Someone in one of the book clubs I belong to, was talking about baking and how when Covid started she was determined to really learn to bake and started gung-ho and then, after trying some recipes that were a little more complicated she decided to call it quits. That is unless a recipe calls for got '5 ingredients or less'. And so I thought I'd share my, chewy, ooey, gooey, chocolatey dense brownie recipe that it's in my upcoming Christmas/Holiday book that magically has (drum roll please) 5 ingredients with her -and you.
After several months of writing and rewriting, coming up with and testing recipes, after the last grueling week of trying to make my August 15th deadline and then blowing right past it, I just sent my Holiday/Christmas book of to my editor!
There's still a LOT of work to be done before it gets released, but at least I've finally gotten it written!
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Stephanie: OK, well we have to do XYZ, including editing, formatting etc. etc. etc. sooooo, maybe by the latest August 1st!?!
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