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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

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KITCHEN SCOOP: Chopping a clove of garlic

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KITCHEN SCOOP: Fresh Peach Cobbler

It's already august and that means it's getting even hotter. But Alicia Ross has a good way to keep cool with a homemade peach cobbler.

Fresh Peach Cobbler

8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup whole or reduced fat-milk
6 cups fresh sliced peaches
Ice cream, optional for serving

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place butter in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish and place in the preheating oven. When butter has melted, about 3 minutes, carefully remove dish and set aside. Let oven continue to preheat.

In a medium-mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla and milk, whisking well to combine. Pour mixture evenly over butter in baking dish, but do not stir. Place peaches over the crust mixture but do not stir.

Bake, uncovered, 45 minutes or until crust is light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes and serve warm, with ice cream if desired.


KITCHEN SCOOP: Alicia's Favorite Pimento Cheese Spread

videoPimento Cheese Spread is so common these days I can buy several brands of prepared spread in the grocery cheese case. When I am really desperate, it’s not a bad option. But when I taste homemade, I am transported to a picnic of my childhood in my grandmother’s yard. Full story...