I’m in Barnes & Noble this afternoon and what music comes on?
Sweet And Innocent by Donny Osmond.
I moved under the speaker. I stood still. I had to listen to the whole song. I was 7 years old.
“Mum”, says my daughter (who in this moment is now older than I). She taps me. “You don’t even like Mystery novels”.
No, I don’t.
But, man did I love Donny Osmond. There. I said it. I had EVERY album. I kissed the covers.
This ridiculous song is embedded in my brain now. It’s good to be a child again.
Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars
2 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup cold butter
1 cup chopped almonds
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
1 3/4 cup toffee bits, divided
1. In a large bowl, combine flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until mixture resemble coarse crumbs. Add egg and mix well. Stir in almonds and 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of this mixture for topping.
3. Bake at 350℉ for 10 minutes. Pour milk over crust. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups toffee bits, reserved topping and remaining chocolate chips. Bake 25 to 30 minutes longer until lightly browned. Sprinkle with remaining toffee bits.
4. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Makes 3 dozen
Speaking of crushes….
BMX Bandits-Kylie’s Got A Crush On Us
Buy BMX Bandits music here.
The House Of Love-Crush Me
Buy a whole bunch of albums by The House Of Love here.