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Rocky Road Brownies from Nancy Baggett

Around this time of year, there is a tendency to “go for it” when it comes to desserts. That chocolate roulade or the extra-dense pumpkin pie topped with cinnamon flavored whipped cream. Even our cookies get a holiday coating of extra stuff. Here, there are three extras: marshmallow, nuts, and chocolate chips. This a true…

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Brownies from Classic Cookies with a Modern Twist

“Where is the 8 by 8 pan?” Suzen asked me. “There, right there, in that stack in your hand,” I answered. She was holding a big collection of baking pans. She had a frustrated look on her face. “Ya think!” she responded with angst. God, sometimes I have to prove everything. I got the ruler.…

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Dense Chocolate Brownies from Comfort Food by Rick Rodgers

Sometimes in a marriage there can be a little role reversal. No, we are not talking about Bruce or Caitlyn Jenner here. This is more important than mere sex. This is about chocolate. In Comfort Food, Rick Rodgers presents iconic recipes for the dishes you grew up loving. In Comfort the recipes have been perfected,…

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Brownie Styles: Fudgy, Chewy, and Cakey

Last week I posted a review of a brownie book, Best-Ever Brownies, and gave you a recipe for a cake brownie pictured above. If you were ever confused, because brownie texture and taste seem to vary so much, your confusion will be clarified here. Brownies come in three basic styles. The fudgy ones that seem…

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