"With enough butter, anything is good." -- Julia Child
Every year around the time kids start going back to school, just at the tail end of summer, or beginning of fall, I get nostalgic for back-to-school shopping. I miss my mom piling my siblings and me into our mini van and taking us to Target to talk down the school supplies aisles. Pencils. Notebook. Rulers. Erasers. Backpacks. TI-83s. I am getting a little teary-eyed now just thinking about how badly I want to back-to-school shop...
When we were really good, she would even take us to the mall to pick out a few new articles of clothing for the school year. At that point in my life, it was all about Abercrombie & Fitch. I had to have a new polo, a pair of cargo pants, or a knit sweater to wear to the cool football games. This may no longer be the situation, but some new clothing would be much welcomed.
Neiman Marcus is one store that we never went to when I was younger. In fact, now that I think about it, never in my life have I made a purchase there. But that doesn't mean that I don't like to do some window shopping from time to time. While recently visiting my parents, I whipped up a batch of Neiman Marcus brownies. Didn't know that these were a thing? Well, they are. And holy sweet Mary and Joseph they are delicious! Sweet. Moist. Sugary. Buttery. Goodness.
The recipe is chock-full of butter and sugar. Diabetes in a bar? Perhaps. Add sliced strawberries or a few blueberries and that will make it healthy, right? Okay, good, I am glad you concur.
While shoving my face with Neiman Marcus brownies, I may have gone to the Neiman Marcus website to do a little wishful thinking shopping.... Be sure to go to The American Swede to read the sister post for this article! Here's a sneak peak at the look I picked out...
| Neiman Marcus Brownies |
1 box yellow cake mix 1 stick of melted butter 1 egg 4 cups powdered sugar (or 1 box of powdered sugar) 8 oz. softened cream cheese 2 eggs
- Preheat oven to 300 and spray a 9×13 dish with cooking spray.
- Mix cake mix, melted butter and one egg to a soft dough. Press into the bottom of the pan.
- Mix powdered sugar, softened cream cheese and remaining two eggs until smooth, about 1-2 mins. Pour on top of crust.
- Bake at 300 for 40-50 minutes until top is golden brown.
- Top with sliced strawberries or blueberries.