Saturday, February 5, 2011

Super Naughty Treats for a Super Day

Okay, I've been threatening for a while now to post my current fav treats here on HWHL. And now I have, only in the style of "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" by Laura Joffe Numeroff and Felicia Bond. See, I was just going to take 30 min and post everything here, but I thought, "Hey, I've been meaning to kickstart my recipe/cooking blog (Becky's Kitchen Creations), so let's post all the recipes there today." Five hours later, I finally got it done. The annoying thing is that I was supposed to be posting Valentine's Day stamp sets in my eBay store today. Shame, shame! I'm so broke, what was I thinking?! I got a feeling I'll be pulling an all-nighter, if my 39-year-old body can handle it. But at least you get to benefit, right? It wasn't a totally useless pursuit... p.s. this is where you say, "Yes, Becky, that was awesome of you! Thank you!" I'm just saying.

Here are the pics and links to the recipes:

Indoor S'Mores a.k.a. Crack

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies

Strawberry Rice Crispie Treats

And this one isn't naughty, it's actually very good, but I thought you might like to see my props to Audrey:
Sweet Potato Chicken Curry - Yes, I posted Audrey's awesome recipe, with links back to HWHL and her original post. It's such a good recipe, I had to share!

What's the "Super" reference in the title? Why, Superbowl Sunday, of course! I'll be having a grand day of indulgence tomorrow. None of us in our house are particularly big sports fans, and honestly we hardly watch the Superbowl while it's on, but it's just one of those days in the year that we all like use a thin excuse to pig out on high-calorie naughty treats. Not very HWHL of us, but what can I say, it's gonna happen, so it might as well be food that tastes good.

P.S. I'll post this recipe on my recipe blog tomorrow, with pics, but this is one I'll be eating like crazy, too:

Spinach Artichoke Dip (a Pampered Chef recipe)

2 jars (6 oz each) marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 minced garlic clove
1/2 cup sour cream (I plan on using light or fat free)
1/2 cup mayonnaise (Miracle Whip Light)
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, then place in a small baking dish, about 8x8. Bake at 375 F for 20-25 minutes or until heated through and bubbly. Serve with crackers or small crispy bread slices.


  1. Always love me some good treats!!! Glad you like the curry recipe!

  2. Ugh, not the best thing to look at when you have eaten too much chocolate too late at night:( I'm sure it would look super yummy any other time though:)

  3. I'll be having soup on Souper Bowl Sunday. Cuz we're all in various stages of sick over here. The good thing about having a nasty cold is that you have little to no appetite. The bad thing about having a nasty cold is that you have little to no appetite.

    Great food pics, Becky!

  4. Wow Becky how many blogs do you have? With your busy life how do you keep them all going? I appreciate that you've posted the calorie count on your recipes.

    The hubby and I will enjoy the big game and dinner tonight with Audrey, Dragonfly and their families. I will be skipping the dessert and the bun for the pork barbecue.

    The Super Bowl was never a snack filled event for my family although maybe it is for some of our kiddos now that they are all married. I think sometimes we use any event available for an excuse to eat lots of high calorie yummy junk, I confess that the Super Bowl just isn't a big deal to me and definitely not worth indulging in a lot of extra calories as yummy as they might be.

    Ladies you will find out that as you get older you pretty much have to cut out treats/appetizers. If you want to stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight then treats must become a real treat to eat.