogs. Maybe that's how the connection was made? I look forward to reading more of your stuff!

Elizabeth said...

mmm you know what would have been good??? pumpkin crumble... guess what i'm gonna go get the ingredients for tomorrow? lol