Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Garden Of LIfe Giveaway

Are you looking to start a healthy lifestyle? Garden of Life has some awesome products to help you get going. 

Check out the Garden of Life review at Oh My Goodies Freebies!


This awesome giveaway will have 7 Winners!

2 Lucky Fans will win Wild Rose Herbal Detox!

5 Lucky Fans will win Raw Fit!

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Rada American Made Cutlery Giveaway

Who here could use some new cutlery? I know I certainly could! 



Here's your chance to win this awesome set of cutlery from Rada American Made Cutlery and it's made right here in the U.S.A. It doesn't get any better than that!

Check out the review at Oh My Goodies Freebies!

This is an amazing prize pack with a 7 piece set of cutlery,  Mommy and Me Cookbook and Island Coconut Fruit Dip!

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

MUPPETS MOST WANTED - Activity Sheets Now Available!!!

In anticipation of Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted opening in theatres next month, we have some really cool activity sheets. Want to learn how to send Invisible Notes? Or how to draw The Muppets? How about sending a postcard from Kermit, or even hanging a really cool door hanger?


Check out all of the Activity sheets below. Right click and save to your computer to print for later or print right now :)


Door Hangers!

How to draw The Muppets!






How to send Invisible Notes!


Postcard from Kermit the Frog!

The Walt Disney Studios announces Disney Movies Anywhere

WATCH DISNEY, PIXAR, AND MARVEL MOVIES
WITH DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE



New Digital Movie Service And App for iPhone, iPad And iPod touch Debuts With iTunes

Free Digital Copy of Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” Available For A Limited Time Through Disney Movies Anywhere 



BURBANK, Calif. – February 25, 2014 – The Walt Disney Studios today unveiled its exclusive cloud-based digital movie service, Disney Movies Anywhere. This all-new app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Web experience enables consumers to discover, purchase, manage, and watch movies from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel at home and on the go. iTunes is the premier digital movie provider for Disney Movies Anywhere.

The debut of Disney Movies Anywhere coincides with the digital release of Disney’s hit film “Frozen” and features Disney’s library of over 400 active digital titles. In addition, for a limited time, Disney Movies Anywhere users who activate and connect their Disney Movies Anywhere account to their iTunes account will receive a free digital copy of Disney•Pixar’s animated classic “The Incredibles.”

“Disney Movies Anywhere offers an exceptional consumer experience built around some of the most beloved and popular entertainment brands in the world,” said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios. “This unique technology underscores Disney’s commitment to meeting our consumers where they are with the content they want, and we’re thrilled to debut with iTunes, the #1 digital media retailer in the world.”

As a trusted creator of premium entertainment experiences for the whole family, Disney is committed to making it easier than ever for consumers to dive in and grow their digital movie libraries. In a seamless and family-friendly experience, Disney Movies Anywhere unlocks digital content across platforms and devices, enabling access to user-owned Disney digital content and movies in the Disney Movies Anywhere ecosystem and through iTunes.

With an easy-to-use interface, consumers can explore live-action and animated films from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel; watch exclusive content and bonus features; preview upcoming offerings; and more. Users can simply connect their iTunes account to their Disney Movies Anywhere account to begin populating their Disney digital movie locker and watch movies online and on their devices. Featuring simultaneous access on multiple devices, Disney Movies Anywhere enables consumers to stream and download Disney movies on their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Apple TV (through iCloud or using AirPlay). In addition, Disney Movies Anywhere functions as a streaming movie service when users log in to the website on their desktop or laptop computers (Mac or PC).

“Disney Movies Anywhere is an adaptable digital ecosystem designed to help consumers consolidate their Disney movie collections and enjoy them for years to come,” said Jamie Voris, Chief Technology Officer, The Walt Disney Studios. “The beauty of this technology is that it enables us to work with iTunes and future provider partners to ensure movie lovers have streamlined access to all of their favorite Disney titles no matter which device they are on. The intuitive layout of the website and app creates an easy and enjoyable browsing environment for the whole family.”

Since 2008, Disney has included codes in select DVD and Blu-ray products redeemable for digital copies of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel films. Users can now redeemthese codes through Disney Movies Anywhere, and Digital Copy titles previously redeemed in Disney Movie Rewards or via iTunes will automatically be active in both Disney Movies Anywhere and iTunes once a user logs into Disney Movies Anywhere and connects their iTunes account. Additionally, for the first time, consumers can now earn Disney Movie Rewards points for their digital purchases through Disney Movies Anywhere going forward.

Disney Movies Anywhere’s functionality is built upon Disney’s proprietary digital rights locker, KeyChest.

The Disney Movies Anywhere App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.appstore.com/disney. Sign up is also available through the Disney Movies Anywhere website.

"About Disney Movies Anywhere" pod


"The Making of the Making of Frozen"


"The Battle of Vanaheim"

Experience the ride of lifetime with "Cowgirls 'N Angels 2" on Blu-ray and DVD April 15

Cowgirls ‘N Angels 2


Oscar® Winner Keith Carradine* (Cowboys & Aliens) stars alongside a young, popular cast that includes Haley Ramm (X-Men: The Last Stand), Jade Pettyjohn (American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars), and Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow) in this inspiring second chapter of the beloved Cowgirls ’N Angels story! After she receives unexpected news about herself, a 17-year-old girl (Ramm) experiences an exciting, yet challenging life in and out of the rodeo circuit in this wonderful coming- of-age story. Filled with heart, horses and high-reaching adventure, Cowgirls ’N Angels 2: Dakota’s Summer is an uplifting reminder that with courage, friendship and passion, anything is possible.

*Best Music, Original Song, Nashville, “I’m Easy,” 1975.

Special Features
                ● Behind The Scenes of Dakota’s Summer

Cowgirls ‘N Angels 2 Blu-ray
Street Date: April 15, 2014
Prebook Date: March 19, 2014
Screen Format: Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:   English DTS-HD MA 5.1
Subtitles: English TXT/English SDH/ Latin Spanish/Quebecois
U.S. Rating: PG
Total Run Time: 114 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes

Cowgirls ‘N Angels 2 DVD
Street Date: April 15, 2014
Prebook Date: March 19, 2014
Screen Format: Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:  English DD 5.1/French DD 5.1/Castilian DD 5.1/German DD 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH/Parisian French/Parisian French TXT/Castilian/Castilian TXT/Danish/Dutch/Finnish/German/German TXT/ Norwegian/Swedish
U.S. Rating: PG
Total Run Time: 105 minutes

Closed Captioned: Yes

The adventure of a lifetime, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," arrives on April 15!

FROM EMMY AWARD-WINNER* BEN STILLER COMES
AN AWE INSPIRING JOURNEY


The Must-Own Movie of the Year Arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD April 15 and Digital HD™ April 1st

Experience the Critically-Acclaimed Adventure on Stunning Blu-rayTM and Receive A Collectible Gift with Purchase from Shutterfly
  
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (February 25, 2014) – Dare to live your dreams! Get Ready To Let Life In. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will take movie-lovers on an uplifting adventure when THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY debuts on Blu-rayTM and DVD April 15 and Digital HDTM April 1- perfectly timed for Easter gifting! Led by director Ben Stiller and an all-star cast, the film has been hailed by critics worldwide – THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY is a must-own for every collection.
  
With sweeping cinematography and stellar performances THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, tells the story of a timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams and when a negative goes missing must embark on an incredible true-life adventure.

Those who purchase THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY on Blu-rayTM or DVD can own a special gift with purchase redeemable until August 31, 2014: a Shutterfly® 20-page 8x8 hard cover photo book valued at $29.99. Consumers will be able to redeem their photo book by entering a unique promo code at checkout on Shutterfly.com.

With stand-out performances from Ben Stiller (Night At The Museum, Meet The Parents) Golden Globe** and six-time Emmy Award*** nominated actress Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live, Bridesmaids, How To Train Your Dragon), Adam Scott (Step Brothers) and Shirley MacLaine (Wild Oats), the THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY Blu-rayTM and DVD is loaded with more than an hour of behind-the-scenes special features, including deleted, extended and alternative scenes, featurettes that dive into filming in Iceland and Walter Mitty history, a gallery of exclusive reference photography, and music video "Stay Alive" by José González, and more.

SPECIAL FEATURES Blu-rayTM

                ○ Deleted Scenes:
                                 Morning Routine
                                 Young Odessa Fantasy
                                 Jester Fantasy
                                ■ Manfree Fantasy
                                 Impound Lot

                ○ Extended Scenes:
                                  The History of Walter Mitty
                                  The Look of Life
                                 That’s A Shark
                                 The Music of Walter Mitty
                                  Icelandic Adventure
                                 Nordic Casting
                                 Titles of Walter Mitty
                                 Sights and Sounds of Production
                                                ● Skateboarding Through Iceland
                                                ● Ted-Walter Flight

                ○ Gallery: Reference Photography

                ○ Music Video “Stay Alive” by José González

                ○ Theatrical Trailer

SPECIAL FEATURES DVD

                ○ Behind The Scenes:
                                 The Look of Life
                                 The Music of Walter Mitty
                                 Sights and Sounds of Production
                                                ● Skateboarding Through Iceland
                                 Gallery: Reference Photograph

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY BLU-RAY TM
Street Date:  April 15, 2014
Prebook Date:  March 19, 2014
Screen Format: Widescreen 16.9
Audio:   DTS-HD-MA 7.1, French DD 5.1, Latin Spanish DD 5. 1
Subtitles:  English, Spanish
Total Run Time: 1:54:24
U.S. Rating: PG
Closed Captioned: No



THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY DVD
Street Date: April 15, 2014
Prebook Date:  March 19, 2014
Screen Format: Widescreen 16.9
Audio:   English DD5.1 Spanish DD 5.1 Surround, Canadian French DD 2.0
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Total Run Time: 1:54:24
U.S. Rating: PG
Closed Captioned: No



*1993, Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program, The Ben Stiller Show
**2012, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, Bridesmaids
***2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Saturday Night Live; 2012, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, The Looney Tunes Show; 2013, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, Saturday Night Live

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Leprechaun Lemonade

Quench the thirst of your little leprechauns with green-tinted raspberry lemonade.


Ingredients

Serves: 4

Serving Size: 1 cup

4 cups prepared lemonade

1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Raspberry Extract

15 drops McCormick® Green Food Color

Directions

Mix all ingredients in pitcher.

Serve over ice in beverage glasses.


Monday, February 24, 2014

Easy Green Velvet Cupcakes

A green twist on classic red velvet, these cupcakes take basic cake mix to delicious new heights with the addition of Pure Vanilla Extract, green food color, sour cream and cocoa powder.



Ingredients

Serves: Makes 24 servings.

1 package (2-layer size) German chocolate cake mix with pudding

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 bottle McCormick® Green Food Color

3 eggs

2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting (see Tip)  Substitutions

Green sprinkles (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat cake mix, sour cream, water, cocoa powder, oil, food color, eggs and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened, scraping sides of bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.

Pour batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.

Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. 

Remove from pans; cool completely on wire rack. Frost with cream cheese frosting. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.

Reebok: All ZigUltra Shoes for $35!

OMG I can't believe this AMAZING sale that Reebok has going right now! Do not pass this up!!!

ZigUltra shoes start at $65 for kids and go all the way up to $109 for adults. This is way to good to miss! 

Sale: All Reebok ZigUltra's are $35 with promo code: ZIGULTRA
Dates: Monday, February 24 - Friday, February 28
Text Link: ZigUltra & ZIGULTRA
Promo Code: ZIGULTRA




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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Emerald Mint Milkshake

This classic milkshake recipe is transformed into a flavorful, chilly concoction with a hint of green and touch of Pure Peppermint Extract.


Ingredients

Serves: 4

1 1/3 pint (2 2/3 cups) vanilla ice cream

1 1/3 cup milk

McCormick® Pure Peppermint Extract

1/3 teaspoon McCormick® Green Food Color

Directions

Place ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and green food color in blender container; cover. Blend on high speed until smooth.

Pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles, if desired. Serve immediately.


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Cabbage Rolls

My husband loves Cabbage Rolls. He was first introduced to them by a friend when we were living in Michigan and I have been making them ever since for him. 


Cabbage Rolls are made with cabbage leaves filled with ground beef and rice, with tomato sauce.

Ingredients:
12 cabbage leaves

.Filling:
1 pound ground beef
3/4 cup cooked rice
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 egg
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup milk
.
Sauce:
1 cans (8 ounces ) tomato sauce
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup cold water

Preparation: 
Drop cabbage leaves into boiling salted water; cover and cook for 3 minutes. Drain well. 

For filling, combine ground beef, rice, onion, egg, and salt, pepper, and milk. Mix well and divide into 12 portions. Place a portion into the center of each cabbage leaf. Roll leaf around filling; fasten with toothpick. Place in a baking dish. 

For sauce, combine tomato sauce, tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, and 1/2 cup of water and pour over cabbage rolls. Bake covered in a preheated 350° oven 40 to 45 minutes. 

Remove rolls and discard toothpicks. Place pan with juices over medium heat or transfer the juices to a saucepan and place over heat; stir cornstarch and water mixture into the sauce; bring to a boil and cook until thickened.

Corned Beef and Cabbage

We love Corned Beef and Cabbage in our household and have it every St. Patrick's Day and several other times during the year. I decided to search out different recipes because I love trying dishes that our family enjoys several different ways. This recipe stuck out to me the most because it seems so simple. I think I will definitely be trying this one for St. Patrick's Day this year. 


Ingredients

3 pounds corned beef brisket with spice packet
 10 small red potatoes
 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces
 1 large head cabbage, cut into small wedges

Directions
Place corned beef in large pot or Dutch oven and cover with water. Add the spice packet that came with the corned beef. Cover pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer approximately 50 minutes per pound or until tender.

Add whole potatoes and carrots, and cook until the vegetables are almost tender. Add cabbage and cook for 15 more minutes. Remove meat and let rest 15 minutes.


Place vegetables in a bowl and cover. Add as much broth (cooking liquid reserved in the Dutch oven or large pot) as you want. Slice meat across the grain.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Leprechaun Hat Cookies

These are so cute and perfect for St. Patrick's Day!


Ingredients

1 pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix (You can use chocolate chip cookie mix for the sugar cookie mix.)

½ cup butter or margarine, softened

1 egg

1 container (1 lb) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting

¼ teaspoon Betty Crocker® green gel food color

24 large marshmallows

24 small (1-inch) chewy chocolate candies

12 small green gumdrops

Directions

1.       Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. Roll dough in 24 (1-inch) balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place 2 inches apart.

2.       Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Immediately place marshmallow on each cookie. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

3.       In microwavable bowl, microwave frosting on High 30 seconds. Stir; frosting should be a thick spoonable glaze. Stir food color into frosting, adding more if needed to achieve desired color. Spoon warm frosting over each cookie, coating completely and allowing excess to drip off. Let stand 20 minutes to set.

4.       Roll chocolate candies into ropes. Flatten with rolling pin into 1/8-inch-thick ribbons. Cut into strips with scissors to resemble hat bands; arrange around base of marshmallow on each cookie. Cut gumdrops crosswise in half (reshaping as needed). Press cut side onto hat band. Lift cookies onto serving platter with pancake turner, leaving excess frosting behind. Store in airtight container.


How to Make Green Beer

Think (and drink) green on St. Patrick’s Day with our 1-2-3 guide to transforming your taps.



Use light-colored beer. The lighter the beer, the brighter the color. A dark beer will require more food coloring to get the same green hue. Too much food coloring and you’ll end up with green teeth. Ick!

Add beer to the coloring. To avoid flat beer, grab a large frosty beer mug, and squeeze in 3- 5 drops of green food coloring. Slowly pour beer from a 12-ounce can or a 16-ounce bottle into the glass. Watch the color mix as the beer goes in. Want more color? Add a drop or two more of food coloring. Put the beer in first? NO! You’ll have to stir the beer which will make it will go flat.


Only use green squeeze-bottle food coloring. Stick with the green food coloring that comes in the little squeeze bottles. Adding blue to yellow-hued beer seems like a clever alternative, but we don’t recommend. (You’ll end up with turquoise beer.) Also avoid coloring pastes.

Slainte! (Gaelic for cheers)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Origami Owl Rock for Autism Benefit!

We are participating in the Rock for Autism Benefit!!!



We will be donating 50% of all commission made from sales. If you would like to make a purchase to help benefit Rock for Autism:


Enter Jewelry Bar Code: RockforAutismBenefit195766



Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY / Meet the Guardians!


MEET THE GUARDIANS:

Rocket Raccoon


Groot


Gamora


Drax


Peter Quill


MARVEL STUDIOS
Website and Mobile site:
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/guardiansofthegalaxy
Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/GuardiansGalaxy

Genre: Action-Adventure
Rating: TBD    
U.S. Release date: August 1, 2014
Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the
voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Lee Pace,   Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector
Director: James Gunn
Producer: Kevin Feige
Executive Producers: Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine, Stan Lee
Story by: Nicole Perlman and James Gunn
Screenplay by: James Gunn (writing credit not final)

STORY SYNOPSIS:

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy's fate in the balance.
  
ONE-LINER:

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain, but when Quill discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe.
  
OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector.

James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige producing, and Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and James Gunn, with screenplay by James Gunn. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” releases in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.

Apple Cinnamon Bread!

Apple Cinnamon Bread!


1/3 cup brown sugar (not packed)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2/3 cup white sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup milk

1 apple, peeled and chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside. Beat white sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until incorporated; add vanilla extract.

Combine flour and baking powder together in another bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture. Mix milk into batter until smooth. Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Next add half the apples and half the brown sugar cinnamon mixture. Lightly pat apple mixture into batter.

Pour the remaining batter over apple layer; top with remaining apples and add more brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using a finger or spoon.


Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.

Frosted Irish Cream Brownies


Ingredients

Brownies:

(1 lb. 3.8-oz.) pkg. fudge brownie mix

1/2 cup oil

1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur

eggs


Frosting:

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

cups powdered sugar

tablespoons Irish cream liqueur

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

to 3 teaspoons milk


Glaze:

oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped

teaspoon butter or margarine

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, combine all brownie ingredients; beat 50 strokes with spoon. Spread in greased pan.

2. Bake at 350°F. for 25 to 30 minutes or until brownies are set and begin to pull away from sides of pan. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool 45 minutes or until completely cooled.

3. Beat 1/2 cup butter in small bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in all remaining frosting ingredients, adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Spread over cooled brownies.

4. Place glaze ingredients in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds; stir until melted and smooth. Drizzle over frosted brownies. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm. Cut into bars.

Expert Tips
Irish cream liqueur contains Irish whiskey, sugar and cream. Depending on the brand, the liqueur may have spicy toffee or honey chocolate flavors. 

Brownies are done when edges look dry and start to pull away from the sides of the pan. Bake the brownies for the minimum time recommended, and then check their edges. Remove the brownies from the oven as soon as the edges are done; overbaked brownies are dry and hard.