Elizabeth Lyon's Rice Crispy Treats Recipe!!!

Recipe Basics

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
  • To Your Liking Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal

Directions

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

Elizabeth Lyons~ "Q&A"

Hello Elizabeth, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician? Born and raised in the Midwest… I’ve always had a love for music and performing. I’ve always had a town of energy and when I put my mind to something I do everything to try to get it done. 

What was the first country concert you ever attended?
Kenny Chesney at Soldier’s Field with Luke Bryan as the opener!

What is the background story behind your brand new song “24?”

“24” is an ode to being in your twenties and not knowing what is next in life. I wrote the lyrics when I was 24 in Nashville and finished ’24’ when I was 27 with co-writers in New York City. There aren’t enough songs about being in your twenties and wanted to tap into those feelings and emotions of this chapter of life. Listen HERE

Many are prepared for the transition between high school and college, but few are ready for the real world after graduating college” It’s the first time in your life when everyone is in different stages of their life; some of my friends are in relationships, some are completely single, some have defined dreams, some are still figuring out their passions, some people are making money, some are struggling.

“24” has been 4 years in the making and a fan favorite during Lyons live show. “24” is about feeling lost and not knowing what will happen in the future but following your heart even when there’s no clear road and finding out where you’re supposed to be and who you’re supposed to be. We did a lot of stack percussive and toms stuff playing around with keys and guitar throughout evoking and the confusion one has in life.

Is there anything else new coming up with your music in 2020? Yes! I’m super excited about the next single! It’s my always been a favorite of mine.

What are some of your favorite venues or events to play at? I recently had the privilege of singing the National anthem at Yankee Stadium Playoff Game and it was a dream come true. Its important to honor our country and veterans.

How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words? Empowering, Inspiring, Real

.If you could sing a duet with any singer or group who would it be and why? I got to open up for Little Big Town at one of my favorite festivals Country Fest. They called me the girl that sang in the rain because I did my entire set regardless of the rain. “Boondocks” was one of the first country songs I could not stop replaying over and over again. It would be a dream come true to do a duet with them because I love how they use their music to spread a message.


What is one of your favorite quotes? “STOP TRYING TO PREDICT THE FUTURE!  Stop wasting your time thinking about what CAN happen and start spending your time MAKING SOMETHING HAPPEN TODAY!”

Is there anything else you would like to share? I’m so grateful to record and release this new single communicating my struggles as I know all 20 somethings experience and where I’ve been personally and continue to go through. My single’s goal is to try and help other 20 somethings know they’re not alone – we all feel it. Putting this message into music is a real gift. These songs feel more personal and more rooted in my truth than ever before and I’m so excited and nervous to share them with you. Thanks for being on this journey with me and being patient while I focused on writing and what I wanted to say to the world. I also thought would be cool given it’s 2020 – to release my ode to the 20’s in the 20s!

This is a twenty-year old’s anthem “24” I co-wrote with Charlie Brennan, Jonny Fung, and JD Pinto in New York City, produced by Johnny Dibb (produced Lacy Cavalier, Taylor Edwards and more), mixed by Jonathan Roye (Kelsea Ballerini, Jana Kramer, and more), and mastered by Daniel Bacigalupi (Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and more) in Nashville. I worked with Nashville photographer Alex Berger (Abby Anderson, Jon Langston and more) on album art and the music video shot in New Orleans to be released on January 31.

Elizabeth Lyons~ "Artist Spotlight"!!!

Country musician Elizabeth Lyons is from the Midwestern and at 18 years old she moved to Nashville to intern at a music publishing company where she learned a lot about the music industry. Before she graduated from Vanderbilt University she put out her first EP which topped the iTunes charts and became an Album All-Time Bestseller.

Lyons has a half a million plays on Spotify, also sold over 100k downloads, 2 #1’s and #2 on iTunes Country videos. She was also recognized  by Macy’s iHeart Rising Star Top 3, Country Music Association “Who New To Watch,” “Music Association “Who New to Walk,” Music Row Discovery Artist, SiriusXM The Highway On the Horizon and CMT Pure and Discovery Artist. Lyon’s proven track record has made her one of the next women of country music to watch.

She also booked her shows and been an opening acts for country musicians such as Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and many more. Lyons has also been a part of many great music festivals such as Summerfest, Country Fest, and Country Jam. Lyons played for our troop singing the national anthem at Soldiers Field, Lambeau Field, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and Bridgestone Area.

On January 17, 2020,  Lyons brans new single “24,” came out. Her music can be found on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about  the great and talented Elizabeth Lyons then check out her website at (https://www.elizabethlyonsmusic.com|).

Social Media Accounts:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/elizabethlyons1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethLyonsMusic/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ELYONSMUSIC/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELYONSMUSIC

Sarah Morey~ "Q&A"

  1. Hello Sarah, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country singer? I actually started songwriting when I was only seven years old, so there wasn’t much time in my life before I began to dream about being an artist/songwriter.  However, I did not start pursuing my dreams professionally until high school.  Before high school, I attended my neighborhood elementary school in Tampa, FL (where I lived my whole life before moving to Nashville) and took piano lessons starting in kindergarten.  My first big inspiration was Hannah Montana (haha, keep in mind I was seven years old at the time) and she inspired me to start writing songs and dreaming about becoming a performer!  I was also inspired by the songs I grew up listening to on country radio.  Then, when I was ten years old, I had to do a school project on a public figure and I chose Taylor Swift.  For this project, I read books and watched videos on Taylor’s life and career.  This was the first time that I started learning about the music business in Nashville and I decided when I was only ten years old that Nashville was the place for me.  At this point in my life, I had been writing all of my songs a capella or with a piano because I had not yet learned guitar.  I started guitar lessons at the same time I started middle school and that was a big time in my life because I began attending performing arts school in Tampa.  This was a great step for me because I felt out of place at a “normal” public school because I was writing songs all the time and no one else around me really had the same goals as I did.  However, at a performing arts middle school, I was surrounded by other kids my age who wanted to pursue creative careers which provided great support for me at a young age.  Throughout middle school, I continued to work on my craft of songwriting and performing.  The summer between middle school and high school, I was accepted into Grammy Camp Nashville 2015.  This was my first time going to Nashville to work on music.  This camp was eye opening to me because I got to meet other kids from all over the country who specifically wanted to pursue a career in the music business.  I also got to meet and work with industry professionals on music row for the first time.  When I went back home after the camp ended, I began playing live regularly in Tampa, releasing music, and working harder than ever on my career.  After high school, I finally moved to Nashville, which is where I am now!
  1. What was the first country album you ever bought? Wow, that’s a tough question!  I am going to say that it was most likely Fearless by Taylor Swift.
  2. What is the background story behind your brand new single “Drive Fast?” I wrote “Drive Fast” shortly before moving to Nashville, so I have had that song for a couple of years.  When I was writing “Drive Fast” it was the summer between high school and college, so I was reminiscing a lot on life at home because I knew that was going to be ending very soon for me.  In high school, I had a boyfriend who didn’t live in my neighborhood, so I always had to take the interstate to get to his house.  However, I also had a curfew, and instead of cutting down time with my boyfriend, I would try to cut down on the drive time between my house and his.  As you can probably guess, this resulted in a lot of speeding (which I do not recommend! but it’s still a fun memory I have from high school).  There is a behind the scenes video from when we filmed the “Drive Fast” music video and I explain the song in that video, as well.  Here is the link! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbenbyoXPlM
  3. Is there anything else new coming up with your music in 2020? Yes!  I have so much more music coming very soon that I can’t wait to share with you all!  You can follow me @sarahmoreymusic and sign up for my mailing list at https://sarahmoreymusic.com to get the latest updates!
  4. How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words? Story-telling, country, and catchy!
  5. What are a few of your favorite events or venues to play at? One of my favorite places I ever played was Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, FL.  The crowd was so much fun and they were all so into it!  Another Tampa venue that I love playing is The Attic in Ybor City.  That venue has a really cool energy and the crowd is always there for the music.  So far my favorite venue in Nashville is Live Oak (I have a show coming up there very soon…).  However, I’ve heard that The Listening Room is a lot of people’s favorite venue to play in Nashville and I also have a show coming up there very soon!
  6. What made you want to become a country musician? I wanted to become a country musician because I love how it is a story-telling genre.  Country music allows me to say what I want to say in the way that I want to say it.  Country music is also the first thing I turn to whether I’m having my best day or my worst day.  It is my go-to genre and makes me feel better no matter what.  I also have always had a slight twang in my voice that makes almost anything I sing sound country.
  7. What is one of your favorite quotes? This is another hard one!  Quotes have always been a big source of encouragement for me, so there are a lot of quotes I love.  However, the quote from Theodore Roosevelt that says, “Believe you can and you’re halfway there” is something that has had a huge impact on my life and I try to always remember that.
  8. Is there anything else you would like to share? Thank you so much for taking the time to read my answers!  If you’ve gotten this far and want to know more about me and my music, follow me @sarahmoreymusic 🙂

Sarah Morey~ Artist Spotlight

In the summer of 2015, country musician Sarah Morey was picked to attend Grammy Camp Nashville (2015). The camp is put on by the Grammy Foundation. After attending the camp, Morey has been chosen to be a Hard Rock Cafe Ambassador, has also opened for The Bellamy Brothers and was featured on FOX 13 News with Charley Belcher at Creative Souls Cafe. She also plays a lot around the greater Tampa Bay Area and has appeared on Tampa’s local radio station, 88.5 WMNF, many times. She has also played at many different music festivals including The Florida Strawberry Festival and The Gasparilla Music Festival.

In 2016, Morey put out her first self-titled EP showcasing 5 of her songs which were recorded at Hideaway Recording Studios in St. Pete, Flordia along with producer/engineer John Kelly. In 2017, she released an original single titled “Up All Night,” which was recorded at Jagged Audioworks in Tampa, Florida along with producer/engineer Jay Barnett. Morey released her second EP titled “Dust,” in the summer of 2018, She also recorded the “Dust EP at Jagged Audioworks with Jay Barnett. Some of her closet pals were featured on the “Dust” EP for instrumentals including Jacob Fleming (lead guitar, piano, and banjo), Brent Johns (Harmonica), and Katherine Peterson (violin). In the fall of 2018, Morey attended Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business in Nashville, TN as a songwriting major.

On January 10, 2020, Morey put out her brand new single “Drive Fast,” and you can stream it on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about the great and talented Sarah Morey then check out her website at (https://sarahmoreymusic.com). 

Social Media Accounts:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiAmMMU0Y2zizmit-DFY5Xg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahmoreymusic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahmoreymusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarahmoreymusic

The Joy Reunion (Q&A)

Hello Robert, Gentry and Neil how did you come up with the name “The Joy Reunion,” for your country music group?

             Our band’s name gets back to the root of what music is for – joy, pleasure, connecting with emotion, connecting with people, creation, artistry and fulfilling our purpose! Being an artist can be kind of torturous sometimes – and in the past, we were all in different musical projects and although fulfilling, came with this sense of striving, trying to fit a mold, trying to be something, trying to “make it” – and when you have those kinds of influences in your creation, it can be toxic and it can rob you of the joy that comes with simply letting all of that go, and just writing-creating whatever the heck you want because it feels good, it’s fulfilling! The three of us found ourselves really enjoying our relationship as friends, really trusting each other as artists, musicians and songwriters, without the toxicity of striving to fit a certain mold. We were reunited with the joy of music – and that’s when we decided to call ourselves; The Joy Reunion. 

 How did you guys form your music group? Honestly, the 3 of us have been friends for years and have each dabbled in different musical projects separately. In 2017 we began writing songs together and hanging out every Sunday evening. We called it our “Sesh” We would hang, eat good food and just write songs. It was a total no pressure atmosphere. It was so freeing to be in that kind of atmosphere. It led to being able to write some very authentic and honest songs. During that time we fell in love with the songs we were writing together and the way our voices sounded together as we sang these songs. We started playing some local open mic nights just for the fun of it and the response we got was amazing. We quickly realized we had something special and decided to form The Joy Reunion. We have made The Joy Reunion our sole musical focus since that time and we are really beginning to see the fruits of our labor.

Is there anything new coming up with your music in 2020? We are very excited about 2020! We released our debut album in late 2019 and we are still riding that wave so to speak. We do have plans to release a summer single and then later towards fall 2020 we will be releasing a brand new EP! You heard it here first!  

How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words? Honest, Authentic, Vulnerable

What are a few of your guys favorite venues or events to play at? We absolutely love playing at the Hotel Café in Hollywood. Marko has been nothing but great to us and is always very supportive. In fact we will be there with some of our friends (Rob Mayes, Melissa Farrior, Payton Howie)  on Feb 28th.  By far the best event we have ever been apart of was the 2019 “California Country Christmas” It was so much fun getting to hang with the “Cali Country” family and play for a sold out crowd at The House of Blues!

The Joy Reunion~ "Artist Spotlight"!!

Robert Easley and Gentry Monreal have been performing together for over 20 years as worship leaders at a church called “The Packinghouse” in Redlands, California. California based Guitarist Neil Morrison joined the worship team in 2008 where there was an instant connection among the three of them, and for over 11 years, the three of them have been inseparable.

Independently, each group member has enjoyed many great musical accomplishments in their projects- from playing alongside blues greats Joe Bonomassa and Kenny Wayne Shepherd to working with Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. Easley, Monreal and Morrison have performed together not only just at their home church but also with many other bands throughout the year. In 2017, The Joy Reunion was formed and work began on writing songs for their debut album. 

The Joy Reunion is a mix of musical influence. Easley brings an influence of pop and rock, and you can hear the influence of 90’s country in his songwriting and melodies. Monreal brings classical country, folk and roots to the table similar to Patty Griffin, Alison Kraus ,and Emmylou Harris. Morrison brings in the blues, southern rock and folk similar to The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eric Clapton. Morrison is a wonderful guitar player and all also just a great musician that wants all your attention the minute you start to hear him play the first chord.

In 2019. the trio debut album “We’ve Come Too Far,” came out you can listen to it on Spotify and iTunes. “We’ve Come Too Far,” is a musical story about love, loss, passion, heartbreak and grift, family and faith. If you would like to find out more The Joy Reunion then check out their website at (https://www.thejoyreunion.com).

Social Media Accounts: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejoyreunion/?hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thejoyreunion/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Z6U-pIqtBEjSyaYoVYz-Q