It feels like it’s been a while since I’ve shared a recipe and since I just made these recently, I thought I’d add this in here. Not sure where I got this recipe, but I do not take credit for it (I wish I had the gift of creativity in the kitchen! Actually, I am totally content following someone else’s recipe.)
Warning: These are finger-licking good so don’t try to eat while you’re scrapbooking. Always, always wash your hands before handling your pictures.
Chex Muddy Buddies
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 c. butter*
9 c. Chex cereal (any variety)
Measure cereal into large bowl; set aside. Microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in 1-quart microwavable bowl, uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour chocolate mixture over cereal in bowl, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into large plastic food-storage bag; add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
*Do not use spread or tub products.
And … more answers to more of your questions:
[ online articles ]
Melissa asked about my interview-based article on the Creating Keepsakes website and if there are additional articles posted online that are not in the magazine. YES, that’s correct. You can always find bonus features and fabulous online articles on CK’s website. There are always video clips to watch, too, and the web hostess (what a fun title), Erin Lincoln, is awesome! If you haven’t checked out CK’s website lately, take a look.
[ album type ]
Adrienne wants to know why I prefer 3-ring albums over post albums. The truth is, I love both and I use both. Most of my theme albums (and the majority of these are smaller, like 6″ x 6″ or 8″ x 8″) are post albums. Theme albums are pretty “concrete” and once they’re done, they’re done. My chronological albums, however, are on-going and family-journal-style. These volumes contain layouts that are event-related and theme-related. Because my hobby & my work are overlapping, I often have layouts going in & out of my albums so I need to quickly and easily be able to do this … another reason I prefer the 3-ring.
[ camera lens ]
Kelli wondered which camera lens I use on my digital SLR (I’m using a Canon 10D). I love the Canon 28-200mm lens for everyday use, and the Canon 75-300mm with image stabilizer for my big zoom needs.
I hope you’re looking forward to a fantastic weekend!