You know I try to cook from scratch to try to control the ingredients that go into our food and decrease the amount of preservatives and things I can't pronounce, right?
But that doesn't mean I'm totally against a little help from the box. Especially when Greg's favorite brownie mix goes on sale for a dollar a box.
Using a box doesn't mean you have to be completely satisfied with the plain old box ~ you can dress it up in a little party dress & go somewhere nice. Adding a little something special doesn't even have to be complicated.
Start with the usual suspects and mix as directed on the box.
See that blue bowl? I got that years ago from a student. It was part of a gift set with pancake mix, syrup, & other stuff in it. It is one of my favorite mixing bowls for brownies, muffins, and well, pancakes.
To the mixed batter add a package of peanut butter chips.
The result is a scrumptious, never plain, peanut buttery brownie.
Your family will rise up and call you blessed.
Of course, if you make your brownies from scratch, you can still add a little secret ingredient to fancy up your brownies.