Friday, April 22, 2011

Rice Krispie Easter Eggs and Bunny Tails
We love their pretty Easter offerings this year; see that cute bunny above? If you live close to a Bouchon Bakery location you can pick these up there, but the rest of us need a recipe! They were kind of enough to lend us their recipe for these sweet, easy Rice Krispies eggs.
• Visit Bouchon Bakery: Bouchon Bakery website

Rice Krispies Easter Eggs
Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Easter Eggs

7oz Marshmallow

1.5oz Butter

3.5oz Rice Krispies

2.7oz Peanut Butter

2.7oz Spanish Peanuts, chopped

In a heavy bottomed saucepot whisk together the butter, marshmallow and peanut butter over medium heat until they have melted together completely. In a mixing bowl fold the Rice Krispies and chopped peanuts into the peanut butter mixture.When cool enough to handle, shape the Rice Krispies mixture into small egg shapes..
Chocolate Rice Krispies Easter Eggs

7oz Marshmallow

1.5oz Butter

3.5oz Rice Krispies

2.7oz Crunchy Pearls (these are dark, milk and white chocolate covered cereal from Valrhona)

2.1oz 64% Cocoa Chocolate

0.5oz 100% Cocoa Chocolate

0.35oz Cocoa Powder
Bring 2” of water to a boil in a saucepot and place a bowl on top to create a double boiler. In the bowl, melt the chocolates together and then stir in the butter, marshmallow and cocoa powder until the mixture has completely melted together. In a mixing bowl fold the Rice Krispies and crunchy pearls into the marshmallow mixture. When cool enough to handle, shape the Rice Krispies mixture into small egg shapes.
Note: The recipe doesn't explain what to roll these in, but we think black sesame seeds, powdered Oreos, crushed pistachios, toasted coconut, and colored sugars will give you the same effect as the pictured eggs. You may need brush the eggs with a little extra marshmallow to get coatings to stick effectively, too.

 Super adorable and easy favor! Marshmallows become bunny tails!\

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Muffin Pan...

Muffin Pan Tacos
From the Hispanic Kitchen

1 pound ground hamburger

1/2 onion, diced

1 large jalapeno, diced

3/4 cup water

taco seasoning mix (see her site for a recipe!)

12 flour tortillas

2 cups shredded cheese

Shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes for topping.


1. Preheat oven to 350f. Cook the ground hamburger thoroughly, drain and return to a clean skillet.
2. In a separate skillet, saute the diced onion and jalapeno and add it to the hamburger.
3. Blend in the seasoning and toss to coat.
4. Heat the mixture on high and add water; reduce and let simmer on med/low for about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
5. Cut 4-inch diameter circles out of the flour tortillas. A standard margarita glass is about the right size for measuring and a pizza cutter gets the job done quickly. (Bake the leftovers for extra chips.)
6. Wrap tortilla circles - 3-4 at a time - in a wet paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds to soften.
7. Mold the circles into a lightly greased muffin tin.
8. Add a layer of shredded cheese in the bottom, add about 2 tablespoons of meat mixture, then top with cheese.
9. Bake for 20 minutes. When they're done, just pop them out and add your favorite toppings!
10. Eat 6 and give 6 to your boyfriend (or girlfriend or roommate)

Chipotle Turkey Cups
Adapted from Gimmie Some Oven

24 wonton wrappers

1 cup shredded cheddar-Jack cheese (or other favorite cheese)

1 cup cooked turkey, shredded or small-diced

1/2 cup roasted red bell peppers, diced (from the jar works well!)

1 cup favorite salsa

1/2 tsp. chipotle powder

1/2 cup chopped green onions


1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
2. Fit 1 wonton wrapper into each of 24 mini muffin cups coated with cooking spray, pressing the wrappers carefully but firmly into sides of cups. Bake at 350º for 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Keep wontons in muffin cups.
3. Combine remaining ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. If it’s fairly juicy (depending on your salsa), it’s helpful to drain out some of the liquid before moving on.
4. Then add a pinch (about 1/2 Tbsp.) of cheese into each wonton cup, followed by about 1 Tbsp. of the turkey mixture. Then top each wonton with another pinch of cheese. Bake at 350º for 6 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from muffin cups. Serve immediately.