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A Recipe for Mother's Day 
May 8, 2013 10:20 am 
Updated: May 8, 2013 5:36 pm
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
Low-Fat Recipe

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.
Kellogg's Rice Krispies Squares
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Mother's Day Cookbook
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May 8, 2013 12:56 pm
I think all of us mothers have memories of just brushing our kids off and then regretting it later. But...Rice Krispy Squares will always bring a smile to your face and make you remember Mother's Day and a certain cherished gift. And I bet it made your daughter happy that you liked something she probably really enjoyed as well.
May 8, 2013 5:36 pm
We fathers also brush off our babies, and feel the guilt, but then those great memories kick in. Thank God for great memories! Rice Krispy Treats are one of those great times spent together. My mom let me experiment with other cereals. The Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch came in a distant second. None of the others even came close.
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This is an exercise in giving back and a thank-you to everyone who have shared their recipes with me over the years. My recipe journal, dated since 1975, contains several different styles of handwriting, as some people have obligingly just copied their recipes into the book for me. It is tattered and food splattered - but it represents many tasty dishes we have shared. Alrecipes seems to be a great way to continue the sharing tradition.
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