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Old 02-10-2012, 12:53 AM   #1
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Knock You Naked Brownies (from The Pioneer Woman)

Knock You Naked Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 box (18.5 Ounce) German Chocolate Cake Mix (I Used Duncan Hines)
  • 1 cup Finely Chopped Pecans
  • 1/3 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup Evaporated Milk (additional)
  • 1/2 cup Butter, Melted
  • 60 whole Caramels, Unwrapped
  • 1/3 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, chopped pecans, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, and melted butter. Stir together until totally combined. Mixture will be very thick.
Press half the mixture into a well-greased 9 x 9 inch square baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and set aside.
In a double boiler...

I can't quote the entire recipe due to copyright concerns:

Knock You Naked Brownies (full recipe)



There isn't a chance in hell that I'm going to cook this recipe, because I doubt I could resist eating the whole thing in one day!

But really, this woman has a great way with words, and a great blog!

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Old 02-10-2012, 01:13 AM   #2
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I'd get naked for those!
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:09 AM   #3
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But really, this woman has a great way with words, and a great blog!

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I bought her cookbook just to read.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:34 AM   #4
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Not sure if you guys are aware of it, but there's all sorts of buzz on many different internet sites about The Pioneer Woman plagiarizing recipes. This brownies recipe in particular appears to have been lifted out of a cookbook from Ree Drummond's home town of Bartlesville. The Marlboro Woman website has photos and more info. As for her cookbook, those recipes for the most part have been lifted and no sources were credited. Very bad form in my opinion.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:36 AM   #5
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Not sure if you guys are aware of it, but there's all sorts of buzz on many different internet sites about The Pioneer Woman plagiarizing recipes. This brownies recipe in particular appears to have been lifted out of a cookbook from Ree Drummond's home town of Bartlesville. The Marlboro Woman website has photos and more info. As for her cookbook, those recipes for the most part have been lifted and no sources were credited. Very bad form in my opinion.
I would have to do my own investigation. Compare ISBN numbers, date of first printing, and look at the recipes in both books. Plagerism laws have a lot of rules. Like you said, "there is all sorts of buzz..."
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:56 AM   #6
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On the Internet buzz just means someone posted something somewhere. The truth may be vastly different.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:01 PM   #7
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No, not aware of that. I presume you mean Pioneer Woman rewrote the recipes in her own words so it's not blatant copyright infringement.

I'll admit some of my admiration comes from the inventiveness I perceive. If she just got the ideas from other sites and cookbooks and rewrote them in her own words, then she's still got a way with words but evidently not the greatest creativity.

If true, sorry to hear that.



"The Marlboro Woman" appears to be an "I Hate Pioneer Woman" site. http://the marlboro woman.com/ (remove spaces to get valid link)

I can only wonder about somebody who spends that amount of time and effort on hating one person.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:22 PM   #8
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What a hateful website. It says a lot about somebody that would buy a domain name, and pay for hosting to produce a website tearing down someone because of their success.

Are any recipes truly original? Most are just variations on basic recipes. I can find many recipes that are very similar to each other, but wouldn't necessarily call them rip offs.

I like the pioneer woman, I like her writing style and have tried a few of her recipes and enjoyed them.

The real story would be if she was posting a modest, humble country lifestyle while living the quite comfortable life that she is. Her website shows it all, her nice home, their nice "lodge" complete with dream kitchen and her expensive SUV.
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LOL I've yet to see a truly "new" recipe from anyone. Ever. There are a limited number of ingredients. All any "chef" can ever offer is a new way to combine them.

I don't get the hate and disdain. If you don't like what a blogger has to offer, don't visit their site. She's obviously doing something that resonates with people though, so more power to her.

PW has never claimed to "create" recipes, she shares how she cooks things for her family. Tweaking recipes and calling them your own ... is what cooking is all about. No one would ever really have the balls to call Julia Child a bad chef ~ yet all she ever really did was translate French home-style cooking to English and make it more accessible. She didn't create anything except for maybe some new enthusiasm for cooking. (And bless her for doing so!)
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:01 PM   #10
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So I went to the site. This woman has nothing better to do with her life than to try and destroy another person? Is this how she spends her days? Does she really think she can get a following with so much hate?
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