Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts

Friday, December 16

DIY Cookie Jars with Viki's Cranberry Maple Granola Cookies #Recipe #HolidayGiftGuide #Food #Ideas

Need a few ideas for healthier stocking stuffing alternatives?  Check out Viki's Granola.  It's delicious, and will be a great snack or can be used in a variety of recipes. Check out the Recipe below that's whats in the DIY Cookie Jars. Find Viki's Granola (Gluten Free Granola) at a Retailer near you,

Viki's Cranberry Maple Granola Cookies


4 cups Viki's Granola Maple Cranberry
1¾ sticks unsalted butter (room temperature)
½ cup light brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
1 large egg
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour ( I would substitute the all-purpose flour with Rice Flour.)


Preheat oven to 375 ˚F'

  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats
  • Working with a stand up mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter at medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes
  • Add sugar and beat for another 3 minutes
  • Add the egg and salt and beat until well blended
  • Reduce mixer speed to low
  • Add the flour, mixing only until incorporated, then add the granola
  • Make sure to remove any bits of dry ingredients left at the bottom with a rubber spatula
  • Scoop out rounded tablespoon of dough; arrange the mounds on baking sheets leaving 1½ inches of space between them
  • Flatten the mounds lightly with your fingertips
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes. The cookies should be golden brown but not firm
  • Let them cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack

(Recipe by Viki's Granola, Find more Recipes, and Ideas by going here,

Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a Review.  This is a Sponsored Post.  

Wednesday, May 18

Sharing the food I make, helps me stay on this Journey #GlutenFree #LowCarb #Keto #Lifestyle

Ive changed how I view, and consume the foods that enter my body. It's been a little over 3 weeks since I've been completely gluten free, and only carbs I mainly consume are in certain vegetables, and the occasional rice, green banana flour, and rice flour. I am down 20 Lbs, and I eat all the time. I don't count calories, I just make sure I get a healthy serving of fat, protein, and vegetables for healthier net carbs. What's helping me continue on this diet is sharing my food on Instagram, and on here. It's a motivational tool for myself. I also take B Complex, Womens Multi-Vitamins, and Cod Liver Oil, along with checking my ketones with Ketone Sticks.

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I also like Salads with Feta, Olives, and Everythinggggggggg.  I do mix it up, sometimes I do Guac Salad, or Vingerette for a dressing.  Meat wise, I'd rather have shrimp, but I was craving some Bratwurst too. Since my breakfast was pretty light, I had the bratwurst to go with my Shrimp and Greens Salad.

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Gluten Free Mozzarella Sticks using Green Banana Flour #GlutenFree #Recipe #Spon

I wanted to try Let's Do.. Organics Green Banana Flour since I started on this journey to eat healthier foods.  What connected me with this flour was it's naturally gluten free, extremely low carb, and has a fluffier consistency than regular flour.  I decided to make Gluten Free, Low Carb Mozzerella Sticks.

You can find more great recipes and product reviews from our friends at the Village Bakery.

Ingredients Needed,

Saturday, May 7

What's for Dinner? Easy Gluten Free Cheesesteak Subs Recipe #Making #Cheesesteaks without the breading #Shrooms #Onions #Mushrooms #GreenPeppers #tomatoes #Provolone #Steakums #GlutenFree

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Pack of Steak-umms
2 Green Peppers
Swiss Cheese Slices
Provolone Cheese Slices
Baby Leaf Spinach

Preheat the oven to 250.

Fry the steak-umms, leave them whole sheets except the last one, Don't cook that one til you are sauteing the peppers, and onions.

Pat excess grease off, and roll a half slice of each cheese into the middle of the steak um, and place into baking pan. Repeat til all the Steak-umms are rolled up.

Pan fry Green Peppers, Onions and whatever steak-umm did not make it whole.. along with the one you saved haha. Add this ontop of the steak umms for baking. Put in the Pre-heated oven til melted. About 20 mins.

Cut up the Lettuce, and Spinach, and Cilantro together. Thin Slice the Tomatoes. Use these for Toppings when the Meat, and cooked vegetables are out of the oven & Enjoy!

Friday, April 29

What's for Dinner? Gluten Free Eggplant Parm Extremely Low Carb #Fried #Eggplant #PorkRind #Breading #Garlic #Powder #Salt #Pepper #Foodie #Love #GuessWhoseMakingEggplant #Parmesan

I absolutely love Pastas, and this was a great substitute for it. I breaded the eggplant with Crushed Pork Rinds ( The pork rinds have enough salt, so I didnt add any salt in with the other seasonings,) added Garlic Powder, Pepper, and Italian Seasoning to the Pork Rind Mix before dipping the Eggplant slices into Egg, and then into the Rind Mix, I did this just once, but it was easy to pack onto. Also having a pan of Olive Oil just 1/2 thick, and already warm/hot is Key to frying these up, and keeping the Mixture on for an evenly brown. I did a layer of Egg plant, a layer of ground meat, sauce, layer of eggplant, layer of black olives, and a layer of Cheese. It's one of my favorite meals.

I always post more recipes, and daily life on Instagram, Check me out there,

Thursday, September 24

Bake Crunchy Pecan-Banana Coffee Cake Muffins For The Fam! #Recipes #Spon #PostFood

The thing that I love most about this delicious recipe for Crunchy Pecan-Banana Coffee Cake Muffins. is that it can be baked, and then saved for the rest of the week as a quick Breakfast as you're going out the door. Between Work, Kids, and Everything in between, the convenience of meal prepping, and having the meals for the week just makes one less thing to worry about.  To me, it's also better than caving into a Breakfast that isn't full of Healthy Grains, and Nuts. Great Grains Crunchy Pecan cereal is perfect for this Crunchy Pecan-Banana Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe.

Prep Time: 15 mins,  Total Time: 25 mins, Makes: 12 Muffins



  • 1/3 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup Great Grains Crunchy Pecan cereal


  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 ripe bananas (14 ounces total), peeled
  • 1 cup plain lowfat yogurt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 1/4 cups Great Grains Crunchy Pecan cereal

Directions for the Streusel:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line 12 standard muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Toss the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl to blend.
  3. Stir in the oil and maple syrup. Stir in the cereal. Set the streusel aside.

For the batter:

  1. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl to blend.
  2. Using a fork, coarsely mash the bananas in a large bowl.
  3. Stir in the yogurt, oil, and egg white.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the yogurt mixture and stir just until blended.
  5. Stir in the cereal. The batter will be thick.
  6. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups.
  7. Sprinkle the streusel over, gently pressing it into the top of the batter.
  8. Bake until a tester inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
  9. Cool 5 minutes in the pan on a cooling rack.
  10. Remove the muffins from the pan and cool completely on the rack.
  11. The muffins can be made 1 day ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored Post, I was compensated with Product for my Review. 

Monday, May 25

#CreamJustGotReal with @BKCreamery All Natural Extra Thick Cream #InStoreEvent #Ad

I am completely in the zone while in the kitchen. I'm not afraid to try new things, or a twist to some of my already favorite things. Ready to try something new? I know I am!

Like Thick Cream (Here is a .60 cents off Coupon for BK Creamery.) The Brooklyn Creamery has an all New, all Natural Fresh Dairy Cream similar to British Style ‘’Double Cream." The Thickness is similar to sour cream or crème fraîche but without the sour or tangy taste. It is not Ultra Pasteurized like the majority of most heavy creams. I will be attending an In-Store event at the end of the month, scroll down to find details/locations near you.

Photo Courtesy from, Check out more Delicious Recipes there.

All Ingredients are Natural: Cream, Carrageenan, Nisin. I can actually pronounce all the ingredients in the Cream. There are no Preservatives! BK Creamery is Gluten Free, Kosher, using rBST Free Milk with No Artificial Ingredients, No Added Salts/Sugars & No Carbs.

The Extra Thick Double Cream is ideal for Cooking, Spooning, and Light whipping.

  • Double Cream can be whipped to make homemade whip cream. Add any type of flavor/sweetener by mixing with cream for just a few minutes. Ex: Crushed Oreos, brown sugar cinnamon, honey, vanilla extract
  • Double Cream can be used to make a homemade spread. Whip double cream into a thick consistency (similar to butter). 
  • Leave in refrigerator overnight and enjoy a thick homemade spread. Ex: Vegetable spread, Brown sugar cinnamon spread 
  • Dollop onto fresh fruits Strawberries, peaches, blueberries 
  • Used in all types of desserts 
  • Piping, layering onto cakes 
  • Making homemade ice cream & gelato 
  • Creating delicate mousses Topping pies and other desserts

While the Extra Thick Single Cream (It's half the fat remember.) is ideal for Cooking, and Spooning.

  • Single Cream can be used to make a homemade coffee creamer – just mix with any flavoring. Ex: Vanilla extract, Peppermint oil 
  • Single Cream can make scrambled eggs creamier and thicker.

Great for Dips, Soups, Sauces, Coffee Creamer, Scrambled Eggs, Home made Whip Cream, Piping & Layering on Cakes/Deserts. Even Ice creams, and Gelatos. Or just used as a spread.

Doesn't homemade whip cream with cinnamon & sugar sound amazing? Or maybe you'd rather have shredded oreo cookies, or fresh fruits.

Since The Brooklyn Creamery are the new guys, and we need to stick together for All Natural products you can go visit  an in store sampling event at the following locations from now, til June. I will be going on May 30th, hope to see you there.

Giant Food Store7150 Hamilton BlvdTrexlertownPA18087610-391-01525/30/15
Giant Food Store116 W Township Line Rd Unit 100HavertownPA19083610-449-11615/30/15
Giant Food Store7142 Arlington RdBethesdaMD20814301-492-51615/30/15
Super Giant5701 Plank RdFredericksburgVA22407540-785-03715/30/15
Super Stop & Shop65 Newport AveQuincyMA2171617-328-44775/30/15
Super Stop & Shop760 FellswayMedfordMA2155781-391-58695/30/15
Super Stop & Shop1360 E Town RdMilfordCT6460203-877-18415/30/15
Super Stop & Shop2200 Bedford StStamfordCT6905203-356-01095/30/15
Giant Food Store801 S 25th StEastonPA18045484-546-00845/31/15
Giant Food Store3175 Cape Horn RdRed LionPA17356717-246-71375/31/15
Giant Food Store6050 Daybreak CirClarksvilleMD21029410-531-78315/31/15
Giant Food Store3757 Old Court RdPikesvilleMD21208410-602-76605/31/15
Super Stop & Shop99 Linwood AveColchesterCT6415860-537-23615/31/15
Super Stop & Shop160 Providence HwyDedhamMA2026781-329-10505/31/15
Super Stop & Shop200 E Main StStratfordCT6614203-375-87875/31/15
Super Stop & Shop80 Birdsall DrBaldwin PlaceNY10505914-628-56025/31/15
Giant Food Store315 York RdWillow GrovePA19090215-784-19606/6/15
Giant Food Store2415 E Market StYorkPA17402717-755-09916/6/15
Giant Food Store1280 E West HwySilver SpringMD20910301-585-16706/6/15
Giant Food Store359 Maple Ave EViennaVA22180703-281-92576/6/15
Super Stop & Shop815 Grand Army HwySomersetMA2726508-679-13736/6/15
Super Stop & Shop195 West StCromwellCT6416860-635-83006/6/15
Stop & Shop337 Franklin AveWyckoffNJ74816/6/15
Super Stop & Shop22 Leetes Island RdBranfordCT6405203-488-13256/6/15
Giant Food Store721 W Sproul RdSpringfieldPA19064610-328-00296/7/15
Giant Food Store44 Natural Springs RdGettysburgPA17325717-337-00176/7/15
Giant Food Store6340 York RdBaltimoreMD21212410-377-26736/7/15
Giant Food Store1000 E Main StPurcellvilleVA20132703-443-63606/7/15
Super Stop & Shop127 Samoset StPlymouthMA2360508-746-14446/7/15
Super Stop & Shop70 Town StNorwichCT6360860-887-16116/7/15
Super Stop & Shop2425 Palmer AveNew RochelleNY10801914-632-70846/7/15
Stop & Shop2160 Merrick MallMerrickNY11566516-867-98926/7/15
Giant Food Store3477 Lincoln HwyThorndalePA19372610-383-54606/13/15
Giant Food Store830 N US Highway 15DillsburgPA17019717-432-06306/13/15
Giant Food Store751 S Salisbury BlvdSalisburyMD21801443-260-24006/13/15
Giant Food Store5400 Westbard AveBethesdaMD20816301-652-14846/13/15
Super Stop & Shop10 Pitkin RdVernon RockvilleCT6066860-871-08976/13/15
Super Stop & Shop597 Farmington AveBristolCT6010860-582-56746/13/15
Stop & Shop460 Elm StWest HavenCT6516203-931-88436/13/15
Super Stop & Shop125 Danbury RdRidgefieldCT6877203-438-73176/13/15

You can find even more ideas and recipes by visiting the Brooklyn Creamery website,, or print a BK Creamy Coupon by Clicking [Here.] Don't forget to check them out on twitter, facebook, pinterest, and instagram.

Sunday, February 1

Gluten Free GEFU Healthy-N-Lean Review & Tryazon Party! #WheatBelly #GEFU #TRYAZON #Spon #RiceNoodles #Veggies #SalmonMiniCake #Recipes

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post through Tryazon to throw a party using GEFU.  All opinions are my guests, and my own!

(Rice Noodles, Carrots, Celery, Lime Juice.)

Recently I had the opportunity to invite a handful of friends to try out GEFU cooking utensils (  I loved the Julienne Peelers, Spiral Slicer and Lemon Juicer.  My absolute Favorite Julienne Peeler was the smaller handheld one.

For the main course, I used the Gefu Julienne Peeler on Carrots, Celery, and made Rice Noodles.  Also squeezed Lime over top with the Juicer.  Everything was extremely easy to use.  

It was also fun for the guests to use the Juicer themselves on their plates.  They had never seen anything like it before.

(Cabbage, Cucumber, Red Onions, Mango Rice Vinegar, Salt & Pepper for a Side Slaw Salad to go with the Rice Noodles, and Mini Salmon Patties.)

Everything Used,

GEFU, Spiral Slicer, #13460 (Does 2 Julienne Sizes.)

GEFU, Lemon Juicer, #12485 (Can also do Limes, and Oranges.)

GEFU, Julienne Peeler, #13660 (This one was my Absolute Favorite.)

GEFU, Julienne Slicer, #50410 (Guests Favorite.)

Check out GEFU by going here,,

Also made Mini Salmon Patties in Cotton Seed Oil for the Guests.  The Salmon Patties are just Pink Salmon, Egg, Salt, Pepper, and Srircha Sauce fried in the Cotton Seed Oil.

Have fun with it! We all thought these GEFU utensils were amazingly fun, and easy to use. Thank you so much Tryazon, and GEFU for the Party Fun.

Wednesday, January 7

Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Cherries and White Chocolate Coconut Square Bites #Recipe using Clif Bars! #gfWalmart #GF #Spon

Disclaimer: I received compensation through Sverve to facilitate a review/recipe.  All opinions, and images are my own.

My family already enjoys Clif Bars, so when I was asked to create a recipe using the Gluten Free Clif bar I was super excited.  Walmart always has a huge variety of Clif bars.  Also they are pretty low cost,  considering they are Gluten Free, up to 9grams+ Protein, and Vitamins for under $1.50 a bar. You'd be surprised at all the Gluten Free Products at Walmart.

I may be addicted to a certain Kitchen Show that you take an already made ingredient, and use it in your recipes.  This is a very easy recipe that I even had my family help turn the  Clif Bars into the chocolate candy bites.

This is how to make Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Cherries, and White Chocolate Coconut Squares using Clif Bars.

Ingredients Needed,
  • Wax Paper
  • Double Boiler (Or use Microwave on 50% Power.)

Cut the Mojo Bar into desired squares. I made my squares a little smaller and wanted to do 10 White Chocolate squares.

Melt the White Chocolate Chips. I used a double boiler, if you dont have one just use the microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds (Don't forget to adjust the Power down or it will burn the chocolate!)

I like the White chocolate to be moldable and not completely melted, and mold it flat on the wax paper. Take a Clif bar square fast, and wrap into the white chocolate like you are making a square present.

Roll the White Chocolate Coated Square into the coconut flakes onto all 4 sides.

Cut the Luna Bar into 4 squares, and then flatten the squares a little thin.

Place a Cherry in the middle of the flattened Luna Bar. Roll into a ball, with the cherry in the middle.

Place on a plate with wax paper.

Melt the Milk Chocolate Chips.

Spoon Chocolate on to the Luna Bar Circles. Repeat until you have your desired thickness of chocolate. I did a few that you could still see an open side of the Chocolate Covered Cherry like it was a mini bowl too.

Go back to the White Chocolate Squares, and pour a little Milk Chocolate if you'd like, and place an Almond on top before it cools.

Refrigerate to help harden the chocolate up, if you want it soft, it's still good!

I already want to make more! I only used 2 Clif Bars, and still have a jar of Cherries ( I love baking these cherries into treats too,) and a lot of chocolate chips left from the Bags I bought. This is a fun no bake alternative. If you want to find more gluten free recipes check out Walmarts Gluten Free in-store event on January 24. I will be going to my Local Participating Store!

Friday, December 19

Summer Fun with @BlueDiamond Rosemary & Black Pepper Almond Gluten Free Salsa & Burgers, and Berry Almond Shortcake in a Cup #SummerTime #Recipes #Ad

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.

Below are two very easy, and delicious Summer Time recipes for using Almonds.  The first recipe I used Blue Diamond Rosemary & Black Pepper Almonds, Tomatoes, and Peppers from my garden to make a Savory Salsa that is All Natural, and Gluten free.  I used the salsa over top Burgers for a BBQ today. Everyone loved it! Especially my Nephew, and his friends, it was sweet while sneaking in good Protein from the Chopped Almonds. Then for something even sweeter, I made a Berry Almond Shortcake in a Mason Jar Cup, with Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds.


1/2 cup Blue Diamond Rosemary & Black Pepper Almonds 
4 Large Ripe Tomatoes
6 Sweet Cherry Tomatoes
2 Sweet Yellow Bell Peppers
1 Sweet Red Bell Pepper
1 cup Red Onions
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 tablespoon Vinegar
1/2 tsp Salt


Dice up the Bell Peppers, and take the seeds out.  Throw in a Blender( I don't have a food possessor so I used a regular Blender to prove you don't need a lot of fancy things.), and Chop more (I like mine chunky so I only Chopped for a few seconds.)  

Put into a bowl.

Dice up the Large tomatoes.  Throw in a Blender, and Chop more. Use a strainer, and put the bigger chunks into the bowl with the Bell Peppers.

Dice up the Cherry Tomatoes, (Leave a few of the Cherry Tomatoes whole, and just cut into half and throw in the Bowl with the other ingredients if you like Chunky.)

Dice up the Red Onions, and Poblanos or whatever other peppers you like.  I chose not to make this one spicy because I wanted all the kids to enjoy it Throw into the Blender to Chop more.  

Throw in the bowl with the rest.

By now the bowl should have the Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Onions, and Poblanos.

Throw the whole Almonds in the blender, and Finely chop them.  

Add them to the bowl with the other ingredients.

Now add the Sugar, Vinegar, Salt,  Mix, and Serve! The Blue Diamond Rosemary & Black Pepper Almonds have a great tasting seasoning added on to the Almonds already that I didn't have to add a lot of seasoning to the Salsa itself.

I do love me some home made recipes, but opted to do a very simple, and easy Berry Almond Shortcake In A Cup Desert Recipe


Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds
GF Shortcake Cups


Chop Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds up in the Blender, and layer it between Shortcake, Strawberries, Blueberries, and Whip cream.  

The cute County Fair Jar Cups I found at Dollar Tree and fell in love with them.