Sunday, December 6, 2015

GOLD RUSH BROWNIES, TOP EARNERS & DISNEY DEALS

As mentioned in my last posting, I'm on a serious chocolate binge all month long, and once again, this is a super simple treat with just 4 ingredients for parties or family desserts.  Yep, if you guessed this is another fab recipe from Taste of Home - 5 Ingredients, you'd be right on the money!

INGREDIENTS
2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans (Or whichever type nut you prefer)
1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk


DIRECTIONS
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees, then in a bowl, combine crumbs, chocolate chips and pecans.  Stir in milk until well blended (The batter will be stiff, so be prepared!). Spread into a greased square baking pan.

2.  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool on a rack, then cut into bars.  You're all set!

TOP PAYING JOBS FOR 2015
According to the Department of Labor, certain jobs earn hefty paychecks.  Some you may expect, but here's the top 10.

10.  - Pharmacists -                            $116,500
  9. -  Physicist -                                   117,040
  8. -  Law Professors                           122,280
  7. -  Pilots/Air Traffic Controllers     118,050 - 129,600
  6. -  Attorneys                                    131,990
  5. -  Managers(Various)                    123,000 - 136,540
  4. -  Petroleum Engineers                  149,180
  3. -  Nurse Anesthetists                     157,690
  2. -  Chief Executives                        178,400
  1. -  Doctors, Surgeons                      196,000 - 235,000

In the Spring, Parade will give a listing of annual earners for entertainers and everyday people.  More info to come...


If one of the things on your Christmas list is a trip to Disney World, make sure you get the best prices available by visiting www.MouseSavers.com.  You'll get discount codes unavailable anywhere else on rooms, packages and dining.  Checking out this site can get you savings of up to 40%!  Also, plan to get your steps in!  Visitors say they walk an average of 9 miles per day at the park!


Many may be surprised to know that there are homeless people, or victims of domestic violence right in your neighborhood.  These people don't have a place to live, survive from their cars, and wash up in gas stations, as they pound the pavement for jobs or a place to call home.  Your neighbor is being verbally or physically harmed every day and her cries remain silent.  If she has been able to escape, she's constantly looking over her shoulder, in fear.

As a book nerd, talking about novels and meeting other readers has been my passion, but I cannot never forget the plight of those less fortunate, who struggle on a daily basis to get their lives back.  This is a blog about recipes, contests, freebies, interviews and books, but it also a reminder to not forget about those less fortunate, particularly during the holidays.






19 comments:

  1. That sounds like a really easy recipe.

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    1. That's what I love about this book. Everything is super simple! Hugs...

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  2. Yum! Those brownies look amazing! I'll keep the Disney Deals website in mind. We won't be planning a Disney trip this year but hopefully we will soon. I love Disney and am not surprised to find you walk an average of 9 miles a day!

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    1. Any reason to eat a chocolate recipe that's simple to make I truly appreciate. Talk about a serious workout by visiting Disney World, right? Hugs...

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  3. Can't wait to try that recipe! Thanks!!

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    1. Hope you love it, Angela! Hugs...

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  4. Yum, those brownies sound amazing. I may not have a top paying job, but I get to work from home in my pajamas and take care of my granddaughter which ends up being priceless.

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    1. I totally agree with you Kim. If you're loving what you do and maybe not getting rich, it's still worth your peace of mind. Yay to chocolate! Hugs...

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  5. Will definitely show this to my son, he wants to be a physicist but unsure if it'll pay enough where he won't be on welfare lol.
    Thanks, Ro!

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    1. Wow! Kudos to your son for already having his plan. Must be super smart, but then I'm not surprised with you as his mom. *heh* Hugs...

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    1. LOL! You and me both, Joy! (lol)

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  7. I LOVE, LOVE, LOOVEEE how passionate you are about putting a stop to violence! We need more passionate people like you! I know some people that are suffering from this at this very moment so I think we just need to pray and to let go and let God. May they find peace this holiday season and get out of the bonds that are holding them back. As far as that DESERT. *Salivates* I wish, wish, wish I could lose these 30 pounds already so I could start eating what I wanted instead of coming to your lovely blog and daydreaming. sigh. One day. One day.

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  8. Oh yum! Those look so dang good. Love the easy recipes with just a couple ingredients :)

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    1. Yeah, when things get too complicated in the kitchen, I'm outta there! (lol) I just want to fix it fast and eat!

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  9. Well put! We like to believe that things like you mentioned aren't happening near us, but all too often they are.

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    1. You'd be so amazed, Stephanie how close it is. Hugs...

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  10. It is easier for domestic violence to thrive in our busy, 'mind your own business' day and age. Good reminder to keep an eye out for our neighbors.

    Yummo! Thanks for the easy peasy brownie recipe.

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    1. It's amazing how easy this recipe is, Sophia. I was telling Anna, that when it gets too hot in the kitchen with difficult stuff, I can't cope, and move to my cheeseburger. (lol) Hugs...

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