Reeses Rice Krispie Treats

I’m taking the the classic rice krispie treat and scaling it up for a Reese’s rice krispie recipe with a little help from Matt. Think rice krispie cereal mixed with Peanut Butter Captain Crunch and tossed with miniature Reese’s peanut butter cup. To bind it all together is the required marshmallow with a mix of dark chocolate to temper the sweetness. Of course I insisted we finish it with a thin layer chocolate and a drizzling of melted peanut butter chips because without it, the bars seemed naked. What resulted is a peanut butter rice krispie treat that is balanced between chocolate and peanut butter with an extra layer of texture from the Peanut Butter Captain Crunch.

Reeses Rice Krispie Treats

Here’s the thing, Matt has never had an interest in cooking, and baking – forget it. The only cooking I have ever watched him do is scrambled eggs for our little guy. So you can imagine how I nearly aged 10 years from shock when he mentioned that he wanted to learn to cook more.

Oreo Stuffed Bundt Cake

This is an easy Oreo cake by way of an Oreo bundt cake, stuffed with an Oreo filling,  so no slicing and frosting—just pour it all in one pan and finish with an Oreo glaze. Done! My favorite part about this cake is the reveal of the filling when sliced into. By all outward appearances this chocolate bundt cake looks average enough, but it’s the surprise filling that makes this cake. I  love how the Oreo stuffing  breaks up the richness of chocolate with its distinctly familiar flavor.

I made this cake for my little guy, hoping to turn around his dislike for cake. Not only does he not like cake, he doesn’t even like the smell of it. Who doesn’t like the smell of cake? I’ll tell you who doesn’t, it’s the same kid that doesn’t like frosting or sprinkles.

Pineapple Serrano Margarita

Skip the margarita machine and grab the muddler. This is basically a Cadillac margarita but made sweeter with pineapples and balanced with a little heat from the serrano chilis.

Pineapple Serrano Margarita

This last week was the premier of The Dark Knight Rises and I had every intention of going to see it. I even geeked about it on Twitter with Julie of Table for Two. But as adult life would have it, we weren’t able to.