Thursday, October 17, 2013

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Rice Krispie Treats

I don't make normal Rice Krispie treats for the girls often.  I like my snacks to have a little nutritional value.

I do not claim that these are nutritious, of course they aren't - but they do have a leg up on the original so I pretend :)

Melt together in a sauce pan:

½ cup peanut butter
½ cup honey

take off the heat and add 1 tsp vanilla

now, if you are patient, you will wait until the mixture has cooled and add chocolate chips.  If you are me, you will add them in right away and they will half way melt and become part of the sauce.

Pour over 3 cups of Rice Krispies mix well.  Press into greased 9x9 pan and allow to cool.  I put mine in the freezer and forgot about them until the next day.  They were yummy as an after school snack today.

This is my jumping off point - my base.  Now I want to try things like less honey and adding puffed what into the mix.  I wonder if Craisins would taste good in them . . .

Sunday, May 12, 2013


My turkey procedure comes from Chef John at Food Wishes - see link to side.  He's got a couple videos on how to do the most amazing turkey.  This is point form for my future reference, pretty much directly from his instructions.

The turkey will probably need 4-5 days to thaw depending on size.
Clean thoroughly.  Rip out excess fat.
Save neck, gizzard, heart for gravy stock.
Toss liver
Season bird inside with salt, pepper, poultry seasoning.
Toss carrots, celery, onions in 9x13 pan
Toss same inside turkey with sage and rosemary
Prepare sage / rosemary / garlic butter and rub under skin
Rub same all over the outside of the bird.
Season outside of bird with more salt, pepper and poultry seasoning
Put a little water in the pan
Loosely cover the top with foil

For a 20lb turkey to be served by 5:30:

1:00 turkey in oven
2:00 start simmering stock for gravy with a bayleaf
3:00 saute veggies for stuffing
4:00 take foil off turkey
4:00 start with stuffing and potato prep
5:00 take bird out, start making gravy with pan drippings
5:00 start carrots to steam
5:00 put stuffing / potatoes (if appropriate) / pie in oven.
5:20 prepare salad / warm corn