Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Peanut Butter Pretzel Rice Krispie Bars

The other day my husband put in a special request for some rice krispie treats, but I figured – why not put a spin on the original recipe? I remembered seeing a recipe a while back that seemed like the perfect combination of salty and sweet, but of course I had to alter it to complete perfection! These ended up being so good that I had to share them with friends and coworkers. I should have nabbed a picture right when they were done, but until next time…you get this lone ranger. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

How to Personalize Your Christmas Card

When my brother, sister and I were younger, we would instantaneously call out "I get the mail!" when we heard the metal lid of our mailbox slam close as soon as the mailman made the delivery. For some reason, I still find it fun when I beat my husband to the mailbox on our lunch break…I guess some kids never grow up, ehm. But who can blame me, it's Christmas time and there's nothing more fun than a Christmas card! 

So here I am, a lover of Christmas cards, to help you add a personal touch to your cards this year! I would love to show you the cards that I'm currently working on for my household, but you'll just have to wait until they get mailed out (I know, real cliffhanger!) So instead I've collected some ideas and images for inspiration if you haven't started on your own cards yet! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cracker Crumb Chicken Delight

Cracker crumb chicken with sautéed garlic red potatoes and seasoned wild rice 

The other night, my husband and I had some friends over for dinner and while pondering what to make, I remembered something Paula Deen once said.

"You know it's a good recipe if it starts with a stick of butter."

Well…there I was, in the kitchen, on a Saturday night with a stick of butter, just trying to make a delicious meal for some friends. I wasn't about to serve a diabetes dish though, so I cut the stick in half – sorry, Paula.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Homemade Kettle Corn Recipe

Every time I go to the state fair I always have to get myself a big bag of kettle corn, trying to ignore the fact that I'm paying $6 for about 10 cents of popcorn. The other night I got a craving for some good ole kettle corn and I figure, why not just make some at home? Better yet, it's practically free.