In case you were under the impression that this was a health-conscious blog—for some reason that does not appeal to any sort of logic, at all—this may come as a bit of a surprise. But when recipes are considered, when ideas are floated around, squeals of delight and giggles most commonly coincide with the recipes that contain the absolute maximum amount of fat, sugar, and fat. “Oh Ina! That extra cup of cream is a great idea!” Or, “Martha! Five sticks of butter? Of course!” If there were a god, he would be make of churned cream. And lard.
If there is an extra stick of butter thrown in, for no apparent reason except good measure, the recipe is more likely to get made. A pound of chocolate, a box of sugar, it just makes the little piggy recipes waddle up to the front of the queue.