Mint Chocolate Brownies

Carina Bakes

While this may not be an Irish recipe, the green mint dresses these brownies up for the occasion.  I prefer a moist, chewy brownie as opposed to a cakey one and this recipe delivers.  Top it off with a peppermint patty style topping and some chocolate glaze and the results are delicious.

Mint Chocolate Brownies



  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • pinch salt (only if you used unsalted butter)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 and grease an 8 inch square baking pan.  Place the chocolate and butter in a medium saucepan and melt over low heat stirring constantly.  Take off heat just before chocolate finishes melting and stir in the sugar.  Add the eggs one at a time mixing until fully incorporated.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes…

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Roujiamo- “Just Another Hamburger?”

Life Is Beautiful

Do you know Roujiamo, often refereed as Chinese Hamburger,  actually has over 2000 year history? Even its name is derived from the classical Chinese people never speak in daily lives. Sounds pretty cool, isn’t it?

Decades ago,   Roujiamo was  only a local food seen in Xian. Now, almost every cities in China, you can grab it at street vendors or small Shaanxi Style restaurants.  People just love it, no matter how fatty it is. There was even a joke saying that the reason MacDonald’s took decades to show presence in Xian is simply to avoid direct competition with Roujiamo when still tapping the china market. Some times, we couldn’t help thinking what will happen if Roujiamo chain comes to US and stands right next to MacDonal’s? It may be a fun business.

Anyway, why not check out Roujiamo? You won’t be disappointed, as far as things resemble hamburger are…

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