Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Teacher Potluck

Workout:  3.5 miles with my Dad (one of my favorite running buddies!).  It was crazy hot so hot was warning Marylanders about the air quality hot.  So what do I do...I go running in it (I'm able to run with my Dad at lunch time...which is a pretty sweet deal)! My Mom wasn't too happy with us going out in the heat, but she was never a runner and doesn't understand the way our minds work ( ya Mom!).

So on a different topic--food-- My husband has potlucks at work every so often and he usually brings in an entree since most people sign up for desserts, chips and soda (which is a perfect potluck for me (esp. the desserts part)...but for him not so much).  But since this was the last potluck of the year and I haven't baked anything in a reeaaallly long time, I suggested...ok begged...him to let me bake him a dessert to take. 

I always like to research different recipes, usually picking out the dessert with the most chocolate, like this one

But instead I thought of my husband (I guess there's a first time for everything..haha...just kidding) and decided to make rice krispy treats.  How boring, you say?!  Not when you add some of these:

Oreo's are one of my favorite cookies (although all cookies are good)...and they are super chocolatey which is always a plus.  Here is what the treats look like pre chocolate drizzle:

And post chocolate drizzle (oh yeah...there has to be more chocolate than just the cookies...duh!):

And of course the hubby got to lick the spatula (this doesn't look staged at all...):

Here's the recipe...enjoy!

Cookies and Cream Krispy Treats

3 tablespoons butter

6 cups rice krispies cereal

4 cups mini marshmallows

10 oreos, chopped (I think I doubled the recipe here...but I'm an addict)

Chocolate Chips

In a large pot over low heat, melt butter. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Pour in rice krispies cereal and chopped oreos, and coat completely with marshmallow mixture. Press into a 9 X 13 baking dish and let cool.

Once cool, melt chocolate chips and drizzle over bars.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Hi and welcome to my blog, Endorphin Junkie!  This is my first time doing anything like this, so bear with me as I learn this whole blogging thing. 

I took a big step in my running adventure last week and signed up for my first marathon!!! It's the Las Vegas Rock n' Roll marathon on December 4, 2011. 

I probably won't start the marathon training until later this summer...but I do have this 10 miler in August that I'm currently training for:

I'll be posting my daily runs/workouts as well as the food creations my husband, Andrew, and I make/eat/want to eat/etc.  We're trying not to eat out as much to save for the many trips (including Vegas!) that we'll be taking in the future...we're kind of addicted to eating out!  Thanks for reading :)

*Note: Race pics from Google Images