In my experience, if you take cereal and add melted butter and marshmallows you're going to end up with a quick, easy, and crowd-pleasing dessert. But why should Rice Krispies and their generic "crisp rice" counterparts have all the fun? These are some of my favorite cereal treats I've cooked up. What are yours?
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There's no reason cereal treats need to be confined to Rice Krispies or their crisp rice generic counterparts. Cereal + butter + marshmallows = delicious. Add chocolate to that mix and hello, easy treatland!
Things I wish were easier and/or less annoying: flying between coasts, blow-drying my hair, opening newly purchased DVDs, cleaning a French press, and searching my gmail from my iPhone. Thing that I used to put on this list and now I don't: Making frittata.
Here are 9 great ice cream recipes that are smooth and creamy without a lick of yolk.
Maybe it's because I grew up around a lot of spanikopita, but I like eating things that come in self-contained, triangular pouches of dough. After all, you never know when the house is going to burn down, and it's comforting to know that you can still take your meal on the run.
This fudge by-passes all the sugar shenanigans of traditional fudge recipes by swapping the sugar and cream for sweetened condensed milk. By melting it with three types of chocolate and then letting it chill, the result is a creamy, firm texture that sets without having to rely on crystallization.
It's hard to move across the country when you could fill an entire car just with your kitchenware. It's hard but that's what I pushed for when packing the car with my boyfriend before our cross-country move from New York City to San Francisco. As I guess I should have foreseen, this plan didn't go over very well. Counterarguments of "but you need clothes" and "I need clothes" and "what about my TV?" abounded. Yet I stood by my boxes, losing but determined, while he picked up various items and jabbed, "What the hell is this thing even for?" (Um, those are maple leaf-shaped pancake molds. Duh.)
This cake is adapted from a recipe that appeared in the Better Homes & Gardens Pies and Cakes (1972 edition). A single note preceded the recipe: "Flavor will remind you of a hot fudge sundae." I needed no further persuading.
[Photograph: Good Bite] Snow cream is exactly what it sounds like: ice cream made of snow. Kat Odell of the food site Good Bite shares a super easy recipe. Basically just go outside, grab some of that white powder...