Here’s an easy, fun and yummy snack for your Shamrock Spectacular!
1 18-oz box brownie mix, plus water, oil & eggs to make as directed
2/3 cup mint chocolate chips
parchment paper to line pan
1/3 cup butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 Tbs milk
1/2 tsp mint extract
green food coloring (optional*)
1/3 cup mint chocolate chips
Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake Time: 33-36 minutes
Preheat oven to 350* and line a 9×9″ baking pan with parchment paper. Let the edges of paper go beyond pan by 1″ so you can lift the brownies out after baking. In a large bowl, mix brownie batter as directed on box. After mixing, fold in 2/3 cup mint chocolate chips. Pour batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 33-36 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool brownies completely before frosting.
While brownies are cooling, make the frosting:
Blend the softened butter and cream cheese, then add the powdered sugar, milk, mint extract, and enough green food coloring for desired shade. (*My family does not eat artificial coloring, but I think white mint frosting is fine!) Mix until smooth. Spread frosting over brownies and sprinkle 1/3 cup mint chocolate chips over the frosting. If desired, sprinkle with sprinkles or decorating sugar. Cut into bars or squares and enjoy!
Hi there! I am so excited about this new 3-Day Email Treasure Hunt I am hosting!!!
The 3-Day Treasure Hunt will be super-fun! You will receive one email a day for 3 days. (opt-in only, see below) Each email will contain a clue. Each clue you find will earn you an entry to win a prize bundle for your hair! Invite a friend to participate with you for an extra entry! (to invite, you’ll share the link to this page; DO NOT add anyone to the form without their consent!!!)
Everyone that completes all 3 days’ clues, by replying to the emails, will get a free gift of $17 Lilla Bucks! Lilla Bucks are like cash you can spend on my website (but not available during a sale).
You are eligible to receive Lilla Bucks, even if I have previously given you some! I can not give you Lilla Bucks if you have another Lilla Rose Stylist, though. You’ll need to reach out to your Stylist to see what offers she has going on. Other Lilla Rose Stylists are welcome to participate for training purposes, but are not eligible for these prizes.
The party will begin on Monday, November 23 through Wednesday, November 25, 2020. So get registered ASAP!
If you’d like to join the treasure hunt, just click below and complete the quick form!
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I am very excited about this, and hope you can join us as we test this new program!
After posting pics of planting garlic in my garden in the fall, I had a number of people comment and message me asking for information, so I figured I’d share about my garlic growing experience.
I’ve always read that you shouldn’t use grocery store garlic for planting. Well… In the past, that’s all I’ve used. I did get organic heads, at least. This was my first year to order from a garlic nursery, so hopefully it grows as well as my grocery store garlic did!
The are actually two types of garlic: hard neck and soft neck. It’s my limited understanding that which one you grow depends on your climate. Here in North Central Texas, I went with a soft neck garlic called Texas Rose.
In October, I ordered from The Garlic Store, though I don’t see Texas Rose listed on their website at this time of this writing. It arrived quickly and I planted on October 27.
I planted one clove about every four inches, then recovered the soil with my wood chip mulch. And that’s it!
Update: Late Winter, February 15
Garlic has been growing well! My fall garden produced well and became chicken feed in January (thanks to a hole in the fence that was made by the goats, but not big enough for the goats). Because of the strong flavor, the garlic survived just fine.
It’s about two feet tall, which I think is probably about full height.
I’ll update again as the garlic progresses! Now it’s time for me to cut back the asparagus and perennial flowers to prepare for the spring growth!