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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Throw me something mister!

I have a fond place in my heart for New Orleans (I lived there during high school and years later got married there) and I haven't been to Mardi Gras in a many many years, so when my friend Melissa posted a King Cake recipe on facebook that she took years to perfect, I thought I would try to recreate it Gluten Free!

My first attempt below was a big ole #FAIL. The dough was way to sticky and I could barely work with it (The cake tasted great, it just wasn't pretty.)

When my friend Lauren asked me to write a guest post on her blog Whisking Through Life  I knew it had to be something good. So I tried again to make the Gluten Free King Cake....and guess what? It came out great! The photo above was my final result. Check out the recipe and more photos here!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Margarita Jello Shots

It seems like all of my blog posts about cocktail creations start when I visit with my sister.... This weekend my sister was in town and we wanted to create a fun cocktail creation that would be a wow factor at an upcoming taco night I am hosting. We decided to try Margarita Jello Shots! In order to give them that wow factor we decided to serve them in lime wedges.

1. Gather your ingredients: lime jello, tequila, orange flavored liquor, limes and water
2. Mix your ingredients
I decided to make half batch virgin and half batch 21 and over. So I mixed 1 cup warm water with the jello mix. Once the mix dissolved I poured a half cup of the mix into one bowl and a half cup into another.

For the virgin jello I added a half cup of cold water, mixed and then placed it into the fridge to harden (I decided not to put the virgin jello in the lime shells to be sure I didn't mix it up with the grown-up jello).

For the adult jello I added 2 tequila mini's and half a bottle of the orange liquor mini (the total amount of liquor was half a cup) I mixed it together and set the bowl aside.
 3. Juice your limes (you can reserve the juice for guacamole)
4. Use a spoon to get any remaining pulp out of the lime shell

 5. Pour your jello into the lime shells. Be sure to put them in a pan to keep them from falling over (like the handy bone shaped pan I use to make Barkday Cakes)
6. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight (because of the alcohol these take longer to set than normal)
 7. Cut the lime into wedges (you can add salt just be sure to add the salt as you are serving them because it dissolves quickly on top of the jello)

Be sure to check out my other cocktail creations like Drunk Gummies, White Russian Chocolate Pudding and Watermelon Punch!

*Please note this recipe includes alcohol and is intended only for adults over the age of 21. Please don't eat these and drive, operate heavy machinery or text.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

America's Favorite Pasttime

Take me out to the ball game...or take my husband's attention away from me for 162 games...

Of course I kid. Who doesn't love baseball season? Now that some stadiums carry gluten free beer, this girl might even want to see a game or two this season!

My hubby is a very talented and funny writer and he will be keeping you in the Fantasy Baseball know this season writing for under his twitter handle MatzahFazool. You should check out his first article "Don't Pay Good Money for Overpriced Players"

You can also find him writing about what grinds his gears over at the Grilling with Rich website. Hopefully with all of this writing he's doing I'll still be able to find him.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Get Buns like the Kardashians

I am talking about the buns in their hair! Have you ever wondered how they get such big buns? While they do have a ton of hair, I suspect they are using a foam donut.

1. Put your hair in a ponytail
2. Pull the ends of your hair through the middle of the donut

3. Tuck the ends of your hair around the donut

4. Start to roll the donut towards your head and continue tucking under any loose ends.

5. You are done!

If you do this while your hair is damp you will get awesome curls after you take it out!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Easy Peasy Dinner

I have about 30 minutes on weeknights to prepare a nutritious dinner for myself, my hubby and our 9 month old son. With leftover Fake-Out Alfredo sauce on hand I decided to make Skinny Chicken Parm and no bake Lasagna Roll ups.

Skinny Chicken Parm is a piece of cake to make. Rinse off a chicken breast with water and then roll it in Quinoa Flakes. Seer the chicken breast in a frying pan and then transfer to a baking dish with tomato sauce on the bottom. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.