Here's a collection of dishes, sweet and savory both, made from "junk food." Candy bars, breakfast cereal, chips, frozen pizza, tater tots, what-have-you. There's a lot of duplication here on Zaar of these recipes, so I've tried to choose one of each version. If you find a unique one that should go into the cookbook, please let me know!
I first saw these at a bake sale and was so impressed. You bake a ball of dough in a mini-muffin tin, bake, and press a Reese's peanut butter cup into it after you take it out of oven. You are left with a picture-perfect tart, receiving "oohs and aahs" and "how did you do it?" You could even use the refrigerated sugar/peanut butter cookie dough too.
In the dim recesses of my memory, I recall being served something like this at church potlucks when I was little. I figured I might as well try it out and write it down - someone might find it interesting and tasty. ;) The onion rings in this casserole bake into a nice kind of "onion fluff."
This is a fool proof, quick and easy way to whip up a tasy dish when the cupboard is bare. I am both thrilled and amazed how easy it is to turn a packet of 'Top Ramen type' noodles into a gourmet dish!
When you think of a trifle, you may think of a fancy and elegant dessert. I got this recipe quite a few years ago from a "sample lady" at the supermarket. Though she made it with strawberry Pop Tarts and strawberries, you could use blueberry Pop Tarts and blueberries for variation. This is a fun trifle- one for the kids (of all ages, of course!)
I used to get my hair done at my hairdresser's house. One day she was cooking this soup and it gave the air a delicious aroma. She has since moved away but I still make this soup and it always gets raves!
An addictive treat! This "recipe" is perfect for sleepovers, when the girls (of all ages) are craving junk food. It might sound weird, yes, but once you've had it, you'll never forget your love for Cookie Mud.
When we were kids, we always called these yip yips. I guess that is a Midwestern thing. I've been looking for a sloppy joe recipe that tasted like my mom's for years (she always just threw it together and I could never get the taste) and finally found it. Since we're Pepsi lovers, I substituted it for the Coca Cola.
Don't be scared! These are actually pretty darn good. I wish I could take the credit, but this is something my dear old dad came up with. DH and I refused to even THINK about trying them for years, but once we did...we wondered what took us so long!