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May 18, 2012

Everyday Special Brownies

I'm ending my week with something simple and sweet. It felt good to set aside time to bake and photograph for my  litle blog. I've had such a busy week and a half that it got put on hold here for a bit. 

But these brownies were a perfect way to get back into it because they are so delicious! I'm always looking for a good from scratch brownie recipe. My grandparents got me 2 cookbooks for my birthday last month (they know me so well!) and in one of them was this recipe for these "Everyday Special Brownies". I love the name, I can't put my finger on why, but I think it's cute and they're obviously the brownie that can make everyday special, which I couldn't agree with more!

The batter came out really thick and resembled the consistency of chocolate frosting that I made once. It was a pleasant surprise. I love how you can taste the buttery goodness when you bite into these brownies. They are cakey and moist and fudgey all at once. I think i can thank the 2 sticks of butter for that! I have to admit, I cheated and melted my chocolate and butter in the microwave, I didn't feel like washing my double boiler, I'm lazy, I know. But hey, it worked. 

As I was lost in my own world styling these lovely little brownies, (which is often what I do when I'm working with food for pictures), and carefully wrapping each one in parchment paper and string, I came back to earth for a second and realized I was eating more than I was styling. And so was Zora, because I was dropping crumbs all over the floor! She loves when I photograph food, it usually means she gets a bite of something new/different from her normal dog food. 

If you're looking for a quick little pick me up snack in the middle of the day, make these brownies, because really...they are quite special!

And here is a small sample of what I have been working on this past week. This is a collection of a few of my favorite rooms from the Kips Bay Decorator Show House that I photographed last week. There were a total of 32 rooms in two luxury Manhattan apartments on the 21st and 22nd floor of the Aldyn Residences. Each one was designed by professional designers and wow did they do an incredible job. 

Look here for more of my pictures I took there. And click here and here for the articles on Houzz

Lastly, here is another project that kept me busy this past week. I photographed jewelry designer, Caitlin Mociun's apartment in Brooklyn. I had a great time getting to know her a little and hanging out with her adorable cat who loved to jump in the shots! This will be featured in a wonderful article on Houzz as well and there will be tons more shots of her gorgeous apartment. Click here to check out her jewelry, it's really incredible. 

Enjoy, and have a great weekend!!


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