I really love connecting with people. I love the stories of their lives. Everyone is interesting to me, and I have never failed in finding some common connection with anyone. A love of good food is a good bonding moment.
I’ve become more active on Twitter (@LJWriter) and through it, I’ve reached people all over the world.
Including Karen from Twitter @AwesomeMartiniG . Who’s now in Korea. She’s sharing about her journey.
Please meet Karen Knowles.
Hello everyone, I’m coming to you from Seoul, South Korea; working for the United States Army.
This is the view from my kitchen!
We are living in a high-rise apartment overlooking the Han River. Seoul is beautiful and we are enjoying it very much. Cooking here is a challenge due to the differences in power between the US and here. I have a gas range and an electric oven. Electricity is expensive here so I do not use my oven often so we have a George Foreman Grill that I use in place of the oven.
It works pretty well!
I have shared this recipe with family and friends. It is an all-time favorite. I found the recipe on the back of a bag of chocolate chips almost 30 years ago and as you can see, it is very well loved! It is super easy and once you try it, you will never by a box mix again! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Double Chocolate Brownies
The ingredients list:
3/4 Cup Flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine (I use Butter Flavored Crisco)
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 – 12 ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt, set aside.
In a small saucepan combine sugar, butter and water over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar melts. Remove from heat and add ½ bag (1 cup) chocolate chips. Stir until smooth.
Remove chocolate mixture to a bowl and add vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time quickly so the eggs do not cook. Stir in flour mixture remaining ½ bag chocolate chips and nuts if used.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool 10 to 15 minutes before cutting.
Have you ever cooked brownies or other goodies like this? Let us know. Share a recipe with us!
Thank you Karen for expanding our world and showing us how ingenuity and creativity create a wonderful life.