Is it Thursday already?

@Rollo1 (16659)
Boston, Massachusetts
January 28, 2016 7:14am CST
I don't know why this is so difficult, getting back into the swing of things online. I guess I have just been picking up other hobbies and pursuits that now demand to retain that time slot that they began to occupy. It's been an eventful week with crazy mornings filled with people scrambling to leave the house on time to get to their destinations. Somehow, mornings seem so full of panic, that I need the rest of the day to recover. And I have started blogging again but mostly on my knitting blog which ties it all into my current yarn obsession. It's even harder to concentrate this morning, having begun the day with a marshmallow-covered brownie. A sugar rush that I am going to regret later when my body is fainting for lack of protein. Everyone scoffed at putting the marshmallows on the brownies, but I notice they are all gobbling them up. The Girl said "Really? Marshmallows on brownies? Is that a thing?" "Yes, it's a thing" I answered. "It's a Rachel Ray thing". That made her go quiet, since she has no idea who Rachel Ray is. And truthfully, I did see Rachel Ray do it on one of those Facebook videos. Ray took a brownie mix, added peanut butter chips and put marshmallows on top and although they looked delicious, all I could think was "Really? You have a cooking show on TV and you use a mix?" What is television coming to?
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@jaboUK (52875)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 16
I've not yet tried any sort of brownie, but a marshmallow on top sounds good to me. I hope you do get back into the swing of things here, you are missed.
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jan 16
Brownies are so easy to make, even without a mix. Chocolately, fudgy goodness.
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@jaboUK (52875)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 16
@Rollo1 I'll get round to trying them one day. I wish @rosekitty lived closer as she'd give me some - lol.
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@paigea (21556)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
@Rollo1 I need a good brownie recipe. My last few attempts were not great.
@MALUSE (37089)
• Germany
28 Jan 16
Marshmallows? Brownies? A very American recipe!
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Jan 16
Yes, definitely. Especially if you put peanut butter in them, too.
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• United States
29 Jan 16
Yes, but without all the additions. The only one should be walnut chips. The rest is just folly and spoils the effect (just sayin').
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@LadyDuck (142240)
• Switzerland
28 Jan 16
A cooking show using a mix this is insane. This is a very unusual recipe, not for me, I am allergic to peanuts.
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jan 16
I think we could all do cooking shows if we could use mixes.
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@LadyDuck (142240)
• Switzerland
29 Jan 16
@Rollo1 I am pretty sure that most of us would do, even the children.
• Midland, Michigan
1 Feb 16
@Rollo1 was she on her show when the video on FB was made, Anja, or was she in her home or elsewhere. The idea to me was that she has a cooking show, not that she was then on it too. Either way absurd.
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• United States
29 Jan 16
Hey, she's rich. She can do whatever she wants, including using a mix.
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jan 16
I don't begrudge her the mix, sometimes you can take easy things and make them into delicious things. But I am surprised that a TV chef is recommending mixes. I thought they all grew their own wheat and milled their own flour, etc.
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• United States
29 Jan 16
@Rollo1 Okay, I see. No, they don't grow their own. Neither do they clean their own houses, drive their own cars, etc. They are too busy with self-promotion, which is how they stay employed so they can hire their day to day work done.
@Platespinner (16588)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Jan 16
I have just lost all respect for Rachel Ray. A mix???? Seriously!
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jan 16
Next thing you know, she'll be adding cans of soda to cake mix and calling it a recipe. I don't watch cooking shows, but FB is full of videos of what you should be making for dinner.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Jan 16
@Rollo1 I avoid processed foods and mixes...so I find most of those recipes are pretty useless for me. Whatever happened to basic, simple foods that are made from scratch?
@Morleyhunt (19196)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
My focus is off today. I was hoping to prove to myself that it would be possible to Reach the magic payout in 29 days.
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jan 16
I think you can do it. I know you can. Get in there and be hopeful.
@Asylum (48288)
• Manchester, England
28 Jan 16
The name Rachel Ray is meaningless to me as well, so I can understand why the girl was confused by that.
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Jan 16
She's our Nigella Lawson, I suppose.
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@Asylum (48288)
• Manchester, England
28 Jan 16
@Rollo1 Very interesting, but who is “Nigella Lawson”?
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Jan 16
@Asylum She's the UK's Rachel Ray.
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@Jessicalynnt (47798)
• Centralia, Missouri
28 Jan 16
even pizza hut had a marshmallow brownie thing this winter, it was tasty. Been doing that sort of thing for years, very tasty.
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jan 16
It's hard to think of a way to ruin a brownie, everything is good with brownies.
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• Centralia, Missouri
29 Jan 16
@Rollo1 no kidding. I was just thinking that dried fruit bits might be nice, like raspberry
• Philippines
28 Jan 16
And I have just read about the National Chocolate Cake Day, now it is marshmallow covered brownie. I am kind of regretting that I did not have coffee and cake after dinner. Sigh.
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jan 16
We need National coffee day so we can have a nice cup with our cake.
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• Philippines
29 Jan 16
@Rollo1 I could already smell that nice cup of coffee. I finally had a slice of cake awhile back. It is my colleague's birthday.
• Japan
29 Jan 16
One should not criticize food and then gobble it up. The complainers should leave the food to people who say, "Oo yum,that looks great!"
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jan 16
Then I might have had to eat the whole pan of brownies. Wait, that's not such a bad idea...
@JudyEv (116340)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jan 16
Can't imagine marshmallows on brownies! But maybe it's nice. :)
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jan 16
Marshmallow that gets browned on top is always nice, even without a brownie underneath.
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Jan 16
Glad you popped in... I hope you get your mojo back, and back into the swing of coming on here.... that recipe sounds nice.... ...
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jan 16
I knocked the wind out of my mojo yesterday, but we will see how much I can recover.
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@fawkes62 (1303)
• United States
28 Jan 16
I don't think I've seen brownies with marshmallows on top, but they sound delicious, and sticky.
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jan 16
They are only sticky when they are hot.
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@Tampa_girl7 (24384)
• United States
28 Jan 16
I have never had marshmallows on brownies. I do enjoy a marshmallow over a fire, then on fire and blown out. It tastes Devine.
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jan 16
The marshmallows get all browned and they taste very nice on the brownie.
28 Jan 16
Oh my goodness, I am sitting here at my desk, salivating. Yummy.
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jan 16
Sometimes you just gotta do it, you just gotta put the marshmallows on the chocolate.
@marlina (70245)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
Hope that you do get back here ASAP.
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jan 16
I am trying to catch up a bit.
@JESSY3236 (5869)
• United States
28 Jan 16
I love brownies, but I don't think I would want one with marshmallows on top.
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jan 16
You need to try it, you'll like it.
@Ladypeace (2066)
• Singapore
28 Jan 16
Hey look! It's Rachel and her 5 magical brownie recipes you can make from brownie mix. She probably endorses that stuff.
Want to make a show-stopping dessert with only a few fun ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard?
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jan 16
I don't know if she said which brand of brownies she uses, though.
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 Feb 16
She is all about the 30 minute meal so it seems logical she would chose a mix since most of her viewers have never made or probably eaten a from scratch brownie. It is just the way the word is. If I want scratch I would watch Ina.
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• Philippines
29 Jan 16
oh no sweets for me. but once am okay, maybe i can eat brownies or marshmallows again.
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