Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Rice-Krispie Fruit Loop Bars

Start with one full bag of marshmallows, I used mini but you can also use the large. Now here come’s the secret. Add

1 cube of butter instead of the 1/4 cup the recipe suggests. Trust me.

Melt in microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

Mix marshmallows and butter until butter melts and mixture is smooth. (If the butter doesn’t melt, microwave for an extra 15 seconds or so.)

Just pour the rice krispies into the bowl without messing with measuring cups. I used an 18 oz. box and had just over 6 cups leftover (sorry I didn’t measure, I just kept pouring until it looked right) You don’t want to add too much rice krispies or they won’t be as soft and gooey as they should be. Add 2 cups of Fruit Loops, and stir!

Mix away. What we’re trying to avoid here is big gloppy amounts of white marshmallow.

Once the marshmallow-butter mixture is evenly mixed in, pour into a pan and allow to set. Enjoy.
Recipe by Renee Johnson

Monday, June 7, 2010

Pacific Beach BBQ: Tri-Tip at it's best...

Our favorite sailing friends, the Hezseltines rented a cottage in Pacific Beach a while back. I just found these pictures, and thought I'd share our favorite red meat recipe:

Tri-Tip Magnificent


Olive oil
Grill Mates Montreal Steak seasoning

Pick out a nice piece of Tri-tip, and trim the fat if necessary. Hold the meat over the sink while covering with vinegar. Let the excess run off, and do the same thing with the olive oil. Sprinkle the steak seasoning over the meat, and place in a large zip-lock bag. I like to add additional olive oil and seasoning to the bag before I zip it up. Let marinate for 24 hours, and then grill on low heat. Slice up fresh vegetables to grill, and presto.... the results are amazing!

Thank you to Becki Cutler for sharing this fabulous recipe!