Friday, February 11, 2011

Why's everything gotta be about the blondes?

Yeah, yeah ... we know ... "Blondes have more fun."


I disagree.

I remember, when I was young, always liking the brunette characters of every TV show rather than the blonde (because I was a brunette little girl wanting to feel like I was just as pretty). Most blondes were portrayed as the "pretty and not-so-smart" ones, while the brunettes were the ones with more "intelligence and not-so-cute."

I disagreed even then.

I thought the brunettes were just as pretty.

I chose Kelley over Jill ... Jackie Rush over Sarah Rush ... Janet over Krissy ... Shirley over Lavergne. (And if you know all the TV shows I'm talking about, you're pretty good.)

But, let me tell you something ... I favored blondes yesterday.

Actually ... blondies.

This cookbook contains one of the best recipes for blondies EVER.

And, here it is.

And, here's where I actually give you the recipe because it's so delicious. Even more delicious hot out of the oven, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

The Best Blondies

1 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chopped pecans (I actually will use a little less than a cup next time.)
1 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup toffee or caramel baking bits (I used chopped Skor bars.)
Vanilla ice cream
Line the bottom of a 12 x 9 baking pan with parchment paper. Spray sides of pan with non-stick vegetable spray and set aside. In a large bowl mix together butter and brown sugar.  Beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt; mix in remaining ingredients. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes . Allow to cool in pan before cutting into bars. MUST ADD ICE CREAM! Makes 1 dozen.
You can thank me later.
Now ... someone needs to come up with an equally delicious brunie recipe.


Rachelle said...

Totally agree on the brunettes/blondes topic.

Gooseberry Patch has the best recipes... but I'm trying to diet. :( These will have to wait. Boo!

Tammy said...

I totally agree on the whole "blondes are better" theory. I honestly don't know what all the hype is about. (this coming from a natural brunette since birth--scratch the grays) And all those t.v shows...yep I watched all except one. Please enlighten me on who the Rush women are. :) p.s. your killin' me with all these recipes woman!LOL