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Welcome to my blog! I'm a long time professional photographer who has been blessed to have some exciting assignments over the years but I've slowed down a bunch now and am enjoying my family, friends and traveling more. I've loved to bake literally my entire life, and now by complete chance and grace of God, I get to bake the pies at my husband's restaurant, The Coffee Shop Cafe in McGregor Texas. I was taught to bake by my Grandmother Duty and then by a French trained TV chef when I was just twelve years old. Kinda cool story I'll post later. I'll share baking/cooking tips and recipes along with traveling and photography tips. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy! ~ Valerie Duty Citrano

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Have you tried Chex Mix baked the original way?

Thought I'd share an old recipe that you don't see baked anymore. The cereal box has a microwave version that may be quicker but I don't think is as good. Donald's mom always served a close version of this every Christmas. Her's was always so good and she would send a bit of it home with everyone. I've made a few changes from the old recipe, adding more butter, spices and Texas pecans instead of mixed nuts. I like wheat and rice cereal but you can use 3 cups each of rice, corn and wheat. That's the fun of recipes.. To change them up and make them your own!

Baked Chex Mix Recipe

Baked Chex Mix

2 1/2 sticks butter
4 1/2 cups rice Chex
4 1/2 cups wheat Chex
2 cups bite size pretzels or sticks
2 cups garlic bagel chips, broken into pieces
2 cups Texas pecans
4 tablespoons worsechishier sauce 
2 1/2 teaspoons season salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Melt butter in a large Dutch oven or large, deep casserole dish in the oven. Remove from oven. Add spices and worsechishier sauce to melted butter and mix well.  Add cereal and remaining items and toss well in butter mixture.

Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and stir well. Repeat 3 more times baking a total of one hour. Remove from oven and spread evenly on two paper towel lined cookie sheets to cool. Store in air tight containers. Makes about 12 cups. 

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