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Kitchen Scoop

KITCHEN SCOOP: Righteous Rum Punch

video It's a fruity drink that's for you...not the kids. A punch that's packed with fresh juices, but also three kinds of rum. One quick stir and the party starts. Alicia Ross shares her recipe in this week's Kitchen Scoop. Full story...

KITCHEN SCOOP: Bacon cheddar biscuits

You can't go wrong with a good biscuit at dinner time. But Alicia Ross says not to stop with just a biscuit...let's jazz them up! She's got some cheesy, bacon-filled biscuits that are great for a side...or you may just want to make a meal of them. She shares the recipe in this week's Kitchen Scoop.


KITCHEN SCOOP: Cheese Crisps

When it's time for a snack, are you tired of the same old bag of chips? Alicia Ross is here to help. Tonight, she has a recipe that puts a new twist on a classic snack that your whole family will love.

Chica's Cheese Crisps

1 stick butter, at room temperature
1 cup finely shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup Rice Krispies ® cereal

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the butter, cheese, flour, cayenne and salt until it forms a lightly stuck together ball. (There should be no individual ingredients in the bottom of the bowl. You may use your hands or a wooden spoon. )

3. Gently fold the rice cereal into the dough. Pinch off nickel-sized balls and roll tightly between your hands. Place on an ungreased cookie or baking sheet about an inch apart. When all the balls are rolled, flatten each ball with the tines of a fork. Bake for 15 minutes.

4. Cool crisps for 5 to 10 minutes before removing from the pan and serve. Leftovers may be stored in a tin for up to 1 week.


KITCHEN SCOOP: Beverly's Shrimp Creole

video It's a traditional dish from Louisiana that's sure to heat you up! Shrimp Creole is pretty simple, yet incredibly flavorful. Alicia Ross shows you how to make it in this week's Kitchen Scoop. Full story...

KITCHEN SCOOP: Chopping a clove of garlic

videoGarlic is one of the most common spices we use in our meals, yet it's also one of the most frustrating to prepare. Before you just reach for the garlic powder, try some of Alicia's tips on chopping and mincing a fresh clove. She shares them in this week's Kitchen Scoop. Full story...