You’re 3 Ingredients From Fudgy Buckwheat Brownies

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we’re gue…

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. Psst, did you hear we’re coming out with a cookbook? We’re coming out with a cookbook!


One of the earliest brownie recipes dates back to 1896 and curiously, even disconcertingly, includes no chocolate—just butter, sugar, molasses, egg, flour, and pecan “meat,” as Fannie Farmer described it in her Boston Cooking School Cook Book.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie Bars

Welcome to 2021. We had sort of, um…an abrupt beginning to the New Year. After a punishing 2020 where the pandemic pretty much upended everything in our lives, a lot of us were looking forward to some stability, seasoned with some optimism about the virus, but things took a decidedly different turn in a direction not many of us could imagine. I stepped away from…

Welcome to 2021. We had sort of, um…an abrupt beginning to the New Year. After a punishing 2020 where the pandemic pretty much upended everything in our lives, a lot of us were looking forward to some stability, seasoned with some optimism about the virus, but things took a decidedly different turn in a direction not many of us could imagine. I stepped away from a few things which allowed me a little time to get my mojo back and regroup.

The lockdowns (plural) and the pause for the holidays allowed me to sort through stuff in my kitchen drawers and clear a path to sanity in my office to face-down that pesky end-of-the-year paperwork. I organized the desktop on my computer (a task I highly recommend tackling), changed my newsletter service, deleted some passive-aggressive messages (still not sure I understand the point of those…) that were taking up valuable space in my head, retreated from the online world, bereaved the passing of a family member, took a step toward overcoming yet another leak as the plumber assured me the plumbing store would have toilets back in stock by the end of January (I hope he was talking about 2021), and emotionally regrouped to begin what I’m sure will be a fabulous a new year.

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Fudgy or Cakey? These Glorious Brownies Are Both

We’ve teamed up with Miele to streamline your weeknight dinner routine with smart, delicious recipes the whole family will want to dig in to. Here, food writer and recipe developer Posie (Harwood) Brien shares the secret to her favorite brownie recipe:…

We've teamed up with Miele to streamline your weeknight dinner routine with smart, delicious recipes the whole family will want to dig in to. Here, food writer and recipe developer Posie (Harwood) Brien shares the secret to her favorite brownie recipe: steam!


When it comes to my dessert cravings, I tend to gravitate toward something warm and freshly baked, like a soft, tender cake or a chewy cookie. But whipping up a dessert isn’t always in the cards—I don’t always have the time (or the foresight) to plan anything very involved, especially if I’m already prepping and making dinner.

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Dulce de Leche Brownies

I thought I’d share this recipe for Dulce de Leche Brownies from The Sweet Life in Paris because I had several jars of what the French call Confiture de lait in my refrigerator from another project. Since I happened to love the combination of ca…

I thought I’d share this recipe for Dulce de Leche Brownies from The Sweet Life in Paris because I had several jars of what the French call Confiture de lait in my refrigerator from another project. Since I happened to love the combination of caramelized milk and dark chocolate, I thought – Why not combine the two in brownies?

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Brownie Skillet + 100 Cookies is here!

100 Cookies is out in the world today! I want to thank you so much for all your support – both in baking from the website and purchasing my books! I am sharing this Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Skillet to celebrate – it is a m…

Brownie Butter Chocolate Cookie Brownie Skillet

100 Cookies is out in the world today! I want to thank you so much for all your support – both in baking from the website and purchasing my books! I am sharing this Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Skillet to celebrate – it is a mash-up of two recipes from the new book, and although it’s rather decadent, it is also delicious.  A few book related things: *There is a giveaway going on over at Goodreads until tomorrow (August 26th)- you can win a copy of 100 Cookies on Kindle. You can enter here.  *Rick Nelson over at the Star Tribune interviewed me last week about the book – you can read that here.  *My Strawberry-Creme Fraiche Bars are up over on ChowHound.  *Heated Magazine has a few recipes from my new book up on their site, including Neapolitan cookies and Toasted Sesame Pan-Banging Cookies.  *Kate from Wood + Spoon made my Sugar Cookie Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream Sandwiches!  *Michelle from Hummingbird High made my Neapolitan Cookies.  Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Skillet This dessert could also be titled “Is this really necessary?” but after trying a bite I think you will agree that yes, it is. […]

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How to Make Cannabutter

Over the past decade, I’ve become an expert on cannabis-infused food products, aka edibles. Years ago, I taught myself how to infuse my own confections and since then, I’ve cooked with top chefs on VICE’s stony cooking show Bong Appétit.

I’ve picked u…

Over the past decade, I’ve become an expert on cannabis-infused food products, aka edibles. Years ago, I taught myself how to infuse my own confections and since then, I’ve cooked with top chefs on VICE’s stony cooking show Bong Appétit.

I’ve picked up many techniques and tips along the way, but one of the first things I discovered on my magical, edible journey: The effect feels entirely different from smoking a joint. I realized this pretty quickly after baking my first infused apple pie, emptying an entire jar of cannabutter into my homemade crust. Roughly one hour post-devouring a massive slice—and scrounging for the best caramelized, gooey bits stuck to the pan—it hit me all at once (and not in a good way).

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Extra-Fudgy Brownies You Could Totally Eat for Breakfast

I have a thing for cakes and cookies you can eat for breakfast without feeling like you just chugged a milkshake (an activity I prefer to initiate after lunch).

So when I came across Ella Mills’ recipe for vegan, gluten-free brownies sweetened with co…

I have a thing for cakes and cookies you can eat for breakfast without feeling like you just chugged a milkshake (an activity I prefer to initiate after lunch).

So when I came across Ella Mills' recipe for vegan, gluten-free brownies sweetened with coconut sugar, I needed very little persuading to make and eat a batch before 9 a.m.

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