Pet peeve #1. When people call blondies brownies.
This might seem petty, but it really irks me. Especially when I see the misuse in cookbooks or food magazines. These people should know better. Okay, so that you don't make the mistake, here's the distinction. Brownies are a baked bar with a texture between "cake" and "cookie" that uses a chocolate-based batter. Blondies are a baked bar with a texture between "cake" and "cookie" that uses a brown sugar-based batter. I know the definitions are remarkably similar. The big difference is the chocolate. Brownies are chocolate and blondies are not. End of story. Now you know (and knowing is half the battle. Thanks, G.I. Joe.).
If you love brownies, then you should love blondies, too. The texture is the same as a brownie -- a little bit cakey with a soft, gooey middle. I actually like blondies better. I love everything about them-- the chewyness, the brown sugar, the nuttiness, the sort of butterscotch-y flavor. They're also awesome with caramel and ice cream. My heart be still.