Monthly Archives: January 2017

Hyatt’s Quick and Easy Snack Mix

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Hyatt’s Quick and Easy Snack Mix

I am probably one of the few who have never made chex snack mix…not really sure why.  But I recently observed and subsequently ate our son-in-law’s version, and oh man, it was delicious.  It was strongly suggested today that I get the stuff so we can have some for the Chiefs game tonight, so I thought I would share here.  Really easy and in an hour, bam, you’re good to go!!!

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Your basic plastic bar cup

I’ve included a picture of what I used to measure the ingredients — your basic stolen plastic bar cup 🙂  For the amount below, this recipe was 2 plastic cups of each cereal and pretzels.  I think Hyatt includes rye crisps but I couldn’t find them today.  An hour in the oven, and you’re ready for the game.  Hope this classic snack helps us to a Chiefs victory!

~Connie Kaye

Hyatt's Famous Snack Chex Mix

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Ingredients:

INGREDIENTS:

Use even amounts of rice, wheat, and corn chex, and pretzel sticks (and rye crisps if desired.) Stir together heaping tsp of onion and garlic powders, and two times as much salt.  Sprinkle over blended cereals and pretzels.  Stir well.  Mix together 3/4 stick melted butter and 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce.  Slowly drizzle over mix, stirring frequently, getting it coated, but not soaked.  I also sprinkled about 1/4 tsp cayenne over it as well, with the powders.  The amount of butter and seasonings really depend on how much you’re making, so adjust accordingly.

Bake at 300 on baking sheets for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.  You can add worcestershire sauce and seasonings if needed when you stir.

 

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Buffalo Chicken Bites

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Buffalo Chicken Bites

I found this recipe on a Rotel ad, I believe.  Last night, thinking about watching some football playoff games – gotta track who my boys will be playing next Sunday!  Anyway, this was just the ticket.  Really good and super easy.

I had never bought these phyllo shells before, but found them in the freezer section, precooked.  After filling, 15 minutes in the oven and they were ready to consume.  I did make one change as the original recipe didn’t have blue cheese in it, so that’s optional.  However, I figured buffalo sauce + blue cheese = yum!

Hope you enjoy as we did!

~Connie Kaye

Buffalo Chicken Bites

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Ingredients:

INGREDIENTS:
4 oz cream cheese
1 tbsp cayenne pepper sauce
1 can Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green chiles, drained well
Chopped cooked chicken breast
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
crumbled blue cheese, optional
2 boxes frozen mini shells

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Please cream cheese in microwave safe bowl with pepper sauce.  Microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir until smooth.   Add drained tomatoes, chicken and shredded cheese.  Divide mixture between frozen shells, place in large shallow baking dish.  Bake 15 minutes or until cheese melts.

 

It’s been awhile…..

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Hello my cooking friends out there!  I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but there have been some significant life events happening around here.  In the space of a couple of days, we welcomed our first grandchild into the world, while losing my mom.  So, you can already guess that little Oakley will joining me occasionally on here 🙂

I want to share a recipe that I made on Christmas (well, I didn’t make it, I just thunk it up) – there wasn’t any left for seconds!  I had decided to make my favorite risotto recipe, Mushroom and Pea Risotto but thought I would try adding asparagus, knowing my family loves it.  The best part is that my MIL asked “how can I help” and from there it was on!!!  She’s one of my fave peeps in the world, and she was kind enough to stand and stir for about 40 minutes.

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Meet Debbie, the happy risotto maker!

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The final delicious product!

Click on the link above for the recipe, but substitute a bunch of blanched asparagus.  You will love!  Oh, and I want you to meet to newest Kansas City Chiefs fan, Oakley:

Oakley was a little sleepy for the recent K State bowl game win, but she was awake to learn the tomahawk chop during the KC Chiefs AFC WEST CHAMPION game (yeah, she did nap a little during halftime).

Hope you had a wonderful and safe holiday, here’s to 2017!

~Connie Kaye