Friday, December 16, 2011

Chocolate Puppy Chow

I made some chocolate puppy chow for my swimmer's too, and I didn't spill this batch!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Soup

I got the idea for this recipe from a health magazine tweet. I cannot for the life of me find the original recipe.

What you'll need:
2 cups of pureed pumpkin
2 cups broth or tomato soup
1-2 roasted red peppers
1/2 cup sour cream
Splash of lemon juice
1 tbls of garlic
1/3 cup peanut butter
Salt and Pepper to taste
Crushed red pepper for Heat
2 tbsp olive oil

In a large pot add olive oil and garlic until browned. Add all ingredients except the roasted red pepper. Bring to a simmer. Toss in the peppers. Simmer for a few minutes then transfer to a food processor. Process till smooth. We grated a little bit of mozzarella as garnish. The blending cools the soup off so you may want to reheat it.  Or you could just process the red pepper before you add it into the soup. This was the perfect dish for a cold fall night!! It confuses me that Winter doesn't start until weird. We enjoyed out soup before a trip to see Christmas lights!! Yes I know its a little bit early, but it was one of my last nights in Iowa. I had to see 'em while I could!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Puppy Chow

The Iowa Farmer’s Wife always brings us puppy chow at Christmas. This year we decided to make it before Thanksgiving. The Farmer doesn’t love chocolate like we all do, so we switched it to butterscotch puppy chow.

What you’ll need:
½ stick of Butter
1 bag of Butterscotch chips
½ cup Peanut butter
½ tsp vanilla
8 cups Rice Chex or Crispix(the Crispix box actually has the recipe for puppy chow on the box)
2-3 cups Powdered Sugar

Pour the 8 cups of cereal into a large bowl. In a gallon baggie pour the powdered sugar (you may need to use 2 baggies) Melt the butter, chips, and peanut butter in the microwave or on the stovetop until a smooth consistency (microwave is much faster and easier to keep it from burning). Stir in the vanilla. Pour the melted mix over the cereal and stir until covered. Be carful its hot! Once the cereal is well coated, pour into the bag of powdered sugar. MAKE SURE IT IS SEALED!! and Shake it like a polaroid picture!

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