PW — Recipe #7 — Knock You Naked Brownies

Last night, I was attempting to seduce my husband with food.

After cooking Buffalo Chicken Cornbread for dinner (a great success), I wanted something that would seal the deal.  So to speak.


What better thing to bake than Knock You Naked Brownies (p. 260)?

“That oughtta do it!” I thought.

Thank you, Ree.  You never fail to come through for me in times of need.  This also fits in nicely with my emerging goal to cook every single recipe in her new cookbook.

Dave loved it and so this was a definite success.  With that being said, there are a few things I would change.

1.  We didn’t let the brownies cool long enough before cutting into them.  Who can blame us?

2.  I didn’t sprinkle powdered sugar on top like Ree told me to.  I guess I was in too much of a hurry to bite into the suckers.

3.  I’m not much of a pecan lover.  I did have some in the freezer, though, and I was happy to use them up.  Next time I might try peanuts.

As you can see, we also added a scoop of frozen yogurt on the side.  What’s not to love?

Okay, here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for.  The ranking.  I was laying in bed last night pondering where to place this recipe among its peers.

It kept me awake.

#1:  Apple Dumplings

#2:  Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

#3:  Green Bean Casserole

#4:  Mustard-Whiskey Meatballs

#5:  Make-Ahead Muffin Melts

#6:  Knock You Naked Brownies

#7:  Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

I just took another bite to make sure.  Yes.  Number 6 it is.  I don’t rate based on taste alone.  I also consider function.  For example, I’ve wished for a while now that I could find some good (and relatively easy) breakfast recipes I like — #2 and #5 fit the bill.  #3 replaces a traditional dish with an Out Of This World version — I will never go back!  Chocolate recipes are a dime-a-dozen and so that is why they are at the bottom of the list.

Who else out there loves The Pioneer Woman as much as I do?

Okay, that may be asking too much.

Who has tried one of her recipes?  Which one did you try and what did you think?  I love hearing from you!


2 responses to “PW — Recipe #7 — Knock You Naked Brownies

  1. Go Girl! And you KNOW I love her and probably know more about her than she’d like the common stranger to know. 🙂 Her soups are really good, too, as well as one of my faves–MM’s breakfast sandwich. Oh dear. And her pastas–yum. Ok, that’s enough for now. I’m enjoying your list! Keep ranking 🙂

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