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I enjoy new recipes...especially those that are easy. I always look for two things in the ingredients - a short(er) list and ones that I normally have on hand anyway. So if you are looking for something new to serve...look here!

I can't promise that the recipes will all be easy or healthy, but I do promise to try to add a new one every now and then that I have already tried myself.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gooey Butter Cookies

8 oz. softened cream cheese (I used 1/3 less fat)
1/2 stick softened butter
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 yellow butter cake mix
Powdered sugar

Mix first 5 ingredients together and refrigerate for 2 hours. Form into balls (will be very sticky - put extra powdered sugar on your hands to roll easier) and roll completely in powdered sugar. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes at 350ยบ.

They will look/seem undercooked, but pull them out and put on cooling rack.
They will be PERFECT!

These are really good served cold.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Crispix Mix S'Mores

This recipe can be doubled and makes a great gift!

3 cups Kellogg’s® Crispix® cereal
1 cup bear-shaped, miniature honey graham crackers (Teddy Grahams)
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1/3 cup M&M’s® Brand Chocolate Candies - use red and green for holidays

1. In 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan, combine Kellogg's Crispix cereal and graham crackers.

2. In small bowl, stir together melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Drizzle over cereal mixture. Stir until coated. Bake at 250°F for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on foil. Cool completely.

3. Stir in marshmallows and M&M’s® Brand Chocolate Candies. Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Original Recipe HERE on Kellogg's website.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Bacon Brittle

What you will need:

Butter Snaps Pretzels
1 lb. thick-cut bacon
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp honey mustard

Cut the bacon into small strips and cook until nice and crispy.

Remove to paper towel, but don't dump the bacon grease!

Mix brown sugar and honey mustard into the bacon grease.
Create a nice smooth consistency.

Meanwhile, beat the heck out of the pretzels in the bag.
You want them all broken up!

Toss bacon pieces and pretzels into the sauce and coat well.
Spread on a cookie sheet to cool.

Creates a yummy and very rich snack!