Ok, so I want to hear your favorite recipe. Is it something you entertain with? Comfort food? A summer cocktail? Something you feed your man that makes him go wild? I'll be giving away $10 in Starbucks gift cards to my random winner. I'll take entries throughout the weekend. Winner will be announced this Tuesday (5/27/08) after Memorial Day.
Here is one of my favorite snacks from high school. We called it Puppy Chow. Some of you may call them Muddie Buddies. I first made this in Home Ec class and I've been making it ever since. (Just not TOO often. It's not exactly healthy!)
12 oz. box Crispix cereal
1/2 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
12 oz. pkg. chocolate chips
2 to 3 cups powdered sugar
In medium microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips and microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring once during cooking, until mixture is melted and smooth. Place the cereal in another large bowl and pour the melted mixture over the cereal. Stir until the cereal is thoroughly coated. Pour the powdered sugar into a large plastic food bag. you can also use a grocery store paper bag if you don't have a ziploc that large. Pour the coated cereal into the powdered sugar and shake until it is well covered with the sugar. Pour the cereal onto wax paper to cool and dry. Store in tightly covered containers at room temperature. (If you don't eat it all as soon as it's made!)
Good grief this stuff is addicting. Eat at your own risk!
UPDATE: By the way, this isn't my best recipe... I've already given that to you with my easy peasy roast chicken (see the March archives) which is guaranteed to elicit compliments from your man! It's the perfect Sunday supper. I do a gravy with the chicken which is out of this world fantastic on the chicken itself or over mashed potatoes. I pour the pan drippings from the chicken with all the yummy bits scraped up into a sauce pan on about medium and add flour to make a roux. From there, its just milk, salt & pepper, stirring frequently. I love this gravy. Try it with my chicken. Add a salad or veggie and get ready to be worshipped and adored.