Mrs. Fields Brookie Pan

I know — you are all asking, what is a brookie? Seriously, it is the best thing since sliced bread. Okay, maybe not that good, but pretty darn close.

I am always looking for something that makes my life easier but doesn’t make it look like I took a shortcut. This pan does just that. It will make you look awesome the next party you bring this too or the bake sale at your kids school. (Parents from my kids school, quit reading now. I want you to think I slaved over my hot oven all day long.) :)

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This is the Mrs. Field’s Brookie Pan. This is where the magic happens. First, you fill the outside cavity with brown mix. I highly recommend using a spoon to do this. Next, you place a baked cookie on the center island. You can bake that yourself or cheat and buy a cookie that is 2.5″ – 3″ in diameter. You can use whatever kind of cookie you want too. I used chocolate chip. You then fill the remainder of the cavity with brownie mix until the cookie is covered. Stop adding mix when the cookie is covered though. Otherwise, your brookie will look like this:

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You will lose your cookie in the brownie. However, my kids said they still tasted awesome. LOL

This is more of what you want:

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Bake the brookie’s according the recipe. Start checking your brookies about 5 minutes before they are suppose to be done. Remove from the oven when the toothpick comes out clean:

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You then remove from your oven and let cool. Serve upside down so everyone can see the cookie!

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Fun and easy! I highly recommend the Mrs. Field’s Brookie Pan!

30 Meals in One Day Giveaway

If you are busy like me, dinner time can be such a hassle.  How would you like to spend one day cooking for an entire month?  That is where 30 Meals in One Day comes in.  Everything you need for once a month cooking is here, all in one place.  You just spend just one day in the kitchen preparing freezer meals and stock your freezer with lots of delicious freedom at family dinner time.  It makes grocery shopping and couponing quite easy!

I know, but how are the recipes.  They are great.  There is definitely something for everyone, because there are over 150 recipes to choose from.  I love how the book lets you know what foods to put in the freezer and which ones you really shouldn’t.  You will find things like Pork Chops and Potatoes, Tuna Bow Ties, Tortilla Chicken, etc.  Those are just a few of the great recipes.  Chapter 14 is a must read for all the great shortcut tips too!  The best part of this cookbook is that you can just make these recipes to serve for dinner tonight!  Like this site, it uses ingredients you will most likely find in your home too!

Now, the book is great, but the software that also comes with it is awesome.  All the recipes in the cookbook are already loaded into the software.  Here is where the magic happens.  Not only can you make menus in the software, you can make your grocery shopping list!!!!  It will list every ingredient you need for all the recipes that you’ve chosen.  How awesome is that?  I also love that I can easily include my own recipes in the software, so it also includes those in my grocery shopping list!  You can then print out the list at your convenience.  The software is super easy to use.

Since I absolutely love this book and software, I have arranged for one lucky reader of mine to get their own Dinner is Ready cookbook and software.  Here’s what you need to do:



This giveaway ends August 30, 2011 at 12:01 am.