recipe-pumpkin swirl brownies

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies


1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)

1 egg

3 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


1 box Betty Crocker® Premium Brownies Ultimate Fudge

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 tablespoons water

1 egg

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 9-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray. In small bowl, beat all filling ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Set aside.

Make brownie batter as directed on box, using 1/4 cup oil, 2 tablespoons water and the egg. Spread

3/4 of the batter in pan. Spoon filling by tablespoonfuls evenly over batter. Spoon remaining brownie batter over filling. Cut through batter several times with knife for marbled design.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted

1 inch from side of pan comes out almost clean.

Cool completely. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Makes 16 brownies

Recipe-turtle brownies

Turtle Brownies
1 (14 ounce) package caramels
2/3 cup evaporated milk, divided
3/4 cup softened margarine
1 cup nuts (walnuts and/or pecans)
1 box (18 1/2 ounces) German chocolate cake mix
1 package (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate pieces Combine caramels and 1/3 cup evaporated milk in top of double boiler. Stir mixture until melted. Combine cake mix, remaining milk and softened margarine. Blend until mixture holds together. Stir in nuts. Press one-half of the cake mixture into a greased 13 by 9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate pieces on top. Pour
melted caramel evenly over top. Crumble remaining mix over caramel. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool slightly and cut into bars. Serve.

Meet and greet thursday!

hi readers!
I decided to do a meet and greet today! Its nice to connect with other wordpress bloggers, and gain new followers and meet new friends!
so go ahead and put your link below! and follow some others as well!
Its amazing the community spirit we have!

i am brave

Our therapist eileen says i am brave. dr. barry says I am brave. why?

I am brave because I trusted them, I allowed them in.

I am brave because when it felt unsafe, I talked anyway.

I am brave because I have learned to let others in to my world.

I am brave…but yet I don’t feel it today.

Today I feel insecure and very vulnerable.

I need my therapist, I want to reach out, will I be brave and reach out to her?

I don’t know. Only time will tell.

Recipe-Norwegian coleslaw

Norwegian Coleslaw
1 medium head cabbage
1 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup vinegar
1 teaspoon mustard seed
1 teaspoon celery seed
2 cups chopped celery
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
2 carrots, shredded
Shred cabbage and toss with salt. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. In a saucepan, heat sugar, vinegar, mustard and celery seeds. Cook until the sugar dissolves, about 10 minutes. Cool completely. Add to the cabbage along with remaining vegetables; toss. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 week before serving.
Can keep in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 weeks.
Makes 12 to 16 servings.


I have the presentations from yesterdays conference I attended if anyones interested in seeing them?
If you are I can email them to you.
One is on the open dialogue model that is being tried out in cork, the second one is a presentation that damien the therapist at shine gave, and the third is a presentation on treating psychosis.
Let me know if your interested in seeing them?
Just to let yall know, they are powerpoint documents.
carol anne