1/31/11

Peanut Butter Cereal Crisps

My friend, Jessica, gave me this recipe months ago. I was addicted as soon as I tried these little treats.
I have been wanting to post this recipe, but sadly I lost the recipe :(
(not a big deal I could've just called her up and asked for the recipe, but hey I'm going for dramatic here).
Jessica actually started her own food blog,
A Country Girls Livin',
and a few days ago I saw her yummy Peanut Butter Cereal Crisps on her blog and I shouted for joy!!! OK, I really didn't shout, but I was pretty happy.
So today, not only am I going to run to the grocery store and buy some Cornflakes so I can make these yummy treats, but being the nice person I am, I'm going to share the recipe with all of you to try.


These treats only have 4 ingredients which is really nice for a quick and delicious treat. And if you're a Peanut Butter lover then you'll definitely love these. Give them a try, they will not disappoint!
Enjoy!!

Peanut Butter Cereal Crisps
From Jessica of A Country Girls Livin'

1 cup Karo (light corn syrup)
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups cereal

Place a piece of waxed paper onto the counter or cookie sheet, set aside. Place the cereal into a large mixing bowl, set aside.
In a medium saucepan stir together the Karo, sugar, and peanut butter cooking over medium heat. Bring to a boil then remove from the heat. Immediately pout over the cereal and stir, stir, stir until coated well. Pour onto waxed paper, spread out with a wooded spoon. Allow the crisps to cool completely. Tear off chunks to serve. Enjoy!
You may also pour the coated cereal into a well greased 9 x 13 glass cake pan. Pressing down to to compact. Cool completely and cut into bars.

1/25/11

Chicken Tomato Alfredo Pasta

Finally, a new recipe for me to share! I actually have a few I need to share I just haven't gotten around to posting them yet, but I will try to post them soon.
I've tried quite a few recipes lately, but I haven't loved them, so I'm not going to post them on here. But we had this last night and it was delicious, so I had to share it with all of you. It is Chicken Tomato Alfredo from a little blog that I found named Food Brings Families Together. She actually had a few yummy looking recipes that are on my 'To Make' list. But here is one that we tried and liked.

This is the only picture I got to take, my battery died.

You start off by cooking your chicken, onion, and garlic. Then you use an Alfredo sauce mix and add cream and diced tomatoes to make a creamy sauce. Then you add basil and parsley and parmesan and a few other seasonings.
Now you normally would serve this with Fettuccini, but I used Penne. And it was great! I only used one large chicken breast, but the recipe asked for 2. The recipe also asked for mushrooms, but I took a suggestion from Jessie (from Food Brings Families Together) and added 2 cans of diced tomatoes and just left out the mushrooms since I didn't have any. Oh, I also used a little less than 1 lb. of pasta, I like my pasta to be saucy. :)
If you don't have a packet of Alfredo Mix, but you have jarred Alfredo sauce I'm sure you could use that. I would probably use about 1- 1 1/2C. and add a little cream.

This is such an easy meal especially since you probably have almost everything in your pantry. So give it a try, it will not disappoint.
Enjoy!!
Click Here for a printable version of this recipe.


Chicken Tomato Alfredo
From: foodbringsfamiliestogether.blogspot.com

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup olive oil
2 chicken breasts, cubed
1 regular onion, diced
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 cup whipping cream
1 package Alfredo sauce mix
12 oz. Fresh slice mushrooms(optional-sometimes I use them sometimes I add double the tomatoes instead)
1(15oz) can diced tomatoes(if I don't use mushrooms I use two cans tomatoes)
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup chopped parsley or 2 T. dried
2 T. dried basil
1 lb. fettuccini or any pasta you like, cooked
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Heat the oil and the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken, onion, and garlic and cook until chicken is no longer pink. While the chicken is cooking, whisk the cream and Alfredo sauce mix together in a small bowl. When chicken is cooked pour the cream sauce mixture into the skillet with chicken. Add the mushrooms, tomatoes and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat while stirring. Reduce the heat and simmer about 10 minutes or until sauce thickens. Stir in Parsley and basil. Remove from heat and toss the sauce with cooked pasta and parmesan cheese.

1/7/11

Monster Cookies (#2)

I found these while I was looking for Christmas Cookies, you know when I was supposed to do my '12 days of treats', yah these were supposed to be part of that. :)
The actual recipe name is Holiday Monster Cookies, but the only thing that makes them a Holiday cookie is the Christmas M&M's. So....you don't really have to wait until the Holidays to make these, but I probably wouldn't have waited anyway.

Do you see my new baking mat? My Mom bought it for me for my birthday. Thank you Mom!! I love it!

 The original recipe says it only makes 20 cookies. I have no idea how you could only get 20 cookies out of this recipe, unless they are seriously ENORMOUS cookies. When I made these yesterday I used my medium cookie scoop (not quite filled to the top, just below and packed) and it made about 4-5 dozen!
But I'm not complaining....that just means all the more for me to eat. :)
These were really delicious cookies


I've posted a recipe for Monster Cookies before, but this one had a few changes, so I had to give it a try. This recipe doesn't use Karo Syrup like the other recipe I have, and it also asks for coconut, yum!
 Either of the two Monster Cookie recipes are equally delicious, give them a try and see which one you like.
If you're looking for a delicious cookie to try with lots of yummy ingredients, then you've got to give these cookies a try.

Monster Cookies
from: tastykitchen.com

1/2 C. Butter, softened
1 C. Sugar
1-1/4 C. packed Brown Sugar
3 whole Large Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1-1/4 C. Creamy Peanut Butter
4-1/2 C. Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
1/2 C. Sweetened, Flaked Coconut
1/2 C. Chocolate Chips
1 C. M&M's + some extra for the tops of the cookies

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
Mix the ingredients together in the order listed. Drop by rounded tablespoon or use a medium scoop onto a parchement-lined baking sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork and press a few of the reserved M&M's into the top of the cookies.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges.
These cookies are best slightly under-done, so err on the side of taking them out too soon rather than letting them get overdone.
-I cooked mine for about 10-11 minutes and they were chewy and delicious.