According to Alexa.com the majority of my followers are female between the ages of 25-34. If that is correct we are all about the same age yes? I'm a child of the 90's. Actually born in the 80's but my youth was in the 90's. So most of you will know what I am talking about in my rambles here today.
I am stuck on a 90's kick. 90's tv, movies, music, 90's all day all the time. I love it all. Lets start with music.... there was some seriously good music to come out of the 90's and some seriously bad. My favorite? Sublime. I can thank my husband and my childhood best friend for that. It's my summer time sound track. Then there are others like The Smashing Pumpkins. I bet you would never pin this wholesome stay at home mom of 3 as an alternative music fan would you? It's true. As a young teenager I was a huge Smashing Pumpkins fan... locked in my room covered in band and movie posters blasting The World is a Vampire. Complete with my baggy camo cargo pants (yes camo and cargo... FTW) an over sized men's L Smashing Pumpkins tee that most definitely went down to my knees, combat boots and thick black eye liner. I was so cool....
On the flip side of the coin... when I wasn't stuck in my wannabe dark days I was in mini skirts, baby doll dresses with uglier than sin metallic blue Zodiac platform SNEAKERS ( that I just about killed for), bopping around to the Spice Girls, TLC, and that horrible Barbie song.... I loved that song.
There was one faze in 1999ish that I'm not completely embarrassed to admit I went through. The music was good, to this day some of my favorites. The angry girl band rockers.... Songs like "I'm a Bitch" by Meridith Brooks were my anthem! Seriously I was a bitch...aren't all girls at that age? " Just when you think you've got me figured out, the seasons already changin" Yeah that about sums me up, or so I thought.
The TV in the 90's was just about as good and bad as the music. I'm currently on a Dawson's Creek kick. Netflix has all the seasons....You can thank me later because I know some of you will join me in my Joey, Dawson and Pacey marathon this week! Pacey was the cute one... don't you agree? And come one... Joey is just annoying. Oh and guess what Hulu has.... Daria!
90's movies. Titanic. I <3 Leo. Enough said.
That was the time frame in my "dating" life, that we went on group dates without a chaperone to the movies. A little hand holding might have happened... perhaps a hug. Total G rated. If you were lucky enough to be on a group date with the boy you were "going out with" he might pay for your ticket, popcorn... and if you were really lucky Milk Duds.
Milk duds were the way to my heart at 13 just as they are now. My favorite movie candy of all time. I almost never get to have them except for the occasions we go to a movie. I broke my movie only rule recently and purchased a box for brownie making. I won't lie to you all... I ate most of them before I got to the brownies.
I highly recommend you make these brownies and start a Dawson's Creek Marathon. It's fun. These brownies are thin and chewy, when eaten hot they are gooey and fudgy. Totally messy with all the melted caramel milk duds. When cooled they are nice and chewy. I love them both ways. But if I had to choose... hot and messy!
Chewy Milk Dud Brownies
5 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cups granulated white sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 cup milk duds chopped
Preheat oven to 350.
Spray the bottom of a square 8x8 dish with non cooking spray.
In a medium bowl using a rubber spatula mix together melted butter, sugar, salt, vanilla extract and your egg.
Once it is incorporated fold in flour cocoa powder and milk duds.
Spread batter in the bottom of your prepared dish and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes. The longer you bake the chewier they become. If you like your brownies a little more fudgy do not bake as long.
Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting if you want perfect pretty squares. OR be like me. Dig in when they are hot and messy!
Did you guys know it's Caramel Week?
Well it is! Check out what my friends are making this week...
- Monday–Comfortably Domestic-Crockpot Dulce de Leche / Kvetchin’ Kitchen-Caramel Apple Pie
- Tuesday–Decadent Philistines Save the World-Salted Caramel Pork Loin with Shaved Brussel Sprout and Apple Salad
- Wednesday–Inside NanaBread’s Head-Chocolate Alfajores with Salted Vanilla Bean Caramels / Comfortably Domestic-Alfajores Caramel Sandwich Cookies / The Girly Girl Cooks-Almost Famous Fairground Caramel Sauce / Climbing Grier Mountain-Dulce de Leche Milkshakes with Caramel Drizzle
- Thursday–Tenaciously Yours-Popcorn Crunch Sundae / Kvetchin’ Kitchen – Red Wine Caramel Sauce / Buffy and George-
- Friday–Country Cleaver-Pear Caramel Mini Cheesecakes / Munching in the Mitten-Caramel Cake
- Saturday–Comfortably Domestic-DIY Dulce de Leche Coffee Creamer / The Hill Country Cook-Salted Caramel Pie