Friday, February 26, 2016

Kool Aid Flavored Greek Yogurt

I've ventured into making my own Greek yogurt. So good!  I thought it would be fun to flavor some for my kids…they of course were happy with the results. 

1/2 tsp Kool Aid flavoring (1/2 a package)
2 tsp sugar
1 cup homemade Greek yogurt (sweetened with agave)

Mix and serve. 

Refried Beans

I canned my own pinto beans to start making my own refried beans. Super easy and flavorful.

2 Tbsp olive oil 
2 large cloves garlic, minced
pints pinto beans
Sprinkle of salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
Half a lime, juiced

Heat oil in a frying pan.  Add garlic and lightly brown. Add pinto beans, cumin, and chili powder. Cook until beans are heated. (Crush beans with a potato masher if needed). Add lime juice and serve. 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Red Velvet Rice Krispy Treats

Red Velvet is a favorite here, so we made these awesome Rice Krispy Treats for Valentine's Day.

1/4 cup butter
1 pkg. mini marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
1/2 cup red velvet dry cake mix, sifted 
White Chocolate

Melt butter in a large bowl.  Stir in marshmallows and coat the marshmallows with butter.  Microwave 2 minutes on power level 4.  Stir until smooth.  Pour over rice krispies and stir until all the rice krispies are coated.

Lightly coat a heart molds with butter.  Then press the rice krispies in the mold. Remove from mold and drizzle with melted white chocolate.

Instant Pot Rice Pudding

1/2 cups Arborio rice (or regular rice, but I prefer the texture of Arborio rice)
1 cup water
2 cups milk
1 can of coconut milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla OR  pure vanilla bean paste (what I use)

Put ingredients in pot. Using sautéed function bring to a boil. Then change to rice function and cook. Use natural release pressure and enjoy.