Romance Cooks

Grandma’s Brownies–Sean Michael

As the name might suggest, this recipe is my grandmother’s and I’ve been enjoying it ever since I can remember.

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1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup white sugar
3 Tablespoons cocoa
2 eggs (beaten)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup walnuts (you can leave this out or swap it for any nuts you like in your brownies or raisins)


1) Mix together butter, sugar and cocoa (for best results mix this very, very well)
2) add beaten eggs and mix until well-blended
3) add flower and mix until well-blended
4) add nuts if using

Pour into a lightly greased square baking pan and cook at 350 for 25-30 minutes. The top should be dry, the inside should be fudgey in consistency. These usually last a day and a half, if that before they’re all eaten.



Four years ago, Luke walked out on Affton while he was still sleeping, leaving only a quick “I can’t do this” email behind. Affton has spent those four years focused on his career, a now-successful one at that. So when Affton encounters Luke in the graphics department of the company for which he now works, it rocks his world.

Insisting that Luke owes him a coffee at least, Affton finds his world further rocked when he learns why Luke left him in the first place. Can he convince Luke that he isn’t the man Luke believes him to be and that they deserve a second chance? Or will he be fated to watch Luke run away from him yet again?

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