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Easy Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Brownies are one of every chocolate lover’s favorite desserts. Sure, you can buy a boxed mix, but did you know they are surprisingly easy to make from scratch? We think baking homemade brownies is easy as pie – except easier! All you need to get started is a few pantry staples, a mixing bowl and a hand mixer.

Easy Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

When the brownies are finished, you can serve them as-is for a lush, fudgy treat, or you can decorate them for a burst of holiday cheer. This will quickly become your go-to recipe for bake sales, potlucks, holiday parties and impromptu dessert cravings. Speaking of impromptu dessert cravings, I think it’s time to bake.

Easy Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Fudgy Chocolate Brownies
YIELDS: 16 servings

Ingredients
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 package (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
Heat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with nonstick foil or spray a foil-lined pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large microwavable bowl, microwave the butter and chocolate chips on medium power for 2 minutes or until butter is melted and chips are shiny.
With a hand mixer, beat chocolate mixture on medium until blended, about 1 minute. Add sugar and continue to beat on high until mixture is lighter in color.
Add eggs and vanilla to chocolate mixture. Continue to beat on medium until well blended, about 2 minutes.
Reduce speed to low, add flour, baking cocoa and salt and beat until smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Spread evenly into corners.
Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until a thin layer sugar layer has formed on the top of the brownies. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Lift brownies by foil edges onto cutting board. Fold back foil and cut into squares.
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S'mores Pie from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

S’mores are the ultimate easy DIY dessert, but with after school activities, football games and homework taking up many of those crisp fall evenings, we often forget to make them.  

S'mores Pie from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

We’ve tried making them in the microwave, but the graham cracker gets soft and the marshmallow doesn’t brown properly. We’ve tried them in the toaster oven, but it creates a huge mess. We’ve even tried using a kitchen brulee torch, but the marshmallow just doesn’t puff up the way we like it.

S'mores Pie from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Maybe we’re being too picky, but you know how you can bite into a s’more and it’s mostly graham cracker and not enough filling? Or if you use two marshmallows you end up with a burning hot blob of goo squishing out the side? It’s just not that good. What if you could take the flavor combination of s’mores and turn it into a quick and easy dessert in your kitchen?

S'mores Pie from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Obviously, we took that as a challenge, and the results were aaaaa-mazing! We started with a crisp, buttery graham cracker crust. Then, we filled it with a simple chocolate ganache and topped it with marshmallows we toasted to the perfect golden brown.

With only six ingredients you may already have on hand, you can create a rich, chocolatey pie with a campfire inspired topping and crust, too. Take a few minutes, grab the food processor and make this pie with your family on a cool fall evening. You’ll be so glad you did, and you won’t even need to hunt for sticks.

S'mores Pie from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


S'mores Pie
SERVES: 16

Ingredients
8 graham crackers, each broken into 4 pieces
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar, divided
1 cup heavy cream
1 package (12 oz.) mini chocolate chips, divided
1 package (8 oz.) marshmallows, cut in half lengthwise
Instructions
Heat oven to 350°F.
Using a food processor with S-blade and with processor running, drop graham cracker pieces through the food chute and process until fine crumbs are formed.
Add melted butter and 2 tablespoons sugar through the food chute until mixed. Press mixture evenly into a 9-inch pie plate.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Place on cooling rack and cool completely.
Add heavy cream, 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in medium saucepan over low heat.
Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Pour mixture into a large mixing bowl and refrigerate about 30 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Beat chocolate mixture on medium speed until mixture thickened. Spoon into prepared crust.
Cover and refrigerate until completely cooled.
Heat broiler on LOW.
Arrange marshmallows over top of pie. Broil until marshmallows are puffed and golden brown.
Melt remaining 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips in microwave or double boiler. Drizzle over pie before serving.
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63232 Eclectrics Stand Mixer

 All-metal and dressed in a range of colors, Eclectrics® Stand Mixers belong on the countertop, where they’re always ready for jobs big or small. From the thickest cookie dough to the most delicate egg whites, a Hamilton Beach® Eclectrics® Stand Mixer has the power, speed and finesse to take on any kitchen task. Its 400-watt motor makes short work of kneading, mixing and whipping.

 



How to Make Perfect Whipped Cream (with lots of photos!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Do you shy away from homemade whipped cream because it seems complicated or fussy? Don’t! Making fresh whipped cream is incredibly easy (once you know what to look for), and the taste is far better than the canisters at the grocery store. If you’re going to work so hard on homemade pie, don’t top it with anything but the best.

How to Make Perfect Whipped Cream (with lots of photos!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Start with whipping cream that’s been refrigerated. (Tip: It doesn’t hurt to refrigerate or freeze your whisk and mixer bowl, too.) Whipping cream and heavy cream are high fat creams (35% and 36%, respectively), which means they’ll whip up nicely. Don’t bother trying to make whipped cream with a low fat milk or cream, because it won’t work.

How to Make Perfect Whipped Cream (with lots of photos!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Start by mixing on low speed (so you don’t make big splashes) until you see your cream start to get bubbly. This will probably take about a minute, longer if you’re whisking by hand. Pause, and add the sugar and any flavoring, like vanilla extract, almond extract, peppermint extract or Irish cream.

How to Make Perfect Whipped Cream (with lots of photos!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Mix again on low until you can see soft peaks starting to form. You can tell you’re getting close when the whisk begins to cut through the cream and it increases slightly in volume.

How to Make Perfect Whipped Cream (with lots of photos!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Soft peaks is a term people use when discussing whipped creams and meringues. It means the cream has increased in volume because the air has been incorporated. The whipped cream will be smooth and silky. It might drip a little, but overall, it’ll sit softly on the edge of your whisk.

How to Make Perfect Whipped Cream (with lots of photos!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

If you want stiff peaks, beat a little bit longer. You may want to stop periodically as you go to make sure you don’t overbeat your cream. When the whisk starts to really pull up the whipped cream and the volume has about doubled, you’re probably at stiff peaks.

How to Make Perfect Whipped Cream (with lots of photos!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Unlike soft peaks, stiff peaks will sit upright and thick without dripping off your whisk. It’s firmer and stronger, yet remains smooth and creamy. You shouldn’t beat past stiff peaks for whipped cream as it will get grainy and eventually separate.

How to Make Perfect Whipped Cream (with lots of photos!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

You know you’ve gone too far when your whipped cream starts to look more like cottage cheese. It’s no longer silky and smooth, but clumpy and peakless.

How to Make Perfect Whipped Cream (with lots of photos!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

If you get to this point, don’t fret. You can keep going a little longer and make a perfectly good sweet butter. Add some cinnamon for a homemade spread perfect for thick morning toast or mashed sweet potatoes. The liquid that’s left is actually buttermilk. Pretty cool, right?

How to Make Perfect Whipped Cream (with lots of photos!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Whipped Cream

Ingredients
1 cup whipping cream
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
Instructions
Place cream in deep container. Blend on high speed for 1 minute.
Add sugar and vanilla. Continue to blend until soft peaks form. Watch closely. It can be easily overbeaten.
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Come back tomorrow to see how we used our gorgeous homemade whipped cream in a holiday-ready coffee drink.

Salted Caramel Mocha Latte using the Perfect Whipped Cream from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Paint the town red (or just your countertop) with this high-performance mixer. The Eclectrics® Stand Mixer makes mixing easy, so you have more time for your favorite part — sharing all your homemade treats.

All-metal and dressed in a range of colors, Eclectrics® Stand Mixers belong on the countertop, where they’re always ready for jobs big or small. From the thickest cookie dough to the most delicate egg whites, a Hamilton Beach® Eclectrics® Stand Mixer has the power, speed and finesse to take on any kitchen task. Its 400-watt motor makes short work of kneading, mixing and whipping.

How to Make Perfect Whipped Cream (with lots of photos!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach



Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Fall is here and the local pumpkin patches are full of families searching for just the right jack-o-lantern to decorate the front porch. A chill in the air makes you crave hot beverages and those favorite fall flavors like cinnamon, apples and – of course – pumpkin.

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Combining the tastes of fall, pumpkin donuts make a delicious breakfast or dessert topped with ice cream and perhaps a drizzle of caramel. Making your own donuts does take some effort, but when you bite into this warm treat covered in cinnamon-sugar, you’ll be rewarded. We make them in a deep fryer to ensure a crisp, even coating and a soft interior.

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

These donuts are cake-style, meaning you won’t have to wait for the dough to rise and you can satisfy your donut craving even sooner. The dough comes together very quickly, and after a quick rest in the refrigerator, they’re ready to roll. Kids love to help roll out dough and cut out donut shapes. Save the donut holes and fry them last. They are delicious little leftovers – or a secret reward for the hungry cook!

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Using the deep fryer, donuts take just two minutes to cook. Cool them on a wire rack lined with paper towels. A quick shake in a resealable plastic bag of cinnamon sugar completes the process. Grab a mug of hot cider and enjoy!

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Pumpkin Donuts
YIELDS: 16 servings

Ingredients
1 cup pureed pumpkin
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch ground allspice
1 cup sugar
Instructions
With a mixer on medium speed, beat pumpkin, brown sugar, buttermilk, oil and egg until blended.
Gradually stir in flour, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg and allspice until well blended. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Heat oil in deep fryer with basket to 375ºF.
Roll dough to 3/8-inch thickness on floured surface. Using a floured donut cutter, cut donuts. Gather pieces, roll and cut again. Repeat cutting and rolling with remaining dough.
Carefully, lower donuts into deep fryer. Cook 1 minute and turn over. (Donut will raise to the surface before 1 minute.)
Cook an additional minute. Remove to a wire rack lined with paper towels. Cool 5 minutes.
Shake sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a resealable plastic bag to combine. Add donuts, two at a time to bag. Seal bag and shake until donuts are coated with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Notes
Use extra dough to make donut holes. Shake them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture after frying for a delicious snack.
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12 Cup Oil Capacity Deep Fryer (35033)Hamilton Beach® Deep Fryers are generously sized for greater versatility — some even accommodating a whole chicken. What’s more, you can fry crispy, mouth-watering foods without the mess you’ve come to expect. Food can be lowered into hot oil and lifted out while the lid is closed for splatter-free frying. Hamilton Beach® Deep Fryers also feature adjustable heat and convenient timers.

 



Basic Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

In the Hamilton Beach test kitchen, we pride ourselves on coming up with great ideas to make cooking healthy, delicious meals for your family as effortless as possible. This recipe for basic, all-purpose shredded chicken is one of our favorite examples of easy and adaptable recipes. You can make it on Sunday and use the chicken in meals all week.

Basic Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Basic shredded chicken can be easily made in a slow cooker while you prep other foods for the week, and all it takes is a family pack of chicken breasts, an onion and a little seasoning. In a couple hours, you can remove the cooked chicken from the slow cooker to either slice or shred for use later. Our favorite way to shred warm, cooked chicken breast is in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Just add the chicken to the bowl and turn it on low until the chicken separates into shredded pieces. We work in batches and then divvy it up into labeled storage bags for use all week.

Basic Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The storage bags go into the fridge or freezer, and we pull from them to make Buffalo Chicken Sliders, Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Chicken Enchiladas, Curried Chicken Salad, Chicken Sandwiches, Chicken Fajitas and Chipotle Burrito Bowls. You could also try topping a Caesar salad or making quick and easy tacos with it. The next time you think about weekly meal prep-made-easy, add this quick and delicious recipe to the mix.

Basic Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Basic Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken
YIELDS: 8 servings

Ingredients
1 large onion, sliced
4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 Tablespoon roasted garlic and herbs seasoning blend
Instructions
Place sliced onion in bottom of slow cooker crock.
Sprinkle chicken with seasoning.
Cover and cook on HIGH 2 to 3 hours or LOW 4 to 5 hours.
To shred chicken with a stand mixer, place half of cooked, hot chicken in bowl of mixer. Start on low and beat until chicken is broken up. Increase speed and mix on HIGH until chicken is evenly shredded. Repeat with second half of chicken.
Notes
Use the shredded chicken for salads, enchiladas, casseroles or sandwiches. Can be frozen for future use.
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For “one-pot” simplicity, nothing beats slow cooking. But when it comes to bringing hot meals to parties and potlucks, spills can be a concern. With the travel-friendly Set & Forget® Slow Cooker, messes aren’t an issue.