You guys. I have just come to terms with the fact that I am obsessed with brownies. I mean first there were the slutty brownies, and then there were the cousins to slutty brownies, and now, today, on this very special day, I made you Knock you Naked Brownies.
You see, today we are celebrating a very special persons 2nd cookbook, Food from my Frontier. She’s pretty awesome. Totally amazing. And you may know her. (and if you don’t, clearly you’ve been living under a rock) Her name is Ree, aka The Pioneer Woman. And she totally rocks. (and so do these brownies – just ask my yoga pants – even those are a little tighter than usual)
Ree is one of the most kind and funny people I’ve met to date in this fun food blogging world of ours. She’s down to earth and just wonderful. Not to mention her recipes are always crowd pleasers. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve made her recipes for dinner parties, clients, and everyone else and they are always impressed! So when I received her latest cookbook a few weeks ago, after drooling over every single recipe, I decided that the knock you naked brownies needed to be shared. They will rock your socks off. [and maybe even your clothes according to the title 🙂 ]
And here is what happened. I made these about 2 weeks ago with every intention of photographing them a few hours after they came out of the oven. Well, that didn’t work. I took a little spoon and had a small nibble. And that small nibble turned into me eating pretty much half of the brownie pan and then hiding the entire thing from my fiance so I didn’t look like a total fatty when he came home. I mean I’m supposed to be getting in shape for my wedding here people. So I hid the brownie pan so no one could see my evidence. Then I made another batch a few days later so I could snap a quick pic…. but friends came over for dinner and devoured them before I got a chance to have my moment with these little beautiful brownies. So finally, 3 days ago, I made a batch late one night and stuck them immediately in the fridge and went to bed. Then, first thing in the morning I grabbed my camera and went to town. And as a reward…well I had one for breakfast and then immediately sent the rest to work with Thomas so I wouldn’t be tempted to eat my THIRD pan in 2 weeks.
A few of my favorite bloggers and I got together to share some of our favorite recipes from Ree’s new book to celebrate her today! She’s just wonderful. And you should totally get the book. It’s amazing.
To hold you over till you can hustle out to Barnes and Noble, or click on over to Amazon, here’s the recipe for her Knock you Naked Brownies. Do me a favor. Make these. Immediately. They will totes rock your world.