Friday, June 29, 2012

Chex Muddy Buddies

Some girl brought Chex muddy Buddies into work last night and it tasted soooo good, so I had to make some today, especially because we already had all the ingredients. Mine turned out just as good, maybe even better. LOL. So heres the recipe I used. Click HERE or HERE. I modified mine slightly and cut the recipe in half. You can make it the way I did, or just follow the original. Either way, it'll be good!! We used to eat this a lot when we were kids, I just totally forgot how good it was.

Chex Muddy Buddies
(modified from THIS recipe)

4 1/2 cups honey nut chex
1/2 cup chocolate mini chips
1/4 cup peanut butter
3 T butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar

Measure cereal. Set aside in large bowl. In microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Microwave 30 sec. Stir. Microwave and additional 15 sec. Stir again. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal in bowl and stir using rubber spatula until evenly coated. Pour coated cereal into large ziplock. add powdered sugar and seal bag. Shake until cereal is white and well coated. Spread on waxed paper and chill (in freezer.) Store in air-tight container in refrigerator (or freezer.)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Homemade Pasta Alfredo

I am one of the most pickiest eaters ever to exist. I really don't try to be but I get grossed out so easily by the slightest mishaps when it comes to food. I go through phases where I eat only one food because nothing else sounds good. The latests example is hot pockets. I would eat philly steak hot pockets every day until a few days ago when I got some weird hard piece of who-knows-what in my hot pocket. I spit it out and from that point forward, I can't even look at hot pockets. Problem is, hot pockets were like the only thing I ate, so you cut out the hot pockets, and now I eat nothing. Whitch obviously isn't gonna work, so lately Ive been looking for a replacement food. Which is why yesterday we whipped up the hootenanny pancakes. And then this morning It was homemade noodles with Alfredo sauce. I saw cream cheese in the fridge and knew of the best alfredo recipe that calls for cream cheese. So I first made the noodle dough and then cooked up the alfredo sauce and then added the uncooked noodles to the alfredo sauce while the sauce was still cooking/thickening and lightly boiled the noodles in the sauce for 9 min. Result: SO Delicious. This just might be my new daily food thing for a while. Only problem, takes a little effort/time. But at least I won't have to starve(: So heres the recipe if you ever want to try it. I promise its really really good.

  • Noodles and Alfredo Sauce
  • (modified from this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6oz cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup dried onion flakes
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded itallian cheese blend
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • salt
  • Pasta Dough (recipe below)
  • Directions: Melt butter in a medium, non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese, onion, and garlic powder, stirring with wire whisk until smooth. Add milk, a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps. Stir in cheese, salt, and pepper. Add pasta dough and lightly boil for an additional 9 min. Remove from heat when sauce reaches desired consistency. Sauce will thicken rapidly, thin with extra milk if cooked too long. Sprinkle with extra cheese and salt if desired. 
Pasta Dough
(modified from THIS recipe)
1 egg
1 yolk
3/4 cup flour
Directions: Mix egg and flour till dough forms. Roll out flat onto floured surface and cut into noodles (using a pizza cutter)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Puff Up Pancake

About 5 yrs ago I was thinking back about a breakfast my mom sometimes would make for us when we were kids. All I remember could remember was that it was square shaped, tasted a lot like buttery eggs with jam on it, and for some reason we absolutely loved it. So I asked her if she knew what I was talking about so that she could make it again. When I said "egg square-shaped thing with jam on it" she knew exactly what I was talking about. Hootenanny Pancake!!! So within the last few years, we've been making this a lot. Its amazing!!! Heres the recipe she always used.  Click HERE. Same as on this bloggers site. (or just use the recipe down below (same thing.)  Ours Calls for 1 less egg than most hootenanny recipes, and uses slightly more flour and slightly more milk. And It definitely doesn't need that extra egg. But here's a link to the more typical version just in case you want it: Click HERE. or HERE. Anyway Today I halved the recipe (my recipe:) I used 3/4 the batter, 6 T butter, and a 9x9 pan. (the baking time and temp are the same for a full recipe or a half recipe.) BTW: there are at least 3 names for this pancake... German pancake, hootenanny pancake, puff-up pancake (just take your pick, i guess)

Puff Up Pancake (full recipe)(Link to the same Recipe: Click HERE)
Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, 5 eggs, 1 1/4 cup milk, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 1/4 cup flour, 1/2 tsp salt
Instructions: Melt butter in 9x13 while oven is preheating to 400. Mix eggs, milk, vanilla, flour, and salt in mixer bowl till well blended. Add batter to dish (pour over the butter) and bake apx 25 min (till puffy and lightly golden.) Serve with fruit, jam, powdered sugar, whipped cream, and/or syrup. My favorite is just with warm smuckers strawberry jam and sweetened whipped cream (like in the picture.)

Heres a link to another version of this that also looks amazing: Click HERE