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This past Saturday was my 31st birthday…I don’t really feel older, I just hear my biological clock ticking MUCH louder! I opted for a low key night out to dinner with three of my favorite people, Brian, Jamie & Brittani. It was a great way to spend my 31st and was full of food, drinks and laughs.

For my birthday, Brian, my brother and my parental units chipped in to purchase me the 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens that I have been lusting after for over a year. Needless to say, I was pretty pumped with my new piece of camera gear and have really enjoyed experimenting with this lens. I will be sure to post some macro shots in the very near future.

I also received the Perfect Brownie Pan from my fab friend, Jo. Yup, it’s the pan from the infomerical and I was stoked to put it to use. Although I am pretty leery of infomercial gadgets and the uber cheesy personalities (Slap Chop Guy) that try to push them down my throat at 3 am, this product is actually quite rad! It worked like a charm and is pretty darn easy to use. It makes slicing and serving the brownies a breeze and I am excited to add this to my ever-growing collection of pans! Thanks, Jo!

Since I had a new pan, I had to put it to good use and make some brownies for St. Patrick’s Day. This recipe was recommended to me through a tweet from Carrie of the blog Kitchen Vixen. They turned out fabulous…rich, chocolatey and fudgy…just how we like our brownies. I topped them with ganache and some white and green sprinkles to dress them up for St. Patrick’s Day and I think they turned out pretty cute! If you have a free sec, be sure to head over to my Facebook Fan Page and become a fan…then check back tomorrow for a sweet giveaway! Thanks for stopping by, have a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re going out, remember to drink responsibly and drive safely!

Fudgy Brownies


1 cup of butter (2 sticks) 4 squares of baking chocolate. 2 tsp of instant coffee 1 tbsp of chocolate liqueur 2 tsp of hot water 3 eggs 1 cup of flour 1/2 cup of cocoa 2 cups of brown sugar


1. Grease two large mini-muffin tins (24 capacity) with butter. Preheat oven to 350F (I used my Perfect Brownie Pan, but a 9x13 would work too) 2. Melt butter and chocolate together over a double boiler. As mixture is melting, dissolve coffee into hot water and add to mixture, along with chocolate liqueur. Once mixture is melted, stir in brown sugar, and let sit. 3. In a large bowl, sift together cocoa and flour. 4. Once chocolate mixture is lukewarm, add in eggs, one at a time, stirring until mixture is glossy. 5. Pour mixture into flour and cocoa. Stir until well combined. 6. Using a tablespoon, scoop mixture into greased mini-muffin tins. Bake at 350F for 10 to 12 minutes, until centre is just barely set. Let cool slightly before removing from pan. (I baked for 23 minutes in the Perfect Brownie Pan)
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  1. Andrea says:

    These brownies look fantastic, and I’m going to make them tonight. I just want to know, in weight is it 4 ounces of chocolate for the squares, or 2 ounces?

    1. Jamie says:

      Hi, Andrea! Each square is 1 ounce, so you should use 4 squares of baking chocolate. I hope you enjoyed them!

  2. Judith says:


    This recipe looks very good! I want to make de brownie, but how much is a square of baking chocolate? How much is the weight? I’m from the Netherlands;)
    And the link to the brownie pan doesn’t work, and I’m curious:)


    1. Jamie says:

      Judith, a square of baking chocolate is 1 ounce. You can see the pan here.

  3. Sarhaen says:

    Is “Baking Chocolate” Unsweetened Chocolate?

    BTW, these look absolutely delicious

  4. LaRae says:

    I made these and they are glorious! Since they are quite rich and decadent, I took them in to work the next day, so the hubby and I didn’t inhale them, and they were gone in minutes!! Add a glass of ice cold milk and this has ‘perfect way to end a bad day’ written all over it!!

  5. Nicole says:

    Thanks for this recipe! I have been looking for a really fudgy brownie recipe, and this is so cute and definitely looks heavenly.

  6. Linn @ Swedish home cooking says:

    I love the small little sprinkles that you put on top. Looks adorable. I’m making Swedish Cupcakes in my next episode of my food blog, please check it out. It’ll be up in a cuople of days. Linn