Everyday Brownies

June 19, 2013


Do you grocery shop with your husband or significant other? Here’s the deal: I love to spend time with Joe and we do a lot of activities together, but lately I’ve been trying to make a habit of going to the grocery store without him. Why, you ask? Because I find it incredibly difficult to stay on budget when I have a hungry hubby along with me. Somehow, we always end up with more snack food and unhealthy treats when Joe is along to drop things in the cart. I’m looking at kale. He’s browsing the chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels.

Don’t worry, I usually add some snack food into the cart when I shop solo (typically almonds, healthy tortilla chips and salsa, etc.) but last week I took it too far! I was informed by Joe that we had absolutely ZERO snack food in the house.

So, what’s a girl to do? Make brownies, of course! These brownies are easy to make since they don’t require you to have a ton of chocolate on hand (just a few ounces of unsweetened or semi-sweet) and are really easy to pull together. I like to call them “everyday” brownies because they aren’t super sweet (I cut the sugar in the recipe down to 1/3 cup from 1/2 cup and they turned out great) and since they have nuts as an option, it totally makes them everyday food, right?


Get the recipe for Better Homes and Gardens‘ Ultimate Brownies HERE


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  • Reply Stacy June 19, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Oh my gosh YES, I swear we spend an extra $75-$100 when Ryan comes with me, so I do the exact same thing-try to go solo! And he does complain that he doesn’t have enough snack food. I make him the cookie dough balls from Oh She Glows with dark chocolate chips-I’ll have to try these brownies too!

  • Reply Clara June 20, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Can I explain how obsessed I am with my solo grocery time? Before we moved to the city and lived in DC with a car, I would literally spend all day Sunday grocery shopping by myself. I loved it. I’d hit all my favorite stores, leisurely browse through the aisles… essentially pure torture for Brandon. He always want to get in and out, AND we always end up with the biggest portion of whatever we’re buying (or 10x as much). I always pick up some healthy snacks, but they’re always gone way faster than I anticipated :). Oh boys…

  • Reply greensnchocolate June 24, 2013 at 1:32 am

    My husband HATES grocery shopping, so even though I wish he’d come with sometimes, I’m always going solo. Which probably is good for the budget, but sometimes I’d like a little input! I also get the “there’s nothing to eat!” complaint because all of the snacks are too healthy for him…ha. Cookies are always my solution to that problem but these brownies look so good! Think I’ll make him these next time 🙂

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