Monday, September 19, 2011


Secret Recipe Club is upon us again for the month of September.  I got so much enjoyment looking around Lynn's Blog, it is a must look at. She had so many recipes I didn't know where to start.   Her photography is beautiful, mouth watering, and done with style and class.  I ending up making the Blond Brownies, that was made with her group of "Tuesdays with Dorrie".  These brownies are delicious, a thin layer of crunch on top, the chocolate, pecans and coconut.  I thought the recipe I had on my blog for Blonde Brownies was good but it's not as good as these.  This recipe is a make again for sure.  I think I will remove my post and replace it will these!  I also made from Lynn's blog Teddy Bears Breads, and Italian Meatballs with Spaghetti which we had for dinner one night, then I froze some of the meatballs and made meatball sandwiches another night.  So good,  I am so excited to work off her blog this month. All three recipes that are approved by me!   Happy Baking everyone..........................Andi 

Chewy Chunky 
cafelynnylu chewy-chunky-blondies

Teddy Bear Bread  from Simple Sweet Dough 

Lynn's Spaghetti and Meatballs

Chewy Chunky Blondies

2 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
6 ounces of bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped into chips or 1 cup store bought chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips or Heath Toffee Bits
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 9x13 inch baking pan and place on a larger rimmed baking sheet. Center the oven rack to the middle of the oven.

In one bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk this together to combine all the ingredients.

With your stand mixer, add the butter and mix. Then add the light brown sugar and mix for about 3 minutes. Scrape bowl to combine the ingredients. Add the large eggs one at a time, mixing well after each egg. Add the vanilla. Carefully at a lower speed on the mixer add the dry ingredients, mixing only enough to incorporate the flour mixture. Hand stir in the nuts and the chocolate pieces and the shredded coconut. Scrape the batter into the buttered pan and using a off set spatula to even the top of the bars.

Bake for about 40 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the blondies comes out clean. The blondies may start to pull away from the side of the pan and the top should be a nice golden honey brown. Remove the baking dish from the baking sheet and place on a cooling rack to cool. Cut into squares. Happy Baking, Andi

To see other great recipes from this month's Secret Recipe Club, follow the links below!
























































  1. That teddy bear bread is SO cute! You are so organized to have found the time to make three recipes from Lynn's blog. The blondies sound wonderful; nice and sweet!

  2. This looks like a great recipe. It is fun cooking with you in the SRC. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for sharing!
    Miz Helen

  3. Thanks so much for featuring not only the blonde brownies, but also the teddy bear breads and the spaghetti and meatballs. How strange it is that I have your blog to choose a recipe from! I loved all your food, but the corn soup for Morgan really called to me to make it. It made a nice big batch!

  4. Oh my goodness. All three of those look incredible. What a great blog to receive. You really picked some winners. I am obsessed with freezer meals right now. Can't wait to have those meatballs in my freezer!

  5. Your blondies look wonderful as do the teddy bears and the pasta, great SRC choice.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC recipe this month: Welsh Cakes.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  6. What a wonderful recipe selection. I really enjoyed you're post - great job!


  7. These blondies look delicious!

  8. wow, you went all out! Everything looks excellent (especially the bear bread!), but I'm really craving the spaghetti right now for some reason.

  9. Great SRC pick. The blondies look so delicious.

  10. Yum! Looks great -- I'm loving SRC, so many great new recipes to try!

  11. Those blondies look incredible! And the teddy bear bread is adorable. I need to check that one out. Thanks!

  12. The teddy bear bread is so cute! Those blondies look delicious.

  13. Those blondies look absolutely delicious. How cute is the teddy bear bread!

  14. Oh, what fabulous blondies! I can see why you selected this recipe (I can't resist anything with toffee bits added)! Another great SRC post :)

  15. Andi,
    I've never had Blondies before and I would like to make these!

    Thanks for posting them.


  16. I'm really sorry you were disappointed that I didn't tweak the recipe more. I do apologize for that. I did use my homemade creamed corn, but it's just something I throw together and there's no real recipe. I do have a recipe somewhere in my stash of cookbooks for corn and shrimp chowder. I will try to find it and make it so you can see a different version. Cheers, Lynne

  17. I love freezer cooking. And sometimes I too find a better recipe (then the one I already posted) on my blog. What I have done in the past, is go back to the OLD post and put a link to the NEW post, with my perferred recipe instead. Just an idea....

    And thank you for being a part of the SRC with me (group b). I am excited and looking forward to next month too!

    Here is what I posted this month: Pioneer Woman's Chicken Pot Pie

  18. Hi, nice post. I have been wondering about this topic,so thanks for sharing. I will certainly be subscribing to your blog.