Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Just Because...

I was reading about healthy ways to cook quinoa and found this in the comment section:

Comment #1: I make a pot of it at the beginning of the week and eat it for breakfast throughout the week...topped with almond milk, unsweetened shredded coconut, and raisins, zap in the's AMAZING!

#2 microwaving food kills the enzymes in the food [FYI]

#3 urban myth. Studies prove otherwise.

#4 There are actually studies to prove that microwaving food is detrimental.

#5 i have read a study that states studies may or may not be beneficial. just sayin...

#6 I read a study that one day we are all going to die.

I don't know why I think this is so funny, except that the last comment really brings the whole discussion to a close. "just sayin'"...

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

Chex Caramel Crunch

"At the end of the day it's nice to know..." that when you add brown sugar to butter and corn syrup you get caramely goodness that you can pour over popcorn or Chex mix or probably many other things.  What's better than that?

And, because I can't seem to find the yummalicious recipe that has been given to me on several occasions, here's what I've got so far...

8 cups Chex mix (I used 3Corn/3Rice/2HoneyNut)
1 cup shredded coconut
3/4 cup brown sugar
6 TBLS butter
3 TBLS corn syrup
1/4 tsp baking soda

1. Mix up the cereal and the coconut in a big bowl.
2. Put the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in a 2 cup measuring cup.  (Don't use a 1 cup one because then it will all spluge out on your microwave floor.  I know.)
3. Melt it for a minute, stir.
4. Melt if for another minute, stir it up.
5. Add the baking soda and stir it up quick.
6. Pour it over the cereal mix.
7. Put it out on some wax paper to cool.

I know there are supposed to be some other ingredients in this like craisins and probably some nuts, but I'm not sure what they are and I don't want to ruin the caramely goodness by adding the wrong stuff.  If you know, do tell.