Mary Jensen is such an amazing neighbor and friend. We were neighbors for years and had children the same age.  She was always the fun mom 🙂 of the neighborhood and my kids loved her.  Rumor has it that she’s an AWESOME teacher and she enjoys baking. I am so excited for Mary to share the recipe for her famous brownies!! Who doesn’t love a good brownie recipe!!  YUM!! Thanks so much for sharing with us today, Mary! Can’t wait to try these!! Sooooo I’ll let Mary take it away……..

I am the mother of 3 adult children. Jessica is married and the mother of three; Kacie is in SLC; and Andrew just got out of 9 years in the Navy.
I was widowed at age 30 when my kids were 5, 3, and 1.  I moved to St. George in the fall of 1993, and began going to Dixie College in August 1994.  My goal was to get a teaching degree to provide for my family.  I have a BS in History and English, and a Masters in Education.  I’ve been teaching for over 18 years in Washington County.

Baking is such a fun thing to do.  I love it more than cooking, but I do love to cook a good solid meal.  Opening up a bakery is not on my agenda because I want to be free to visit my grandkids and go play with my friends! 

MARY’S FAMOUS BROWNIES (original recipe from Betty Crocker with a few of Mary’s tweeks 🙂
In a large stock pot, melt 1 cup butter (2 cubes) and 1 package unsweetened chocolate – Bakers is preferred, 4 oz size. Melt on medium heat until all melted, but do not let it boil. Remove from heat.

Add 2 cups white sugar. Stir until smooth.

Add 4 eggs. Stir until smooth.

Add 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp baking soda. Stir together.

Add 1 cup of flour, a little overflowing. Stir.

At this point you can add chocolate chips or nuts.

Pour into 9 x 13 glass pan, non-stick sprayed.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

The center will look a little sunken. Take a sharp knife and loosen the edges all around the pan. Let it sit for about 20 minutes.

I love to add homemade chocolate frosting, but my kids would rather eat it without.

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