Showing posts with label Puppy Chow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Puppy Chow. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Join Our Blogiversary Party: 5 Delicious Years! + Enter Our Book-a-Day Giveaways #bookgiveaway

This month is our blog's fifth anniversary! Every day, for the next two weeks, we're giving away a book. We're also hearing from our wonderful MLK alums. Here is a fun update from the great and gracious author Julie Hyzy! 

Leave a comment today (answering my question) and enter to win her new release. More on that below. And now...

Take it away, Julie!

~ Cleo

What's new: I'm in the middle of writing the sixth Manor House Mystery - a new Grace book that is yet untitled. GRACE AGAINST THE CLOCK came out July 1st.

My favorite post for MLK was probably this one because I was able to use a few other MLKer's recipes for my party and share one of my go-to favorites as well: 
Puppy Chow (for humans). If you'd like that recipe, click here.

A Blast from our MLK Past...
Puppy Chow for Humans!

What a fun reminder, Julie.
Before you blogged this recipe,
I'd never heard of chocolate
"puppy chow," and I loved it!  
~ Cleo

For the recipe,
click here.

Scrolling through some of my old posts, I realized how much I learned during my time with MLK. And how much more I enjoy cooking and creating these days. 

My time in the kitchen (MLK) has truly enhanced my time in the kitchen here. I've gotten to be a much better cook and I've thoroughly embraced the cooking-as-entertainment mindset. So... thank you to MLK for getting me started down that path.

~ Julie Hyzy

Thank you, Julie, for such a gracious post and for the many fun and fascinating posts you left in our archives. Let's raise a glass together this week to good eating and good reading!

~ Cleo

To help our readers 
celebrate with us...

Don't miss our fun
Blogiversary Contest!

In honor of our fifth anniversary,
5 people will win our
Mystery Lovers' Kitchen tote and 7 books!

To enter our contest

It's a photo contest.
Have fun with it!

To enter TODAY'S daily book giveaway
drawing, answer this question for Cleo...

What is one (or more) of your favorite 
Mystery Lovers' Kitchen recipes?

You'll be letting other readers know about it, too,
and we cannot thank you enough for sharing and
liking our posts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,
and other social media sites. And telling your
friends, co-workers, and family about MLK!

Today's prize is a copy of author
Julie Hyzy's fabulous new release... 

Grace Against the Clock

To be entered answer the question above
and don't forget to leave an email address
or link to a Facebook page so we can contact you. 

Answer the question before midnight because 
after midnight, the next drawing starts!

Cheers and
good luck, everyone!

~ Cleo

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Puppy Chow (for humans)

Last week I talked a little bit about Puppy Chow and how my kids and all their friends love it. It's a party staple around here, and although I never actually made it myself until today, I knew the time would come where I'd have to learn the recipe.

My kids are very happy about my blog post here today. Never mind they're old enough to make the recipe themselves. It's always better when someone makes it for you. Seems like more of a treat then, doesn't it?

After talking about desserts last week, a few people contacted me, curious about the Puppy Chow recipe, so here it is, by popular request:

Puppy Chow

1 box (12 oz) Crispix Cereal
1 stick margarine
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (or to taste. I used quite a bit more)

Combine margarine, peanut butter, and chocolate chips in a medium bowl. Microwave on high for about 30 seconds. Stir. Keep doing this until the mixture is fully melted and smooth. It took me about a minute and a half, total. Super quick!

Pour Crispix cereal into a large bowl, and then add the melted mixture a little at a time, stirring as you add. Keep it up until it's all gone.

Let cool.

Coat with powdered sugar. The recipe calls for a cup and a half. I didn't really measure. I just added and stirred until it looked well-dusted. Be sure, however, you allow the mix to cool. Otherwise the powdered sugar just melts.

I have no idea where this recipe originated, and I tried looking for it online. I did find a nice Crispix recipe site here: Kellogg's Crispix Cereal but Puppy Chow didn't seem to be one of the featured recipes. Or... maybe I just missed it! This one is a winner. Kids adore it.

When my sister-in-law serves it, she places a small handful in cupcake papers, so that kids can pick up a personal-size serving on the go. Works wonderfully and looks really festive, too!

Have fun with this one. It's easy and great to share with the kids (and kids at heart) in your life!


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