Recipe 1 & 2 - moderate fail
The first brownie recipe I tried was from the 1932 American Woman Cookbook, and since I didn't know how much powdered baking chocolate equalled 4 bars, I used some high cacao eating chocolate and guessed. They didn't turn out much like brownies, but the locusts where DH works raved. Then I made Alton Brown's plain old brownies recipe. He gave a frosting recipe, but I thought it was optional. Silly me. The locusts prefer a sweeter brownie and needed the frosting. DH brought home leftovers!
Now, Lisa's Chocolate Horsepower Brownies (with cherries) are cooling on the counter. This has been the most satisfactory recipe so far. Good quantity, clear directions, and lots of variations. They smell divine!!
Well that was so much fun that I made another. Green is not my color, but they'll go in the box for the orphans. Quick and cozy. Would you buy a used car from this shifty character? Hell, would you accept a drink of water from her? She doesn't look trustworthy to me.