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INGREDIENTS: CLASSIC YELLOW CAKE MIX, MINI GOLDEN OREO'S, MINI WHITE CHOCOLATE REESE'S CUPS, WHITE CHIP MACADAMIA NUT COOKIE DOUGH.
MIX: The boxed cake mix with 1/4 cup of oil, 1 egg, and 1/3 cup of milk.
CONSISTENCY: Mix the milk in slowly as you want to make sure the batter consistency is thick like brownie batter.
Spray a non stick cooking oil in your baking dish
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes.
COOLING:Baking is the tricky part. The brownies are meant to be a bit gooey. Let them cool for 15 - 20 minutes. They may seem undercooked but as they cool they will set up to a firmer consistency!
ENJOY! Plan on making these YUMMY DIRTY BLONDIES? Snap a pic follow us and and hashtag us for a repost!
A surge of Gastropubs are taking over Birmingham's trendiest neighborhoods and The Collins Bar is living up to the hype!
THE MENU: Presented on a mini clipboard, appeared to have possibly been typed on the very typewriter stationed at our table. While the red light didn't lend well to the readability of the menu, our awesome waitress filled us in on the selections. The Collins menu puts a sophisticated twist on bar food. Grilled Cheese, with several cheeses and a fried egg option, Meatloaf Sliders and Gingerbread Bread Pudding were all heavy hitters in the lineup . The Tots for starters and Chicken & Waffles for my main, won out and made their way to my table.
PIGS IN A BLANKET: While homemade, they didn't really stand up to their $6.00 price tag
TOTS: Fell short in the crispiness category. The texture was more consistent with an under-cooked frozen hash brown.
CHICKEN & WAFFLES: Arrived lukewarm and like the Tots a bit soggy. However, the chicken was well seasoned and the Bourbon Syrup was a pleasant surprise.
VERDICT: It's great to experience the resurgence of a city and The Collins Bar is a great indication of what's to come. While the food fell shy of my expectations, in an establishment where the first focus is and should be on the drinks, I'd say the food is on par. I'll try The Collins out again in the future, if only for one of those fancy drinks that show so much promise!
Fresh cut flowers are a great pick-me-up for this stubborn winter weather! Well designed flower arrangements can dig deep into your pockets. Here are a few tips on creating beautiful arrangements with a simple trip to your local grocer!
1. Head straight to the Floral Department for a deal! Look for single stems or flowers by the bundle.
2. Pick 2 or 3 different blooms. A larger bloom like a Hydrangea is a great complement to Petite Roses.
3. Think simple when choosing a color palette. You can never go wrong with soft classics like pink, white and cream. Solid color themes like all red, all white or shades of green, may seem simple but make for a beautiful clean presentation.
4. If you decide to go for a prearranged bouquet, step up the wow factor by purchasing 2 to 3 identical or similar bundles. Combine them in a vessel to create a dramatic oversized arrangement.
5. Choose your container! Don't limit yourself to a simple vase! You may not have vintage punch cups laying around so look in your fridge! Pasta Sauces often come in well designed glass bottles! Peel off the labels and rinse! Empty wine bottles and clear plastic cups are great vessels as well!
6. Prep your flowers! Cut stems on a diagonal and remove leaves and thorns as needed. As a rule of thumb, remove all leaves that may end up submerged in the water.
7. Remember, you can always take more stem off but you can't put stem back on. Start with large blooms and begin to fill your vessel! Fill in and snip down stems as needed.
ëTIP: This plastic cup fits perfectly into the mouth of the pitcher.
Relax and don't over think it!
Stop and take a step back every so often. Flower are a natural occurrence and there is beauty in every flower! So there is no way you can go wrong!
Send us some snap shots of your fresh flower arrangements!