Crazy for Crust Baking... With a Slice of Life 2017-04-27T10:00:56Z http://www.crazyforcrust.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Bean Stuff Casserole]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=21988 2017-04-25T16:24:20Z 2017-04-27T10:00:56Z Bean Stuff – this easy 4 ingredient casserole recipe is a family favorite. It’s a great easy weeknight dinner! We’ve been eating it for generations and everyone loves it! This recipe has been in my family longer than I have; I think it started out as my Nana’s creation. All I know is that I’ve been […]

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Bean Stuff – this easy 4 ingredient casserole recipe is a family favorite. It’s a great easy weeknight dinner! We’ve been eating it for generations and everyone loves it!

Bean Stuff - this easy 4 ingredient casserole recipe is a family favorite. It's a great easy weeknight dinner! We've been eating it for generations and everyone loves it!

This recipe has been in my family longer than I have; I think it started out as my Nana’s creation. All I know is that I’ve been eating it my entire life and it’s downright dangerous to have in my house because I can easily eat the entire thing in one day. I’m not even exaggerating!

I was the pickiest kid growing up; I wouldn’t eat condiments (still don’t), onions, red sauce on pasta…and so many other things. But I always looked forward to Bean Stuff night. I have no idea why I would eat this gooey cheesy chili-ladden casserole when my mom had to keep my pasta separate and God forbid Taco Bell forget and put red sauce or onions on my bean burrito.

At some point in my childhood my mom decided to tell me what was in this casserole, in the hopes that, because I loved it, it would make me eat everything else. “There’s chili inside,” she told me. “Yes I know,” I said. “But there’s also a can of tomato sauce!” she gleefully exclaimed, hoping that because I’d eat the tomato sauce in my favorite casserole dish, I’d also make her life easier on spaghetti night.

It didn’t work; I didn’t eat sauce on my pasta until I was an adult and even now I gravitate towards cream sauces or plain. But I kept on loving my beloved Bean Stuff, and now that I knew what was inside, I could help her make it on busy weeknights when she was at work.

Yep, friends, that’s right. This meal is picky-kid approved and it can also be made by kids. It’s pretty much a win-win dinner recipe, if you ask me.

Bean Stuff - this easy 4 ingredient casserole recipe is a family favorite. It's a great easy weeknight dinner! We've been eating it for generations and everyone loves it!

This recipe is queen of all easy dinner recipes. It only has 4 ingredients: chili, tomato sauce, tortillas, and cheese. Basically you layer them all together stack after stack until your pan is full.

When I was young, my mom would assemble the casserole and then immediately cook it, but when I was a teenager we accidentally discovered that if you make it ahead of time and let it soak the amazingness goes up about one bazillion percent. From then on we’d assemble it the night before or the morning of eating it. She’d get home from work and dinner was already halfway to being made, which is the best feeling.

Bean Stuff - this easy 4 ingredient casserole recipe is a family favorite. It's a great easy weeknight dinner! We've been eating it for generations and everyone loves it!

I grew up in the 70s and 80s, when TV trays, canned food, and the microwave was basically all you needed to make a meal great. My entire life I’ve made bean stuff by cooking it in the microwave. That means that dinner is already made when I start thinking about what’s for dinner, and then all I have to do is heat it up for 15-20 minutes.

Since I’ve started blogging, I realize that there are people out there who think microwaves are the devil spawn; that you will die if you stand in front of one or any other such beliefs. So in the interested of all the “can I bake this in the oven??” questions, yes you can! The recipe has baking directions for both cooking methods.

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Crescent Roll Churros]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=21980 2017-04-21T22:10:54Z 2017-04-25T10:00:18Z Crescent Roll Churros – this EASY baked churro recipe is crunchy and sweet and full of cinnamon flavor. Only 3 ingredients and are the perfect breakfast, brunch, or dessert recipe! Before we talk about Churros we need to talk about 13 Reasons Why for a minute. I haven’t watched the Netflix series (yet) but I […]

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Crescent Roll Churros – this EASY baked churro recipe is crunchy and sweet and full of cinnamon flavor. Only 3 ingredients and are the perfect breakfast, brunch, or dessert recipe!

Crescent Roll Churros - this EASY baked churro recipe is crunchy and sweet and full of cinnamon flavor. Only 3 ingredients and are the perfect breakfast, brunch, or dessert recipe!

Before we talk about Churros we need to talk about 13 Reasons Why for a minute. I haven’t watched the Netflix series (yet) but I just finished reading the book and wow….it was intense while being so, so good. I couldn’t put it down. I didn’t even work on Friday so I could finish it and I totally blew off my volunteering in Jordan’s classroom (OOPS, sorry Mrs. B!)

If you’re not familiar with the series, it’s about a teenage girl who has committed suicide and she sends tapes (her suicide note) to the people who were the cause of her depression and eventual death. It’s a heavy novel, especially so because it’s a young adult book. I have to say, it was hard to read at times because I saw a lot of my teenage self in Hannah (the girl). My depression and suicidal thoughts back then stemmed from anxiety, not from bullying as she experienced, but I still found threads of myself in her words.

I think that, if you have teenagers or will have them soon, reading 13 Reasons Why should be required reading, especially if you or your spouse never suffered from depression. Everything that happened to Hannah is not fiction, even though the story is. Those things are happening in our schools, and even if the kids aren’t dealing with her issues, I would guess a fair amount deal with the same thoughts she had.

Not only is her story a lesson to parents about what their teenagers might be thinking or feeling, but I think it’s also an important story for teens themselves to read or watch, with parental supervision. A lot of what the girl goes through is related to abuse, teasing that leads to bad reputations, harassment, and other things that are really uncomfortable to talk about, but they’re so important to talk about with your kids. If you don’t know where to start talking to your daughter about not taking crap from boys or your boys about not doing stupid (and/or immoral) stuff to girls, it’s a great jumping off point for discussion.

Jordan is only 12, so I don’t think it would be appropriate for her at this stage of her maturity, but I will be watching/reading it with her in a year or two.

Anyway, interesting segue to CHURROS but, well, I’m really good at getting off the topic of food. 😂

Crescent Roll Churros - this EASY baked churro recipe is crunchy and sweet and full of cinnamon flavor. Only 3 ingredients and are the perfect breakfast, brunch, or dessert recipe!

So…Crescent Roll Churros. This is such a brainless recipe that I’m not even sure it’s a recipe, but I made them last week for breakfast on a whim and then had to make them again to share because they were so good. We inhaled them!

There are only three ingredients: Crescent Roll Dough (and you could use any prepared dough or puff pastry if you can’t find crescent rolls), sugar, and cinnamon. That’s it! No butter, no oil, no frying, just 3 easy ingredients and an even easier not-a-recipe recipe.

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Dulce de Leche Gooey Bars]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=21971 2017-04-21T01:21:06Z 2017-04-23T10:00:44Z Dulce de Leche Gooey Bars – this EASY sugar cookie bar recipe has gooey dulce de leche inside! Cookie bars with caramel are always a hit! Last week I had a major “my daughter is growing up” moment: she tried out for the middle school dance team and I wasn’t part of it at all. […]

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Dulce de Leche Gooey Bars – this EASY sugar cookie bar recipe has gooey dulce de leche inside! Cookie bars with caramel are always a hit!

Dulce de Leche Gooey Bars - this EASY sugar cookie bar recipe has gooey dulce de leche inside! Cookie bars with caramel are always a hit!

Last week I had a major “my daughter is growing up” moment: she tried out for the middle school dance team and I wasn’t part of it at all. It’s very strange not to be the one signing her up, watching tryouts, and being the contact point for the coach. Middle school, I’m learning, is a whole other ball game when it comes to severing the ties with your kids.

My first instinct that this was going to be different was when she had to fill out a form online (not me). She had to use her school email to access the form, so she had to login on her computer and I didn’t need to have any part of it. Then she had to check her email for updates from the coach. Then came the audition days: I had to drop her off at the middle school – an unfamiliar place to both of us – so she could spend an hour with a coach whom I’d never met.

Now we’re on pins and needles, waiting for results because, for the first time in her life, not everyone makes the team. And she has to remember to check her email to find out the results.

I’m not sure if I’m ready for this whole “next phase” thing. I love the independence but it scares the crap out of me at the same time.

Since I’m pretty much no longer needed, I’m going to just focus on what I do best: dessert. After Easter there aren’t really any other holidays for months…but don’t forget that Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner. I know you are probably already planning tacos and margaritas and salsa, but don’t forget that you also need churros and more churros as well as all things dulce de leche, like pie or ice cream or coffee creamer. And now, you can also add Dulce de Leche Gooey Bars to your menu this May…or really anytime you want caramel.

Dulce de Leche Gooey Bars - this EASY sugar cookie bar recipe has gooey dulce de leche inside! Cookie bars with caramel are always a hit!

Dulce de leche is basically the best thing on the planet: it’s cooked sweetened condensed milk that gets all thick and caramely. The flavor is deep and rich and it’s so thick you can eat it with a spoon, or you can melt it and pour it over ice cream or use it as a dip for churros.

You can buy it in any grocery store where they sell sweetened condensed milk and you can often find it in the Mexican foods aisle as well. If you can’t find it or don’t want to buy it but have a can of sweetened condensed milk laying around, you can make your own dulce de leche in a slow cooker.

It’s perfect for adding to coffee or ice cream or to stuff inside sugar cookie bars to make them gooey bars.

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Berry Lemonade Margaritas]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=21954 2017-04-17T16:08:38Z 2017-04-19T10:00:58Z Raspberry Lemonade Margarita – this EASY cocktail recipe is the perfect margarita! Raspberry Lemonade, tequila, and triple sec- that’s all it takes to make a pitcher! Jordan has been working Mel and I hard about getting a puppy. She’s begged for one for years, as children do, but more recently her wants have changed. She […]

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Raspberry Lemonade Margarita – this EASY cocktail recipe is the perfect margarita! Raspberry Lemonade, tequila, and triple sec- that’s all it takes to make a pitcher!

Raspberry Lemonade Margarita - this EASY cocktail recipe is the perfect margarita! Raspberry Lemonade, tequila, and triple sec- that's all it takes to make a pitcher!

Jordan has been working Mel and I hard about getting a puppy. She’s begged for one for years, as children do, but more recently her wants have changed. She no longer wants a puppy just because puppies are cute, but she wants something to take care of. She’s 12, and finally at that age where she wants a pet of her own. We have our faithful Golden Retriever, Ginger, still but she’s 14. While she’s the best dog any Mel or I have ever had, she’s old. She can’t go on walks anymore and while she loves pets from Jordan, she’s not exactly Jordan’s dog.

It might be crazy, because we’ve (read: Mel) gone from saying we’ll never getting another pet, to waiting at least 6 months after Ginger passes, to getting another dog to actually entertaining the idea of getting a puppy…soon. Honestly, the fact that Mel is even letting us discuss a puppy makes me want to run out and get one before he changes his mind.

I’ve never had a puppy, and it’s been years since Mel had one. Ginger came to us at 5 years old and already trained and pretty much perfect. Puppies scare me, but I know that Jordan wants to start where she has a chance of becoming the person for the dog. Plus, I think I’d like to get one I can groom to be what we want as much as possible (Mel really wants a dog to swim with him, and Ginger won’t go near the water). So…puppies.

The thought makes me think about when Jordan was an infant and all those sleepless nights. Back then I was breastfeeding so I couldn’t have a glass of wine to get me through but now? Now I’m going to have a pitcher of Raspberry Lemonade Margaritas on tap.

Raspberry Lemonade Margarita - this EASY cocktail recipe is the perfect margarita! Raspberry Lemonade, tequila, and triple sec- that's all it takes to make a pitcher!

This EASY cocktail recipe is the perfect margarita for the warmer weather that’s just around the corner. You can easily make just one drink for yourself, or make a pitcher for a crowd. This margarita recipe was anxiously received by friends of ours, so you know it was good!

There are only 3 ingredients: Raspberry Lemonade, tequila, and triple sec. That’s it! Just mix and drink, easy as pie.

Or, well, as easy as a cocktail. Certainly not as easy as a puppy, ha!

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Easy Cheesy Chili Biscuit Bake]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=21921 2017-04-14T20:59:08Z 2017-04-17T10:00:31Z Easy Cheesy Chili Bake – this easy weeknight dinner recipe has just 5 ingredients! Chili is topped with vegetables, biscuits, and cheese and bakes up for a delicious meal. Last week was spring break and it was super busy, between my trip to Charleston, a trip to see my family, working, and Easter. This week […]

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Easy Cheesy Chili Bake – this easy weeknight dinner recipe has just 5 ingredients! Chili is topped with vegetables, biscuits, and cheese and bakes up for a delicious meal.

Easy Cheesy Chili Bake - this easy weeknight dinner recipe has just 5 ingredients! Chili is topped with vegetables, biscuits, and cheese and bakes up for a delicious meal.

Last week was spring break and it was super busy, between my trip to Charleston, a trip to see my family, working, and Easter. This week we are back to school and back to the cold dreary winter-like weather with cold temperatures and rain. This week we have all of our regular activities plus some appointments but I really want to cook dinner all week. I’m tired of stopping for last minute grocery-store meals or begging my husband to go pick up dinner. After a long day of cooking for the blog, I really don’t like thinking about dinner, which is why I need EASY recipes.

I have three dinner recipes coming up I know you’re going to LOVE, because we enjoyed them immensely. Two of them involve chili, which is a favorite of ours. This is the first chili recipe: an EASY Cheesy Chili Biscuit Bake. There’s only 5 ingredients and most of the cook time is while it’s in the oven. Assemble the casserole in 5 minutes, then let it bake while you finish up your email…or have a glass of wine binging the Real Housewives of Atlanta. (Or is that just me?)

Easy Cheesy Chili Bake - this easy weeknight dinner recipe has just 5 ingredients! Chili is topped with vegetables, biscuits, and cheese and bakes up for a delicious meal.

I tend to overbuy the canned bread products when they’re on sale. I always have biscuits on hand for quick dinners or to make monkey bread, pizza crust to make easy meals like pizza or meatball bites, and crescent rolls for a side dish or to make danish.

For this recipe I was making a pantry meal. I found two cans of chili hidden in the back, a bell pepper that was almost ready to throw out, and the can of biscuits was one day shy of expiration, so I wanted to use them ASAP. I’ve made bubble bakes before and always loved them, so I decided to make a chili bubble bake with biscuits and lots of cheese, plus some added vegetables.

All this recipe includes are two cans of chili topped with some chopped pepper and frozen corn, with biscuits baked on top. And don’t forget the CHEESE!

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Churro Cheesecake Dip]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=21881 2017-04-11T14:11:14Z 2017-04-13T10:00:40Z Churro Cheesecake Dip – an easy way to make no-bake cheesecake dip full of cinnamon sugar churro flavor! This is perfect for parties or an easy dessert; we loved it! When I was in Charleston last week we ate a LOT of food. We went to restaurants for three meals a day: biscuits, doughnuts, BBQ, […]

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Churro Cheesecake Dip – an easy way to make no-bake cheesecake dip full of cinnamon sugar churro flavor! This is perfect for parties or an easy dessert; we loved it!

Churro Cheesecake Dip - an easy way to make no-bake cheesecake dip full of cinnamon sugar churro flavor! This is perfect for parties or an easy dessert; we loved it!

When I was in Charleston last week we ate a LOT of food. We went to restaurants for three meals a day: biscuits, doughnuts, BBQ, fried food EVERYTHING. There was rarely a meal where we each ordered our own thing; most of the time we just shared a bunch of different appetizers because we wanted to taste all the things. My favorite? Probably the biscuits. Or the doughnuts. Or the truffle tator tots…or the fried pimento cheese or … all of it.

(Really, I think I was meant to live in the south where fried is a food group.)

My favorite way to eat is to make a bunch of appetizers or dips and just go to town. Things like cheesy pesto or lentil dip or pepperoni pinwheels…I can make meals out of any of them (or all three at once). I rarely throw parties with a main course; my favorite way to host is to just have a ton of appetizers so people can pick all night…and that includes dessert!

Dessert dips are some of my favorite sweet treats. I save calories by using a spoon, plus they’re delicious to have in the refrigerator. They’re easy to make and even easier to eat, which is why I have a 25+ of them on this blog. Hands down, my favorite dessert dip to make is cheesecake, which if you’ve followed me for any length of time, you’d already know. I have so many different varieties (skinny, peppermint, peanut butter, mocha, caramel…the sky is the limit). And now? Now I’m adding CHURRO Cheesecake Dip to that list!

Churro Cheesecake Dip - an easy way to make no-bake cheesecake dip full of cinnamon sugar churro flavor! This is perfect for parties or an easy dessert; we loved it!

This easy peasy cheesecake dip is full of cinnamon flavor and then sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. I made it a different way than my normal cheesecake dips so it’s more fluffy than normal, which I think I prefer. This method uses heavy whipping cream to fluff it up and it’s the lightest and best cheesecake dip I’ve ever made.

To add some extra sweetness and flavor, I used a bit of International Delight French Vanilla coffee creamer. It allowed me to cut down on the added granulated sugar, plus I love the rich french vanilla flavor. Tip: add ANY flavor coffee creamer for a touch of extra flavor. Then I added tons of cinnamon (after all, cinco de mayo is coming up!)

I ate this dip with a spoon, although I serve it with cinnamon graham crackers and fruit. This is also a wonderful fruit dip because it’s light and airy, and a lot like a cheesecake whipped cream. It’ll get the kids to eat their fruit, for sure!

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Strawberry Shortcake Mimosa]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=21900 2017-04-10T23:53:29Z 2017-04-12T10:00:14Z Strawberry Shortcake Mimosa – just three ingredients to the prettiest mimosa recipe ever! This champagne cocktail is perfect for brunch and can be made as a single cocktail or as a punch! Last week I flew to South Carolina to attend a blogging conference. I got back last night and the jet lag is hitting […]

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Strawberry Shortcake Mimosa – just three ingredients to the prettiest mimosa recipe ever! This champagne cocktail is perfect for brunch and can be made as a single cocktail or as a punch!

Strawberry Shortcake Mimosa - just three ingredients to the prettiest mimosa recipe ever! This champagne cocktail is perfect for brunch and can be made as a single cocktail or as a punch!

Last week I flew to South Carolina to attend a blogging conference. I got back last night and the jet lag is hitting HARD. It probably didn’t help that I stayed up too late, got up too early and drank too many cocktails for 5 straight days. And then if that wasn’t bad enough, my flight home was at 6am…after I’d been up until 1:00. I think it’s going to take some time to recover from that.

I can’t help staying up too late when I’m at blogging events though. I never get to see those friends in person and something about being able to physically talk to someone, as opposed to chatting over messenger, makes you not want to miss a second of anything. Plus…all the free drinks. The conference I attended offered wine at the afternoon snack break. It was the best thing ever because that’s the time you’re so ready to get out of there…but free wine? Sure, I’ll stay and listen for 2 more hours!

We joked that mimosas at breakfast would have made it even better…but then I know I would have been asleep for the afternoon sessions. I guess the planners knew what they were doing after all, ha!

Speaking of mimosas, Easter is on Sunday and Mother’s Day is coming up quick…so I think you need a nice new champagne recipe for all your brunches, don’t you agree? How about a Strawberry Shortcake Mimosa along with your eggs and monkey bread this weekend?

Strawberry Shortcake Mimosa - just three ingredients to the prettiest mimosa recipe ever! This champagne cocktail is perfect for brunch!

I know it’s not quite strawberry season but we’re oh so close. Here in California we can get nice fresh berries all year long but I love them most in spring and summer, when they actually taste like a strawberry. This mimosa incorporates strawberry ice cream or sorbet, so if you can’t find fresh berries you don’t even need them, but they look pretty as a garnish.

There are only 3 ingredients in this mimosa: the strawberry ice cream, champagne (or prosecco), and the secret ingredient: vanilla (or cake) vodka. The flavored vodka adds a little sweetness and extra flavor to the mimosa, making this the perfect strawberry shortcake recipe. And it’s so pretty too, making it perfect for brunch.

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Roasted Garlic Lentil Dip]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=21875 2017-04-05T15:21:49Z 2017-04-11T10:00:09Z Roasted Garlic Lentil Dip – if you love white bean dip this LENTIL dip is for you! It’s FULL of roasted garlic and protein and is the best snack or meal! Okay WAIT! Before you click off thinking this is just another dip recipe, hold on a second. It’s not just another dip, it’s one […]

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Roasted Garlic Lentil Dip – if you love white bean dip this LENTIL dip is for you! It’s FULL of roasted garlic and protein and is the best snack or meal!

Roasted Garlic Lentil Dip - if you love white bean dip this LENTIL dip is for you! It's FULL of roasted garlic and protein and is the best snack or meal!

Okay WAIT! Before you click off thinking this is just another dip recipe, hold on a second. It’s not just another dip, it’s one of my favorites ever! Plus, it’s full of protein and keeps you full longer.

So okay, you’re still here. But then you’re like, lentils? What are those? To be honest, until recently I had the same thought. I’ve used lentils exactly once in the past, in a soup recipe. So using lentils outside of soup or stew or chili was something I’d never thought about. When I was asked to partner with Lentils.org on their #SpringCleanse campaign, I started searching for ideas. Did you know you can substitute lentils for meat in most recipes? Or that you can add cooked lentils along with meat to add more protein and texture? (I’ve started adding them to my taco meat. You’d never know it and it makes everyone much more full, plus I can cut down on the cost of buying ground meat.)

When I made this dip I ended up just eating it for lunch instead of making myself a salad like I normally do. It was late and I was hangry by the time I was finished with the photo shoot, so I just sat on the couch and dipped crackers and carrots in it while I watched The View. (That’s my daily guilty pleasure: 10 minutes of hot topics during lunch.)

I figured that a couple hours later, during homework time, I’d be starving and eat the pantry because I hadn’t had a proper lunch, but guess what? I was full straight though until dinner and I’d only had about 1/2 cup of the dip total.

This Roasted Garlic Lentil Dip is like a hummus or white bean dip, but it’s made with tons of roasted garlic and seasonings and a healthy dose of split red lentils. And it’s become my go-to party dip and lunch snack!

Roasted Garlic Lentil Dip - if you love white bean dip this LENTIL dip is for you! It's FULL of roasted garlic and protein and is the best snack or meal!

Lentils are surprisingly high in protein and fiber, and the dried packages have a year-long shelf life. They’re not expensive and easier to cook than I thought. I used split red lentils in this dip because they have a quicker cooking time than the whole green ones, even though those quick pretty quickly too.

I can make a meal out of dips, and it’s actually my preferred way to eat. Bean dip, salsa, hummus, guacamole; any of them along with some veggies and crackers will keep me happy all evening long. This dip is being added to my old standbys for sure.

The lentils are good, but the roasted garlic takes this dip over the top. Have you ever roasted garlic? It’s easy to do and I make it a lot. I use cloves of roasted garlic in soups and mashed potatoes and we love to just spread it on french bread instead of butter. Anything roasted tastes better, if you ask me, and garlic especially. It also gives this dip a ginormous flavor boost.

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[No Bake Oreo Peanut Butter Bars]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=21865 2017-04-12T01:15:41Z 2017-04-09T10:00:08Z No Bake Oreo Peanut Butter Bars – this easy no bake peanut butter bar recipe uses OREOS instead of crackers! It’s chocolate and peanut butter amazingness! Before we get into talking about how fabulous these no bake OREO peanut butter bars are, I have an announcement to make…drumroll…I started a TRAVEL section on the blog! […]

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No Bake Oreo Peanut Butter Bars – this easy no bake peanut butter bar recipe uses OREOS instead of crackers! It’s chocolate and peanut butter amazingness!

No Bake Oreo Peanut Butter Bars - this easy no bake peanut butter bar recipe uses OREOS instead of crackers! It's chocolate and peanut butter amazingness!

Before we get into talking about how fabulous these no bake OREO peanut butter bars are, I have an announcement to make…drumroll…I started a TRAVEL section on the blog! That’s right…it’s Crazy for Crust TRAVEL, a blog all about delicious adventures. If you’re on my actual site, you can see the tab up at the top that says travel to always locate the site.

This section has been a long time coming. I’ve been posting about travel here on this blog for awhile but I decided I wanted to do something a little more official. Plus, Mel is going to help me; he travels a lot for work so he can bring a business perspective to our reviews. Our plan is to cover everything from a family and business perspective, from hotels to restaurants, to fun things to do. If you’re interested in hearing all about our adventures, sign up for our email list here. It’s just one email a week with a digest of everything I’ve posted!

In the meantime, I’ll continue making all sorts of goodies for you like normal. Starting with today’s gem: No Bake Oreo Peanut Butter Bars!

No Bake Oreo Peanut Butter Bars - this easy no bake peanut butter bar recipe uses OREOS instead of crackers! It's chocolate and peanut butter amazingness!

Do you remember my Double Peanut Butter No Bake Bars? Or the s’mores version? Or the one with pretzels? Heck, I even have a lighter and skinnier version. Those are all pretty much the same recipe with a different cracker (graham vs. Ritz vs. pretzels). This is basically the same idea but I used OREOS instead of graham crackers.

*head exploding*

Those no bake peanut butter bars are always the most requested I get at parties and they always do so well on social media, so I was trying to think of a way to do another version that wasn’t just the same recipe with different color candy (ahem: cookie cake). That’s when I thought about using Oreos. I was a little doubtful if it would work…I knew it would taste good but I was worried it would be so sweet it would make my teeth crumble and fall out. But I adjusted the amount of butter and powdered sugar and oh my goodness y’all…genius.

There are just a few ingredients in this recipe: Oreos, peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, and white chocolate. That’s it! I used my food processor because I find it’s easier to crumble Oreos using the food processor but you can do it by hand or with a strong blender if you don’t have one.

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[17 of the BEST Brunch Recipes to make ASAP]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=21799 2017-04-09T14:38:34Z 2017-04-07T10:00:12Z These are 17 of the BEST BRUNCH RECIPES for any Sunday Brunch! Mimosas, muffins, monkey bread and so many dessert recipes! I love brunch! Whether you’re making Easter Brunch or Mother’s Day brunch or just Sunday brunch, this is the post for you! I’ve collected 17 of my favorite and BEST Brunch Recipes for you […]

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These are 17 of the BEST BRUNCH RECIPES for any Sunday Brunch! Mimosas, muffins, monkey bread and so many dessert recipes!

These are 17 of the BEST BRUNCH RECIPES for any Sunday Brunch! Mimosas, muffins, monkey bread and so many dessert recipes!

I love brunch! Whether you’re making Easter Brunch or Mother’s Day brunch or just Sunday brunch, this is the post for you! I’ve collected 17 of my favorite and BEST Brunch Recipes for you to choose from, from cocktails to breakfast to desserts and treats!

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