1. I decided to make "Surprise Kiss" brownie bites for the cookie exchange tomorrow. They are SO, SO simple. Here's how you make them:
-First, grease the ever living daylights out of a mini-muffin tin. Next, pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees.
-Make brownie mix. Out of a box, or homemade...your pick.
-Fill the super-greased muffin tins about 3/4 full with brownie mix.
-Stick a Hershey Kiss (I used Hugs) in the brownie mix. You don't want it to touch the bottom of the tin. Leave a little bit poking out of the brownie mix.
-Pop in the oven for 15 minutes, then let cool.
-Take the brownie bites out of the muffin tin, and then spread melted Baker's chocolate, or some melted chocolate chips (I added a dash of butter to mine) on the top of each brownie bite. I then topped with festive sprinkles. As an experiment, I topped one of the brownie bites with some coarsely ground sea salt...and that was DELICIOUS.
3. Ever since we got our new TV (a Vizio LCD), sometimes when we play DVDs, the whole screen will intermittently flash black (there's still sound). It continues to do this every 5-10 seconds for the life of the movie. But not every DVD does this...only some of them. It doesn't happen at all with live TV. It seems like it must be some sort of copyright protection thing, but it doesn't make sense that this didn't happen with our older TV. Our DVD player is the same, so I know that's not the issue. I know this is a long shot, but does anyone have any idea how to fix it?!