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Cinnamon Sugar Rice Crispy Treats

So I found these amazing individually wrapped Churro flavored rice crispy treats at Geisslers. Needless to say, my first thought was, well these would be super easy to make ourselves and for a quarter of the price. So yeah, here’s what I came up with.

Ingredients:

115 g (1 stick/8 TBSP) Unsalted Butter
566 g (2, 10oz bags) Mini Marshmallows, divided into about 450g and 110g
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
255g (1, 9oz box) rice crispy cereal
0.25 cups white sugar (could use a coarse turbinado type sugar too)
1.5 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  • Prepare a 13×9 inch pan with parchment paper
  • In a large sauce pan over medium-low heat, melt the Butter and 450g Marshmallows until smooth, remove from heat.
  • Add in the Salt and Vanilla extract, stir to combine.
  • Add in the Cereal, stirring until combined.
  • Allow to rest for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in 110g Marshmallows, stir to combine.
  • Turn mixture out into prepared pan and press down into place.
  • Allow to cool for 3-5 minutes *but not completely. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly over the top. You want it to melt in a little bit.
  • Allow to set for at least 1 hr then store in an airtight container.
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Ruhrei – German Scrambled Eggs

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon butter

Method

  1. Mix flour and milk into a smooth paste, making sure there are no lumps.
  2. Add the eggs and salt. Mix well into a thin batter.
  3. Melt butter in a frying pan, add batter. Cut and turn with a spatula until form and cooked through.

French Bread Pizzas

Well, there isn’t much to this recipe, since you can pretty much use whatever sounds good for making these little pizzas, but I figure it helps to keep track of how to cook them anyway.

Ingredients:

The Basics:

  • Sub Rolls
  • Pizza sauce
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Shredded Mozzarella

Possible toppings:

  • Fresh Basil
  • Pepperoni
  • Plum tomato
  • Black olives
  • Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Spinach

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a cookie sheet with foil
  2. Cut sub rolls in half and put them on the pan
  3. Top with sauce
  4. Top with everything else
  5. Put the pan in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Then, increase the temperature to 425 F and move the pizzas to the top of the oven. Continue baking until cheese is bubbly and turning golden.

 

Homemade Playdough

This recipe is easy to make and comes out with some good homemade playdough.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/3 cup Salt
  • 2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 TBSP Vegetable Oil
  • Food Coloring

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients together in a 2 qt sauce pan.
  • Cook over low/medium heat, stirring.
  • Once it begins to thicken, add food coloring.
  • Continue stirring until mixture thickens and collects into a ball.
  • Remove dough and let cool.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Marinated Hot Dogs

I stumbled upon this concept from another food blog. We love to marinated steak, chicken, and other meats, but the thought of marinating hot dogs had never crossed my mind. Good news though, it’s amazing. We like to make up a bunch then freeze what we don’t use for future meals.

The recipe is from Good Food Stories.

Total time: 6+ hours (to allow time for marinating)
Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Ketchup
2 TBSP Soy sauce
1 TBSP Red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp chili sauce
12 Hot dogs
Hot dog buns

Directions:

  • In a bowl or 1 gallon ziploc, thoroughly mix together all but the hot dogs and buns.
  • Score each hot dog with 3 rows of 7-8 diagonal cuts.
  • Add the hot dogs to the marinade, and refrigerate for at least 6 hours but preferably overnight.
  • Grill as usual when ready.