I live on a farm with my husband, Danny, and our children, Jeffrey, Scott and Angie. Between farm chores, gardening and taking the kids to their many activities, I manage to keep quite busy. I do, however, like to cook and bake.
Brownies are a favorite for summer picnics, and these are the best! I received this recipe from a dear friend many years ago, and I still make it at least once a month. Whenever I'm asked to bring a dessert to an outing, or if I want to send a treat to a neighbor or friend, I always prepare these wonderful brownies.
"Family members know they're in for a treat when they see me gathering the ingredients for this recipe," writes Mrs. Travis Baker of Litchfield, Illinois. You can fill the brownie crust with store-bought ice cream or use one of the ice cream recipes here.—Mrs. Travis Baker, Litchfield, Illinois
When you're in a hurry to make dessert, here's a "mix of mixes" that's so convenient and quick. The result is a big pan of very rich, fudgy brownies. Friends who ask me for the recipe are amazed that it's so easy.
—Denise Nebel, Wayland, Iowa
I LEARNED to make these brownies in 1957 in home economics class. They were the first goodies I'd ever baked by myself.
Now, 40 years later, I still make a batch occasionally. The recipe calls for basic ingredients on hand in most every kitchen, and the rich chocolate flavor is delicious.
-Lorraine Silver, Chicopee, Massachusetts