The Flavor of Life

I love baking. Oh, what I wouldn’t give to own my own bakery, like the Pie Hole in Pushing Daisies, filled with delicious goodies while I live a flavorful life.

But here’s the thing. I’m trying to lose weight, which causes a slight problem when all I want to do is try new recipes. Yesterday I had a craving for something sweet, so I decided to make some Butterscotch brownies (a.k.a. blondies). Betty says they’re lowfat. One brownie actually just has three grams of fat and 110 calories, so I thought it was a good solution.

{Except, I added chocolate chips, so that probably made them a little more fattening.}

When they were baking, I decided to do a Billy Blanks DVD. Little did I know that after the workout the blondies would not sound as appealing. So there I was, with a batch of blondies and nothing to do with them. I decided to bring them to work today and only ate one! (Aren’t you proud, mom?)

Anyway, they were a hit. So, I thought I would share this easy recipe with you.


1/4 cup butter or margarine

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons milk

1 large egg

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup chocolate chips (if desired)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with shortening (it really works better than spray).
  2. In 1 1/2-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat; remove from heat. Stir in brown sugar, vanilla, milk, and egg. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread in pan.
  3. Bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes in pan on wire rack. For brownies, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows while warm.
  4. Enjoy!
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