Monday, May 23, 2011


We have a VERY big change to announce in Thathouse. We're expecting a new addition to Thatfamily - and I'm not talking about our October Special Delivery. This new addition won't be happening until 2012, although it's funny because it's not going to feel like a new addition.

Thatboy and I are overjoyed to announce that we will soon have - a new sister! On Saturday, UDubb agreed to officially join our family. I would be worried on her behalf, but she already knows what she's getting into. We are obviously unbelievably excited since UDubb is a family favorite. And this means I don't have to worry about running out of Nike Gear anytime soon.

Speaking of change, this week on Eat.Live.Be. we're talking about changing things up, and how we've changed things in the last five months.

In general, I haven't done too many changes to my diet. Other than giving up alcohol. As for exercise - still running, but I am running shorter distances. Same time, I'm just slower. The only real change in my routine is that I've added in some Prenatal Pilates. It's a good addition to the running since it's more of a muscle stretcher than a muscle builder. It also is great for keeping me limber and flexible.

And a little change up from me - I can't remember the last time I posted a good chocolatey dessert recipe. But this seems like a time to celebrate. And brownies always scream "celebration." So does pie. So a brownie pie is like double the celebration!

Brownie Pie
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 6 ounces)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
4 oz semi sweet chocolate, broken into chunks/pieces
3 Tbsp butter
4 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Mix the graham crackers with 1/4 cup sugar and melted butter and press into bottom and sides of 9 inch pie pan. Chill while preparing filling.
  2. Combine corn syrup, remaining sugar, and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes, stirring till sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  3. Add chocolate and remaining butter to to syrup, stirring until chocolate is melted and smooth. Let cool 5 minutes.
  4. Pour chocolate over eggs, stirring.
  5. Add vanilla and mix well.
  6. Pour chocolate mixture into pie crust and bake for about an hour. (I toppped mine with cherries, but you can use caramel, or any other fruit that floats your boat)
Next week's topic is our favorite things about summer!

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  1. Mega mega mega congrats on ALL the new additions! And yeah, brownies sound like a good way to celebrate...mmmm chocolate.

  2. Lots of GOOD change coming your way! Brownie pie ... so good!

  3. So many exciting changes! Congrats to all!
    Wishing I had chocolate in the house so I could make this--have nothing special to celebrate except a Tuesday night in, but think it would be worth it anyways!

  4. Exciting changes! Brownie pie looks amazing!

  5. What exciting changes. Your brownie pie was a perfect way to celebrate. Chocolate says it better than champagne. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  6. What an exciting year you have coming up! Hooray!