Page 2 - Bee-MAR2023
P. 2

PAGE 2                        To advertise call (775)727-8787                                     March 2023
        mint color really pops off the plate, giving it   until set.
        some extra flare and an appetizing glow.
                                                          To make topping: In saucepan, melt whip-
        To start, create the soft, chocolate filled brown-  ping cream, chocolate chips and butter until
        ie. Combine brownie mix, vegetable oil, one       smooth. Cool until lukewarm, about 10 min-
        egg, water and the chocolate syrup pouch. Bake    utes. Pour over filling; spread to cover. Refrig-
        and cool completely.                              erate 2 hours, or until set.

        Then it’s time for some colorful, festive fun.    Before serving, let brownies set 10 minutes at
        Make the filling with powdered sugar, but-        room temperature.
        ter, whipping cream, softened cream cheese, a
        splash of peppermint extract and a few drops      Tips: Cut brownies with wet knife for cleaner
        of green food coloring. Beat and pour over the    cuts. Store covered in refrigerator.
        cooled brownie pan.

        The last layer is simple. In a saucepan, melt
        whipping cream, chocolate chips and butter
        until smooth. When it’s cooled to lukewarm,
        pour it over the filling for the final layer.

        Refrigerate the Mint Brownies for two hours
        before serving. Cut them into bite-size pieces
        for small chunks that will melt in your mouth.    By Lucie Winborne
                                                         * In 2015, a study found that having more
        Find more seasonal dessert recipes at Culinary.  than 10 trees on their block made folks feel as
        net.                                             healthy as if they were seven years younger or
                                                         made an additional $10,000 a year.
        Mint Brownies                                    * The medical term for ice cream headache
        Servings: 9-12                                   is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. Now you
                                                         know why we call it an ice cream headache or
                                                         brain freeze.
               Nonstick cooking spray                    * In the NHL, if both the goalie and backup
        1      box supreme brownie mix with choco-       goalie are unable to play, the team can sub-
        late syrup pouch                                 stitute any available goalie who isn’t bound
        3      tablespoons water                         by a professional contract with another team.
        1/3    cup vegetable oil                         To date, such replacements have included an
        1      egg                                       accountant, a facilities manager and an equip-
                                                         ment manager.
                                                         * A course called The Science of Batman was
        Filling:                                         offered at the University of Victoria in Canada
        3 1/2   cups powdered sugar                      in 2016, with the design of examining “how
        1/4    cup butter, softened                      the human body can be adapted and improved
        1/4    cup whipping cream                        based on the metaphor of the caped crusader
        5      ounces cream cheese, softened             himself.”
        1/2    teaspoon peppermint extract               * While still a teenager, Dasia Taylor used beet
        5      drops green food color                    juice to develop surgical sutures that change
                                                         color to indicate an infection.
                                                         * The ant-eating assassin bug piles its victims
        Topping:                                         onto its body to scare predators.
        1/2    cup whipping cream                        * In 1829, some Victorians were gripped with
        1      bag (12 ounces) chocolate chips           pteridomania, or “fern fever,” and began ea-
        1/2    cup butter                                gerly collecting the plants after botanist George
                                                         Loddiges spread the (quite unsubstantiated)
        Heat oven to 350 F.                              claim that they could not only improve mood,
                                                         but increase both intelligence and virility.
                                                         * Asia is bigger in surface area than the moon.
        Spray 8-by-8-inch pan with nonstick cooking      * Ever heard that old claim that watching scary
        spray.                                           movies will help you burn calories because they
                                                         get your heart racing? Sorry, but the “study”
        In large bowl, mix brownie mix, water, oil and   that produced this finding was meant more
        egg until combined. Pour into prepared baking    for publicity than to be taken seriously. You’re
        pan. Bake 35 minutes. Cool completely, about     more likely to burn the same amount just by
        1 hour.                                          lounging on your sofa ... and watching some-
                                                         thing like, say, “Bambi.”
        To make filling: In large bowl, beat powdered    Thought for the Day: “Action speaks louder        I have friends in overalls whose friendship I
        sugar, butter, whipping cream, cream cheese,     than words but not nearly as often.”              would not swap for the favor of the kings of
        peppermint extract and food coloring. Spread                                     -- Mark Twain     the world.
        over cooled brownies. Refrigerate 1 hour, or     (c) 2023 King Features Synd., Inc.                                         —Thomas A. Edison
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7