Single Serving Fruity Pebbles Marshmallow Treat

Fruity Pebbles Marshmallow Treats

Sometimes people tell me I”m creative.

Well, I know for sure my mom tells me that.

I”m not so much creative as I am a problem solver.?  You know what”s a problem in my kitchen??  Leftovers!

Leftovers from this s”mores bar

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Leftovers from these cookies

Fruity Pebbles Sugar Cookies

So, leftover plus my inability to keep from snacking on marshmallows and handfuls of cereal (I”m a classy lady) equals a super creative situation.

Now, who doesn”t love a good single serve, microwavable dessert (like this chocolate cherry cake or this peanut butter cereal cake)?

If anyone doesn”t love a quick and delicious dessert…I don”t want to know a thing about it.

All the cool kids are doing it.

Single Serving Marshmallow Treat Dessert (featuring Fruity Pebbles!)

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My Big Fat Skinny Fish Sandwich

Baked Fish Sandwich

So, at the last minute I invited my mom for dinner yesterday.  She wanted to know what we were having.

Hmmm.

After a little thought, I realized my mom’s favorite savory indulgence is a fish sandwich.  Basically if there’s a fish sandwich on the menu anywhere, that is what she will order.

The trouble with that is fish sandwiches are usually fried (eek!) and covered in a mayonnaise-based tartar sauce.  Can you even imagine the calories and fat grams?

Meh, I know you guys don’t care that much about healthy food in theory.  But in practice, it makes you feel better about yourself and ultimately can taste even better than the fried stuff.  It’s true.
Baked Fish Sandwiches

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April Fools: TOT-ally Delicious Cauliflower Tots

Cheesy Cauliflower Tots

Well, April Fools’ Day is around the corner.  Does anyone have any tricks or pranks in mind to pull on your loved ones?

I wish I did, but I am notoriously bad at pranks.  Even something as simple as saying something is true when it’s not sends me into a fit of childish giggles.  I also cannot keep a secret, so if I’m planning on pranking you, I’ll probably spill the beans way before it happens.

It’s sad, really.

I’m a grown woman.  You would think I could keep a straight face for a little white lie…but no.

So, I’m NOT going to tell you these are tater tots.  I will NOT boast their incredible potato-y flavor and their spud-like texture.

Because then I’d look like a fool.

These cheesy, slightly gooey in the middle and crisp on the outside tots are all cauliflower.  And as hard as it tries, cauliflower will never be a potato.

It’s cool, though, because cauliflower has its own thing going on.  I promise you these are healthy and delicious!

Trust me.  It’s not like I’d lie to you.

Cauliflower Tots

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Are You Feelin’ Lucky, Punk? Lucky Charms Milkshake Cocktail

Lucky Charms Shake

Ok, so I’ve been a little bit M.I.A. the past couple of weeks.

I’ve been feeling uninspired, which is known to happen from time to time when you are trying to create original recipes to share with the world. The Internet is kind of intimidating sometimes. Buuuut, I’m baccckkk!!! Because nothing is more inspiring than a holiday that incorporates alcohol…such as St Patty’s Day.

I know I love cereal and I know I love alcoholic shakes, so come on.  I had to marry the two to create my..

Are You Feelin’ Lucky, Punk? Milkshake Cocktail

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Girl Scouts Copycats: Ritz Thin Mints and Tagalong “Cookies”

copycat girl scout cookies

Apparently today, February 8th, is National Girl Scout Cookie Day.  I guess that’s a thing.

I was a terrible girl scout.  I was one of those kids who never liked to go outside and get dirty and just wanted to read my Babysitter’s Club books.  I liked the patches you could earn in a quiet room.

I remember one time, we drove a long way to this obstacle course.  This is in my horribly unreliable memory of childhood, so we probably drove down the street to a playground.  Anyways, we had to climb a rope thing and I remember just looking up at it and sighing, wondering when we get to the cookie part of the whole deal.

I know that may come as a shock that I was such a nerdy kid since I’m so badass as an adult. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaah.  Sorry.  I entertain myself with my sarcastic quips. OK, back to cookies.  We all love cookies.  Am I right? That was a rhetorical question.  Of course I’m right.

So, I missed my chance to order boxes of Girl Scout cookies this year.  I flat out turned them down.  I was on my healthy kick.  I still sort of am.  But, you need a healthy balance of cookies and salads.  You just do.

These “cookies” are so very simple to make.  And you can make as little or as many as you want.  They are probably healthier and cheaper that Girl Scout cookies.  Maybe.  I did no research to support that claim.

copycat thin mints tagalongs

The secret ingredient is Ritz crackers.

Let’s go.

Copycat Thin Mints

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Super Snacks: Banh Mi Waffle Fry Nachos

Banh Mi Waffle Fry Nachos

So, there’s like some sort of sporting event coming up soon.  I did some Googling and it turns out it is called the “Super Bowl.”  Huh.  Sounds like an excuse to make some fancy nachos to me.

I’m kidding. I know what the Super Bowl is.  And I know that nachos must be present.  Sometimes sandwiches are invited to the party, as well. These nachos are a reinterpretation of a banh mi, which is a Vietnamese sandwich of grilled meats and pickled vegetables.  But, since I have no bread in the house besides 45-calorie sliced bread (Thanks a lot, Sarah Lee, nobody does it like you, you know) and my pantry looks like a mystery basket from Chopped, I decided to do this thing.  I pickled vegetables.  That’s a phrase I’ve never uttered.  I also used my crockpot to make an Asian marinated pork loin.  Surely these things belong on waffle fries, sprinkled with cheese.

Yes, it was meant to be.

Banh Mi Nachos

Banh Mi Waffle Fry Nachos

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