Wednesday, January 12, 2022

How to Make a Puff Quilt

Learn how to make this stunning puff quilt. Sometimes referred to as a bubble quilt or a biscuit quilt, this blanket will add interest to any room you place it in. 

A puff quilt is a type of patchwork quilt with squares of fabric that are stuffed to create lots of tiny cushions. The overall effect is impressive. 

blue and white bubble quilt

This puff quilt pattern is sized to be a lap quilt. Using precut charm packs (5 inch squares) helps this quilt come together so quickly because there's very little cutting to do.






Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Soft Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Soft and chewy gingerbread cookies topped with cream cheese frosting. These cookies are soft and stay soft for over a week (If they last that long!) 

These tender cookies are full of the warm spices of the holiday season - cinnamon, ginger and cloves. As they bake they will fill the air with the smells of Christmas.
 
soft gingerbread cookies with white icing

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Golden Graham Chex Mix - A Sweet and Sticky Irresistible Treat

I would like to introduce you to the most irresistible treat of all time. Graham Chex Mix! This snack mix is a combination of rice and corn Chex cereals and Golden Graham cereal, covered with a sticky coating of sweet deliciousness, and topped with sliced almonds.

Golden Graham Chex Mix

Golden Graham Chex Mix  - A Sweet and Sticky Irresistible Treat

When I make this, the whole family will keep snitching at it all day. I mean, I couldn't even get pictures without one of the kids trying to grab some!


irresistible chex mix with graham cereal

There are not many things that my whole family can agree upon when it comes to food. I have a couple finicky eaters. But we all agree that this sweet Chex mix recipe is the best!


a sweet, sticky, yummy, can't get-enough-treat -chex mix
We've had a long standing tradition of sweet Chex mix at Holiday functions. But when our neighbors brought us over some with Golden Grahams in it, I knew it was time to change up the recipe. 

The obvious difference is the Golden Grahams. There was something else too that made theirs over the top. I'm pretty sure I figured out their secret ingredient.... almond extract! 

If you've never had a sweet and sticky type Chex mix, you have GOT to try this! This Golden Graham snack mix is definitely a keeper. It's the ultimate Christmas crack recipe.


golden grahams chex mix - an irresistible sweet treat

TIP: I used to make this and just leave it in the bowl for snacking. While that works, it seems that the pieces on the bottom third of the bowl end up getting stuck in one large piece. 

I have found that if I pour the chex mix out onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and let it sit for an hour or so then it isn't quite so ooey gooey and sticky.

And it's easier to break into snack sized pieces. 

You definitely want to store it in an air tight container. I found these lids for the half sheet cookie pans that I cannot live without. They work perfectly to take treats to pot lucks. AND they work perfectly to keep the graham chex mix fresh.


Golden Graham Chex Mix

Golden Graham Chex Mix

Servings: 24
Author: Rachel
Prep time: 20 MinTotal time: 20 Min
I would like to introduce you to the most irresistible treat of all time. Graham Chex Mix! This mix is a combination of Chex cereals and graham cereal, covered with a sticky coating of sweet deliciousness, and topped with sliced almonds.

Ingredients

  • 8 c. rice Chex
  • 8 c. corn Chex
  • 8 c. Golden Grahams
  • 2 c. almonds, sliced or slivered
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 c. corn syrup
  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 t. almond extract
  • Optional add-ins: shredded coconut, other types of nuts, M&M's, etc.

Instructions

  1. Pour cereal, almonds and any additional mix-ins into two large mixing bowls, half in each bowl.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter, add sugar and corn syrup. Mix and boil for 2 minutes over medium high heat. Remove from heat and add vanilla and almond extract to syrup mixture.
  3. Pour half of this mixture into each bowl of cereal. Stir until all the cereal is coated.
  4. Pour onto parchment lined baking sheets to cool. This prevents over-stickiness and keeps it from sticking together on one large clump in the bowl.

Notes:

To reduce costs, I use the generic brand cereals.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

440.77

Fat (grams)

16.68

Sat. Fat (grams)

6.77

Carbs (grams)

73.04

Fiber (grams)

3.18

Net carbs

69.86

Sugar (grams)

48.79

Protein (grams)

4.89

Sodium (milligrams)

404.22

Cholesterol (grams)

20.62

Nutrition information is auto-calculated and is not guaranteed to be correct.

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