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GET OFF YOUR BUTT AND BAKE!: PRETZEL BITES - Parmesan or Cinnamon and Sugar with glaze.

GET OFF YOUR BUTT AND BAKE!: PRETZEL BITES - Parmesan or Cinnamon and Sugar with glaze.
Do you need a perfect snack for the big game? These Pretzel bites will hit the spot for sure. You can make a combination of Parmesan bites with a Cheese dip or Cinnamon and Sugar bites with a Vanilla glaze for dipping. I've finally used up my supply of Rhodes Roll dough . . . until I buy more. Simple . . . CINNAMON and SUGAR PRETZEL BITES Take a Texas size Rhodes roll that has been thawed. Roll it out in a four inch rope. Cut in four sections. I got tired of this method. so I simplified even more. Take your roll, and cut horizontally and vertically. You have four pieces. You will need: as well as: Once your bites are all cut, place on a large greased baking sheet. Let rise until double in size. Like this . . . Bring some water to boil in a large pot. Prepare a Baking sheet with a clean towel and Paper towels on top. Like this: Heat your oven to 375 Degrees. Plop about 10 bites into that boiling water. Toss gently so that all sides are shocked with the water. You will boil for about 45 seconds. Oh yum! Related:  Food

Homemade Crispy Potato Tots (Tater Tots) Homemade Crispy Potato Tots (Tater Tots) I went to a Sonic Drive In for the first time a few weeks ago and was surprised to see that they served tater tots. I just had to order some, and believe me I enjoyed every last tot. I knew then and there that I needed to make a homemade version in my own kitchen. So when the recent issue of Cook’s Country arrived in the mail, this recipe was the first one I bookmarked. Serve for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even an afternoon snack. I added a dash of cayenne pepper because I like things spicy, but feel free to leave it out. Crunchy on the outside, warm and fluffy on the inside. Ingredients: 1 cup water 2 1/4 teaspoons salt 2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) 4 cups peanut oil or vegetable oil Directions: In a small bowl, whisk water and salt together until salt dissolves. One Year Ago: Sweet Dinner Rolls with Honey Butter

Apple Nachos! I have no clue where I originally saw this idea years ago–but in today’s blogging world, apple nachos have become just about as ubiquitous as raw ballz… But, there may still be a few folks remaining who aren’t tuned into all the apple nacho hoopla. If you’ve never tried them, give ’em a whirl! They are ridiculously easy and taste much more awesome than they sound. Plus, my kids LOVE them as a midday snack. And did I mention how silly easy these are to toss together? Obviously this isn’t a recipe–use your imagination and your fave toppings to make THE perfect apple nachos! I used (to feed 1 1/2 kids and 2 adults): 3 crispy and slightly tart apples (we ♥ honeycrisp! For these, I sliced up some apples thin enough so it would be easy to eat the slice in one or two bites. Then I melted some peanut butter–until it was super runny–and drizzled it all over the apples. Couldn’t get much easier! Share with friends!

Brushetta A beautiful summer night (11 p.m. to be exact) in Drogheda. Remember when I first arrived, and I wrote a post about the “Irish diet?” Basically I was amazed that even though I was eating more starch, fat and sugar than ever before, I wasn’t gaining weight. I think at the time (it was still wintery in early March), I chalked it up to the fact that my body – used to the balmy climate of Los Angeles – was working overtime to keep warm in freezing-cold Ireland. Well, it’s not so cold here anymore. Salad with white beans, prawns, low-fat cheese and cilantro (fresh corriander). So this week I’m back on track and back to the gym. And speaking of cures: I can’t remember how it first came up, but my friend Sinead told me a story about how her sister, when just an infant, was inflicted with thrush of the mouth. Brown bread with avocado, tomato and a soft-boiled egg; baked oven “chips” with lean filet steak. Healthy Prawn Salad Sandwich (Serves 2)

Vegetarian Christmas Recipes | Pardon a Pig this Christmas! | Animals Australia While we prepare for the holiday season, it is also a peak time of production for factory farms that produce the 'products' that make up many traditional Christmas feasts. Inside factory farms, acts of cruelty such as severe confinement and surgical procedures without pain relief are legal and routine — despite the fact that if you were to treat a dog or cat this way you could be prosecuted for animal cruelty. Hope for these animals lies with each of us making compassionate choices, and refusing to buy into cruelty when we shop. For the animals’ sake, please join us in embracing a compassionate Festive Season. The Festive Season is a time of giving, kindness and good-will to others, which makes it an ideal time to put values into action by choosing cruelty-free meals these holidays. One of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to spread the word of kindness to animals is to show others how exciting and delicious meat-free meals can be. Bon appétit!

Gooey Butter Cake Recipe & Variations | The Budget Diet German Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake Recipe type: Dessert Author: Kristl Story, Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 24 I can remember eating Gooey Butter Cake since I was a child, and it’s always been one of my favorites! 1 box yellow cake mix1 stick butter, melted1 egg1 tablespoon water8 oz. cream cheese, softened1 box powdered sugar2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla Preheat oven to 350.Mix together cake mix, melted butter, 1 egg and water until combined.Press into a 9 x 13 greased pan.Mix together softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, 2 eggs and vanilla until smooth.Pour over cake mixture.Bake 35 – 40 minutes at 350 or until lightly browned. Gooey Butter Cake variations – let me count the ways I love Gooey Butter Cake!

Whole Grain Master Recipe from “Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day” using Vital Wheat Gluten! (The picture above is another Mark Luinenburg gem; Mark’s done the photography on our new book). Speaking of our new book… … this has been a long and wonderful road; tomorrow (Tuesday October 27) is the publication date for: Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: 100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Gluten-Free Ingredients We are thrilled with the early reviews, and already have already been on TV to talk about the book. On Amazon, the order window has changed from “Pre-Order” to “Order on Amazon”, and bookstores should have it (if they don’t please ask them to order it). The answer: Yes, you can, but you have to make some changes. What is vital wheat gluten? We are going to publish the basic whole grain recipe here on our website. Ingredients: 5 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated yeast (can decrease) 1 tablespoon Kosher salt (can adjust to taste or health concerns) 4 cups lukewarm water (about 100 degrees F)

Organized Home | Clean House, Cut Clutter, Get Organized at Home! Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe If you happen to read MBA on a regular basis, you may remember me discussing my fear of yeast and my attempt to conquer that fear with the help of Amber from Bluebonnets and Brownies. Well since that post a couple of months back, I have been a bread baking fool and no longer doubt myself in the yeast department. In fact, I probably have more bread baking supplies and tools than some bakeries and with that came a serious addiction to the King Arthur Flour website. Since I’m no longer a yeast novice, you can imagine how excited I am to flaunt my newly developed skills for this week’s Holiday Recipe Exchange sponsored by Red Star Yeast. As soon as we gained Red Star Yeast as a sponsor, I knew exactly what I was going to make – Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. These three words alone are enough to get any pumpkin lover jonesing – smother the Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with a Maple Cream Cheese Frosting and you’ll pretty much be in sugar-coma heaven. How To Participate Link Up Your Recipes: $159.79 Value.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Vacation is finally over and I am a little sad to see it go. Josh and I had an entire week off and we did absolutely nothing. Well, we watched an obscene amount of movies and did our fair share of cooking, baking, and eating, but nothing too strenuous. I usually wake up every morning at 5:00 so I can go to the gym and get my day going. Baked oatmeal is comforting, satisfying, and delicious. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthy, add apple cinnamon baked oatmeal to your breakfast menu. Yield: Serves 4-6 Cook Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups old fashioned oats 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups skim milk 1/2 cup applesauce 1 tablespoon melted butter 2 egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and diced Optional Toppings: Brown Sugar Raisins Dried Cranberries Chopped almonds Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. If you like this apple cinnamon baked oatmeal, you might also like:

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip « Slice & Dice 6 Oct This dip might put me into rehab. It is so addicting. I couldn’t get a grip. I. Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup miniature chocolate chips Graham cracker sticks or teddy grahams In a small bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Like this: Like Loading... Tags: Appetizer evil chef mom: buttermilk beignets {In the US, beignets are associated with the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Thank you, Wiki.}I'm going to come clean about something. It's shocking and some of you might tsk-tsk me but I'm really shameless and not all "foodie"-like some might assume... ready for it? I didn't hear of beignets until 2004. I didn't try one until 2005. And the first beignet I had was, wait for it... so you can really be appalled... was in DISNEYLAND! Oh yes, folks... read it and weep. After having my Disneyland beignets I was a goner. Beignets (pronounced BEN-yayz) are now a Christmas morning tradition in our house. buttermilk beignets:dam good sweet by david guas & raquel pelzel makes about 4 dozen 3/4 cup whole milk1 1/2 cups buttermilk4 teaspoons active dry yeast2 1/2 tablespoons sugar3 1/2 cups bread flour, plus extra for work surface1/2 baking soda1/4 teaspoon saltpeanut oil for frying, i have used vegetable oil and i haven't noticed the difference.confectioners sugar... lots of confectioners sugar!!!

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips Recipe Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips Recipe I posted our edamame guacamole recipe this week and mentioned that we made homemade baked tortilla chips to go with our guacamole. Well, I received several emails and comments from readers wanting to know how we made our chips. We purchase corn tortillas from a local Mexican market, they are cheap and fresh. These chips are easy to make and much better for you than fried tortilla chips. Edamame GuacamoleMango SalsaBlack Bean SalsaGuacamole DipCilantro Lime Hummus Making your own chips at home is easy, fun, and cheaper too. Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips Ingredients:1 small package of white corn tortillas, taco size, cut into triangles Cooking spray-we use a canola oil spray Salt-to tasteDirections:1.