I love making homemade brownies, but most of the time I just don't have the time. This brownie mix from Trader Joe's seriously tops any other brownie mixes. It tastes just like my homemade brownie recipe and has chocolate chips mixed in. Sometimes I like to treat brownies like cake and will make some frosting to top them with. This peppermint chocolate chip icing tastes just like mint chocolate ice cream.
CHOCOLATE CHIP MINT FROSTING:
1 stick of butter softened
3 cups of powdered sugar
1tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of vanilla
2 tsp of peppermint extract
1/4 cup of chocolate chips
1.beat together butter, vanilla, peppermint extract. gradually add
powdered sugar, then add salt and choc chips. add more mint extract to
Every time I find myself in a home improvement store I always browse through the paint section and see if there happens to be a can of oops! paint calling my name. If you are unfamiliar, oops! paint is paint that was improperly mixed and is extremely discounted! I have found some of my favorite paints this way- and could be a fun way to decide on a paint color for a room. Last week I stumbled upon this awesome gallon of paint. It was $5. Originally $40. I practiced restraint and left it at the store, walked out to the parking lot and then ran back in to purchase it. I instantly wanted to paint everything in my path this color, but decided to start with this. I painted the entire stool orange and then dipped the legs in this leftover pink(another bargain paint find)!