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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.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees.

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Today's Recipe 8-17-12

Dear Alicia:

I would appreciate it if you would have more healthy recipes and practice more sanitary preparation - removing your rings and bracelets when mixing foods with hands

She can put her finger in my dough anytime!

Leave your rings on Alicia, ignore the liberal loon patrol, they are the same bunch who think kids will actually eat the Soylent Green crap the feds are foisting on the school lunch programs.

Remember

Does everyone remember when Ronald Reagan wanted ketchup to count as a vegetable on school lunches?

Yes.

Yes. He was clearly wrong about that. Everyone knows tomatoes are fruits.

;-D

Please.

Dear Gary:

I would appreciate it if you would get over yourself. You see, this is a free country. We're all entitled to have our own beliefs and opinions, but that is NOT a license to be an unfettered jerk. You see, if Alicia was preparing and cooking foods only for you, then I'd agree that your petty demands might have some merit. But this WASN'T just for you. If you don't like what you see, stop looking at it. This is NOT murdering infants and raping women or anything else that would arouse justified outrage.

This. Was. About. Food.

Just hush now.

What an unsmart thing to say

Wow! That was pretty unsmart! The poster simply stated in a civil way that he would "appreciate" healthier recipes and better sanitary standards during preparation. Your post, on the other hand, was an uncivil and irrational personal attack. Was that because you were awake and on your computer at 4:26am?

FYI: The removal of rings, bracelets, etc. prior to food preparation is a standard sanitary culinary procedure. Also: If Alicia was preparing food for just one's personal consumption it wouldn't be as important. She, on the other hand, is providing guidance to a whole host of people. That's when doing it right really does matter. You got that one totally "bass ackwards".

If it's "This. Was. About. Food.", make it really about food. Keep in mind that food "Is. Really. About. Consumption."

Alicia's a great recipe and TV personality person. Her technical skills are less than stellar. That doesn't make either her or the poster a bad person.

"Unsmart"

Let's just start at the beginning of YOUR "unsmart" post. "Unsmart" is not a real word.

It was far more than stating an appreciation. He was, in fact, condemning any scenario other than what HE wanted. Sorry, pal, the world doesn't revolve around him.

My post was neither uncivil nor irrational. It was a response to someone who only sees value in their own ideas and demanding to have them forced on everyone else.

Regarding the timing of my earlier post...I work nights, sleep during the days. I'm up at night. The timing of my post was due to that and nothing more. Since I function on a nighttime schedule, I'm awake at 0426 hrs. So even though you had NO idea what you were talking about, I'm sure you didn't mean that to be an irrational attack, right?

I'm aware of standard food prep practices. I'm also aware of the fact that she was NOT preparing this recipe for mass consumption. If she'd been preparing it in a restaurant or at home where others would be eating, I agree the jewelry should come off.

I never said she was only preparing it for consumption by one. I said she was preparing this for demonstration purposes.

"ackwards" Also not a real word. Please understand that incorrect spelling, punctuation, and grammar automatically reduces your credibility.

Of course food is for consumption. Preparing this recipe on TV was about sharing a recipe. End of story.

Trying to FORCE one's ideas and beliefs on other people is most definitely NOT a good character trait to have.

"Unsmart" is in the

"Unsmart" is in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.

Although "ackward" is in of it self, not a word, the phrase bass-ackward is a term also in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.

I don't know any professional chefs, but I do know a lot of people who cook. When they cook they all take off all their rings, except their wedding bands. Also, if a person is going to be teaching anything then that person should lead by example. If people should take their jewelry off to cook, then the cooking instructor should take their jewelry off to cook. Would you feel the same way if she had been cutting meat on a cutting board, then used the same board, without cleaning it, to cut vegetables?