Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Rice Crispies Treats


I know, I know, it's on the box of the Rice Krispies cereal. But who knew it was so easy?

I'm just spreading the good word!


6 cups of rice crispies
3 tbs of butter or margarine (I think it works fine with less...)
4 cups of marshmallows (approx. 10 oz.)
* I used marshmallow creme, and only used one can which was 7 oz.


1. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter.
2. Add the marshmallows and mix until melted.
3. Remove from heat.
4. Add the rice crispies.
5. Mix well.
6. Spread out on a baking pan. Use a ladle or wax paper to press down firmly.
7. Let cool.
8. Cut into square pieces.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Peanut Noodles & Tofu

Sounds kind of funky, doesn't it?


That's why I had to try it!

4 tbs. natural peanut butter
4 tbs. hoisin sauce
1 tbs. brown sugar
1 tbs. light soy sauce
t tsp. rice vinegar
8 oz. spaghetti (whole wheat spaghetti is healthier)
1 red bell peppers, cut into strips
1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 container of tofu (firm stays cubed, but I prefer the taste of medium. Silken/soft will be crushed/crumble, so don't use that.)


1. Cook the pasta as directed on the box.
2. Combine the peanut butter, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, and vinegar in a bowl.
3. Two minutes before draining the spaghetti, toss in the red and green bell peppers.
4. A minute later, toss in the tofu.
5. Drain the pasta.
6. Mix with the sauce.


I ADORE shrimp and mushroom, so I sauted some with a little bit of the red & green bell peppers and the tofu and topped my pasta with it.