I had been dreaming about these blondies for days–maybe even weeks–before I finally made them. I keep a list in my phone of foods I want to prepare and recipes that I think might work. These Protein-Packed Chocolate Chip Blondies were at the very top of that list, just staring me in the face every time I would turn on my phone.
You had to have known it was coming….It’s finally that time of year. You know, the season when big orange gourds are everywhere you look: in the grocery stores, on doorsteps, and in everything you eat and drink. That’s right, it’s pumpkin season and I couldn’t resist joining in the fun
Have you seen the GEICO “Happier-than-a-camel-on-hump-day” commercial? If not, please search for it on YouTube ASAP. I LOVE that commercial. I can’t help but smile every time I see it, and each Wednesday I annoyingly say to my coworkers, “Mike, Mike, Mike…What day is it? Hump Daaaaay.”
The past two Wednesdays, I’ve made these delicious Sweet Potato Brownies to reward myself for making it through the first half of the week and to power myself through to the weekend. The first batch was good, but I changed up the recipe the second time around and I’m so glad I did because these brownies are INSANE.
I don’t know how the weather has been lately where you are, but it’s been gorgeous in Dallas! Summers can be downright brutal here and no one dares to venture outdoors for months. But fall and spring are amazingly pleasant here and these are the times when I’m the happiest–when I can be outside and not feel like I’m roasting! This morning, I woke up and went for a jog in my neighborhood and then to brunch with my dad and stepson. We sat on the patio, enjoying the clear skies, cool breeze, and warm sun streaming in through the slats of the covering. For the first time in a long time, I actually got goosebumps while sitting outside. As soon as I got home, I heated up the oven to begin roasting my first pumpkin of the season and then curled up on the couch to watch some football with my hubby. So far, today has been perfect. I can’t think of a better way to welcome the new season….