Buckeye Brownies And Our Little Peanut Plant

I am getting together with my girls tomorrow for another craft day. We just started having these girls day out type craft days and we like to have a potluck lunch that way we don’t have to drop everything and go somewhere to eat. We all live in small towns and it is not productive to drive 20 minutes to the nearest fast food restaurant. I am bringing dessert tomorrow and I thought no girls day could be complete without chocolate! I decided on brownies and then remembered I had some frozen peanut butter cookie dough leftover from Valentines Day. Who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate together? Okay I am sure there is someone out there who doesn’t, but I don’t know them.

What you will need

  • 1 Box of Brownie Mix
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Eggs
  • Peanut Butter Cookie Dough (1/2 of your favorite recipe)


Mix your brownie mix according to the directions on the package. Pour the batter into a greased 9×13 baking dish. Drop your cookie dough on top of the brownie batter. I placed mine strategically at first so each brownie would have a good chunk of cookie in it. I then crumbled the last two cookie dough balls over the top of the entire dish.


Bake in a preheated oven according to package directions. Enjoy!



While we are on the subject of peanut butter, I thought I would show everyone a picture of the peanut plant we are growing. I am quite proud of this little plant, because I have no talent when it comes to gardening. We got these little Buddy McNutty peanut growing kits when we went to Septemberfest at the Governor’s Mansion here in Oklahoma.


We finally got around to planting it last month. I can’t believe how much it has already grown. I plan on transplanting it and hopefully getting some peanuts to grow. It has been a fun little lesson for the kids on how a plant grows from a seed.



Uppercase/Lowercase Alphabet Matching Game with Free Printable

I have a ton of poker chips!


I think they are great to use in making learning games. I came up with this simple game idea last night. My kids are learning the difference between uppercase and lowercase letters right now. I decided to make a game board with 26 circles printed on it. The circles are the same size as the poker chips and each circle has an uppercase letter of the alphabet in it. I then took white garage sale dot labels and wrote in sharpie marker the letters in lowercase. I attatched the white dots to the center of the poker chips. I also underlined the lowercase letters in red marker so my kids would know which direction the letters were meant to go. I laminated the game boards and now my kids are having fun learning and playing at the same time.


Here is the link for the free printable.