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!
This isn't really cooking, but it's a cheap and easy way to have almost home-made pizza fast. It's great for starving college students. This is a good source of protein, calcium and vitamin A, and we used to get 5 frozen pizzas for $10.
From the May 2002 issue of Sunset Magazine. We don't make this recipe often because it's rich, greasy, salty and fattening. Tradition dictates that you eat this right out of an individual sized Frito bag. I prefer to layer the ingredients into a Fiestaware chili bowl and then pay my respect to the Frito gods. Try with a dollop of sour cream.
This is great for times when you don't want to cook, but still want a hot meal. My Dad has always made it, and over the years I have tweaked his recipe a bit. It is very easy to make, takes very little time, and the leftovers are great. It is a meal in itself, though I sometimes enjoy it with a couple of warm flour tortillas.
I have no idea where I got this recipe, specifically, but I know I picked it up on a Seattle BBS when I was going by the nym of "Sari" back in the late 1980s, and it's still floating around on the internet, here and there. It is attributed to Janet Detter Margul@ The Fifth Dimension (that's an old BBS), in Dallas. An old family favorite and you can even disguise leftover turkey with this recipe.
I love Tim's Cascade Style Hot Jalapeno potato chips, and one night when I had the bottom of a bag left over I decided to try it out as a fish crust. It worked wonderfully well, and these fillets are spicy and crunchy and very, very tasty! :)
This is for all you peanut butter and chocolate chip lovers out there. A nice brunch dish for kids and adults alike! You can be flexible with the chips. You can do peanut butter or chocolate together or alone & more or less.
Just peanut butter alone is really really GOOD! The chips are the kind you would put into cookies.
I got this from a kind person when I was desperite for a way to liven up my chicken. I was NOT dissappointed by the result. This is a great recipe that keeps the chicken moist and adds some pizzazz with the salty chip coating. The best way I've found to make this, is to use my hands to coat the chicken in sour cream and chicken. Messy, but worth it!