Friday, August 14, 2009

Here Comes the Anxiety Attack.

Okay so nothing gives me the creeps more than to look out my window at noon and see this:
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I would just like to point out that the sun was actually shining on my house. I was priviliged enough to look out my window just in time to watch the horrendous storm overtake us.
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It didn't help that I had watched The Day After Tomorrow the night before. I think that movie scares me more than any slasher movie ever could. I have this wierd phobia of things being submerged unnaturally. Like cities covered in water scare the pants off me. Think about it for awhile, the creepiness will come to you.

Anyway, I just thought I would share what a loud thunder, lightening, and hail filled storm looks like when it's approaching.

ALSO! I updated our family blog. I have been bad about posting it over here. Head on over if you like. :)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Brownie Bites

I know I am not so good at posting now that I don't have my weekly fix. I have had a lot of requests for more info about those brownie bites, so I prepared a post for you. WARNING! I am not a food photographer- not even close. So bare with me!!

This recipe found HERE.

Brownie cups with Pretzel Crumble, Caramel and Milk Chocolate

1 German Chocolate Cake Mix
1 egg
1/2 cup butter

In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, egg and butter until smooth.

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Scoop batter 2/3rds full into a muffin tin sprayed with non stick spray.

Pretzel crumble

1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup crushed pretzels
Scoop 1 tablespoon pretzel crumble on top of brownie batter. Pat down lightly.
NOTE: I made about 3 times as much as this recipe calls for as far as the pretzel crumble goes. I generously patted it onto the top, so it was about 1/3 pretzel, 2/3 cake mix.

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Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the edges are set.

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1/3 bag of caramels- melt in a saucepan until creamy.

NOTE: I added LOTS of sweetened condensed milk to the carmel. If you don't, they will harden to a tooth-chipping consistancy when they cool. These were eight MILLION times better with the sweetened condensed milk added.

Immediately after taking the brownie cups out of the oven, pour caramel over the cups, and then sprinkle with chocolate chip.

1 cup milk chocolate chips

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Here are the lovies after they are all decorated and cooling in the pan.

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Stacked up and ready to serve.

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The verdict??
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Saturday, August 1, 2009


Okay so there isn't much for me to say now that my Jillian drama is over, I did watch After the Rose but found it really boring...yawn!! I am interested to see who they choose for the new Bachelor, I guess it's not one of Jillian's cast-offs, usually they announce it at After the Rose if it is. So...we'll see!!

Okay, so I have to show you these a-mazing standouts I just ordered for my living room!! You can see them in the pictures of my Bachelorette party below, that gives you a better idea of their size. They are 20x24 and I looooooooooooove them. LOVE them!! I am in love. Yeah, I like them A LOT.
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*pictures by the fabulous Heather Mickey (link on the right).

I am also really loving my wall color, I stole it from my sister's dining room and it has seriously turned out so fabulous!! We have had a million compliments on it, so did good!! In the pictures above it looks really gray, because I took those pictures on a stormy day. But this picture shows it's true color. LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVE it!!

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