Munchies Monday: One Pot Brownies!

This brownies are delicious! You have to try them for your family I promise you they will be a success. You can just print the recipe with this awesome new printable version. Please let me know if you liked them!

Fudgy Brownies
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 24
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus butter for greasing the baking pan (optional)
  • Nonstick cooking spray (optional)
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1⁄2 cup unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 21⁄2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher or coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 11⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously butter a 13 by 9–inch baking pan or spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place the butter and chocolate in a medium-size saucepan over low heat and let melt together, stirring until smooth. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt, then blend in the vanilla. Beat in the eggs one at a time, stirring to mix quickly so they don’t have a chance to cook at all before they are blended in. Blend in the flour.
  3. Scrape the thick batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake until the edges just begin to pull away from the sides of the pan and a wooden skewer or toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Let the brownies cool in the pan on a wire rack. When completely cool, cut them into 12 or 24 squares.



Munchies Monday: Taco Ring

Today’s Munchies Monday is Taco Ring! This is a very yummy recipe that’s always a hit with my kids. Hope you like it too!

Photo Courtesy of Taste of Home

1 lb lean ground beef
1 (1 ¼ ounce) package taco seasoning mix
**Use $0.60/3 Old El Paso Product Printable
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
**Use $0.50/2 Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese Product Printable
2 tablespoons water
2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
**Use $0.50/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls from Cellfire
**Or $0.40 off three Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
1 medium bell pepper
1 cup salsa
**Use $1/2 Pace Product SS 01/22/12
3 cups lettuce , shredded
1 medium tomato
¼ cup onion , chopped (optional)
sour cream (optional)

How you make it:

  1. Cook ground beef in large skillet over medium heat 7-9 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, add taco seasoning, onion and bell pepper.
  2. Add the ketchup and the canned tomato sauce, cook until onion looks translucent and sauce is reduced.
  3. Remove pan from heat.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  5. Unroll crescent dough; separate into triangles.
  6. Arrange triangles in a circle on a foil lined cookie sheet or pizza stone, but any flat round pan should work even a pizza sheet, but make sure you spray it with Pam before adding the crescent rolls.
  7. Scoop meat mixture evenly onto widest end of each triangles up over filling and tuck under wide ends of dough at center of ring. (Filling will not be completely covered).
  8. Bake at 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Shred lettuce, tomatoes and make your favorite salad as a side.
  10. Add your toppings to top of ring and finish with shredded cheese and sour cream.
Enjoy!! Sounds good? Let me know if you liked it!

New Austin Couponing Section: Daily Tips

I am very excited to share with all you guys the newest section of Austin Couponing, “Daily Tips”. I get lots of emails asking me about many things, not only how to use coupons but how to save money in other areas. So starting today we’ll have 5 New daily posts, each targeted to an specific area in our lives.

I had all my wonderful readers in mind when I started this, and I am so happy I can help you and pay it forward. So here are Austin Couponing’s 5 New babies  ;-):

  • Munchies Monday: Mondays I will share with you a new recipe, it will either use ingredients that are on sale that week or just be an awesome affordable recipe I think you really need to try. Let me warn you I have quite a sweet tooth  😛
  • Tutorial Tuesday: My husband makes fun of me all the time, because I seem to have a new favorite hobby every month, so here I will share with you all the projects I am trying to accomplish, it will be anything from home decorating to crafty goodness.
  • Weight Wednesday: Pretty self explanatory name, I don’t know about you guys but most women (and some men) I know are always trying to find ways to loose those 10, 20, 30 or more pounds. Weight Wednesday will be all about tips on how to be healthy and loose or maintain a healthy weight.
  • Thrifty Thursday: As if I wasn’t cheap enough  with all the coupons, I am going to show you other ways to cut your spending and save the most money. Some of the ideas will be things I actually do, and some will be things you might want to try. But I understand not everyone should be on Extreme Cheapskates, lol
I can’t wait to start sharing this awesome tips with you guys and if you have any ideas, tips or suggestions please email me and let me know, I love to hear from my wonderful readers! And if your idea or tip is featured on Austin Couponing I will send you a special surprise!
Hope you find it useful, Enjoy!