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Puppy Chow

17 Nov

Jana’s famous puppy chow recipe.
Voted best puppy chow by a group of three tween girls at a picnic.


1 box family sized rice chex (18 oz)
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups chocolate chips
4 cups powdered sugar


1 big ass bowl, this is a big recipe


Melt butter and peanut butter over medium heat. Add chocolate chips and remove from heat or keep on low, stir until melted. Don’t scald the chocolate. This is really the only way to ruin the recipe, so don’t mess it up, ok?


Pour chocolate mixture over the chex and stir to coat. Leave enough in the pan so you can lick the spoon later. Do it when the kids are in bed so you don’t have to share.


Add the powdered sugar and stir to coat the chex.


Yes, this is a huge batch. You could probably make half this amount but let’s not kid ourselves and pretend we aren’t going to eat it all. Also, this is a suitable breakfast, it is cereal after all.


Mediocre Potato Soup

31 Jan

This is a 5 minute version of potato soup.

Mediocre Potato Soup

Mediocre Potato Soup

We had mashed potatoes last night but I was craving soup today.  I took about a cup or so of leftover mashed potatoes, dumped in some chicken broth and some milk, simmered it, and bam-o, potato soup.

If you like actual recipes, here is the one that inspired me:

Leftover Mashed Potato Soup


  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups shredded cheese


Fry onion in butter til tender
Add flour and stir into butter onion mixture
Add broth and bring to a boil until it starts to thicken
Mix in mashed potatoes and cheese and heat until cheese is melted.
Garnish with chives, bacon and shredded cheese if desired

Grilled cheese and tomato soup

2 Sep

I love reading recipe blogs, so I figured I ought to start my own.  Except I’m really not all about fancy cooking.   So here is the first in my series of mediocre recipes.

I hope you enjoy.

Butter the bread

Add your cheese

Grill your sandwiches

Make or heat up your tomato soup


This has got to be the easiest tomato soup recipe ever, but it’s yummy.

Tomato Bisque Soup

3 (28 oz) cans crushed tomatoes
2 (14.5 oz) cans chicken broth
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup whole milk or cream
1 cup of butter
1 clove of garlic


In a large saucepan, bring the tomatoes and broth to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add sugar. Reduce heat to low; stir in milk and butter. Cook until butter is melted.   Freezes well.