Alice Pike was my maternal Grandmother. When my mother was a child her mother managed 2 employee's lunch counters, first in a cotton mill in St. John, New Brunswick and then in Eaton's in St. Catharines, Ontario. In both places Alice Pike's brownies were famous favourites and always sold out. In St. Catharines Eaton's employees were often asked by the Kresge's employees (from across the road) to buy brownies for them, which were only available on Fridays. She always turned down the endless offers to sell them by the dozen as she could always make more money selling them individually. She was a smart cookie! Well, now you can make as many as you like! They are moist and super chocolaty!