Thursday, February 28, 2013

Marshmallow Treats

This weeks recipe comes from my Great Grandma. I was very lucky to have wonderful Grandma's! Sadly, they are all gone now and I miss them all so much. My Great Grandma Wanlass lived to be an amazing 90 years old. I was 10 when she passed away, but I have wonderful memories of visiting her. She always had empty berry baskets waiting for us to pick raspberries when we arrived and she always had her cookie can filled with goodies for us. She almost always had it filled with No Bake Cookies or Marshmallow Treats. I have been using her recipe for Marshmallow Treats for years, but have added my own modern twist to it-mainly more marshmallows and sprinkles. When I don't add the sprinkles, my kids act like I have committed some sort of crime. So, in honor of wonderful Grandma's everywhere, enjoy some Marshmallow Treats!

Marshmallow Treats

1/4 cup butter
1 (10 oz) bag of large marshmallows
1/4 tsp salt
6 cups krispie rice cereal
1 (10 oz ) bag of small marshmallows
Sprinkles for decorating

Measure out krispie cereal and place in a large bowl. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Once melted, add large marshmallows and salt. Stir until marshmallows are melted and everything is combined. Pour marshmallow mixture over cereal and stir until well combined. Add bag of small marshmallows and stir until well combined.
Place in a greased 9x13 pan and spread out. (A good tip for doing this is to get your hands wet. If you use wet hands to press the mixture into the pan, it won't stick to you.)
Decorate the top of treats with sprinkles of choice. Cool and cut into desired size squares. I like to wrap my squares into individual pieces of plastic wrap and fill up the cookie jar for little hands to grab as they please:)

Friday, February 22, 2013

Coming Back

I haven't been good at blogging for like a year and a half. I have missed it and I know I have said in the past that I really want to get back into it, but this time I really mean it! I want to give some time and attention to my hobbies again and share the things that we think are extra yummy with all of you.....if anyone even looks at this anymore. So, my goal is once a week. Hopefully I can keep my promise to myself. If anyone does look at this little blog anymore, send me a comment. It's always easier to keep things up when I know people give a hoot. 

To start things off again, here is a fast and easy Tortellini Soup. My 4 year old loves this and requests if for dinner constantly! A perfect meal for a cold and snowy Utah weekend.

Tomato Tortellini Soup

1 package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese tortellini
2 cans tomato soup
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups milk
2 cups half and half
1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Additional parmesan cheese

Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large pot or dutch oven, combine the soup, broth, milk, half and half, tomatoes, and seasonings. Heat through, stirring frequently. Drain tortellini; carefully add to soup. Stir in 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese. Sprinkle each serving with additional cheese if desired.

Serves 6

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