Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Move over Paula and Martha! The Busters are coming through!

Buster was sweet enough to buy me the Martha Stewart Cooking School book and I LOVE it! I started big and went for the stuffed turkey breast. I was thinking about making it for Christmas and wanted to practice before the big day. I was nervous because it required things like cheesecloth and twine!? But I trusted in Martha. The stuffing was a dried-cherry and sausage dressing. You had to butterfly the breast, which is basically pounding the meat :)

Buster made some hella delicious mac and cheese from the Southern Diva of Decadence Paula Dean.

All-in-all it was a good meal and much easier than I thought. If you are looking for a good cook book get the Martha Stewart cooking school book. It describes the basics, there are loads of pictures, and you don't want to upset Martha...trust me.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats..An Early Venture

These don't look as good as they taste and what I love about these is that they are so forgiving. I got the idea from Ellie Krieger (Food Network Foods That You Crave). I saw her make something like these and I didn't write the recipe down. Now Ellie is a nutritionist and works so hard to make healthy, delicious food. She did not intend her good wholesome snack to be turned into the evil that I concocted. I am sorry Ellie. So here it is....

Again I don't measure.

Dump about a jar of peanut butter and small bottle of honey into a huge pot. Heat the mixture on a medium heat; you don't want it to heat too quickly because it could burn the mixture. Once it gets nice and hot (and you will know this because the mixture will thin out), pour in a box of Rice Krispies. Take the pot off the heat. Mix in the cereal, then mix in a bag of Reese's Pieces. Transfer to a casserole dish and chill in the fridge. Let the treats get hard. Cut and eat.

Here is a recipe I found online that is similar and much more specific http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/KELLOGGS-RICE-KRISPIES-Peanut-Butter-Squares/Detail.aspx
These things are like a dessert meatloaf...throw in a bunch of crap and it tastes good. Please share variations.


I love food! Okay I don't love food I am addicted to food (the first step is admitting you have a problem). My food addiction drove me to Arby's, Long John Silvers, Panda Express...But in my quest to lead a better life I have taken to cooking and I love it. My cooking quests aren't always healthy, but when successfull they are ever so tasty. I am a follower of the grand domestic diva, Martha Stewart. I love tasting new things. I love wowing people, especially my Buster Boo. So my purpose is to share my culinary quests and get some feedback. Enjoy.