Who can resist "Best-Ever Brownies" in the coveted upper-left placement and a chocolate-pin-up of 4 lovely brownies gracing the cover? Not my husband-who-bakes and not my daughter-who-loves-chocolate. Before I knew it there were brownies cooling on the kitchen counter.
As I was playing around trying to mirror the BA cover, I realized that while I love the cooking 'zines and books, they can also be the food-equivalent to the 50 Most Beautiful People. Real food can be pretty but it's usually pretty messy too.
It's unbelievable to me that unsweetened cocoa, which pretty much looks (and tastes) like dirt can be transformed into this feat of brownie awesomeness.
Our glamour shot has 3 brownies. Not because I'm cheap, but because 4 is the ridiculously unlucky number in Asian cultures. I could never stack an even number, least of all 4 of something. And those were the last ones left :)
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