Recently in Chocolate Brownies Category

There's a certain alluring cachet to the mix of the sweet and salty, and that's probably why someone, somewhere, just had to experiment with potato chip brownies. After all, if salty bacon tastes good with chocolate, why not a hefty dose of the crunchy goodness that is the deep-fried potato crisp?

Clearly this recipe is not for the faint of heart or the hardened of the arteries, which is why we've included it here. What can be more extreme, after all, than healthy (even dangerous!) culinary experimentation?

Like a true chocoholic, I'm always on the search for new chocolate cookie recipes. Of course, there's nothing wrong with good ol' Tollhouse cookies. But every now and then you start longing for a change: a new way to make deliciously warm and moist cookies without resorting to the same old recipe. So you do what every modern chocoholic does when such an urge strikes: you hit the Internet.

Or in this case, I do it for you. Here are two chocolate cookie recipes you can really sink your teeth into (er, the cookies, please -- no bite marks on the computer screen). Okay, there's nothing that extreme about them -- unless you count eating your body weight in sugar as "extreme" -- but you won't be complaining!

Who doesn't love brownies? They've got to be one of the best formats ever invented for imbibing your minimum daily requirement of chocolate: all that fudgy cakey goodness is enough to make your tastebuds explode.

According to a recent survey, about 40% of us (and as many as 80% of men) especially love that chewy crust that's found along the sides of the edge pieces. But all too often, we edge lovers are left high and dry without a single chewy edge, especially if we're unable to make it to the brownie pan first.

Some misguided bakers even (gasp!) trim away the edges and feed 'em to the family dog. That's horrible, and not just because chocolate is poisonous to Fifi and Rover.*

No matter what the nature of your party or gathering is, brownie platters are a wonderful addition to the festivities.