The Boastful Baker

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Top Secret Peanut Butter Brownies


The boyfriend made these for me because I’m sick and requested them. In order to make them, he had to obtain the recipe. He lost his copy months ago while hiding it from me.
He claims that it’s a top secret family recipe as his mom made these when he was small and he won’t share the recipe with anyone not related. So…I’ve only vaguely seen the actual recipe and whenever he’s made them in the past, he’s kept the recipe shielded from my prying eyes. And then he lost the recipe when he stuck it someplace random so that I wouldn’t find it.
The other night he called both his aunt and his sister for the recipe. His aunt came up with it first. I was in the next room with my MacBook as she read it to him over the phone and it was very tempting to eavesdrop and type as he repeated the recipe back to her. Somehow I resisted the urge.
They’re super yummy with creamy peanut butter and chocolate chips. I told him that I was going to do some internet research and come up with the recipe on my own. I think I came pretty close with a recipe here but I’ll have to bake them to be sure.

Anyway…other than some Starbucks Frappuccinos, they’re the only sweet thing I’ve wanted since getting the flu. The poor lemon blueberry cupcakes are still in the fridge. The boyfriend ate his share and now they sit. Eating has been weird with the flu. I’m not particularly hungry but when I am, it’s for odd things. Mostly meat. Last night I ate some baked pork chops. That was it. On Saturday, I wanted a fast food burger but since fast food is out, the boyfriend went to Ruby Tuesday’s and picked up some of their mini burgers for me. They did the trick. The smell of the beef stew I made just prior to getting ill makes me nauseous…this is such a shame.

I’m much better today but not perfect. I went to work and came home early because of the sick thing and it was really really slow. I’m supposed to work tonight as well…we’ll see how that goes.


  1. I realized I hadn’t tried leaving a comment yet. So, here’s my comment. You totally should have called this website “My Windsong stays on Your Mind.”

  2. Looks like you need to set your comments time to ET, because it is not almost midnight anywhere in the USA right now.

  3. The time should be correct now…I think. I guess I’ll see when I post this comment.

    “My Windsong stays on your mind”…I like that a lot. I had to explain the nasty perfume origin of it to the boyfriend last night. Once he knew that, he liked it as well.

  4. Yay! The time is right.

  5. “Your Windsong stays on my mind”–wow, I hadn’t thought of that in years and years! I can’t believe you two remember it.

    Not sure it would be a good name for a mostly baking blog, though. Perfume and cupcakes, ugh.

  6. Oh, I remember it. It was rather unfortunate that the stuff smelled so bad since I received more of it than I ever wanted or needed as gifts when I was young…yes, it’s my middle name but that doesn’t mean I need the value size gift pack of something that makes me smell like a really old woman.

    I seem to recall the song being sung to me at some point in high school or college…also unfortunate.

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