Friday, October 28, 2016

Gluten Free No Bake Chex Snack Bars

It seems there are more and more folks in the world who have to eaten gluten free. I feel bad for them because I know it can be a real challenge.

We have a teenage granddaughter who is gluten free.  If she eats something with gluten, her stomach gets upset.  WAAHH! =(  

I recently served refreshments at a Ladies Day at my church, and we needed to furnish GF foods, so this was what I fixed for 'dessert' for those ladies. 

I got some great comments and know I'll be making them again. They're delicious and even those who don't have to eat GF will enjoy these! 

They're easy and keep well for a few days.  I tweaked the easy recipe found



GLUTEN FREE NO BAKE CHEX SNACK BARS 

2 c. gluten free pretzel sticks, broken into small pieces
1 c. gluten free Corn Chex cereal
2 c. gluten free popcorn 
(I used the Original Skinny Pop
1/2 c. unsalted butter
1/3 c. natural creamy peanut butter
5 c. (10 ozs. bag) mini marshmallows
1/2 c. peanut butter M & M's 

Line a 9" X 13" baking pan with aluminum foil (nonstick is easiest to use), allowing about 2" to hang over the end or side. If not using non-stick, spray with non-stick cooking spray; set aside. 

In large bowl, combine pretzels, cereal and popcorn; set aside. 

In large pan over low heat, melt the butter and peanut butter. Stir in marshmallows and stir constantly until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.  Pour over cereal mixture; stir until cereal mixture is covered.  Add half the M & M's and stir, then spread evenly into the pan. Gently press down on the mixture (I like to spray the back of my large metal spatula), but not too hard.  Let cool. Cut into 16 or 20 pieces, storing at room temp for 2 or 3 days...
if they last that long!! 




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Crockpot Chicken & Noodles & Weekend Potluck #246

WELCOME TO ANOTHER WEEKEND POTLUCK PARTY!!

 So tickled you joined us.  Please be sure to go to the recipe link before pinning....here, I'll open the door for you to go in and take a look...and a lick.  =) 

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Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles by Served Up With Love

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Crock Pot Taco Casserole by Recipes That Crock


Lion House Cinnamon Rolls by Norines Nest

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Skillet Apple Dumpling Bites by Mommy’s Kitchen


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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

3 Crowd-Pleasing Fall Snacks {Blast from the Past}



Quick and easy - and so festive! Basic ingredients are
oats, brown sugar, Bisquick, butterscotch or chocolate chips and candy corn!







Tastes like the candy bar...you're gonna love these.
Peanuts and candy corn go together sooo nicely!

Payday Cookies




Made with a cake mix, pumpkin And pretty too!!


Pumpkin Spice Truffles


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Pineapple Ham Crescents

I can't believe I haven't ever posted this recipe at my blog!  UGH!

This is from my mama's recipe box and one that I added to my last cookbook. 
(I have started working on #3 cookbook...it will be a smaller, soft cover, out late summer next year). 

I saw the photo in my files and was so surprised when I couldn't find it in my blog listings. ????



So here you go - these tasty snacks would be perfect for feeding the gang as they watch football, or just for a weekend any time snack or lunch.

Using crescent rolls make these a breeze to make, not to mention it only takes FIVE ingredients...and the flavors of ham and pineapple (with some dijon mustard sauce) will send you to the moon. Or add the mustard right to the roll if you prefer.

MMMMM Good! Quick & easy too!


PINEAPPLE HAM CRESCENTS

1 can (15 ozs) pineapple spears, in its own juice
(If you can't find spears, use one chunk of pineapple or 2 or 3 tidbits) 
1 (8 ozs) can refrigerated crescent rolls (8 count)
8 thin slices deli ham, 2" wide
8 slices Swiss cheese, 2" wide
1 Tb. dijon mustard 

Preheat oven to 375. Drain pineapple well, reserving juice.  Reserve 2 spears for sauce; chop and set aside.  Unroll crescent rolls. Wrap a slice of ham and a slice of cheese around each pineapple spear, placing on widest part of the crescent roll; roll up.  Place on baking sheet.  Bake 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown.  

In saucepan, boil reserved juice with mustard until thickened, about 10 minutes; stirring frequently.  Stir in chopped pineapple.  Serve sauce with crescents.  

Yield: 8 'sandwiches' 

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Easy Meatball Parmesan Casserole & Weekend Potluck #245

WELCOME TO WEEKEND POTLUCK!


We're always so happy to have you stop by. Thanks for your support and for sharing your delicious dishes with us and our party!!


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Easy Meatball Parmesan Casserole by The Kitchen Is My Playground

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars by Table for Seven


Old Fashioned Sloppy Joe Sliders by Tornadough Alli

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Autumn Harvest Punch by Served Up With Love


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

3 Favorite Crescent Roll Creations {Blast from the Past}


If you've never tried this irresistible dish, you're missing out!  It's delectable - everyone will ask for the recipe!





I share this one often because it's sooo good - a top notch recipe to serve to company!




Such goodness!  So simple! 


 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Smashing Pumpkin Bread

Since I've been baking mostly breads for my farmer's market stand this summer, I wanted to bake a plain pumpkin bread for my last time there this fall, but haven't been able to find the recipe I got from a friend many years ago.


I've pinned several that look luscious. Then I opened a Taste of Home magazine given to me by a friend, and there it was!  I compared the ingredient list to the recipe I had just recently pinned.  Only a little bit of difference in the flour amount, so I decided to go with this one.

It's flavorful and so moist, so this is the one I'll stick with.
It was enjoyed soooo much with our morning coffee. 

You can always add nuts, craisins, coconut or cinnamon chips to dress it up. 

But trust me, it's awesome just as it is. A perfect fall treat. 
It freezes nicely too, so keep some on hand for drop in company.

It will make your kitchen smell heavenly while it's baking!!!!!!



SMASHING PUMPKIN BREAD 

1-2/3 c. all purpose flour
1-1/2 c. sugar
(I cut back to 1 heaping c.)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
2 large eggs
1 c. canned pumpkin puree
1/2 c. canola oil
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. chopped nuts, coconut, cinnamon chips or raisins, optional 

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9" X 5" loaf pan; set aside.

In large bowl, combine first eight dry ingredients - flour through cloves. 

In medium bowl, whisk together eggs, pumpkin, oil and water; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
(No, I did not use a mixer, just stirred by hand). 
Stir in add-ins if desired. 

Pour into prepared pan.  Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out pretty clean, about 1 hour. (A few crumbs on the toothpick will ensure a moist loaf). 

Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool. 

Serve with cream cheese or Honey Cinnamon Butter

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Copycat Bob Evans Chicken & Noodles & Weekend Potluck #243!

WELCOME TO WEEKEND POTLUCK!!


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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Microwave No Bake Cookies (Small Batch - Sugar free option)



I think we all have a chocolate craving from time to time 
(That is...if you are a chocolate fan). 

I think this is the perfect answer to satisfying that sweet tooth without having a lot of goodies around to continually tempt you. 

(And I'm sharing a sugar free option!) 

I don't make no bake cookies very often, so when I came across this
simple recipe - that only makes SIX cookies - I had to give it a try. 
Thanks to Ready Set Eat blog for sharing this simple recipe. 

It worked perfectly.  

I'm sure you can double or triple the batch, but then I wouldn't be sure how long you would cook it, so if you figure that out, let me know. 

I used xylitol instead of sugar...to make them sugar free, and cooked the base a tad longer...about 1-1/2 minutes,
and I could tell when I was stirring in the oatmeal, that these were going to be great and set up nicely. 

Be sure to enjoy them when you're home alone (teehee).  


MICROWAVE NO BAKE COOKIES

1/3 c. granulated sugar 
2 tsp. baking cocoa
2 Tb. milk
2 Tb. peanut butter, crunchy or creamy
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. quick cooking oatmeal 

In medium microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar (or xylitol for sugar free),
baking cocoa and milk. Microwave on high for 1 minute 15 seconds, or until it
boils, stirring once.   (If using xylitol, cook for 1 minute 30 seconds). 

Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. (I used a whisk). Add oats and stir until blended. Drop by spoonsful onto wax paper lined plate, to make 6 cookies. Chill in refrigerator for about 10 minutes before enjoying. 

Yield: 6 cookies  

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Chicken Terrific & Weekend Potluck #243

HEY Y'ALL!  WELCOME TO WEEKEND POTLUCK!
We're so glad you came by to spend time with us.  Get ready to smack your lips over this week's features and all the delicious-ness being shared here.  
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Chicken Terrific by Cooking with K

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Sheet Pan Honey Mustard Chicken Dinner by Meatloaf and Melodrama


Old Fashioned Apple Cake by The Kitchen is my Playground

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Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake by The Better Baker

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