Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Shake-It-Up Chex Party Mix

I was wanting to make some Chex Mix after Sarah brought some over to me (and I at the WHOLE bag she brought, and I didn't share with anyone!!). I found this in a "I Can Make it with Chex!" Book for kids. It is SOO good....I had a hard time not eating it while I was making it!! I even made 2 batches!!

Shake-It-Up Chex Party Mix
from: "I Can Make It With Chex!" 12 Fun and easy recipes that Kids and Parents can make together!

2 TBS margarine or butter
3/4 tsp seasoned salt
2 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4 cups of your favorite Chex Brand Cereals (Corn, Rice and/or Wheat)
1/2 cups mixed nuts (I used peanuts)
1/2 cup pretzels (I used goldfish)

Melt margarine in small microwave bowl. Add seasoned salt and Worcestershire sauce to melted margarine; mix well. Pour cereals, nuts and pretzels into large Ziploc bag. Pour margarine mixture over cereal in plastic bag and seal. Shake bag until all pieces are coated. (Some seasoning may stick to the inside of the bag.) Pour contents of bag into large microwave-safe bwol. Microwave on HIGH 3 to 3 1/2 minutes. Stop to stir every minute. Spread on absorbent paper to cool. Store in airtight container.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Been in the mood for soup the last couple days. This soup turned out really good!!

Cheesy Broccoli Soup
from Allrecipes.com


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pound process American cheese, cubed


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and bouillon to a boil. Add broccoli. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain, reserving 3/4 cup liquid. In another large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Whisk in flour until blended. Add the milk and cheese. Cook over medium-low heat until cheese is melted, stirring frequently. Stir in broccoli and reserved cooking liquid.
I served this with bread, and it was really good.

Microwave Peanut Brittle

I like peanut brittle...but I don't like using a candy thermometer...that is why I like this recipe so well...it just goes in the microwave!

Microwave Peanut Brittle
Simply Delicious
Herberger’s Employee Family Recipes

1 cup sugar
1 cup peanuts
½ cup white corn syrup

In 1 ½ quart casserole dish, stir together sugar and corn syrup. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Stir in peanuts. Microwave 3-5 minutes until light brown.

1 tsp butter
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

Add butter and vanilla to syrup; blend well. Microwave on high 1-2 minutes more; peanuts will be lightly brown and syrup very hot. Slowly add 1 tsp baking soda. Stir until light and foamy. Pour onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Let cool ½ to 1 hour. When cool, break into small pieces and store in airtight container.

I haven't made this in a while...I had a hard time not eating too much of it!!!

Quick Peanut Butter Fudge

I was wanting Peanut Butter fudge today. This is the recipe I have been using for several years. I love it because there are so few ingredients in it, and it is SOO GOOD!!

Quick Peanut Butter Fudge

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup margarine
1 1 pound box powdered sugar

Melt peanut butter and butter in a medium sauce pan stirring constantly
remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar stirring until well blended.
Pat out in a 9X9 inch square pan. Refrigerate until firm cut into squares.

Potato Soup

We were wanting potato soup. Greg didn't like the kind I had been making, so we got on Allrecipes.com and looked up a new one. This is what we came up with.

From Allrecipes.com


  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 6 cups peeled and diced red potatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


  1. In large saucepan, heat butter or margarine over medium heat. Add celery and onions; cook and stir until tender.
  2. Add potatoes and broth, and simmer until tender.
  3. Stir in milk, and season with salt and pepper. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup water, and slowly stir into soup. Bring to a boil for 1 minute, and then turn heat to medium-low. Stir in 2 cups cheese, and continue stirring until it melts. Serve.
We served ours with more cheese, bacon bits, and sour cream. It turned out really good. We enjoyed it!