Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Chocolate Coconut Brownies for the Homemaking Party

Welcome to the Homemaking Party!  I'm getting the party started a little early today because I'm headed out to my first Writing Group night tonight and won't be here to post it at the normal time. A friend invited me and a few other ladies to meet once a week to share our writing and inspire one another.  I'm so excited!  

What I'm really excited about is the diversity of ages in the group.  My friend who started it is almost 19, I'm 33, another friend is in her early 40s and, yet another, is in her 60s.  I love it how we can all learn from one another and grow.  It's going to be a great thing!

Another thing I'm excited about is getting to share some of our favorite treats, since we're all bringing a snack to share.  I have a potluck tradition of always bringing my Cucumber Dill Treats and Chocolate Coconut Brownies when I get together with friends.  Jamie is allergic to coconut so this is the only time I get to have them! 

Chocolate Coconut Brownies
1 pkg. brownie mix & ingredients to make them
small bag sweetened coconut
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 egg
chocolate for melting

Bake brownies in a large pan---at least 13x9.  (I use the Pampered Chef large bar pan...I think it's 15x11).  Let them cool for a few minutes and then mix up the coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and egg.  Spread coconut mixture on top of brownies and bake until the top is light brown.  Melt chocolate and spread over top of brownies and cool.

I love to feature some of the neat posts that are linked up---Please make sure and put my button or a text link on each blog post you link up.  Here are a couple of my favorites from last week's party:

The first post that caught my attention was this one from Tablescapes by Bev.  I've just started collecting this pattern from Johnson Brothers called Friendly Village, and am hoping to have a few pieces by Christmas.  So far, I've found one plate at a yard sale.  Ha!  Check out Bev's post on how she organized and decorated her dining room.

Penny's Vintage Home is someone that I feature regularly because her home and ideas just take my breath away!  It's never too early to start thinking of Christmas decorating and I am DEFINITELY thinking about it now!  I think I'll go check out some yard sales this weekend and see if I can snag some pretty things to craft with!

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  1. Sarah, a writing group every week? With treats?? It sounds like Heaven. Are they all Christians? I'm a part of a state chapter of a nationwide organization, but we only meet four times each year and those meetings are rather formal. Now I'm thinking of how to start a local group of Christian writers. Hmmm..... :)

  2. The writing group sounds wonderful, and so do those brownies!

  3. I think it is wonderful that you have many age groups in your writing get together. Your brownies look yummy. I love cooking with coconut because it makes things so nice and chewy!

  4. Sarah,
    Great Features!!
    Thanks so much for hosting!!


  5. thanks so much for another party! :)

  6. Oh, my I can taste that from here! Yummy! Thanks for hosting!

  7. Those brownies look awesome! Thanks so much for hosting!

  8. That looks so good! Will have to try it cause hubby loves coconut....Christine

  9. Thanks so much for featuring my Friendly Village tablescape! I know just what you mean about loving this pattern. Good luck with your hunt for these dishes...

  10. Oh how fun! I have never been to a writing group but I have a bloggy friend who belongs to one! And those brownies look yummy! :)

    Thanks for hosting!

  11. The brownies sound delicious! Thank you for hosting this party :-)

  12. Thank you very much for the invite to your party, glad to be here today and thanks again for hosting!
    have a wonderful weekend

  13. I was excited about brownies and coconut, but I'm sold with the addition of sweetened condensed milk!

  14. Chocolate and coconut? Girl, you are speaking my language! :)

  15. Those brownie look to die for! I love coconut and chocolate...awesome combination!

  16. This looks totally yummy! I'm linking up a recipe post myself too :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  17. Hi and wow your brownies look so good. I saw it on cup cake n bake.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

  18. The brownies look yum and I love both features! I have a thrift find pitcher in that pattern. Love it and hope to find more! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  19. Mmmm, these look so ooey gooey good! I have got to get on the bandwagon and start linking up to more parties, including yours. Thanks so much for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday.


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