Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bonus Day Candy Bar

This recipe is eXtremely simple. For an improved candy bar eXperience while eating a PayDay candy bar, grab a handful of cashews (halves) and pop some in your mouth before each bite of the candy bar. Chew them up just a little bit before taking a bite of the PayDay. Start off with just a few pieces of cashews at first and then keep adding until you find your optimum personal amount. I like 4 halves.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

"My" Version of Chicken Noodle Soup


1 Can of Chicken Noodle Soup, 10 3/4 oz Campbell's Condensed
7 Saltine Crackers
1 "helping" of chicken meat, prefer thin sliced deli, already cooked, approx 1 oz (just however much you would put on a sandwich)
1 Slice of 2% Milk Pepperjack Cheese, 2/3 oz, Kraft

Season with pepper & garlic powder
Optional Ingredient: Dash of Worcestershire Sauce - try it both ways!

Heat soup in a pan that is around 5-6 inches wide, so that the slice of cheese will lay in it comfortably (don't put cheese in just yet, it goes on last)
Add only a half can of water to the soup.

Add seasonings

Chop up the chicken deli meat, add to soup. Mix.

Heat on med high heat until it begins to boil, then reduce heat to low.

Crunch up the crackers and sprinkle them on top of the pan of soup, do not mix, let the crackers be a layer.

Let the crackers have just enough time to get completely wet before placing the cheese on top. Do not mix.

Let the cheese heat up for three minutes before eating.

Eating straight out of the pan getting a little bit of proportional sized bits of cheese throughout the consumption of the soup.

Serving Size: Just right for one hungry person


Sunday, January 1, 2012



Category: Cookie, No Bake

Recipe makes about 24 cookies

I have been making this cookie all my life starting from the time I was probably about 10 years old.

Sauce Ingredients:
Milk - 3/4 cup
Dry Non-sweet Chocolate - 6 Tablespoons
Sugar - 2 cups
Oleo - 1/2 stick equals 4 Tablespoons
Peanut Butter - Creamy - 1/3 cup [DO NOT ADD at the beginning of the sauce cooking.]

Dry Ingredients:
Oatmeal - 3 cups (Quaker Oats - Quick 1 Minute variety)
Coconut - Flaked - 1 cup

Heat the sauce ingredients (except for the peanut butter) for 20 minutes on a medium heat, should bubble some. 

Stir constantly. 

The peanut butter is added at the 16 minute mark into the cooking process. Peanut butter should be completely mixed into the sauce before the sauce is mixed into the dry ingredients.

Put dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix the oatmeal and coconut thoroughly before the chocolate sauce is added.

Add the cooked sauce to the dry ingredients and mix so they are completely covered with sauce.
Spoon out lumps of a cookie size. Do not flatten.
Allow to air dry some and cool before containerizing.

The cookie on the left is probably cooked about the right amount of time, the one on the right is too dry, the sauce cooked too long.


If the cookies crumble very easily or have difficulty even forming a cookie, then the sauce was cooked too long.

If the cookie takes forever to dry, and its completely gooey and shiny, then the sauce was not cooked long enough. The cookie should be somewhat dull, with very little shiny luster after it dries.

Update 2012.01.04

I ate some of the cookie crumbs with some cashews and it was great! For my next batch I am going to substitute 1/2 of a cup of the oatmeal with a 1/2 cup of cashews.