Remember that cake in the mug FAIL from a week ago -- I'm happy to report that I got brave enough to attempt mug cooking for the third time - courtesy of a recipe sent to me by Margaret who blogs at Straight Up - No Chaser. (That blog title alone should make you interested in visiting her blog.)
Success! The cake was 90% moister and 100% richer than the recipe I tried the last time. Remember to mix it up well or you will end up with a coating of flour on the bottom. You don't come to this site to see cooking perfection ;-)
The recipe is very rich so I recommend splitting it with a buddy (or someone you would like to get fat :D
It is made from ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry, so why not try some tonight. And then thank Margaret for all the chocolatey goodness.
The most dangerous brownie recipe
5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG BROWNIE
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips
a small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug
Add dry ingredients to a large microwavable mug and mix well. Beat the egg into the milk, vanilla and oil and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high).
The brownie will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
The second reader recommendation that worked was from Randi. Many of you read her blog Beauty Be Good on a regular basis. She has a wealth of knowledge about cosmetics and beauty in general. One of the items she gushed about was Rimmel's Long Lasting Finish Pro Nail Polish:
I selected Marine Blue since it matched my dance outfit perfectly :-) Some may call this too matchy matchy. I call it genius ;-)
Here are my nails on Day 1:
and then on Day 5:
No chips!!! On Day 6 I started with some chipping, so I'm not sure about the 10 Days - but absolutely worth a try if you are tired of chipping after Day 1. And at a price of $3 and change, it is well worth it. (available at Walmart)
If you try either of these, please let me know what you think! And if you have any other fabulous recommendations that will transform people's lives that I can feature on the blog, I'm all ears :-)
Have a Happy Tuesday. I'm working 4 days in a row at the "morgue"
(aka My Job)