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I can’t make these yummy Scotcheroos without thinking of my sister, Katrina.  She’s a girl who’s not afraid to thoroughly enjoy her food, especially chocolate.

Yeah, she started young.

She still likes to “play” in chocolate.  She actually went to school to get her degree in culinary arts 😀

These were her cakes she did for my grandparents’ 50th Anniversary a few years ago:
She’s even sharing the chocolate love with her sweet family:
(Hubby Austin, Ella & Savanna)
And I can’t imagine lil’ Natalie Karen not enjoying chocolate…once she get’s here…in July 😀
Katrina and I were not always on the same page growing up.  She’s five years younger than me and I often felt way out of my league with her.  She’s amazingly beautiful (even did some modeling in Jr. High)….very athletic…super creative….great with people.  I just always new I couldn’t compare to her.  And so I distanced myself.  However, I was the one who lost out on all those years….b/c she’s beautiful on the inside too…and super creative….and great with people!  Now, I certainly wish we were closer in miles, but our hubby’s jobs don’t allow that…for now 😀
So, Katrina, I know I didn’t say it as often as I should have, but I do love you, deeply.  You’re a wonderful sister.
And I wish I had been a better big sister.
Back to the Scotcheroos….

You just can’t eat these without getting a little messy.  Even today as the kids and I were snacking on them, Reagan kept saying, “These are messy but sooo yummy!”


  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 6 c rice krispie cereal
  • 1 c chocolate chips
  • 1 c butterscotch chips

In a large sauce pan, heat sugar and corn syrup over medium high heat just until it starts to boil.  Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter.  Mix well.  Add rice krispie cereal and stir until all cereal is well coated.  Pour into greased 9×13 pan.  Heat chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in microwave, at 15-20 second intervals, until all melted.  Do not overheat!!  Mix well and spread over the top of the bars.

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Toasted Deli Melts

First of all, to all my fellow depressionists, depressioners, depression people, oh whatever…you know who you are:

Today in Hutchinson KS  the SUN WAS SHINING!!!!  Did you soak up some of that glorious Vitamin D?!  If not, you should have!!  I opened all my curtains and literally turned my recliner around so that I would face the sun today.  Oh, man, did it feel good.  It  just made me want to smile, despite how cold it was.  Who cares!!  THE SUN WAS SHINING!!  YEAH!!

And for those of you who didn’t know, the sun and all it’s glorious natural Vitamin D is fantastic for people dealing with depression.

And I read some in the book of James…such a great book for people dealing with troubles and issues and depression.  Good stuff in there!  Go read the first chapter and be inspired.

I’ve got a whole passel of kiddos over here tonight.  Three out of the four Keele kiddos (our Sr. Pastor’s kids) are staying with us tonight.  Their original babysitting arrangements fell through, so I’m glad they know they can depend on us in a pinch.  Wow it’s like a slumber party!!  Only it’s on a school night so they have to go to bed early – YEAH!!  lol

We had homemade Pizza and Snickerdoodles, so I’m sharing with you what I had for lunch:  Toasted Deli Melts

  • 1 bagel, split in half
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 2-4 Tbsp salsa
  • your favorite deli meats
  • your favorite cheese
  • sliced onion
  • sliced tomatoes
  • House Seasoning

I had a couple slices of honey turkey, Virginia Baked ham, salami for my deli meat choices, and  provolone, and swiss for my cheese choices.

Mix together cream cheese and salsa.  Set aside.  Butter each side of bagel (or spray with butter flavored Pam if you’re trying to be a little more healthy) and toast under broiler.  Spread each side with desired amount of cream cheese mixture. (I actually skipped this part today because, 1) I didn’t have cream cheese. 2) I really am trying to cut back where I can).  Next layer with your deli meats.  Top with a desired amount of slices of onion and tomatoes.  Broil again for about a minute or just to heat up the meat.  Take out and top with a slice of your favorite cheese.  Sprinkle a little House Seasoning on top.  Broil again until cheese is melted.

This is after it’s been in the broiler for  a few seconds

And this is the one with Swiss Cheese

And this is the one with Provolone.

My mom and I came up with these after eating something like these in a little shop in downtown Tahlequah, OK when I was in college.  So good!!!

Here’s the whole bunch (except lil’ Savannah – and for the record, she was crying when they left because she wanted to stay with Aunt Shara, too!)

P.S. If you’d like to give my Snickerdoodles a try before making them yourself, come to the Thailand Presentation tomorrow night at Crossroads, 6:30pm.  You can see and hear all about the trip our pastors (my hubby included) and a few other’s from our church took last fall.  And then you can stay for some cookies, mine included 😀

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