So, I have two loads of laundry to fold, Halloween decorations to put up, a three year old’s birthday party to plan, but I’m on here.  And let me tell you why… because I’ve just made nearly perfect Top of the Stove cookies.  I may not have a lot of talents in this world, but thanks to the internet, I have a few… and one of them is making delicious Top of the Stoves.  You may call them No-Bakes or something along those lines, but in our house we knew them as Top-of-the-Stoves, {said quickly as if it was one word.}

I was just wondering the other day about my taste buds.  I wonder how many things I enjoy are only because I grew up on them.  Once, I was having an argument with a friend whether mayonnaise on broccoli was delicious (which it is).  I thought it was totally normal because I grew up eating it that way.  Apparently I’m different.  But that got me wondering… do people like marshmallows on ritz?  Because seriously there might not be anything better in this world than marshmallows on ritz.  Try it…


All you do it take a ritz cracker, put half of a big marshmallow on it, or 3-4 mini marshmallows, and stick in the microwave for about 15 seconds, until the mallow is blown up.  Pull it out and shove it in your mouth… the whole thing… its delicious.  I could eat these all day, seriously.


Which reminds me… rice krispie treats… another all time favorite.  I cannot get enough of those things.  And once again, thanks to the internet, I now know how to make perfect rice krispie treats.  Wanna know the secret?  LOW.  You have to cook them on low heat.  Yes, it takes about 10 minutes to get the marshmallows melted enough, but it is WELL WORTH IT.  And only melt the marshmallows until they are ALMOST all melted.  When there are a few small white parts left, pull them off the heat and pour the krispies in.  You won’t be disappointed.  Well, unless you smash them down into the pan with your hands or a spatula.  That will ruin them, too.  You have to mess with them as little as possible.  Stick with these and you’ll be VERY pleased with yourself! 🙂


But like I said, the reason I’m really here is because of these bad babies…



I love these things.  Once again, they are one of those recipes that seems like even though you make them with the same recipe every time, sometimes they come out and sometimes they don’t.  Ready for this secret?  Its all about 1 1/2 minutes.

Here’s how you do it:


2 c. sugar
1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt

As soon as your sugar/salt/butter/milk mixture starts boiling then time it for 1 1/2 minutes.
Then pull it off the heat and STIR IN:
2 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa

then STIR IN:
3/4 c. peanut butter

and then finally STIR IN:
3 cups oats.

Place spoonfuls on wax paper and TRY to let them cool off before eating them all!  PERFECTION every time.

One of the things I love about being a mom is that I can carry these traditions down to my kids.  Hopefully they enjoy the after school snacks as much as I did!




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  1. Kathleen Fontano says:

    If I only had some Ritz… and a marshmallow! YUM Oh and top of the stoves… but I can’t make them without a family to eat them – you better have some of both of these for me when I come up for Donny’s birthday. Love MOM


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