It’s starting to get hot in New York, and I’m worried that soon it will be too hot to bake in my tiny-small, poorly ventilated Brooklyn apartment. Solution: bake as much as possible now. And then when summer officially arrives, I’ll turn my attention to ice cream making. Everything will be OK.

Let’s just say, sometimes you need peanut butter and chocolate. And sometimes you want to make something peanut-butter-chocolatey yourself. And sometimes you want that process to be easy, but not too easy.

When faced with this or similar scenarios, I turn to smitten kitchen, who always has something that’s just right for what I need. And because smitten kitchen’s recipes are famous for being foolproof, I can make her recipes without needing to adapt them for the blog. So voila, tasty peanut butter brownies/blondies.