Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Flavor of the Month. . . .A Tribute to John Hughes



Sixteen Candles came out my freshman year in high school. The movie spoke to me. I just knew there was hope for me yet. (Although, I would draw the line at giving my panties to a geek.)

It would go like this....My sophomore year, Jake Ryan (complete with Porsche) would see through the frizzy hair, the pigeon toes, the overall geekiness and fall totally, completely in love.

Yeah, right.

We rented Sixteen Candles a few weeks ago. Remember that last scene? That was the height of romance in my eyes as a teenager...wearing a fancy dress, sitting on a glass top table, huge cake in the middle, Jake leaning in for a kiss.

Watching it this time, my thoughts were:
  1. I wonder how thick that glass is? My butt would definitely crack that table.
  2. Leaning over those candles is really dangerous! What if their clothes had caught on fire?!?
So, maybe I've grown up a little. When I became a parent, the more I saw genius in John Hughes' Mr. Mom. :)

But, still, no one captured teenagers in the 80's like John Hughes. The man had a gift for capturing our generation...the geeks, the snobs, the weirdos, the jocks, the wanna-be's...and then there's Ferris. :) Bueller, Bueller?



I couldn't resist a little Pretty in Pink!



Pretty in Pink Krispies

(these are better the day after making them!)

3 TBSP unsalted butter
1 pkg (10 oz.) marshmallows
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
AmeriColor Deep Pink food coloring
6 c Rice Krispies

Lightly grease an 11 x 7" pan.

In a large saucepan, combine the butter, marshmallows and salt over low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla bean paste and food coloring.

Add the cereal, stirring until completely coated, making sure to stir up the marshmallow mixture from the bottom.

Lightly grease or butter hands and press mixture into the prepared pan. Allow to cool to room temperature before cutting.


Alright guys, whatcha got? Was this month too weird of a theme? Link up here! {Linky will close the evening of October 1st.}

Flavor-of-the-Month October Edition......PUMPKIN!!!
Anyone and everyone is welcome to join!

46 comments:

  1. Hilarious! Love the "Sixteen Candles" memory. I loved that movie. My friend and I were just talking about our high school days in the 80's. Our two oldest children just went to their first Homecoming dances. So we were reminiscing about our fashionable 80's style Homecoming dresses. Ick! LOL

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  2. Saw your post about royal icing in the Blissfully Domestic newsletter. I sure could have used this information earlier in the month when I iced my son's birthday cookies. My icing was good but not "floodable," and I ended up using a paint brush to paint the cookies. Oh well! The cookies and treats in this post, too, look fabulous. You're so talented.

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  3. Okay. I totally intended to get something done in reference to the Breakfast Club. But it just didn't happen. Looking forward to doing something pumpkin for October though. Already know what I'm doing!

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  4. Those cookies are beautiful! Love, love the cake one.

    Dorci

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  5. Why have I never thought of adding food color to rice krispy treats? So pretty, going to do that. :D

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  6. Oh those cookies ROCK!!! Thanks for the laugh!

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  7. oh Jake Ryan! He's so dreamy!
    What great treats for a movie marathon of 80s faves!

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  8. not too weird a category - just too busy a month. I had great plans to make "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" cookies, but time didn't allow. oh, well. Next month.

    And your cookies are beautiful (as always). So are the rice crispy treats. (Which is funny b/c I never imagined myself thinking rc treats were pretty. lol) You sure dressed them up.

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  9. Pink rice krispy treats! Brilliant!
    I just may be able to contribute to the pumpkin theme. I'm making loads of pumpkin goodies this month for the shoppe!!

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  10. I will be posting mine tonight. :D I have to finish it off. I've got my post ready to go, i just need to add the photos.

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  11. obtw, love the cookies! Sixteen Candles is one of my favorite movies. :D

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  12. ok, pumpkin I can do! LOL

    Those pretty in pink rice krispy treats look so CUTE!! and yummy!!

    ~TidyMom

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  13. I just realized that for some stupid reason I had misspelled your name in my post. So sorry! I made the corrections. :)

    Dorci

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  14. I don't think the theme was too weird; it was a lot of fun! So many ways to get creative. Love the pink rice krispie treats!!

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  15. Those Rice Krispie treats would've been made easier here where I live; they sell strawberry (pink) flavored crispy rice cereal. Sounds gross to me, but would've been perfect for your needs.

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  16. My 2 girls would FREAK over pink crispy treats!! Why haven't I ever thought do do that?? I'll be back next month for the pumpkin!! I've already got planned out what I'm doing!

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  17. Love the Pink Rice Krispy Treats!!
    And your Sixteen Candle cookies are beautiful!

    Trying to come up with a recipe for pumpkins. Not sure I've ever eaten anything with pumpkin. This'll be a first!

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  18. Mmm... rice krispies treats... they stopped selling Rice Krispies a few years ago, when I found them at Costco, I got a box and headed home to make some for my children... and me!!
    Hope to make it next month!

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  19. Love the sweet sixteen cookie. But really, really love the pink rice krispies treats AND with vanilla bean paste. Wow. Such a killer idea. Thanks!

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  20. The sweet 16 cookies are absolulely adorable. But really pink rice krispy treats, can it get better than that!! I think I need to rewatch some of this movies this weekend now with a batch of these pink treats!

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  21. I ♥ those cookies! You are so talented! Cookies are NOT my forte! I am so excited for next month's theme- I already know what I am baking. I may even have 2 desserts, because I ♥♥♥♥♥ pumpkin!
    Megan

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  22. I will never get over your amazing creativity!!!

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  23. Love the pink rice crispie treats.
    Mimi

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  25. Ok I've yet to participate but loved this theme. I'll have to work up something pumpkin-y for the next one. But this month I've got 3 cake/cookie/cupcake orders (I guess I'm selling these things) so I'll be sure and blog about that. I'm always searching your blog for ideas (trains, hello kitty, and wine bottles this month). Love the rice Krispy treats!

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  26. I'm sorry I missed out on this one! This month totally got away from me!
    Your cookies look amazing. I'm always in awe of what you create.
    I'll definitely be joining in on pumpkin!!

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  27. You are so clever - pink rice krispy treats! Love the cookies too.

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  28. Cute cookies! Love the panties and the pink RKT!!! Great ideas!

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  29. Weird, I was going to do the Pretty in Pink rice krispies tonight, only with some breast cancer pink M&M's in them. I am NOT creative when it comes to thinking outside the box for these type things. I'll pass and do this next month. How much fun did you all have? I am impressed!

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  30. Oh Cindy! Yours sound like an adorable idea with those pink m & m's! I never would have thought of that! If you're up to it...make them! Yours will be so much prettier than mine!

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  31. I'm definitely making ALL my rice krispie treats pink the future. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  32. Your cookies always come out AWESOME!!

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  33. This turned out to be fun although I feel more on target with a specific flavor like the pumpkin which I love cooking with.

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  34. Oh, this was so much fun to look at! I never thought of COOKING something instead of baking. One of the guys I work with that is a John HUGHES FAN kept telling me to make pink gravy, etc. But, I copped out and thought about the rice krispie treats.

    I love the idea of coloring them....you can do slime green for Halloween, red and green for Christams..........and all kinds of M&M's or add-ins like sprinkles. I already know what I am doing for Oct. I'm making them this weekend. Finally got one free with no plans.

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  35. I love your adult thoughts on sixteen candles :) I bet they would have caught on fire teehee! I hope to participate in next months :)

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  36. Those are the best. I love the panty shaped cookies.
    theprovidentwoman.com

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  37. I stopped by your blog via 'Southern Fried Chicken'. I shall be adding your "Flavor of the Month" to my Oct. list.

    In case you aren't sure what I am talking about, please first go here: http://thehousethatlovebuilt.xanga.com/712911712/today--/

    and then read this one:
    http://thehousethatlovebuilt.xanga.com/712911311/sept-theme-days/

    Cheryl B.

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  38. Popped in from Ingrid's! I LOVE your pink krispie treats and those gorgeous cookies! What a talent you have!

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  39. Cheryl B...thank you! I will look for that in October.

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  40. I was so excited about this month's theme, but life got on the way and stole the time to write my post! I even rented The Breakfast Club... :(

    Well, I'll bring my pumpkin next month.

    Save Ferris!

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  41. AWESOME! I've seen 16 Candles something like 96 times (NOT an exaggeration). I'm going to be 40 in a few months so I can totally relate. Get this: Jake Ryan now lives in Scranton PA (about an hour from me) and works as a maker of fine furniture! Several friends and I would love to scrape together some $$ just to order something so we can see him!!

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  42. LOVE the 16 Candles and pretty in pink theme!!! I also turned 40 this year so I am totaly with you on the whole lovin' Jake Ryan/feelin' geeky with over permed frizzy hair thing. ;) Love Molly Ringwald/John Hughes! And Love your cookies! I won't even attempt to make them-too complicated for me but, I will try to make that cheese cake, it's making me drool!

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  43. I can't believe I gave my panties to a geek. Just how many times do you think we watched this movie together? I swear I still have it memorized.

    This blog is both precious and fabulous....

    :)

    Jennifer P.

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  44. Ahhaha! OK, that's hilarious.
    Thanks for posting!
    Jess : )

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