Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Land of the Free and Home of the....... CHIEFS! (sorry, old habits die hard)

It's hard not to smile when looking at that little face! I hope your 4th of July was as exciting as mine. I grew up loving the holiday and now I have a true appreciation for it. It's a great way for family and friends to get together and mingle. If you know me, you know I love to mingle!

I went a little overboard with making goodies for the holiday. I got really excited about dipping things in chocolate and using food coloring to dye things red, white, and blue!

First, I cheated. I have never been able to successfully melt chocolate without burning everything in site. So, I bought this:

....and holy smokes! IT WAS AMAZING! It cut down on my frustration level completely and it tasted yummy.

First, I snagged Martha's idea and made Pretzel Sparklers and they were delicious and super simple.

Kudos, Martha!
Next, since I was on a roll with dipping things in my cheater chocolate I moved onto marshmallows. I thought it would be a great idea to have my 2 year old nephew help with this feat. He carefully took the skewered marshmallow and SLAM-DUNKED it into the chocolate. After drizzling chocolate all over the counter and me, I took over. No need for a panic attack on the 4th!

After a few minutes of practicing our colors, I had a bowl full of red and blue M&M's to decorate my rice krispies.

snap, crackle, POP!

The trick to my rice krispie treats is less KRISPIE! I don't put in the full 6 cups of cereal that the recipe calls for. That way, they are more gooey when you eat them. My tip comes with a warning though: once I thought it would be a good idea to use food coloring to dye my treats another color for Valentine's Day. Of course, I picked the color of l-o-v-e: red. Do you know what rice krispie treats look like when they are dyed red?

Raw meat. It was difficult trying to convince people to eat my snack when they thought I had brought raw meat to our food share! Be cautious of what color you dye your treats!

The food I posted today is so easy... your 5 year old cousin could make it. Really, famous chefs would probably laugh at this post because of its simplistic features! Oh-well.. they tasted yummy and were stress free!

Enjoy a picture of my pooch, Alex.

As Tigger would say... TTFN! 


  1. i remember those raw meat rice krispies! hah doesn't matter to me, i'd still eat them! all of these goodies look delish! and alex and beckett look adorable, as usual. i loved that text you sent me this morning of him nom nom nomming on the swings! haha sorry i didn't respond, it was 6:20 my time and i fell straight back asleep, only to wake up from my alarm 20 minutes later. this real world business is interrupting my sleep schedule!

  2. the key to melting chocolate...microwave it for only 30 seconds at a time and stir between each time. Your treats look yummy!


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