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Friends, I think it’s time for some chocolate. Have you been eating it daily like I have? Today I’m sharing my mom’s brownie recipe (growing up), and three table concepts! And if you are a fan of cake-like brownies, these are NOT for you.

Also, if you’re alone during these times, my friend Elise makes a great brownie in a mug recipe!

Mom’s Best Brownie Recipe

I wonder how many times I made this recipe as a little girl? So moist and gooey!

PS. I’m also sharing our back deck fire bowl and 4 modern adirondack patio chairs that we love [info at bottom of post]. What a GREAT outdoor area we have!

Ingredients for brownies

  • butter
  • chocolate squares [we use dark Taza Chocolate, which is a Mexican stone-ground chocolate]
  • sugar
  • flour
  • eggs
  • nuts
  • chocolate chips

Tips for making the best brownies

Mom taught me early on, use a fork and don’t overmix the batter.

If anything, under bake the brownies if you want them gooey. The sides will start to pull back when the brownies are still moist and gooey in the middle. When it’s completely pulled back and starting to crack, they might be over-done.

Always cool the brownies before cutting. Otherwise they will clump up on the knife, without a nice clean cut.

When I think of dinner tables, there are three that come to mind. Our family table (the table of home), a table of the past (my mom’s delicious recipes), and a table far away.

The table of home

Our family table has been plentiful these days. Our youngest, Abby, has been feeding us with new and old recipes. A unique time in our family and history, there’s been a lot to talk about around the table. Last week she made us these simple Mini Pork Meatballs with Farro. Last night we had burgers!

The table of now

The table of now (home) is with our kids, stripped down colorful meals with veggies and meat. Wholesome food, sometimes ending with a dessert, but rarely. We sit around a modern table in our new modern fixer upper. White walls, a lot of plants, tons of windows, and a gorgeous view. It’s the table of now (and really missing more people)!

After dinner, we dove into a pan of my mom’s brownies.

What I would give to go back for a day to being a little girl … because that would mean being in mom’s amazing-smelling kitchen, with dinner cooking and something baking the oven.

My cousin shared this recipe with me recently, and I naturally went to the kitchen and whipped up a batch of brownies.

I do recall that chocolate recipes years ago didn’t seem to have as much chocolate as we put in recipes today. Have you noticed that, too?

So because of this, I made the exact recipe, but I added a cup of chocolate chips on top.

Perfect brownies. I remember making these for years in our kitchen growing up.

The table of the past

The table of the past … you never forget feasting together with cousins, aunts, uncles, or or immediate family. The smells, tastes, feel of it all …

White china platters, a table crowded with food, many comfort dishes.

Lastly, Paul and I have been able to travel to so many amazing places. We will never take this for granted, and we store these memories deep in our hearts to the places we’ve traveled. Many of the memories involve the amazing food we were able to taste. The tables of far away had a deep spiritual sense to them, along with often strange, spiced foods.

We scatter from the tables, and that specific meal might never happen again, but our conversations are what really counts—especially during this time of all being home together!

Happy weekend!

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Mom’s Best Brownie Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 1/2 cup butter, 1 stick
  • 2 1 oz chocolate squares
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup nuts, optional
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Melt the butter and chocolate squares together. Add in the sugar and flour and stir.
  • Mix in the eggs and nuts. Stir.
  • In a prepared 8x8 pan (either with parchment paper or cooking spray), add the brownie mixture.
  • Sprinkle over the top 1 cup of chocolate chips.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until done.
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
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