You can never change the way they feel
Better let them do just what they will
For they will
If you let them
Steal your heart from you
I’ve loved George Michael’s voice ever since I was a young girl, staring at the cover of our Wham LP in the 80s and listening to him croon “Wake me up, before you go-go.” In my opinion, his is one of the smoothest, silkiest, most divine voices I’ve ever heard. It’s so easy to be lulled into whatever emotion he’s trying to get across in the song.
There are so many George Michael songs that I love and this is one of my favourites. The jazzy style, the wistful lyrics, that sublime voice. It’s perfection. Michael Buble did a cover of it and sorry, Buble, your version just doesn’t cut it.
I listen to this song when there are too many mad emotions running through my head and I need to calm the hell down. It’s like fine wine – it mellows me out. Plus, it’s a great karaoke song!
I want to share some blogger friend love today. I made these amazing peanut butter apple oat blondies a few weeks ago using the recipe form my dear friend, Allie of Baking A Moment. I had the pleasure of meeting Allie in person a year ago at the International Food Bloggers Conference in Seattle. She’s just as sweet, friendly, smart, hilarious and overall wonderful as she appears on her blog.
When I saw these blondies on her blog a few weeks ago, I knew that I had to make them. The only changes I made to Allie’s recipe are increasing the amount of cinnamon to 1 teaspoon since I think it pairs fabulously with peanut butter, using a mix of chocolate chips and peanut butter chips, and swapping out the M&M’s that she used for mini Reese’s peanut butter cups which I pressed into the top.
Because the blondies are made primarily with whole wheat flour, apple sauce, oats and peanut butter (with just a scant 1/2 cup of butter), I felt they were pretty healthy (healthy enough for me to devour half of this batch before giving the rest to my coworkers).
The blondies were delightfully chewy and hearty, not overly sweet, and full of peanut butter flavour. If you’re a PB lover, you’re going to have a hard time resisting.
Click here to get the recipe and say hi to Allie!