Monday, May 24, 2010

Graham Cracker Toffee

These are just a little bit of heaven. Seriously, they are amazing! This recipe is from my good friend Leslie. She always has great recipes to share and I think this is one of the best. Don't mind the 3 sticks of butter ;)

3 sticks of butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 bag chocolate chips
1 - 1 1/2 cups toffee bits
graham crackers

Line a cookie sheet with graham crackers. In a small saucepan combine butter, brown sugar and peans. Bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes over medium heat. Pour mixture over graham crackers. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. When the chocolate starts to melt gently spread with a spatula. Sprinkle with toffee bits. Cool. Cut into squares.

Savory Rice

This is such an easy side dish. So much tastier than plain rice, but the flavor is subtle enough you can serve it with almost any main dish. It's best prepared as the recipe states, but I've used minute rice and it's almost as good. If you do use minute rice follow the water to rice ratio on the box rather than the recipe.

2 cups long grain white rice
5 cups water
1/4 cup butter
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon parsley, fresh or dried
5 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms

Saute onion in butter just until tender. Combine remaining ingredients in a sauce pan or rice cooker. Simmer about 20 min or until all the liquid is absorbed.

*recipe from the Favorites cookbook.