Engineering a perfect DESSERT


january 2023 Montenegro

“My mom and I usually bake something when she visits.  A few years ago, we found this simple recipe for brownies.  Since then, we tend to make them each time she visits.

~ Julie


1 stick softened butter

1 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

2 Tbsp oil

6 Tbsp cocoa powder (Hersey’s only)

½ cup flour

¼ cup sour cream


Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together by hand.  Add in the eggs and mix.  Add the oil and cocoa powder and mix.  Add flour, mix then add sour cream and mix.

Bake at 350 degrees in a 9 X 9 or 8 X 8 greased pan for 30-35 minutes.

Optional add ins:

            -chocolate chips


And if you are craving some brownie batter to eat, just omit the egg and enjoy!


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Julie Montenegro

Purchasing Agent

Malta, NY

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Julie works with the controls and automation team for all our branch locations and is based out of the Malta, NY office.  She is responsible for procuring and managing materials for projects.  Her responsibilities include obtaining quotes for material, following up on delivery dates, payment to vendors and more.