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Snack Bracket: Sweet 16


Snacket 16


After my friends have voted, we are now in Round 3 of our (super serious) Snack Bracket.

See the original 60 snacks here.

The distinction we are making when voting is not what is necessarily the better snack but the more addicting snack.

Read on for some thoughts on this bracket.

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Brownies Experiment: No Oil, No Problem PART 2

I have had some tests brewing (baking?) in my head for a long time, ever since the ever popular brownie oil/eggs-substitution test went up over a year ago. I decided it is time to try out a few new substitutions and do a blind taste test.

How do brownies (from a box) taste when you substitute certain things with the oil and eggs?

Today’s new substitutions: ¬†mayo, yogurt and avocado!


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Brownies Experiment – No oil, no problem

In today’s experiment, I tested four different methods of making brownies from a box. I’ve heard of many ways you can substitute other healthier things for the oil (typical brownie ingredients from a box are the brownie mix, eggs and vegetable oil), but with this experiment, I tested three.

What difference do different substitutions make to the brownies?

For this test, I had a whopping 14 people help me out (asking for taste testers at a party, especially when it is about testing brownies, is a crowd-pleaser, surprisingly).

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