Baked Brownies: Guest Post at Gotta Get Baked

These are the quintessential brownies: gorgeously chewy, deeply fudgy, and perfectly crackly on top…and you can read more about them today at my quite awesome friend Nance’s blog, Gotta Get Baked!

And if you’re here visiting for the first time from Nance’s blog–welcome! I’m so honored to have you here. Please stick around and say hello <3

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Nance and I met up two weeks ago when I visited Vancouver for a children’s lit conference. She is the most absolutely lovely person ever–like the dopplegangers we are, she totally blogged about our meeting too–and I am so excited to be posting over at her fantastic blog!

We had been toying with the idea of swapping guest posts for a while before we met, so I was panicking a little about what recipe I wanted to share. Something fancy? Something simple? Something so whimsical and fun it will hurt your brain?

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Well, when I finally met up with Nance, we had a wonderful dinner and she made the very wise decision to get dessert (because what baking bloggers wouldn’t order dessert? Duh). She ordered a fabulous, creamy rich pot de chocolat with chile in it, which was topped off with two large scoops of vanilla ice cream. This was also a very good idea, because that night is when it hit me.


Gotta get baked.

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Baked brownies. Bingo!

Today’s topic is the Little Things–the smile on your significant other’s face when you get home after a long day battling the coffee machine or the smell of the freshly-mown lawn as you step outside before the rest of the world wakes up. You know, all the things that we are–sadly–sometimes only too willing to overlook in the midst of our crazed, overachieving lives. So go share some blog love and read the post on Nance’s blog now!And don’t forget to say hello to her as well while getting the recipe (and some pretty awesome gifs/photos) for my hands-down FAVORITE brownie!

Only the best for my blogger double.



24 Replies to “Baked Brownies: Guest Post at Gotta Get Baked”

  1. They just look so picture perfect.

    1. Thanks a bundle, Lady Lilith! Speaking of picture perfect, I peeked by and loved the photo contest you did. So cute–glad you could stop by, and hope you have a rate-A fantastic week!

  2. Oooh, these look terrific! On my way to read all about them . . .

    1. I’m so glad you did, John, Nancy’s a swell gal! And these brownies are definitely worth the drool factor. Thank you!

  3. Ala, this is the best guest post ever! Thank you thank you thank you. You are one of the smartest, funniest, brightest, most positive people I’ve ever met. I feel like a better person just because we’re friends! Have a fabulous week, lady.

    1. And you are the sweetest, most versatile, down-to-earth, wittiest gal around town, so I’m SO glad this got to happen. And ditto to the friendship dealio, I feel like this whole experience of meeting you has made me a lot more open to connecting with other bloggers. Thanks for having me, girl, you’re making me blush and you are DEFINITELY going on the Wall of Smiles tonight!!

  4. These looked great!!! I definitely ordered some of these. :O)

    1. T.R., that is so sweet of you! You just made my day–I’m so excited to be baking for you! Be on the lookout for an email within the next few days <3 thank you!

  5. These look fantastic! I want to crumble them over ice cream! They look nice and dense, which is how I like my brownies -no cake brownies please! I will go check out the post 🙂

    1. I won’t admit how much of my batch of brownies was appropriated for that exact purpose–ice cream crumbling–but it wasn’t small. There is not a CRUMB of cakiness to be found here, so you’ll love these, Allison. Thanks a bundle for stopping by, have a wonderful chocolatey Tuesday!

  6. Hi Ala! Just found this sweet space you’ve created and I love it! Can’t wait to read more :0)

    1. So glad to have you around, Julie! I just popped by to say hello at your lovely blog as well, can’t wait to see more of you around here and your work over *there* in the future! <3

  7. Love the text on that one shot Ala! So fun!

    1. Thanks, Karen–text is always the most fun for me to create, along with those gifs! Great to see you around 🙂 cheerios!

  8. Such lush brownies! We are a fan of gooey and chocolatey so I must click over to the scrumptious recipe!
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m excited to connect with you!

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Deb, so glad you made it here safe and sound! Excitement has been ramped up to high levels, and I just know you’ll love Nance’s blog as well. Have a lovely day, can’t wait to see ya around!

  9. I’m always thrilled for a new brownie recipe…especially when they look so extremely fudgy and decadent!!!

    1. You’re so sweet, Liz–but yes, you can never have enough awesome fudgy brownie recipes! Thank you for stopping by, have a lovely week!

  10. Ala, these look like the perfect brownie! I sooo wish I had one right now!

    1. Hi Kathleen, thanks sooo much for dropping by! Some folks just ordered two huge batches of these brownies today, so I may or may not have made more than needed…. 😉 If only I could send them your way! Off to say hello at your lovely blog!

  11. Awesome brownies, can’t wait to eat a couple! 😉

    1. Or the whole pan…hah! It’s so great to meet you, Pamela. I hope you do get a chance to try these because they’re absolutely killer. I just got two huge orders in for more 🙂 have a lovely week!

  12. Ahhh what a wonderful friendship. I have a really good blogger friend and I feel like no one in the world understands me better than her when it comes to my blog.
    I am glad you found each other.
    You both have beautiful blogs with great writing, photography, and recipes.

    I am a follower! 🙂

    1. You’re always so, so sweet! Blogging friendships really are amazing–case in point, I’m so glad we met each other so we can do little fun blog exchanges like these that really brighten up my day. I hope you can point me to your blogger friend so I can share the blog love and pay her a visit, too! I’m sure she’s great! <3

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