Yeah! Chad’s back from his overseas assignment! After a few weeks far away from the comforts of home, I thought he was deserving of some culinary treats. I whipped up these amazingly yummy mint chocolate brownies over the weekend. The recipe is in the current issue of Everyday Food, and I have to say they’d make a great dessert to bring along to holiday party. Basically, it’s just a traditional brownie batter + mini York Peppermint Patties. You pour a third of the batter into the pan, then place down a layer of the candies, then pour remaining batter on top. Bake as usual, about 45 minutes. It’s a little freaky that the peppermint part of the patties don’t really melt, but I have learned some questions are better left unanswered. Tastes amazing with vanilla ice cream on top! Here is the complete recipe at Everyday Food. — Angela M.