This past week my family and I did some grilling and had an indoor picnic. While my guys manned the grill, I stayed in the house getting some fruit ready and baking Cappuccino-Frosted Brownies. 

This recipe is so easy to make, almost too easy, and the flavor is wonderful for coffee lovers!

 

 

T-Bones on the grill - #SummerOfGrilling cupcakesandcrinoline.com

My middle son patted them down with some olive oil and salted and peppered each side, let them sit for about 30 minutes and then off to the grill they went.

 

Cappuccino-frosted brownies

 

Table set and ready for t-bones! #SummerOfGrillingWe had planned to eat outside but we had a late afternoon DOWNPOUR and the yard was soggy! UGH…..so we moved everything but the grilling inside.Fresh fruit and peanut butter cookies!

We had some fresh fruit to munch on while waiting for everything to be done – more naturally sweet and juicy – this time of year is the BEST!

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Once the steaks were done we all sat down and had some much-appreciated family time enjoying the first of many summer dinners. 

 

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What are your FAVORITE things to grill?

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Cappuccino-Frosted Brownies

Brownies
4 (1 ounce) unsweetened chocolate baking squares
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk chocolate morsels

Frosting
1 envelop cafe mocha cappuccino mix (0.82 ounces)
1/4 cup hot milk
1/8 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar
1 tablespoon cold milk

For Brownies:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Microwave chocolate squares and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl at high for 2 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals. Stir in sugar
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating with a spoon just until blending after adding each egg.
Stir in flour and vanilla until well blending.
Stir in chocolate morsels.
Pour mixture into a lightly greased 13 by 9 inch pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting:
Stir together cappuccino mix and hot milk in a small cup until mix is dissolved. Cover an chill until completely cool; approximately 15 minutes.
Beat milk mixture and butter at medium speed with electric mixer until well combined.
Gradually add powdered sugar and cocoa beating until smooth and fluffy!
Beat in 1 tablespoon cold milk if needed for consistency.

Enjoy!