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Monday, January 26, 2015

Raspberry Bourbon Sauce


This one's very simple, and part of a larger project, which is why I only have two pictures to share. Next week I'll tell you about a to-die-for frosting and then we'll get to what you can put them on (read: everything, but I'm gonna tell you something specific, haha!). This whole project was the BF's idea, so all credits to him for making these recipes happen! Let's go on this simple and easy one.

The really-simple arsenal :)
Put it all over medium/low heat, stir, and reduce! done!

Raspberry Bourbon Sauce
-lemon juice
Combine a bunch of raspberries with the other ingredients, all to your taste. Put over medium/low heat, and stir often while it reduces by about 1/3-1/2. Use as you wish!!

Savor it!
love, rue

Monday, January 5, 2015

Peppermint Puppy Chow

Hey everyone!

This is a super-simple recipe, as are most of my Puppy Chow recipes! I usually have inspiration for the flavors, and the inspiration for this version were the White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms I saw while out shopping this holiday- whew. I made up the recipe as I went and it is just about perfect- but feel free to tweak whatever you'd like!

Your super simple arsenal of cereal, white chocolate, extract, M&Ms, and sugar.
Your white chocolate, melted, cereal in a large bowl, and the extract and M&Ms to add.
After you toss the peppermint white chocolate with the cereal, toss in the M&Ms.
And here's your finished product- totally delish! And I feel, not to be reserved just for the holiday season :)

Peppermint Puppy Chow
-8 cups Chex-style cereal
-12 oz. (1 1/2 cups) white chocolate chips
-1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract (or more to your tasting, be very careful!)
-1 cup confectioner’s/10x/powdered sugar
-1 cup White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms (or other appropriate add-in)
Pour cereal into a large bowl, and have two large spoons ready.
Melt white chocolate slowly in the microwave or in a double boiler. Quickly stir in peppermint extract.
Quickly but gently toss cereal with white chocolate (it stiffens slightly with the extract, just work with it).
Sprinkle powdered sugar over top, and toss until all is covered.
Pour in M&Ms and toss. You’re done!

Savor it!
love, rue