Ultimate Pretzel Crusted Peanut Butter Cookie Candy Brownie Bars

I know that I am lacking somewhere in my life and I am sure that it has to do with my God or my ego… Normally I back-pave those holes with food. Yes, I eat my feelings. For those that know me well, you know that I have battled severe nausea for years now. So, for me, when I get a hankering for something, my brain just does not stop until I feed the need. This week it has been chocolate and pretzels. It has gotten so bad that I stopped at Caribou Coffee, looked at the Barista as if I was waiting for her to read my mind and up word vomitting on her about wanting a Snicker’s in a cup. Of course it did not come out as smoothly as, “May I please have something that tastes like a Snicker’s?” No, there were many more grunts of inaudible words as the thought tried to make it’s way out of my mouth. She for sure thought there was something wrong with me… well, something more than my norm.

All kidding and my grunts aside, I have been falling apart trying to find something that might spark my interest. I came across this beauty of a recipe over at BabyGizmo.com… Ultimate Pretzel Crusted Peanut Butter Cookie Candy Brownie Bars How’s that for a mouthful? I am trying to stay away from the fat content and ignore all the usual bells and whistles, this is purely for the pleasure of having beautiful Noms. Check it out and tell me what you think…

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Avocado Pudding

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Yes, I do have a slight obsession with the avocado lately, but it is healthy, right? I have been slipping it into the Lemur King’s breakfast oatmeal, making quesadillas with them, but pudding? Who knew you could make a pudding with them!?!?! Click on the photo above to see how the folks over at The Edible Perspective are showing us TWO ways to bring this beauty of  a pudding to our tables! If you try the recipe, won’t you please come back and let us know how it turned out? Much love and happy cooking today my lovelies!!!

Homemade Gluten Free Snack Ideas for Children

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I am a foodie, through and through… When faced with this whole idea of what to make my 8 y/o son for snack free from gluten, I wanted to cry. “Seriously, that leaves like nothing to eat?!” That’s all I kept thinking. There is absolutely NO way I can do this! We are on a limited budget and just don’t have the money to do something like that! No lie, I would find almost any excuse not to face the fact that we ALL had to start eating better, but even I was convinced that just maybe this was the first step of it all? Deep down I know that it is better for him and that all that processed crap only makes it harder for his brain and body to work correctly. Deep down I know that he is going to fight me about the change in the types of food. I honestly don’t think that he is going to fight me too much. I started the switch last night and he seemed to like what I made him for dinner. The only problem was, I liked it so much I had three small helpings of it before I forced myself to put it away!

I love to cook and would love your input on a recipe or an idea of yours! Please feel free to leave me something! Until then, I found this AMAZING website, by the gluten free Mommy, that I am going to snag a few ideas off of! Just click on that shiny Granny Smith above and let’s all give a big shout out to her!!! Much love and happy snacking…

Monkey Bread Leftovers

So, this evening Spyder had asked for hot dogs for dinner. We very rarely have hot dogs, so there were no buns in the house. I had decided to spruce up our dogs by wrapping them in Pillsbury Biscuits. As much as I hate to admit it, serve with a side of ketchup and spicy mustard, they turned out pretty good! There is a forever mental struggle whenever I am dealing with hot dogs, but these were darn tasty! That being said, we only used a couple biscuits for dinner so I had to think of something on the fly…


I decided on Monkey Bread. This recipe is so simple and I honestly change it up each time I make it. Being that I was not working with a full can of biscuits, I decided to skip using a pan to cook it in and decided on a 2 c Mason jar instead. 


First I cut the biscuits into bite-size pieces and tossed them into a bowl of cinnamon and sugar to coat.


Next, toss all yummy coated pieces into greased jar. I cheated and used cooking spray.


 


Once almost to the top (they need room to grow), you could probably skip this step, but I added a big spoonful of butter and a dash of organic Vanilla Extract. mmmm


Then into the pre-heated oven at 325 degrees…




 until it looks like this….


I want to say that it took close to 20 mins., but honestly, my oven is extremely funky and I kind of guesstimate everything. Please feel free to ask any questions! 


inglehoffer Horseradish and Green Bean Fries

Not too many people that I know like horseradish as much as I do. This being said, I do find it hard to find a brand that lives up to what I expect from my horseradish. I like to be able to snack on something slowly, yet quite often my mind chooses to scarf down whatever yummy deliciousness is in front of me. Recently I found a brand to go with my green bean fries from Schwans, Btw, those are addicting!  Inglehoffer cream style horseradish is the best that I have come across till now. It is the perfect bouncy consistency and it is so strong that it clears the sinuses instantly. This is what makes it the perfect partner to the fries. Even though green beans are better for me than white potatoes and they are baked and not fried,  I shouldn’t be eating a whole bag of them at one sitting like I would like to! This stuff is the best! I also use it with fish tenders… mmm