brownies: the legend

Those of you who don’t already know will be very shocked to learn that I was a cheerleader in high school. The point of telling you that, was to tell you this; as cheerleaders, we were assigned a football player or two during the football season. Before games we gave them treats. It was a secret. Except for one fact, my mom made the best brownies ever and all the boys wanted me a secret cheerleader since it pretty much guaranteed them getting a crap ton of amazing brownies. At least that’s how I remember it and I’ll thank you to help me keep it that way.

Yes, we’re brownie famous. Be jealous.

Some say you can’t improve upon perfection. Those people are full of crap.

I did.

My mom’s secret to making boxed brownie mix the was to add chocolate chips. Well, her brilliant daughter upped the ante and melted said chocolate chips in butter then added them to the batter.


Then to one-up myself, I added like four handfuls (these are precise measurements) of M&M like candies from the organic section because if it’s organic it OBVIOUSLY isn’t bad for you and then I got all crazy and threw in a few handfuls of mini marshmallows.

At the G store, I was feeling adventurous so we got Lobster Tracks Ice Cream. Don’t worry, it doesn’t contain lobster but lobster colored caramel filled cups. Otherwise known as heaven in your mouth.



  1. Greetings from Texas!April 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    They look like the indeed!

  2. Chapstick FanaticApril 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    oh my god this looks amazing. this is not good for my “i am going to eat healthy week.”

  3. AlexApril 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Feed me. Goddamn.

  4. Kate JulianApril 17, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    I’m not eating carbs or sugar right now.. and this is such amazing food porn. My tastebuds are masturbating.

  5. LottieApril 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    This looks incredible–it is is like cruelty to readers that you posted a photo and we can’t have any.

  6. LottieApril 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    This looks incredible–it is is like cruelty to readers that you posted a photo and we can’t have any.

  7. DooleyNotedStyleApril 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I made brownies this weekend then drank a bottle of vino, forgot about them and hour later remembered &had a burnt hot mess of chocolate in the oven. This recipe might redeem myself with the hubs from that catastrophe – thanks for sharing!
    PS – made the slow cooked beef recipe from “taco Tuesday” this weekend as well, I managed to not F it up & it was delish :)

  8. AllieApril 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    You tease us with this deliciousness that we cannot have! It looks really good and I think I may just need to try this brownie mix trick :)

  9. Lara {simply irresistible}April 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    im on a diet and do not want to make this <—– lie.

  10. MelissaApril 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    holy crap. don’t ever show brownie sundaes to a pregnant woman during 4pm snack time. not fair.

  11. BeccaApril 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Hi Christin,
    Thank God I found your blog today. I am completely, shamlessly totally hooked.

  12. whitneyApril 18, 2012 at 11:32 am

    i think that if you keep uping the ante on yourself you are going to explode from awesomeness.

    so please. be careful.

    and i am glad you explained that lobster tracks doesn’t have lobster. because i am cringing still.

  13. Anna ElderApril 18, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Christin! come live at my house. we can just bake sweets all day. it’ll be so fun! :)

  14. Kat Tanita (With Love From, Kat)April 22, 2012 at 3:00 am

    ummm that looks DELISH!! love! hope youre having a great weekend :)


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