No Bake Smores Bars

My kids found this recipe on Pinterest. It was super easy to make and the kids loved it.

Ingredients

½ cup heavy cream
2 cups (approximately 5 bars) Hershey's chocolate
3½ cups mini marshmallows
4 cups Golden Grahams

Directions

Line an 8-inch-square baking pan with heavy-duty foil and set aside.

In a large microwave safe bowl, add the heavy cream and heat on high in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, until it starts to bubble. Add the milk chocolate and whisk until smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Allow cooling, stirring occasionally, for 5-8 minutes.

Add marshmallows and golden Grahams and stir to coat.

Spread mixture into prepared pan, pressing down lightly with a rubber spatula. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm. Cut into bars and enjoy!

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Halloween Chilli

You may wonder why in the world I would be sharing a recipe for Halloween Chilli in Spring. This is a recipe that a family friend makes for their Anual Halloween Party. Why chilli in May? Baseball season always seems to bring out the cold spring weather and this year has been no exception. It is May and we are having snow flurries as we prepare for a night with both a Little Leauge Baseball game and a Softball game. So bring on the warm hearty Chilli to warm us up. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 - 2 lbs. cooked Ground White Meat Turkey (You can make this with Ground Beef)
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cans Chilli Beans
  • 2 cans Kidney Beans
  • 2 cans Great Northern Beans
  • 1 can Tomato Paste
  • 1 -2 cans Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Jar Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 can Tomato Soup

Directions:

Brown meat in a large pan with a chopped onion.

Mix all other ingredients together in a large stock pot.

Add 1 - 2 Tablespoon Chilli powder and 1 Teaspoon cinnamon and mix into the chili. You can add more chilli powder and cinnamon to suit your taste.

Bring all ingredients to a boil and stir until chili is completely heated through. 

Zippy's Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Zippy's Macaroni Salad

My husband served his LDS Mission in Hawaii and he loves Zippy's Macaroni Salad. I have come to love it as well. We were really excited to find this recipe a few years back. We always serve it when we make Kalua Pork or Shoyu Chicken.

Ingredients

1 small package small elbow macaroni
1 cup mayonnaise (best foods is best)
1 tablespoon finely minced onions
2 tablespoons finely minced celery
1 small carrot finely minced
salt & pepper to taste.

Directions

Cooking Process:

Cook macaroni according to package instructions. You want the macaroni cooked but not soggy. Rinse cooked macaroni with cold water, drain and put aside in refrigerator until completely cooled.

Mince onions, carrots and celery until extremely fine. I like to use a food processor. Once macaroni is completely cool (cold is best), add mayonnaise, salt, pepper and onion, celery, carrots. Mix well. Add additional mayonnaise if necessary, especially before serving.

Notes

  • Do not overcook macaroni.
  • Be sure to rinse, drain and cool macaroni before mixing
  • Only use best foods mayonnaise, that is what Zippy's uses...no miracle whip!!
  • Before serving, always finish salad by adding more mayonnaise if necessary, salt and pepper.