Easy Double Chocolate Chip Brownies

"If men were angels, no government would be necessary." - James Madison

I hate having Internet problems. I haven't had any Internet since last Thursday, so all that's done is just back me up with homework and posting to my blog. I had a whole bunch of recipes to post up over the course of this past week, along with the accompanying little side stories, but all that's gone, gone into a black hole in the back of my brain that's been overshadowed by dealing with my Internet company and how they refuse to understand that unplugging and replugging the modem isn't working. Sadly, I'll have to play catch up and post them up. At least all of them have one thing in common: chocolate. The following recipes, as well as this one, star semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate. Let's get started, and if you've been having massive amounts of rain like Miami has, then I hope these recipes brighten up your day :)

Easy Double Chocolate Chip Brownies
adapted from: Nestlé Best-Loved Recipes

makes 2 dozen brownies

6 oz semi-sweet chocolate
6 oz Nestlé Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1/4 cup salted butter, cut into pieces
1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1) Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan.
2) Melt 6 oz chocolate and butters in large, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in eggs. Stir in flour, sugar, vanilla extract, and baking soda. Stir in morsels and nuts. Spread into prepared baking pan.
3) Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.