Well this was supposed to be a Halloween post but Halloween turned out to be quite the busy day at work. I always get asked if I know what I'm reporting on each day and the reality is, I don't know the answer until our afternoon meeting. And even then, that can change. Last night we switched stories half way through the night and drove from basically one end of the viewing area to the next. I didn't even have any Halloween candy! But I thankfully baked these guys earlier in the day to bring in for the newsroom.
Cooking and baking are my best forms of procrastination. So while I could have been doing a million other things yesterday before work (and today...) instead I decided to bake brownies and make jack-o-lantern stuffed bell peppers (did you see my instagram post? Honestly they're my favorite thing I've made in a while.) Check them out here!
Does anyone else use baking as a way to avoid doing other things? In college I always used to want to clean my room right when I needed to study for finals. At least I can multi task a little while cooking. I got to FaceTime with my sister and catch up on her Halloween weekend. See the phone in the shot? That's Krista! Say hi! She was very jealous of the brownies because right now she's living in Spain and pumpkin is very tough to find. Who knew?
But just because these were my Halloween day treat, doesn't mean they have to end once the calendar turns to November. These brownies are just so FALL. My co-workers were a little hesitant with the idea of chocolate and pumpkin but were quickly silenced when they popped one of these brownie muffins in their mouth. I personally love the combo. Chocolate chip pumpkin bread is another favorite of mine. I also only add a little swirl of pumpkin on top so it's not overly pumpkin-y. Also I was not interested in being overly ambitious before work so I used box brownie mix...feel free to be a better cook than me and make it all from scratch! So if you want to blow the mind of your co-workers this is the recipe for you! But don't forget to save a few for yourself!
pumpkin swirl brownies
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