when she has a hankerin' for brownies and ice cream but there isn't a box of brownie mix in the house? She makes them from scratch. (Novel idea, isn't it?)
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup cocoa
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9x13" pan.
Melt butter. Add sugar and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one. Add cocoa. Mix well. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat well.
Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until brownies start to pull away from sides of pan.
Cut a generous piece and place in bowl. Top with vanilla ice cream.