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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

TWD: Brownie Buttons



Well.... here it is, Wednesday afternoon and I'm finally posting my brownie buttons. They were the pick from Jayma at Two Scientists Experimenting in the Kitchen for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie.

I actually made these last year, but didn't take any pictures. We really liked them then and I actually thought they were even better this time. What's not to love about a little bite-sized chocolatey brownie frosted with a little white chocolate? I used my Wilton Brownie Bites pan to make these since one pan fit all the batter (still only made 16), which was easier for me to deal with than the mini muffin pans since I only have one pan. I skipped the zest this time, just because I didn't feel like dealing with it. I did it last year, and really liked the addition, I just didn't want the extra steps.

I made them again last night because I was serving them this morning at an open house our realtor held to show our home to other realtors in the area, and hopefully get some traffic for the listing.

We had already decided to list our house before all the recent craziness (granted, only by a day or so) but now it is really important that we sell and hopefully we will get an offer within the range that we need to be able to move before we are crushed by all our bills.

I haven't had any luck in the job searching department, mainly because I am too sick still with the pregnancy. I just got some new medication a few days ago that should help with the sickness, but unfortunately its main side effect is causing headaches. Bad news for me since, with my tension headaches and regular migraines, this means that I can either be sick from my stomach or I can be sick and down with a monster headache. Fun times people. Fun times.



The flip side of the job search is the fact that child care costs are so high there is no way I can work and pay for day care. It is an interesting conundrum. I applied for child care assistance from the state so that I could get a job, but I can't get assistance unless I already have the job. Catch 22.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank all of you that stopped by last week to offer well wishes and encouragement. I am trying to keep positive about things and try not to stress myself out more and make things worse. I am also trying to be optimistic. I'll have to keep you posted on how that is going. In the mean time, thank you, thank you, thank you - for coming here in the first place and for coming back! I am going to try to post a couple of times a week still and will most likely only keep up with TWD for now. Other than that, I don't know what I'll be doing. I just wanted to say thank you again and tell you all how much it means to me that you are here!


17 comments:

TeaLady said...

UUUUMMMMM!!!!! Those look luscious.

Tracey said...

Oh those look amazing Holly! The white chocolate glaze in that top picture is making my mouth water! Thanks for the updates - I hope things start looking up for you soon :)

Kayte said...

Cute as a button these are! I love those little wrappers on them,makes them seem like a gift!

Mary Ann said...

Good for you for making them again! I am lazy so I just used my pictures from last time.
Sounds like you have so much going on! Good luck with the house selling and I am glad to hear you are feeling better.
THanks for the package- it really made my day.

Mary said...

These little brownie bites look divine!
As for the job situation, have you looked into substitute teaching? If you live in a bigger city you could make $100 a day basically to babysit. All you need is a bachelor's degree, to pass a TB test, an FBI check, and a criminal background check. I got fired from an energy marketing firm and I wish I had found out about subbing earlier.
I hope you start to feel less ill soon!

Barbara Bakes said...

Hang in there! It won't last forever. Good luck!!

Frieda said...

I am sure these brownie bites will help you sell your house~ I made homemade bread and it did the trick.
Good luck on the job front...I am sure something will come along. Ü

CB said...

I've been thinking about you ever since you tweeted. I know you're going through some crazy stuff but I know that you aren't called phe/MOM/enon for nothing! Good luck with selling house, job search and baby bump! {{hUGS}}
/Clara

Mermaid Sweets said...

Oh sweetie, hang in there (easier said then done I know). You can do it. There are a lot of first time homebuyers out there (like me) who are dying to get into the market, so I am sure you will get some traffic.

Carol Peterman said...

Good luck with the sales of your house. You are doing a good job wooing the realtors with these fantastic looking brownies! I hope you feel better soon.

Melisa said...

We've never met, I got to your site from a friends blog. Just wanted to let you know I hope things look up for you soon. Both with the job and pregnancy. I love seeing what you've cooked/baked up and will continue to check it out even if its not so often. Best of Luck!

pinkstripes said...

Your buttons look cute. I like the shape. Good luck with the sale.

Jules Someone said...

Why am I not surprised that there is a brownie button pan. Those look yummy!

Amanda said...

HUGS to you Holly. I'm so sorry you've been so sick. I sure hope it gets better for you soon and that you have better luck with the job search!

Michele said...

I'm so sorry that you are having a tough time, and I hope that things improve very soon.

I love your brownie buttons!

Manggy said...

Wow, it's really getting crazy. Hopefully the first trimester just speeds a long and you won't need the meds anymore. Also you get a job, and the house gets snatched up for a great price. Crossing my fingers and toes for you Holly!!! Keep us posted!

Isabelle said...

They are adorable! Love the shape!

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