Saturday, September 24, 2011

Merry Meet and Practical Magic!

Time for a party! Step inside and join the Practical Magic blog fun.

It's fall...

Time for apples and golden leaves...

How about a brownie? Mexican Hot Chocolate brownies to be precise - would you like the recipe?

Heat oven to 350, grease 8" pan
1 stick of butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 t vanilla
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1/4 t cinnamon
Bake for 25 minutes or until brownies pull away from pan

1 cake of Mexican hot chocolate - see the picture above, Ibarra is my favorite brand.
1 cup powdered sugar
1 T cocoa
3 T butter, softened
1/2 t vanilla
1 t - 2 T milk

Cut the chocolate cake in pieces and put in a metal mixing bowl and place mixing bowl on top of a saucepan of boiling water - like a double boiler - stir until it's soft, it doesn't melt smooth, remove from hot water. Add powdered sugar and cocoa to melted chocolate, mix with an electric mixer on low to blend, add butter and mix well. Add vanilla and enough milk for spreading consistency. The frosting will be a bit gritty from the hot chocolate cake, spread on cooled brownies, cut into squares and enjoy. These are crumbly, plate and fork brownies.

What lovely outfits - I'm sure the Owens sisters know their neddlework. They must have magical sewing boxes!

Of course they do - a magic fan, crescent moon and even a purple dragon!

Crocheted herb and popouri bags...

Stiched charms with lucky spells!

Pins and needles and secret boxes...

Let's see what the cards say - visiting friends bring gifts of fun and frivolity - sounds good to me! Walk in peace and Blessed be!


AlphaBetsy said...

What an absolutely gorgeous post. I wish my sewing box looked that magical and beautiful.



Willow said...

What a beautiful party you have here. Thank you for sharing.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Thank you for hosting a lovely Practical Magic party! I enjoyed visiting with you. Hope you'll be able to stop by for mine. :)

LuLu Kellogg said...

Your recipe looks wonderful! I can't wait to try this!

Thank you for sharing your post with all of us to celebrate the magic of Practical Magic! Lovely to visit with you!

LuLu Kellogg

Linda said...

I had a wondeful time at your party. The photos were awesome and your vignetts were so veery arty. Thank you so very much for sharing your story. Please visit me:

Ms Lilypads said...

Oh, I wish I had an eye like that for decorating. The more beautiful photos I see, the more I am determined to pick up the knitting needles.

lisa said...

Beautiful blog and wonderful sounding recipe! Hope you can stop by my enchanted oven for PM cookies.

Jo said...

Beautiful photos! Happy 2nd Annual Practical Magic Blog Party! Hope you’ll drop by:

Moncha said...

Wonderful needlework and thank you so much for the recipe !!
Have a magical day.

Tamara said...

Beautiful needlework...I wish I could create such beautiful things. :) I copied the brownie recipe, yummmm! lol Thank you for a wonderful visit. :)

Edie Schmidt said...

OH MY GOOOOOOODNESSSSS I love love love your pics. It was a delightful treat for my eyes. You have a new follower.

Dragonfly said...

I love your photos of the sewing box, it looks really magical and thanks for the recipe, I like trying new things, though I'm never seen that brand of hot chocolate on sale in the UK I'll will see if I can find it. Wonderful post.

J x

Susan said...

Lovely party, great brownies! Thanks for the recipe :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Hello, I am visiting form the Practical Magic Blog party. :D Great of the most unique ones I have seen! THanks so much for posting the brownie recipe!

Sea Witch said...

LOvely post.I can't believe that I completely forgot about this magical blog party. I have got to get ahold of my life and anchor down abit. So I'll just take a brownie and move on until next year. Sea Witch

Frosted Petunias said...

I can't choose which is more delicious....your Mexican chocolate brownies or all the fabulous things in your photos. LOVE the magic sewing box...surely the Aunts have one just like it. I see one of my favorite color combos in your decor...that lovely celadon green and red. Love everything here! Thank you so much for coming to the party and sharing with everyone :)


Melissa said...

Thanks for the mexican brownie recipe!! Looks delish!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Meanderings

Birgit said...

Perfect party post -- I love it! :)

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