Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Brownies & Wednesday Worthy

It’s all B.E.’s fault! She posted her brownie recipe in Monday’s comments. If you missed it, you can see if here   I did my absolute best to resist while writing some pages. And by the way, Linc (from CAGED MAGIC, coming around March 2015) has a dirty mind and I give up fighting him on this. I’m writing it the way he tells me and I can fix it later. Linc tells me it’s MY fault for leaving him hanging (his words) for sooooo long.

Vintage stylized monochrome sepia classic portrait of young male


Yeah. sure, blame the writer, dude. Whatever gets you through the day.

Anyway, what was I talking about? Oh yeah, the brownies. So I was thinking hard about B.E.’s recipe wondering what would happen if I swapped out the regular unsweetened cocoa for special dark unsweetened cocoa, use Kahlua in place of vanilla (I double or tripled the amount) and then dump in the left over mini chocolate chips I have on hand?

Well of course, this became a matter of SCIENTIFIC CURIOSITY. I had no choice but to run this Very Important Experiment. And here is the result:

dark chocolate brownies

This picture is off center, because Wizard was standing over me saying “I have a scientific curiously too…” And he told me in detail  making me laugh. It had to do with pictures of me…and yeah…never mind. IT’S NOT HAPPENING WIZARD!

So The Brownie Verdict? I was unsure, suspecting the B.E’s original version is better. Wizard, however, said these brownies rock. I dunno…maybe I have to make the original version for a side-by-side comparison :-)

Now for our Wednesday Worthy Candidate. This one is  a couple picture, you can mentally delete the woman if you wish :-)

Smiling couple

Do you think he’s worthy? Or maybe the guy in the first pic? Or are neither one of them doing it for you today?


10 comments to “Brownies & Wednesday Worthy”

  1. Viki S.
    November 19th, 2014 at 3:45 am · Link

    The guy in the first picture is my choice :).

    Oh you and Linc. He can be very distracting. I can’t wait for next year when he can distract me ;).

    I really like the way your mind works. The recipe sounded great as is but your changes are fantastic. Measuring can be very difficult too – double or tripled the Kahlua.

    Wizard is funny. Now here I thought he wanted to take more brownie photos ;).

    It’s been very chilly here. Yesterday we had windchill of -13F. It’s not as windy now but still only 10F at the moment. I feel for family back in NY. It’s hard to even imagine 71 inches of snow in 24 hours – WOW! For once I would not enjoy that snow.

    Have a great day!

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    November 19th, 2014 at 8:13 am · Link

    ROFL… perfect! I tweak all recipes, so you adding to mine is awesome. I almost put special dark chips in this batch, but I went purist. I hope you slap some ice cream on those suckers. (15 seconds in the microwave warms ’em up just right.) All I know is it’s a good thing I don’t make these often or I’d be huge.

    You and Wizard crack me up. But then again, you’re a lot like us.

    Stop fighting Linc. Chances are he’ll wander away during edits and you can make things the way you want without him ever knowing. ;o)

    This guy will be worthy once he grows in his beard and cultivates a ‘stache to go with it so he loses the Amish look, or shaves it off altogether. As it is, he looks like a kid getting naughty on his Rumsprigga. LOL

  3. Ashlynn Pearce
    November 19th, 2014 at 8:39 am · Link

    The guy in the first pic….sorry I drooled over that pic for, well lets not talk about it. ;)

    The couple, I do like, Could almost her Ethan from WRECK IF he were covered in tattoos. …hrmmm. I think I have a tattoo fetish. :twisted:

  4. Kat
    November 19th, 2014 at 10:30 am · Link

    I like the first Guy’s attitude.

    Of course cooking is a science just like making home brew is one. I use to enjoy tasting the honey wine experiments that hubs use to make. Talk about a way to warm up in cold weather. Some were keepers and others draino. His home made coffee liquor was as good as the brands. My son is interested in his dad’s recipes, but he will have to pass his science and math classes and wait till he is 21 to start his own brew batches.

    Linc and wizard both like to see you blush. Don’t worry if you blush and need an ice cold drink while you write the scene than it is all the better for me as a reader. Go ahead Linc make it hot. :lol:

  5. Silver James
    November 19th, 2014 at 11:56 am · Link

    OMG! *wipes drool* Oh! And Brownies, too?!?!? Yum!!!

    You and Wiz are too funny. That said, listen to Linc. The man knows, I’m tellin’ ya! And yeah. Definitely #1. He’s just… *deep feminine sigh* Guy #2, not so much. Nice body but something about his face just doesn’t do it for me. Now, where was I? Oh…yeah. First Guy feeding me Brownies. And Linc. *bwahahaha*

  6. Jenn
    November 19th, 2014 at 12:06 pm · Link

    Viki, I **knew** you were gonna catch that on the Kahlua, LOL! Your mind works on correct measurements–it’s your engineering background :-) Okay I did a tablespoon plus a splash, looking for consistency so the wet and dry ingredients would mix and bake correctly (sadly baking is all about math and chemistry, and it’s weird that I like it so much). But with three eggs in the batter, I was pretty sure it’d set up correctly.

    I’m giving Linc the reigns so let’s see what he does. Because I’ve been screwing this book up so obviously I need to just get out of the way.

    It’s freezing ass cold in parts of the country and I don’t even know how they are coping, The cold where you are is bad enough–I’d be huddled in a corner crying to come back to So Cal where the weather weenies live. You guys stay warm and safe!

    And um, nope, Wizard wasn’t talking about taking pictures of brownies :!: Bad Wizard :twisted:

  7. Jenn
    November 19th, 2014 at 12:10 pm · Link

    B.e. I had to look up Rumsprigga and now I’ve learned a new word! Awesome!

    Wizard had brownies with ice cream last night, and said to was great. I left them alone–I had enough before dinner. I was pretty much just messing around since I had some pages done and Wizard was out of the house for a little while. Somehow though he came home just as the brownies were coming out of the oven.

    Linc better get this right!

  8. Jenn
    November 19th, 2014 at 12:12 pm · Link

    Ashlynn, I knew everyone was going to go for the first pic, LOL! Me too!

    Tattoos are hot right now so you’re in good company :-)

  9. Jenn
    November 19th, 2014 at 12:15 pm · Link

    Kat, that sounds like a fun hobby! I’d blow something up though. I can bake with liquor and that’s my limit. But I bet your hubby’s coffee liquor was good! I forget I even have the Kahlua and until I bake.

    I hope it’s a good scene. I’m going to hide up in my corner chair and write it today.

  10. Jenn
    November 19th, 2014 at 12:17 pm · Link

    Silver…um you seem a little fixated this morning :-) And FYI I saw your tweet and entered the Readers Choice just to support your chapter. You guys rock.

    Now I must stop thinking about brownies.

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