rocky road brownies

I struggled with what to title this post.rrb1

Should I have said “Rocky Road Brownies & a Video of My 2 Year Old Making Them” – or “Rocky Road Brownies & a Video of My 2 Year Old Making Them so that I can review a great cookbook by a friend of mine” or even “Rocky Road Brownies & a Video of My 2 Year Old Making Them so that I can review a great cookbook by a friend of mine as well as review a great home movie making product?”

You see why I went with the simpler of those choices.

I have had a copy of Marye Audet’s The Everything Cookies & Brownies Cookbook for over a month now (thanks to Marye, who was kind enough to give me a copy) and although nearly every single recipe sounded too good to be true, I haven’t had the time to make a single thing.  Until today, that is.  Today, Seven and I set out to make her recipe for Rocky Road Brownies.  Believe it or not, I’ve never made a batch of Rocky Road brownies before, so I was a little excited for this one!

In case you a re wondering how they turned out, well, just look at the pictures.Yum.  Pure chocolate, people. Get some milk or ice cream, ‘cause you’re gonna need it.  We took Marye’s advice and added extra chocolate to the batter, and it is full on chocolate coma here at the DoughMessTic household.  The brownies portion is soft and chewy, a little fudgy – just the way I like my brownies.  The marshmallows and nuts on top are just the right amount of sticky and crunchy.  Overall – an outstanding recipe!  Give it a try, or better yet, buy her book!  There are hundreds of recipes in here, all of them well written and well thought out…she didn’t overlook a single thing!  I love how she has offered up little helpful hints throughout, like how to tell if chocolate is bad, when and why not to substitute butter in a recipe, what to use in place of milk in a recipe.  Very helpful stuff to a gal like me!

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I’ve included the recipe for you here…in this movie, featuring The Boy.  While he’s no Emeril, he may in fact be the next Food Network Star.  The ideas this child has!

Seven Makes Brownies

The movie was made using clips from my little digital camera, nothing fancy. I uploaded them onto my computer and used my Muvee Reveal program to make it into what you see here.  I originally got a copy of Muvee when I bought my last laptop, and it was pre-installed.  I loved that program!  You can take your video clips as well as stills and combine them with music to make the coolest videos!  I didn’t add any fun special effects or music to Seven’s video as it didn’t seem to make a lot of sense to do that – but trust me – there are so many choices that come with this program!  You can clip your videos, tell the program where to focus on your photos, even add captions, crazy effects and voice overs if you want.

The kind folks at Muvee have generously offered to give one of my readers a copy of their new software – Muvee Reveal…a $79.95 Value!  Please just visit their site to see all of the great features, then come back here and tell me what you like most about it or what movie YOU would make if you win!

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