Monday, February 25, 2008

Fun Monday

Mariposa is hosting this week's Fun Monday. This is what she ask:

(1) Please share to us how the NAME of your BLOG was made? I can't wait to hear interesting funny stories!
(2) Please share to us (in words or photo, though a combination of both will be a bonus!) your favorite/ most common dish!

She also says "SO easy right? ;)" Well, we'll see.

The names of my blogs - naming my blogs was easy, I'd already been using the names as websites, so when I transferred to Blogger, I just kept the same names:

The Prytz Family

Best Recipe's from Jan's Kitchen

Best Recipes

Love's Books and Tea

Loves Books & Tea

Loves Books and Tea was my first website, and is the only one without part of my name in it. I had a hard time coming up with a name, I played with it for a while before settling on Loves Books and Tea. Yes, I love books, I don't drink coffee, but I love tea; so it worked for me. I don't think this qualifies as funny or interesting; sorry Mariposa.

Hmm, now the hard part, my favorite/most common dish. I chose my favorite snacks.

When I take a "treat" to work, I think the fav is:

JP's Peanut Candy Bar

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
    1/3 cup melted butter
    1 egg
    1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips, (or a large Hershey's chocolate bar, broken)
    2/3 cup light corn syrup
    1/4 cup butter
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    2 cups Reese’s Peanut Butter chips
    2 cups salted peanuts
    1 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  • Mix together the cake mix, 1/3-cup butter and the egg.

  • Press into the bottom of one 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

  • Remove from oven, pour chocolate chips evenly over top of cake.

  • Return to oven for 2 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and spread to cover, allow to cool.

  • In a saucepan, over medium heat, cook corn syrup, 1/4-C. butter, vanilla and peanut butter chips until melted.

  • Remove from heat and stir in the cereal and peanuts.

  • Spoon mixture evenly over top of cake and spread to cover. Cool before serving. Cut into small pieces, it's very rich.

This is the second most requested snack, at work:



  • 1 White cake mix

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

  • 3 egg whites

  • 14 Oreo Cookies, crushed


  • 1 can Vanilla Frosting - 16 oz

  • 6 Oreo Cookies, crushed

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 – inch pan.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, oil and egg whites until smooth; gently stir in crushed cookies. Pour batter into pan.

Bake 30 - 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Frost with vanilla frosting; sprinkle with the remaining crushed cookies.

These are the most popular of my snack recipes.


Rachel said...

I will defiantly have to try that dish!

Alison said...

both those cakes sound mouth is watering!!

Sayre said...

I love books... and tea! I'll have to check that one out.

Faye said...

We are so in trouble this Manday if we have to go next Monday and explain to the doctor why we haven't lost 20 lbs!

klasieprof said...

Jan- just wanted to let you know I visited B & N and picked up this COOL "slang sign lang. book" for 10 bucks! Hopefully, even if I am able to used it 5-10 min each class it will be a huge benefit!!

Mariposa said...

Oh, another recipe to try!
Happy Fun Monday...thanks for playing!

jientje said...

Sounds delicious, cookies, cake MMMM!!!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Mmmm, that bar sounds fab, and I also love books and tea. Happy Fun monday.

ChrisB said...

It's very difficult to think about dieting with all these cake recipes being shown!

jennifer said...

Any dessert that starts with cake mix is good in my book! I admire your having multiple blogs. I've thought about it but I am so consumed with what I do right now...Jennifer

Celeste said...

Those recipes are definite diet busters, but look like they are worth a try!

Michelle said...

I like anything with cookies and cream!! Oreos go fast at my house because we all like them!!

lisa marie said...

I didn't realize you had so many sites. They must keep you really busy! Now you've made me want dessert!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Yum. I adore peanut butter anything, and that sounds amazing.

Melanie said...

That sounds so yummy!!

Nekked Lizard Man said...

I have a ritual and sometimes it works. I start the morning with coffee - if nothing else a sip. Once at work, i delve into a soda of some sort. But if all else fails, I do indulge in several cups of tea for the rest of the day - various makes. Of late, I have been drinking white tea, which is herbal, but caffenated - very good. And when you throw in books, it makes me yearn for retirement and those things I really wish I had more time to do. NLM

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