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!
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."
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.
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.
This idea was given to me by a fellow Zaarian, Parker's Mom. She wasn't sure of quantities, so I fiddled around with the quantities until I got a combination that seemed good to me. Posted with her permission. :) This stuff really is as delicious as she said! This is such a colorful snack and would be pretty for Easter or a baby shower. Recipe an easily be doubled or tripled. Listed servings are 2-3 pieces each, but will vary depending on size of clusters. Cook time listed is for cooling.
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!
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.
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.
On our recent trip to Alaska, I fell in love with creme brulee. I was surfing the web and found this version. DH loves Butterfinger candy bars. What could be more perfect? This recipe is brought to you by Nestle.
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!
This is a copycat to Planet Hollywoods Cap'n Crunch Chicken. The first time I made it, I burned it, and we could barely eat it. The second time I made it, it came out perfect and boy is it good! We enjoy ours with my homemade honey-mustard sauce. They make the best combo!
Description:When you think of Fall I think of Apples - Carmel Apples! Try this nifty salad - it sounds odd but is very tasty! I have used FAT Free Cream Cheese, Cool Whip and Sugar Free Pudding and it still tastes great!!!! Cook time is chill time. What I like is the look on people's faces when they ask WHAT'S IN IT?
This is AMAZING and only for those who like RICH and very SWEET cheesecake. I made this for my dad on Father's Day, and it took a bit of work, but it turned out amazing. I found the recipe at thepartyworks.com.