Wednesday, September 26, 2007

New Recipes I'm Trying

First off, welcome to my new blog! I've been a blog stalker for quite some time now, and I decided that I should start blogging's about time! But, since I usually have nothing interesting to share and I'm not that funny, I thought I'd try my hand at sharing my favorite recipes, since I love to cook!

Josh and I have been working on eating more healthfully and excercising, so I'm trying to work on making our favorite foods a little more figure-friendly!

Tonight I tried making some brownies, which Jessica gave me the recipe for, thanks! These are much lower in fat and provide more nutritional value than your typical brownies.

Lower Fat Brownies

1 box brownie mix
1 can pumpkin
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (my addition-I used Nestle 65% cacoa...but Ghiradelli would be best)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (my addition)

Bake according to package instructions.

Results: Well, don't expect the same cakey and flaky texture of your typical brownie. The flavor is all there and they are extra fudgy. As long as you aren't expecting REAL brownies, you'll like these! Josh liked them very well, so they pass the hubby test:)

I plan on posting the very tasty recipe for Apple Oat Muffins from my latest Good Housekeeping magazine, with a few nutritional upgrades, of course! I will say that these were Josh's favorite muffins.


Hannah said...

Hi Aubrey-
You don't know me but I have heard a lot about you from Kara. I just wanted to say what a good idea it is to share recipes. I too am trying to eat healthier and could use some good recipes so thank you!!

Aubrey said...

I've heard a lot about you from Kara, too! I'll keep posting healthier recipes! Glad you're liking my blog:)