One April day, when my daughter was in elementary school, she asked me for my favourite recipe.
I was very cautious, having cleaned up many of her kitchen experiments and wanted to know why.
She explained that her teacher needed it at school.
I wrongly assumed that the teacher needed a kitchen project for the class and tried to come up
with something that children could easily make, enjoy eating and not scare away those with allergies.
A Rice Krispies' squares recipe seemed to be exactly what was needed.
I went to my pantry, grabbed the box of Kellogg's Rice Krispies and cut out the recipe.
I didn't even copy it onto a separate recipe card; I just mangled the box holding the cereal and then placed it back on the shelf.
Looking for excuses, I guess I worked a lot back then, and spent a lot of hours driving children to their extra curricular activities.
I took whatever shortcuts I could find.
Mother's Day arrived and my daughter surprised me with a charming recipe book, compiled by her class.
In it was a treasure of every student's mother's favourite recipe.
In it was also the recipe for Kellogg's Rice Krispies Squares under our name:
"Kellogg's Rice Krispies Squares
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1-250 g pkg. (about 40) regular marshmallows
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
6 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal
1. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt margarine.
Add marshmallows; stir until melted and well blended.
Remove from heat.
2.Stir in vanilla. Add cereal, stirring until coated,
3.Using a lightly-buttered spatula, press into a buttered
(13x9) pan. Cool. Cut into squares.
Yield: 24 2" squares.
Per Serving: 80 calories. "
A readily accessible recipe that everyone can practically make by heart; not my Grandmother's Gingerbread recipe, nor my mother's oatmeal cookie recipe.
To be honest, I guess Kellogg's Rice Krispies Squares is among my favourite recipes. I find they are always appreciated in any crowd.
The book holds an honoured place on my recipe shelf and in my heart.