I went over to Mikey's on Thursday evening and I brought him brownies. I'm bribing him to stop talking about me. I'm not sure that it's completely working but at least I've stopped receiving indications that he's gossiping about me (and they say women are bad, sheesh!). I did a google search for brownie recipes and I think I got this one off of


1/2 cup butter melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I used milk chocolate chips instead)

In a large mixing bowl, blend butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs; beat well with a spoon. In a smaller bowl, combin flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Gradually blend dry ingredients into wet mixture. Stir in nuts (or chocolate chips!). Spread butter in a lightly greased and floured 8 or 9-inch square pan. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes, or until brownies just begin to pull away from the sides of the pan.

Important note - DO NOT set your timer and then turn up your music really loud. Luckily I noticed the time and the brownies were saved from a horrible demise.

Using chocolate chips in this recipe instead of nuts made them really gooey. mmmmmmmm