“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”
― Oscar Wilde

The reason I decided to make brownies –  Brownies provide a richness to life.  Brownies are the ultimate test of a great baker.  Oh, wait.  I just made that up.  I made brownies because I’m out of cookies for my husband’s lunch and I didn’t feel like going to the store. Also, I found this recipe that is super easy.

Remember – It is also super easy to make things up.  Say your story with conviction and with a straight face and you can convince almost anyone of anything.  I bet your grandma is nice and didn’t teach you to lie just for the fun of it.  Whatever.


1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 cup sugar

1 t vanilla


1/4 t baking powder

1/3 cup cocoa

1/4 t salt

1/2 cup gluten free flour mix (see Aug 20, 2017) or buy some


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9×9 inch pan.  If you don’t have a 9×9 inch pan, like I didn’t, punt.

Mix together the oil and sugar until well blended.  That would be in a Kitchen Aid on low speed.  Then add the eggs and vanilla.  Keep the mixer going.

Mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl.  When all the dry ingredients are pretty well blended together dump them into the mixer bowl.  Now everything is together and you’re almost done.  Keep the mixer going until you have a smooth batter.

Pour the mixture into the greased 9 x 9 square pan.  Then bake it for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the texture you’re after.  I did the 30 because firmer brownies are easier to eat while driving down the road in a semi.  I didn’t make that up.

Cool completely before cutting.  I didn’t and it got interesting.  They’re cooling now on a cutting sheet.  By morning they’ll be ready to go into a lunch container.  Fingers crossed.

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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