Over the weekend, I wanted to make a yummy Valentine’s Day treat. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make, but my friend gave me a recipe for these very special rice krispie treats stuffed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and drizzled with chocolate.
Rice Krispie treats are one of recipes I love making when I’m on a time crunch or not in the mood to take out all the measuring cups. The recipe is very customizable and you can use a variety of ingredients. In the past, I’ve made mint chocolate krispies. I’ve even experimented with browned butter. I’ve decorated with sprinkles for sugary crunch and even replaced the krispies with Fruity Pebbles, which is a sugar bomb FYI.
But peanut butter and chocolate krispies is something I’ve never made and this recipe is sweet, salty, crispy, and decadent. Each piece of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup you get is so rich while set against the crispy rice.
On top of that, this is one of my first dessert recipes I used from social media. I’ve tried recipes from influencer chefs before, but never a dessert. I’m glad I picked this one because some of these dessert hacks make me wonder if it’ll actually taste good. This, my friends, actually tastes good. Coupled with a little afternoon oolong and a good book and you’ll find yourself eating way more than you should have eaten.
You can find the recipe at @dessertbae on Instagram.
Ah, another delicious lunch to pair with my current reads. I absolutely am loving sharing these recipes with you. Today’s lunch is from a recipe I found on NomNomPaleo that combines all my favorite Italian flavors into one dish. The best part? It’s Whole30 compliant, dairy-free, and gluten-free because I’m a basic bitch like that.
I love that this recipe doesn’t have any grains in it. I switched out the Italian sausage for ground turkey mostly because I didn’t have sausage in the house. Pair it with a little side salad or get yourself some bread to enjoy this lovely feast.
Here’s the original NomNomPaleo recipe.
I’ve adapted it a little bit for my own tastes and the results feel like you’re eating a lavish quiche. The eggs help bind all the ingredients together, but in the future I’m going to cut back on the egg. It doesn’t taste too eggy, but I just want the other ingredients to shine and the egg to act more like a binder.
Still a successful lunch! Now I’ve got some blog articles to write.
As the weather gets cooler, I’m so happy to pull out the big pots and make giant vats of soup. I’m a soups and stews kind of girl all year round, but especially during the cold winter months. A big bowl of soup and my current reads and you’ve got perfection.
Continue reading “Literary Lunch – Wonton Cabbage Soup” →
Recently, I read Legendary by Stephanie Garber and thought long and hard about what kinds of foods I could pair with a story like this. I think I finally figured it out and I’ll show you why I chose apple crumble.
Continue reading “Literary Lunch – Gluten Free Apple Crumble” →
“Good Lord, why have you never taken me to that place before?” Alexa asked him. “I’ve never had pancakes that good.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of reading and eating. Whether it’s a small snack or a full on meal, I can always be found with a book in hand and a fork in the other.
So I wanted to share some of the culinary foods I love to make for my reads. Have you ever wanted to eat what your character was eating? Does the thought of something scrumptious in your book stir your cravings? Well, this is exactly what I want to do in this series.
Continue reading “Reading & Eating: The Wedding Date and Blueberry Pancakes” →