Turkey Creek Lavender

Turkey Creek Lavender

Sunday, February 14, 2010


...Happy Valentine's Day!
Did I mention that I love Nutella? Right from the jar? No? For those few souls unfamiliar with Nutella it is a yummy, creamy chocolatey hazlenut spread that is wonderful on toast, bagels, english muffins, croissants, french toast, french bread, waffles, strawberries, and on and on! Made by Ferrero, Inc., the same company that makes those hazelnut candies in the gold foil wrapper, each jar has over 50 hazelnuts, no artificial colors or preservatives. Originally from Italy, you can read more about the history, and nutrition facts at http://www.nutellausa.com/, as well as enter to win a case of Nutella! 12 jars of goodness...I already entered!

My first acquaintance with Nutella in crescent rolls was several years ago when a sweet neighbor very nicely delivered them one morning. I unsuspectingly thought they were just crescent rolls...until I took a bite...warm, soft chocolate goodness oozed from the center...and I was hooked. I have since served these at coffees and brunches, welcomed neighbors, farewelled friends...and just spread the joy...and this morning, a little chocolate breakfast treat for the family. 

They are sooo easy to make it's embarassing. 

You need...
...a jar of Nutella, and a can of crescent roll dough. Unroll and seperate the rolls; place a spoon of nutella on the wide end of the crescent roll.
Roll up, seal the ends so the Nutella doesn't ooze out, and bake at 375 degrees 10-12 minutes or until a light golden brown.
Like this.
Soooo yummy!! Enjoy!! And have a Happy Valentine's Day!


Friday, February 12, 2010

"...and they called it Puppy Loooove..."

I know you're wondering what this has to do with lavender...well...it doesn't. It has to do with Puppy Chow! Oh yeah! We love it around here. It's usually completely consumed by young men who shall remain nameless the very same day I make it. It is a wonderful, delicious, easy snack to make for family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and yourself...especially yourself! I package it simply in holiday treat bags, a great ribbon, and ta-daaa...a treat for someone special! Young men who shall remain nameless will each get their own bag, and daughter who lives far away has one in the mail! The stuff in the bowl is all mine!

Puppy Chow!

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
9 cups Crispix cereal
2 cups powdered sugar
2 1-gallon zip loc bags

1) Measure 9 cups of Crispix in a large bowl and set aside.
2) Combine peanut butter, butter, and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
3) Microwave 1 minute, stir to blend all ingredients. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and stir well.
4) Pour peanut butter/chocolate chip mixture over cereal and toss thoroughly to coat evenly.
5) Put 1 cup of powdered sugar in each zip loc bag. Place 1/2 of the coated cereal in each bag and shake gently to coat.
6) Store in an air tight container. (I usually use the zip loc bag I tossed it in because it doesn't last long enough to dirty a dish!) Or repackage for gift giving.
7) Enjoy!

Have a Happy Valentine's Day weekend!



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