Cereal- It’s not just for breakfast anymore!

cereal alternatives

Do you ever just do random online searches?  I have my favorite sites that I randomly search!   One of my favorites is Better Homes & Garden so when I stumbled on alternative uses for cereal it spoke to me!  See photo below.  This is a photo of  the boxes of cereal I had on the counter during  our DIY pantry makeover… I think I might have a problem!  No, you are not seeing double.. I tend to double up ( I think it stems from my childhood and the horrible morning  discovery  that the “good cereal” was all gone!


All images below  are from Better Homes & Garden


#1: Decorate a Cake

Use nut grain cereal for a pie crust?  I can’t believe I never thought of this one!

#3: Process into Crumbs for a Crust

Ice cream topping. I have done this with Rice Krispies  (and chocolate syrup)::

#4: Top Ice Cream

Coating for chicken or fish.  I have done this before with the “bottom of the box” cereal strays. My kids love it! And, I sneak in a little ground flax seed (shhh…..)!

#5: Coat Chicken Before Oven-Frying

Do you have any suggestions for alternative uses for cereal?  Please share your ideas in the comments!!

Peanut butter cup raspberries in 10 seconds


Got your attention right?   I wouldn’t normally pair raspberries with peanut butter, but I had left over raspberries and peanut butter cups from the Easter baskets so I just placed a raspberry on top and called it good.  Hey, work with me on this one!


If this sounds vaguely familiar, it might be  because I was a hit at the “Thursday is close enough to Friday” girls’ night happy hours with my Rolo-raspberries. Chocolate, Fruit and Wine!

And, to maximize my exposure I did this for the holiday happy hours with this little Rolo Christmas Tree


IF my sister is reading this, I am sure to get a text that says, “you need new material!”  I don’t think she ever reads to the bottom, so I don’t have to worry about her reading my prediction! HA!  Are you still with me?