1/2 C vegetable oil
1 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, room temp
1 1/2 C flour
1/3 C cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pretreat bakers pan with Pam spray. (9X9 pan)
-Sift dry ingredients in a bowl (flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt).
-Add vegetable oil, sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl…. beat in eggs… stir until well blended.
-Slowly add all the dry ingredients at 1/2 C at a time to the wet ingredients…. stir after each addition.
-Check to make sure all ingredients are well mixed.
-Pour the brownie batter into the bakers pan…. bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
-Allow to cool slightly…. if you can’t get the brownie out of the pan run a knife along the sides to help in getting them out.
-Remove from pan and place on a wire rack for cool completely. (Don’t cut the brownie into pieces at this time.)
S’ mores Ingredients:
Bag of miniature marshmallows
1 package out of the box of graham crackers ( 4 )
Bag of chocolate chips
Handful of yellow and blue M&M’s
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Put the whole brownie on a cookie sheet.
-Pour the bag of marshmallows on the brownie.
-Break the graham crackers into pieces…. mix into the marshmallow layer.
-Add chocolate chips into the marshmallows.
-Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until marshmallows start to melt.
-Top with a handful of yellow and blue M&M’s while the brownie/s’more is still hot.
-Allow the S’more brownie to cool a little before adding the gummy brownie.
-Place the gummy Minions in the center of each of the brownie s’mores.
During the summer, we tend to grill out practically every night that it isn’t raining! We tend to eat a potato dish, green vegetable, and sometimes a salad with each meal. One favorite, is Baked Potato Salad, and it’s great for potlucks or taking to barbecues too! The best part is that it’s really easy to make, double (or more) if needed, and people always ask for the recipe, so I thought I’d share it here, so it’s easy to point them right to it. I’d love for you to bookmark it, Pin It, share on FB using the social share buttons here, Stumble It, etc to share with your friends and family too
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Now that my kids are in the tween/teen age category, they are being given additional responsibilities around our home. While that does help us as parents out, the primary goal is to help them learn life skills they can use for the rest of their life. My middle school son, who has some special needs, has been learning some basic cooking skills in one of his classes. In the beginning, he was baking brownies, cookies, and cakes, but now he’s advanced to making quick and easy dinners. When it’s “his” night to make dinner, he gets a budget, we stop by the store on the way home from sports practice and pick up the ingredients, teaching him some financial skills too! Ground Beef at our local store is $1.99/lb and Hamburger Helper is $1.00. We select some veggies for around $2 for sides, and for $5 he can make a complete meal for 4. With the Hamburger Helper – Protein Rebate, it brings the price down to $3!!!
We’ve been practicing with him to brown some ground beef, drain it, and know when it’s done, then he can browse the pantry and spice cabinet to see what we have on hand for him to add in,such as spices, salsa, etc. and then we add in a box of Hamburger Helper to complete the meal. I love that it’s so easy for him to make without a lot of supervision, clean up is easy, and with growing boys there is never any leftovers, they eat every last bite!
Weeknights are crazy for us, with all the boys in various sports, school clubs, and activities. This is a product I typically buy several boxes of at the supermarket so we always have a quick and easy meal on hand. I grab extra packages of ground beef, chicken, or tuna depending on what type of Hamburger Helper I’m getting, and tuck those in the freezer or pantry so they’re on hand when schedule surprises arise. It’s also really nice to have on hand in case mom gets sick and needs one of the guys to cover dinner preparation
About Hamburger Helper:
Helper has always been a value brand—we launched in the 1970’s to help consumers, like you, stretch their dollars while also enjoying a delicious and hearty meal. We are demonstrating our value again, in a new way, with free ground beef!
Not only does Helper help you stretch your dollar, but all of the hamburger varieties, use one pan. It’s that simple, one pan prep!
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR REBATE:
1. Visit your local grocer, and purchase three Hamburger Helper products and Ground Beef.
2. CLICK ON THIS LINK OR THE IMAGE ABOVE, it will take you to the rebate landing page. You will see the digital rebate: “Free Ground Beef, when you buy 3 boxes of Helper.” Please note that you may also buy Chicken Helper or Tuna Helper.
3. Click on the rebate.
4. Print and mail in the rebate form.