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"What's for Dinner Honey?"

It's baking season people, and they're coming at us fast and furious: club bake sales, end-of-year sports banquets, community fundraisers, your turn on the book club dessert list...

Blurg!  What's a recipe-impaired baker to do?

We consider it our civic duty to bring you this Simply Delicious Brownie recipe from Annie.  Yes, Annie, the one who saved Redhead Betty from the paint dust and wood chips coating her 250 year old moldings {read Annie's blog here}. 

The woman who not only whipped the house into shape, but did the same for Redhead Betty.  Annie "just did a little rearranging in your cupboards Honey."  What she really did was streamline my life.  Why I never thought to put all the coffee making supplies together in one central location I'll never know.  Annie has saved me a good 15 groggy minutes in the morning as I grope for joe {not Joe.}

So it's fitting that a woman so accomplished should also have located a simple and simply delicious brownie recipe.  Technically it's from her client Amy, Annie graciously passed it on to us.  Here goes:

Amy's Simply Delicious Brownies- from Annie Brandt

3 squares of semi-sweet chocolate
1 1/2 cups of sugar
3/4 stick of butter
3 eggs
3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
Chocolate chips or walnuts {whatever you like to add}
A glass bowl or double boiler

Add chocolate and butter to a double boiler or a bowl if you are putting it in a microwave. Add sugar when chocolate has melted, and stir.  Meanwhile crack 3 eggs into a separate bowl and add flour, then add vanilla {you can also add chocolate chips or walnuts - whatever you like}. Add the egg and flour mixture to chocolate mixture and stir. Stir for 50 strokes {that is the secret!}

Butter an 8 x 8 inch pan, add the mixture. Cook for 40 minutes at 350 degrees {325 for glass pan} or until done.  Sprinkle powdered sugar on top while still hot.

Serve with vanilla bean ice cream or any favorite {right here Betty would like to suggest that you pick up a pint of Batch ice cream from the Fruit Center. Salted Caramel.  Creamy, salty caramelly goodness.  You'll be chuffed to have it sitting next to Amy and Annie's simply delicious brownie.}