[Krispie]

January 30, 2012

I headed to the bakery for a few things this afternoon after running some errands. Not a good idea to stop in hungry for snack time!

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The crew had just finished a batch of Valentine’s Rice Krispie Treats! I don’t know the last time I had one of these, but it’s at least been 4 years because I couldn’t find one on KERF! I had half for my snack – scrumdiddilyumptous. As the labels says “Satisfies your inner child” :)

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Back at the fort, hot dogs were on the menu. Or rather, organic chicken sausages on bread.

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Matt wasn’t able to make hot dog buns upon request this AM, so we improvised. Worked pretty well!

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On the side was a beautiful salad

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Made with romaine, tomatoes, feta, Doug’s Nuts (a sample that arrived at the bakery for me – totally tasty in a sweet/savory way) and Sara’s creamy balsamic dressing that she sent me home with on Saturday. Emailing her for the recipe now…

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Tonight should be good – Gossip Girl is on!!

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1 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn January 30, 2012 at 8:34 pm

All I can say: Yum. o.

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2 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 30, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I love delicious dinners that just HIT the spot. Have fun watching your show!

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3 Katie @ Raisins&Apples January 30, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Chicken sausage needs to make a comeback in one of my dinners soon. I forgot how much I love it!

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4 Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic January 30, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Mmmm, looks delicious as always! I’ve recently discovered chicken sausage, and I love it. I’ve been using it in all kinds of recipes.

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5 Jenn January 30, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I haven’t been able to find a chicken sausage that we like. What brand do you use?

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6 KathEats January 30, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I don’t remember the name – it’s the Whole foods one with a bike on the front I think?

Here’s the label in this post: http://www.katheats.com/little-miss-sunshine

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7 KathEats January 30, 2012 at 8:50 pm

[it was just ok - a little tough?]

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8 Grace @ Healthy Dreaming January 30, 2012 at 8:41 pm

This looks delicious! I actually made rice krispy treats for my neighbors to thank them for their housewarming gifts last year when we moved into our new home.

Have a wonderful week!

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9 Grace January 30, 2012 at 8:42 pm

The dressing looks so incredible! Trader Joe’s has a pretty tasty creamy tuscan balsamic that looks similar to Sara’s, but I’ve got a feeling that her’s is 138203213 times better :D

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10 kathleen @ the daily crumb January 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm

rice krispie treats are definitely one of my all time favorite desserts. and the variation possibilities are endless!! always impressed with your willpower around the yummy bakery desserts.

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11 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 30, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I want to make these rice treats tomorrow. I love making them all different ways. There are so many great options. Being vegan we use Rice Mellow to make them. Delish!

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12 Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon January 30, 2012 at 8:50 pm

On first inspection I thought that that salad dressing was melted chocolate! That would be different…

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13 Army Amy* January 30, 2012 at 8:53 pm

My TV is all about the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion tonight!*

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14 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 30, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I bought rice krispies a few weeks ago because I really wanted rice krispie treats and I have yet to make any. …I need to change that! Thank you for reminding me. ;)

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15 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles January 30, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I haven’t had a hot dog— of any sort— in ages! Each time you make them you make me want one though! Looks so yummy! ……..My mom just made me rice krispie treats last week and sent them too me! So sweet, I felt like I was 7 again!!! :)

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16 Jen January 30, 2012 at 9:02 pm

What’s “in” a chicken sausage?

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17 Paula January 30, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Chicken

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18 Jen January 31, 2012 at 7:16 am

Paula, is that necessary? If it was just chicken, if would be called that. I’ve never eaten sausages before and assumed it was similar to hog dogs with added ingredients and seasonings. It was just a question and you didn’t have to waste your energy.

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19 Carolyn January 31, 2012 at 6:04 am

Even though i just know Paula was doing her best to be helpful… this might be what you are after Jen. It’s the nutritional label from the chicken sausage Kath was eating, from the company web site..
http://www.colemannatural.com/component/option,com_resource/Itemid,9/article,1291/category_id,2/controller,article/

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20 Paula January 31, 2012 at 10:31 pm

You are just so sweet, Carolyn.

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21 Carolyn February 1, 2012 at 6:26 am

Not really at all Paula .. but it does not take a brain surgeon to answer the question, no matter what you think of the question, or it’s original intent. This is an informational blog right? I have no formal RD education, or ya know, that whole list.. but i really can use Google Search well! Which kinda appeared to be the extent of what was needed here. No one else was ansering and i kinda wondered about the nutritional content of that brand too. We all win, and isn’t that the goal? As opposed to…

And no i am not defending anyone here.. quite the opposite.. ..

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22 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio January 30, 2012 at 9:08 pm

That dressing looks fantastic!

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23 Michelle (Better with Berries) January 30, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Now I want a rice krispie treat!! My boyfriend loves them too, so I might have to make him some next month for V-day :-)

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24 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs January 30, 2012 at 9:13 pm

That dressing looks great! Hope we get to see the recipe!
And now all I can think about is Rice Krispie squares…..mmmmmmm…… :)

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25 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 30, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Delish! Haha I could so eat one of those now.. :)

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26 Mindy - clueless nut January 30, 2012 at 9:16 pm

THAT dressing! Ahhhh.

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27 Veronica (My Eats and Treats) January 30, 2012 at 9:17 pm

OMG! We had organic chicken sausages for dinner last night! SOOO good! Wish we had our own bakery to make fresh buns :) Mm-mm-good.

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28 Mom January 30, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I remember making rice Krispie treats for you girls and having to use all my willpower not to eat the whole batch before you got home from school!

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29 Cait's Plate January 30, 2012 at 9:35 pm

That’s what I always do when I’m out of hot dog buns! Works like a charm every time. And Gossip Girl is playing on my TV as I comment this! ;)

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30 Lara F. January 30, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Homemade rice krispie treats are hands down one of my favorite desserts. I could eat them all day and never get sick. But I don’t, so that’s good. :)

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31 Becca January 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I would have named this post “childhood favs” …rice krispies and hotdogs!

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32 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 30, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I love chicken sausages! I had some chicken meatballs in my dinner tonight, so good!

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33 Ash Bear January 30, 2012 at 10:17 pm

That chicken sausage on Dakota bread looks delicious! This tempts me to go back through my childhood faves and try to make them healthier.

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34 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 30, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I make a different version of something with rice krispies or jacked up rice krispie treats in it at least once a month! Yesterday it was cocoa krispies peanut butter smores bars. I love RKTreats. Seriously, I could keep on creating and inventing different desserts using them if I had a football team to help me eat it all :) Those strawberry ones look great!

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35 KathEats January 31, 2012 at 9:44 am

I want to eat your s’mores bars!

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36 christina.vd January 30, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I find it interesting how Americans refer to them as Rice Krispie “treats,” while here in Canada, they are definitely Rice Krispie “squares.” But that’s just me.

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37 KathEats January 31, 2012 at 9:44 am

You know, I used to say ‘squares’. I think Kellogs came out with a store-bought kind that they named RK treats and then we all started calling them that. But they used to be squares when I was younger! Interesting transition..

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38 Erin January 31, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I always cut mine bigger than a square. :) Maybe that’s where it came from.

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39 Kerry @ Totes My Oats January 30, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I love meals like that! That salad looks awesome!

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40 Deva @ Deva by Definition January 30, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Rice Krispie treats are my favorite easy dessert to prepare. I don’t make them often, but when I do, YUM! I love adding sprinkles, m&ms, or chocolate chips.

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41 Lu January 30, 2012 at 11:15 pm

I must be craving chocolate or something because your salad dressing looked like chocolate sauce to me. I can’t say that a cocoa based salad dressing sounds all that bad. I love rice krispies!! Yum.

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42 Molly @ RDexposed January 30, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Love the willy wanka-ness description!

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43 Andrea @ MainelyVeggies January 30, 2012 at 11:48 pm

I don’t think any treat bring me back more than rice crispy treats! These look so LOVE-ly (corny valentines joke ;)

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44 Laura @ She Eats Well January 31, 2012 at 12:29 am

Rice Krispie treats are so delicious! And so very easy to make. Very cute with the sprinkles. Have you been watching Gossip Girl all along this season? I am really addicted right now…so intense, each episode!

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45 KathEats January 31, 2012 at 9:45 am

Yup!! Last night was good!

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46 Khushboo January 31, 2012 at 12:50 am

I haven’t had a rice krispie treat in forever!! They definitely remind me of elementary school!

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47 Samantha January 31, 2012 at 12:53 am

Oh yum. Dinner looks so great. Really curious about that dressing recipe!

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48 Amelia January 31, 2012 at 1:00 am

Rice krispie treats are my favorite “baked good” (though not baked…hmmm). They’re one of the few things I can’t keep in my house due to lack of self-control…and Valentine’s ones look even more appealing!

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49 Natasha January 31, 2012 at 1:35 am

Um perhaps this is a strange question but assume you’d know a whole lot more than me, but are chicken sausages as bad for you as say a hot fog or just regular sausages??

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50 KathEats January 31, 2012 at 9:46 am

Well that kind of depends on your definition of “bad” :)

Generally hot dogs are considered bad because of the added preservatives and things and a high fat content. They are organic hot dogs that I think are fine to enjoy every now and then. Sausages get a bad rap because of their high fat content as well, and chicken sausages generally are much leaner than traditional pork sausages. Ones that are made with organic meal with minimal added ingredients other than spices/seasonings seem totally fine to me.

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51 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles January 31, 2012 at 2:00 am

Crispy squares are one of life’s yummiest little treats =) Love the Valentine’s twist to them!

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52 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 31, 2012 at 2:54 am

Rice Krispy treats are everything I love in food: sweet, great light texture, and buttery! Yummm

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53 Tabitha (From Single to Married) January 31, 2012 at 6:45 am

mmm… can’t remember the last time I had a Rice Krispie treat but they look amazing!

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54 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 31, 2012 at 7:09 am

With two boys in the house, I always have a batch of Dairy Free Rice Krispie treats on my kitchen counter. Truly a kid pleaser! Homemade are definitely the way to go…especially with real vanilla…I make my own and the kids think it makes all the differnce.

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55 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 31, 2012 at 7:34 am

What did you think of Gossip Girl? The end totally broke my heart! :(

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56 Karen January 31, 2012 at 7:44 am

That balsamic looks as thick as carmel…I bet there’s some honey or maple syrup in there?

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57 Karen January 31, 2012 at 7:45 am

*caramel

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58 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 31, 2012 at 8:07 am

Rice Krispie Treats are the kind of thing that I never crave- but as soon as I have one, I remember how good they are! I always think about making various versions of them using different cereals and other add-ins (but have yet to do much experimenting!).

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59 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count January 31, 2012 at 8:35 am

Recently tried the Smart Dogs vegetarian sausages. They were delicous!

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60 Katie January 31, 2012 at 8:37 am

Rice Krispies Treats certainly bring back childhood memories and everyone has their favorite variations. What is your favorite? I preferred them on the thicker and crunchier/drier side rather than gooey and sticky, and loved them with peanut butter or butterscotch chips melted in. Of course the ones made with peanut butter and then topped with chocolate were a favorite. I made a variation last week with cinnamon M&Ms and chocolate drizzle on top that everyone enjoyed. I have a bar that I make for holidays that used a yellow cake mix, egg and butter for a base that you bake then add marshmallows on top, followed by a caramel like mixture that you add rice krispies, nuts and M&Ms to and spread on top. We love chicken sausage here, Trader Joes and the Al Fresco brands, we also used to get some from Sam’s. My kids have some TJ’s sundried tomato chicken meatballs in their lunch today. Can’t wait to see the dressing recipe, thanks for sharing!

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61 KathEats January 31, 2012 at 9:47 am

I like they pull-apart gooey!

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62 Heather @ Run Eat Play January 31, 2012 at 8:46 am

Yum! Rice krispie treats! I can’t remember the last time I had a rice krispie treat.

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63 Grace @ What Grace Cooked January 31, 2012 at 8:53 am

Those rice krispie treats look yummy – it’s been a while since I’ve had one! My favorite variation as a kid was a version made with cheerios and peanut butter – yum.

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64 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope January 31, 2012 at 9:04 am

Those rice krispie treats are so festive! Love them! :) Gossip Girl was good last night!!!

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65 Angel7 January 31, 2012 at 10:00 am

Rice Krispie treats are so scrumptous! I love to eat them, but have not had them in a long time! It may have been even longer than four years.

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66 Erica January 31, 2012 at 10:13 am

Now I want a krispie treat :) Love that they’re pink.

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67 ~Christy January 31, 2012 at 10:13 am

Ah, Krispies! We don’t make them but they always look great :)

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68 SweatyGirl January 31, 2012 at 11:56 am

I am definitely hoping you’ll be able to post the recipe for that dressing… until that happens, it will continue to be chocolate sauce in my mind! haha, yuck!

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69 juliet February 1, 2012 at 10:34 am

That dressing looks amazing!!! My mouth is watering just looking at it.

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70 Meagan July 13, 2012 at 10:28 am

Those Krispie Treats are so yummy!

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71 Meagan July 13, 2012 at 11:16 am

I meant “look”

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