Monday, May 27, 2013

Irises and Double Decker Brownies

Happy Memorial Day!
I drug the family over to the cemetery to look and remember
those who have fought and died to make us free-
they don't enjoy cemeteries as much as I do,
but I think all the history is so interesting!
Anyways, today I'm sharing with you a lovely
bouquet of irises that our neighbor lady
brought over last week.  What a sweet surprise!
They made the whole house smell good.
I think this violet colored frilly iris was my favorite... I think-
they were all so pretty!

Of course I had to use my iris tea cup!

And I couldn't resist a Double Decker Brownie-
the recipe is below.  It works very well if you are
on a gluten free diet too, since they don't take much flour.

Double Decker Brownies
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. white sugar
2 eggs
3/4 c. flour or gluten free baking mix
2 T. cocoa
1/2 t. baking powder
6 oz. chocolate chips
1 c. peanut butter
1 1/2 c. Rice Krispies cereal
2 c. miniature marshmallows
Mix together butter, sugar, and eggs.  Blend in flour/baking mix, cocoa, and baking powder.  Place in greased 9x13 pan.  Spread evenly and bake at 350 for 20 min.  Remove and sprinkle miniature marshmallows on top.  Return to oven for 3 minutes.  Let cool.  After bars are cooled, mix the chocolate chips and peanut butter and melt over low heat or in the microwave.  Add cereal and then spread on cooled bars.


  1. The iris from your neighbor are gorgeous. I love bearded iris and I can't grow them here. Your iris teacup is lovely and just the thing to continue the iris theme! I put 10 lbs on just reading the recipe for the double decker brownies! Happy Tea Day!

  2. You've chosen a lovely spot for tea and I like the iris bouquet and teacup. The chocolate brownie looks yummy.

  3. The iris are so pretty! Love the seating area and that chocolate brownie looks fantastic!

  4. Hi Carmen,
    Your iris bouquet is beautiful and a very thoughtful gesture on your neighbor's part! Really lovely. Pretty teacup and your brownies look wonderful. Chocolate and tea are a real treat. Thanks for the recipe. So happy to have you come to tea and have a wonderful week. Happy Memorial Day!


  5. What a truly lovely gift! The Iris are beautiful. The brownie looks awefully tempting - I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,


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