The Hahn Family Blog

Thursday, March 28, 2013


My husband says said nothing beats a box as far as brownies go. I agreed; we loved the red box. Chewy and fudgey... no cakey brownies in our house and especially no frosting or nuts. We're purists : )
In an effort that began last year to eat "from scratch", I started my search for homemade brownie recipes that could compare to our favorite. After a few attempts -and failures- we were visiting my mom's bakery. She had the best brownie recipe, even the hubs couldn't say anything bad about them. A tiny tweak here and there (she added nuts) and this is our go to recipe.

- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (I use unrefined, refined works as does butter if not on hand)
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 3/4 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups flour

-Melt butter and coconut oil. Sift cocoa into mixing bowl, add butter mixture, eggs, vanilla, salt and sugar. Stir until smooth. Add flour, stirring until just combined. Bake at 350* in a 9x13 pan for about 30 minutes.

We tend to eat them warm with Breyer's vanilla bean ice cream... definitely a favorite dessert.

Who wants to see a picture of brownies when you could see this precious face? At 2 months, she's full of sweet smiles!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

a big day

The first day of March was an exciting one! For the last month our little guy has been telling everyone, "I'm almost three but for now I'm two!" March 1st came and he could no longer say 'almost'. He woke up singing 'happy birthday' to himself and the fun began.

happy birthday precious UJ !
*fun day*
Sweet P enjoying the water park
Mater birthday
After all the birthday festivities were over, Miss M decided today would be the day to finally get that loose tooth out. A little floss, a tug, a pop and it was over... kind of. Once the blood was noticed, panic set in and the tears flowed. Don't worry, eventually she was thrilled.
after the drama was over, all smiles

Sigh, what a wonderful day with our children, a blessed time of memories. We are indeed thankful. May the Lord use our family for His glory!

"May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace"   Psalm 144:12