Mom’s Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Hi everyone! I’m very excited about today’s post, for two reasons.

First: I’m sharing a recipe that I grew up on. I’ve done a number of posts that were inspired by things my mother would make when I was young, but this is the first followed-to-a-T-because-anything-less-would-be-blasphemous recipe. My mother is a bit of a wiz in the kitchen, especially when it comes to baked goods. Weekends were always devoted to baking several kinds of treats, and I can’t really recall a time when our cookie jar was ever empty. The near-endless supply of top-notch goodies also made me one of the power players in the underground lunch trade (which suited me well on occasions when I had a weird craving for bad pizza, but mostly just annoyed me because I wanted to be left alone so I could stuff a brownie in my face). Needless to say, my mother’s recipes are near and dear to my heart. And I’ve been keeping most of them in my pocket for special occasions, which brings me to my . . .

. . . second reason: My good friend Nicole is doing an amazing giveaway over at her blog! Nicole is a style consultant based out of NYC, and she’s giving away a gorgeous Alexis Bittar bracelet to one lucky person. (Picture after the jump!)

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