Friday, July 30, 2010

Cookie of the Week- No Bake Friday!


Makes 16
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for pan
1 bag (10 1/2 ounces) mini marshmallows
1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa (spooned and leveled)
6 cups crisp rice cereal
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted


Butter an 8-inch square baking pan. Line bottom and two sides with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on both sides. Butter paper; set pan aside.
In a large saucepan, combine butter, marshmallows, and cocoa. Cook over medium, stirring frequently, until melted, about 6 minutes; stir in rice cereal. Press rice mixture into prepared pan; drizzle with melted chocolate. Let cool to room temperature; cut into 16 bars. (To store, keep in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 5 days.)


Makes 9
9 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon salt
12 cups (2 1/2 bags) miniature marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
6 cups Cap'n Crunch cereal
6 cups Froot Loops cereal
Vegetable-oil cooking spray


Lightly spray a 9-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan with vegetable-oil cooking spray; set aside. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add salt and marshmallows; stir with a wooden spoon until melted. Remove from heat. Add Rice Krispies, Cap'n Crunch, and Froot Loops, and stir until combined.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan. To prevent sticking, coat your hands with vegetable spray, and press the mixture evenly into the pan. Let cool, about 30 minutes.
Cut into 3-by-3-inch bars. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Or for a slightly healthier treat, my friend made these delicious no bake cookies with Wheaties Fuel cereal. I found that I liked them better than the original no bake cookies! Try them out!

For the recipe visit her blog here!

For other No-Bake Treats visit! Happy Friday!

xo Jenna and Sydney

Monday, July 26, 2010


Rainier Cherries. Way better than candy!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Part 2....

Home Sweet Home! Love that baby M came home from the hospital on the 4th of July. It was fabulous hearing and seeing fireworks bursting in the sky , as Jenna and hubby brought their new little girl home. What a great homecoming!Happy Grandpa and Grandma! We dearly love our first grandchild--love her bigger than the sky!
New uncle taking a turn holding his new little neice!
First time, GREAT Grandma! So glad she and my Dad were able to make the trip from CA to see their great-grand baby! So special.
GREAT grandpa finally gets a turn to hold baby M.
All this fuss and excitment because a little baby was born to a very sweet couple! We are so thankful new Mommy and Daddy and Baby are all doing very well.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Series of FORTUNATE Events....Part 1....

Loved, loved, and loved my trip out west. Jenna and Aaron were so fun to be with and becoming a Grandma was the BEST!!!

Soon to be new Mother!

Soon to be new Father!

Cutie-pie couple. Love these guys to pieces!
Look into the are feeling sleepy, sleepy, sleepy! Ha. The contraction monitor was not really this bright. Oh well. Great labor/birthing coach and Jenna all 'hooked-up', ready for action.
Birthing coach must have looked into the light--ha! I loved this "chair-bed". I had never seen anything like it and had to take a picture. This chair folds out into a sleeping lounge and the husband took advantage, as any father-to-be should! He has a pillow, his shoes are on--ready for action, a snack by his side....what more could you ask for? This is one great guy!
Happy Birthday! Baby M arrives safe and sound!
New Grandma (me) holding and loving this new and precious little baby--so fresh from heaven!
...what can i say? Such a good husband and father. So sweet and tender with his new little baby...totally great at changing diapers and a professional burper!
Jenna did so well with such a long labor. Can you tell how happy she is? Baby has arrived and she is officially a Mother...and such a wonderful Mother, already. Jenna, we are all so proud of the great job you have done carrying this baby, and bringing your child safely into the world.
Welcome baby M. Sleep tight. Don't let the bed bugs bite.
xoxoxo Watch for Part 2, soon.

Follow-up...Homemade Hamburger Helper

Quick note....the Hamburger Helper we made was delicious. We ended up making 2 different versions and liked both very much. Since getting back home from vacation, I have made the Italian seasoned Hamburger Helper and everyone seemed to really like it. Now, I want to dive into Chicken Helper and see what I can do. So easy and so fun. Makes it seem like "the Cook" has spent hours in the kitchen....not so. These recipes and the variety and creativity that we can all put into this basic recipe, according to what our families like, is endless. Happy cooking!
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