Rice Krispie Treats

Only 4 ingredients!!!!

Only 4 ingredients!!!!

Don’t you just LOVE Rice Krispies? They are just a gooey yummy mess! Did you know that they are SUPER easy to make? YUP!

What You Need:

1/4 cup of butter

1 (10 oz) package regular size marshmallows

5 cups Rice Krispies

Variations:

Peanut Butter – 1/4 cup – stir into marshmallow mixture BEFORE adding Rice Krispies

Chocolate Chip – 6 oz – stir in after Rice Krispies have been added.

Coco – Substitute Coco Krispies for Regular Krispies

1.  Melt Butter in Large pot over low heat. While that’s melting take additional butter and lightly run it across the pan you’ll be pouring them into. (9×13 for thinner ones/smaller pan for thicker ones) .

FullSizeRender_12. Once butter is melted, stir in marshmallows. Stir well until marshmallows are melted.

3.  Add Cereal and stir until it is all mixed together.

4. Pour into pre-buttered pan and using a spatula (coat in butter so it won’t stick – I use a metal spatula) spread out and press down until even across pan.

Our favorite way to make these are with Peanut Butter. Try using Coco Krispies AND Peanut Butter – It will blow your mind and taste buds!!! =-)

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EAT ME!!!!

Homemade Peach Cobbler

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Nothing tastes better than a homemade cobbler. I’ve always thought it was really hard to make until my mother-in-law made it one night and showed me how easy it was.

 

 

What You Need:

Approximately 8 peaches, peeled & sliced

Cinnamon

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup flour

3/4 stick of butter

2 store-bought pie crusts in a box or use 2 homemade pie crusts (click here for the recipe).

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Pre-heat oven to 350.  Spray non stick spray in 9×13 pan.  Place 1 pie crust in bottom of the dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon.  Mix flour & sugar in a separate bowl.  Add peaches and coat well.  Pour into crust along with any leftover sugar/flour mixture from bowl. Spread out evenly. Dot the top of the mixture with butter.

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2nd homemade crust cut into strips for top.

Cut 2nd crust into strips and criss cross over the peach mixture.  Bake 45 mins to 1 hour or until golden brown and bubbly.

 

 

** Don’t forget to buy the ice cream to go with it! I always make that mistake. It’s so much better when you have ice cream with it! ENJOY!

Million Dollar Cookies

millon dollar cookiesMy absolute favorite cookie is Oatmeal Chocolate Chip.  I’ve never been able to find a good homemade recipe that tops Pillsbury until now.  A neighbor gave me this recipe and it is fabulous! This recipe makes 112 cookies. I usually 1/2 this recipe if I’m making it just for my family.

What you Need:

2 c. butter

2 tsp baking soda

4 c. flour

2 c. sugar

5 c. blended oatmeal (put oatmeal in blender and pulse until it looks like flour)

2 c. brown sugar

24 oz milk chocolate chips chopped

24 oz white chocolate chips chopped

2 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. salt

4 eggs

Preheat oven to 375.

md cookies 4Cream butter and both sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla. Gradually add in flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda.  Add chocolate chips.

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Roll into balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until they start to brown.

Oreo Dirt Cake

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I used to love Dirt Cake as a kid. It was such a fun thing to eat so I wanted to make one for my family. I looked around on the internet at different recipes, but couldn’t settle on one that I liked so I decided to do my own thing.

What You Need:

2 – 4.2 oz boxes Jell-O Oreo Cookies ‘n Creme Instant Pudding & Pie Filling

1 container of Oreos (we used double stuffed)

1 bag gummy worms

1- 16 oz container of cool whip

2.5 cups cold milk

Pudding mixture

Pudding mixture

Pour cold milk into a large bowl. Add both boxes of Jell-O and whisk for 2 minutes. Add 1/3 container of cool whip to mixture and stir until blended. Put bowl in fridge.

Take a trifle bowl or another clear large bowl and layer in this order:

1. Whole Oreos and gummy worms;

2. Pudding Mixture;

3. Cool Whip; and

Repeat layers a second time.

Top with crushed Oreos and gummy worms.

My family LOVED this recipe. The next time I make this, I want to use Trolli Sour Worms instead of regular ones to see how it would change the taste.

I hope you and your family enjoy this fun dessert!

 

Easy Sugar Cookies

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So one of my goals of being a stay at home mom is NOT taking the easy/processed road and buying the Pillsbury Ready to Bake cookies but instead learning how to make them from scratch.  After looking at several different recipes on Pinterest, I settled on a sugar cookie recipe to try.

Now, because I did not change anything about this recipe, I am simply re-blogging it – you’ll need to go here for the recipe.

One thing I liked about this particular recipe was that the cookies looked so thick! We love thick sugar cookies. She also had a GREAT tip. Place your dough between two parchment papers and roll it out- SHUT UP!!! No more icky floury rolling pin mess!

A few tips:

1. Roll out more parchment paper than you think you need.  I did not and it made it more difficult trying to roll it out…..don’t forget you’ll need 2 sheets (1 for the top and 1 for the bottom).

Shelf Liner goes under parchment paper to keep it in place while rolling.
Shelf Liner goes under parchment paper to keep it in place while rolling.

 2. I had a problem with the paper sliding around so I tried taping down the edges. That didn’t work too well because the tape kept coming undone.  So, next I tried an extra piece of  my handy shelf liner and that worked great.  If you have a grip pad or shelf liner, put it under your parchment paper to keep it from sliding around then Rock and Roll!

3. Make sure you don’t roll it out too thin or your cookies won’t be thick! After you do your first round of cut outs, repeat the rolling out step and then stick it back in the fridge for about 5 minutes.  I learned that it is SO much easier to get crisp cut outs if it’s chilled.

4. Last – this is a GREAT recipe to get your kids involved and in the kitchen. My daughter had a blast pouring in the ingredients. After you start rolling out the dough let them have a turn.  Give them the box of cookie cutters and let them pick out their favorite shapes to cut them out!

Let those little hands have some fun!

Let those little hands have some fun!

5. Top with regular sugar, colored sugar, or frosting!

ENJOY!!