Using Up Odds & Ends, Microwave or Freezer Cooking & Baking


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Hi Friends!  Well just a couple more days until Christmas!  If you’re celebrating, I hope you’ve made your list and checked it twice and you’re in a mellow and calm frame of mind.

The frame of mind that I am in is Use Up What I Have on Hand before our trip is over.

Remember when I made these?
GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Vegan Chocolate Frosting

One GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bar with Vegan Chocolate Frosting on plate

Hand holding one GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bar with Vegan Chocolate Frosting
Close up of one GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bar with Vegan Chocolate Frosting on plate

Well it would have been just awful had I not used up the half of bag of marshmallows and half bag of butterscotch chips I had laying around. 

Marshmallows in bag and in dish
Peanut Butter and butterscotch chips in bowl
So I decided to make a half batch of  Rice Krispie Treats using my Recipe Here (Easily can be Vegan & GF as noted in that recipe)
I used half a bag of marshmallows and sprinkled the extra half bag of Butterscotch Chips on top
Rice Krispie Treats topped with butterscotch chips


Close up of Rice Krispie Treats with butterscotch chips

And then I made a half batch of Vegan Chocolate Frosting  

In process of making Vegan Chocolate Frosting  


With local Dark Vanilla Extract.  I could drink this stuff!
Bottle of Dark Vanilla Extract


Vegan Chocolate Frosting  in bowl with spoon

The Result:

Perfect way to use up what I had laying around! 
 Rice Krispie Treats
 Rice Krispie Treats topped with Vegan Chocolate Frosting cut into bars
Close up of frosted  Rice Krispie Treats
I love butterscotch chips and bites like that have my name written all over them


Side of sliced  Rice Krispie Treats


Close up of  Rice Krispie Treats


Overhead of  Rice Krispie Treats sliced
I also love Frosting and all of the frosting has my name written all over it, too!
Side of sliced  Rice Krispie Treats


 Rice Krispie Treats on cutting board topped with Vegan Chocolate Frosting cut into bars
It would have been a crime to let my ingredients just go to waste, right?

From last night’s post about Bailey’s and Barbies, I am glad you got a kick of that one!

Barbie tea set toy

And it was fun to hear if you like to eat your calories.  Or drink them.

Did you see Who Won my $50 iHerb Give Away?



Dollar signs


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1. Do you hate wasting food?  Or not using up what you have on hand and throwing something out?
God, you know I do!  I am frugal and have posted about my Tips for Saving Money on Grocery Budget so you know I wasn’t going to leave marshmallows and butterscotch and chocolate chips behind.  Hell no! 

2. If you’re working, do you have off Thursday and Friday?  I would imagine that today is many people’s last day of work for a few.  Or hopefully so!

3. What do you like to cook in the microwave?  Or freezer?
I know some people hate the microwave, but for me, it’s a tool

Some of my fave desserts can be made in the microwave.  Or just thrown in the freezer.

Or both the micro and the freezer.  Such as these next three.  First you micro a few things, stir them together by hand, then you let them set up in the freezer.   And you’re done.   Fast and easy.

Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cups 

One Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cup sliced in half and stacked
Side of sliced Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cup stacked

 Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs in white bowl
Close up of Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs with scoop taken out

High Raw Vegan Chocolate “Turtles”

Underside of one High Raw Vegan Chocolate "Turtles" 
Hand holding one High Raw Vegan Chocolate "Turtles"

I’m off to do my workout

On This Path

Woman in workout gear sitting on rock

With This Lovebug!   Who has no idea what’s in store for her

Young girl in stroller leaning over smiling

See you back here later today.   Yes, I have been posting twice a day lately.  Who knows how long it will last, but for the past half a week, it’s been fun.  It actually is saving me time. 

Lately, with many things in my life and on my blog, my strategy is stop talking about what my plan is or what I am going to do, and just do it.  Some of you have asked me if I am moving to two posts a day permanently?  You never know…

Have a great day!

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