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If there are two facts that you should know about me in order to assess my personality, trustworthiness, and/or credibility they are this (in no specific order):
1. I live for dessert.
2. I love adult beverages.
Critical information, don’t you think?
Well, the other day I needed to make a holiday dessert, but I found myself in a time crunch – shocking I know. While I certainly love making desserts from scratch, I equally love making desserts that originate in a box.
Thanks, Duncan Hines, for making people think I’m more talented than I really am.
While I totally give DH the credit for assembling the toolbox for drool-worthy brownies, I have a trick or two up my sleeve to help dress things up a bit. You know, for an office holiday party and all.
So here’s what you do. Take your box of Duncan Hines mix (cake, brownies, muffins – whatever!) and follow the directions on the box.
Then – add one tablespoon of sour cream.
The result is brownies so (excuse the word) moist that people will think they’re store bought. I know, I know. Sour cream?! Trust me my, friends, it’s the right thing to do.
And don’t just stop the Fancy Train at the sour cream. Top that baby with Duncan Hines cream cheese frosting and some red sprinkles and you’re all set.
I have to admit – I slightly misled you when I said I was just making brownies for the office. I also have a husband who loves dessert as much as I do, so I made a batch for us as well. That way, I could enjoy my two favorite things together.
An adult-sized brownie smothered with icing alongside an adult-sized glass of sweet Riesling makes the perfect personal holiday party on a Tuesday night.
So rather than diving face first into the “corporate” batch in front of your colleagues, you can politely decline and say “Psh! Those simple things?! You eat them!”
There’s no shame in sharing with the masses while enjoying indulgences in the comfort of your sweat pants, curled up on the couch while watching your favorite TV show 😉
Let’s chat –
Cupcakes or brownies?
Have you made any festive desserts yet?