Wednesday, October 10, 2007


1 C. Sugar
1 C. Karo Syrup
1 C. Creamy Peanut Butter
6 C. Rice Krispies
1 1/2 C. Chocolate Chips
1 1/2 C. Butterscotch Chips

Combine sugar and syrup in a lrg. pan ( big enough to fit 6 c. of Rice Krispies) over med. heat, stirring until consistant. Stir in peanut butter until smooth.
Turn heat to low. Add Rice Krispies into the mix and stir until well coated. Put mixture into a greased 9x13 pan and press down until level.

Combine both chips in a micro and melt, stirring once in a while. Pour over the mixture and let sit out overnight. Cut into 1 inch squares and ENJOY!!!

{Cheezy} Potato Soup!

This is a great soup especially for fall in a Pumpkin Bread bowl!

To make Roux:
3/4 C. Margarine
3/4 C. Flour
*Cook on low heat until it reaches a light caramel color
Remove from heat & add:

2 C. Milk
2 C. Half & Half
Cheese as you desire
*return to heat & cook slowly until cheese & mixture thicken stirring constantly.

*in another pan cook the following;
3 C. Potatoes diced small
1 C. Carrots diced small
1 C. Celery diced small
1/2 to 1 whole onion Chopped
1 T . Basil
3 C. water
4 Chicken Bouillon cubes
*Cook until done
~add cheese mixture to the Vegetables and OH what a delight!

{tortellini + vegetable soup}

{tortellini + vegetable soup}

1 package fresh tortellini [i used italian sausage this time, but i like to change it up, chicken, cheese, whatever. this can be found the refrigerated pasta section at the store]
6-8 cups chicken broth
2 cups chopped carrots1 cup chopped celery
1 can petite diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 package frozen chopped spinach or 1 cup fresh chopped spinach
1 zucchini squash diced
1/2 onion diced
1 clove garlic, minced
parmesan cheese, grated for the top
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tbsp dried or fresh parsley
1 tsp dried bay leaf, chopped or 1-2 whole leaves
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp oregano


in a large pot add broth, herbs + bring to a boil. add all vegetables and leave on medium to medium-high heat until carrots are tender, about 10-15 minutes. add tortellini and cook for another 7-8 minutes. add parmesan cheese to the top of each serving. et voila!

[can also add shredded chicken]*serve with yummy rolls/bread