Homemade Gummy Candy

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My family loves gummy candy in all shapes, sizes and flavors! A few years ago I discovered a recipe to make it at home so we tried it out. It was so easy! Just three ingredients and some kind of mold is all you need.  In half an hour, you will have your own gummy candy. Gummy candy is about the easiest kid friendly recipe I've ever tried. My four year old could pretty much make these herself (except the "cooking" portion).  We aren't really big Jell-O eaters, but I try to keep a few boxes in the pantry for a quick afternoon gummy candy making session when some boredom sets in.  Not exactly the healthiest of snacks but it's fun to make! You basically use three ingredients: water, gelatin and Jell-O.  I'm thinking you could also use just fruit juice instead of the Jell-O and add another packet or two of gelatin, but I haven't tried that yet.   We usually make our gummy candy in candy molds, but I had a new silicone bunny mold I wanted to try out. The gummy candy made in ... [read more]

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

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Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers are an easy appetizer to make for any party.  Stuffed with goat cheeses and wrapped in bacon, these jalapeno poppers are sure to be the star of your party! For our Super Bowl party this year my Paleo eating sister wanted jalapeno poppers so I agreed to make some.  We usually stuff the poppers with cream cheese, but for some reason I had it in my head that if I made them with goat cheese, they would be Paleo.   Well, after making them I decided to research that fact and found it to be false.  Oh well! They were still really good! I found the goat cheese at Costco and mixed with Manchego, another type of goat cheese that's more like Parmesan or Romano.  I used half of one package of the goat cheese and a few tablespoons of the Manchego. The stages of the jalapenos.  Cut the jalapeno in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds and ribs. I just use a spoon for that.  Then cut each half, in half again. Stuff the quarters with your ... [read more]

Chocolate Almond Rice Krispies Treats for Late Night Snacking

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Enjoy a fun spin on the classic Rice Krispies treat for a late  night snack! Chocolate and almond combine with Kellogg's Rice Krispies for a delicious snack. The dishes are done. The kids are in bed. I'm usually working in my laptop and maybe watching some TV. Then some time around 9:00 PM, I start to get hungry. Because of my husband's early work schedule, we eat early meals. We eat dinner by 5:00 PM, which means that 4 hours later, I'm getting hungry.   If I go to bed hungry, then I have trouble falling asleep so I definitely need a late night snack. Like this Team Kellogg's tip suggests I have found that cereal is actually a really great late night snack and I love a bowl of my favorite cereal, like Kellogg's Rice Krispies.  But sometimes that sweet tooth kicks in and I want something sweet for a snack.  So I decided to take the classic Rice Krispies treat and spin it a little.  I've recently fallen in love with almond butter and can't get enough of it.  I also love ... [read more]

Chocolate Covered Cherry & Pistachios Trail Mix

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Pistachio Health Institute. Make a healthy snack at home with pistachios! This easy to make trail mix is full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants! As I shared earlier this week, I've decided to start leading healthier lifestyle.  One way I'm doing that is by really paying attention to the food I'm cooking and eating.  I've done really well making sure to eat both breakfast and lunch, which I used to skip a lot.  Another trick I've been using is to make sure to have healthy snacks on hand at all times so I don't have  a "food emergency" and end up eating food that I'm trying to avoid.  One food I always have on hand are nuts and recently, I've been making a yummy trail mix with pistachios. Chocolate covered cherry and pistachios trail mix is a snack that is good for you.  I put in a little bit of dark chocolate, dried cherries and pistachios.  I found out on the Pistachios Health Institute Website that ... [read more]

Baked Buffalo Chicken Flautas

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Baked flautas are quick and easy to make for your game day party thanks to Tyson Chicken Fries.  Just wrap the chicken fries, add buffalo sauce and cheese, wrap and bake for the perfect big game snack. Are you ready for game day in two weeks?  My husband started planning his game day party sometime in September.  I, of course, am left to actually put the plans in to motion. With a lot of food to make, I rely on recipes that quick, easy, but also delicious and Baked Buffalo Chicken Flautas meets all three requirements.  While I was at Walmart picking up the Tyson Chicken Fries for the Flautas, I also picked up popcorn chicken and Kraft dressings and dips for dipping.   I'll put a plate of the chicken fries and popcorn chicken out just plain for the kids or anyone else. To make the flautas, you'll need some pretty basic ingredients - Tyson Chicken Fries, flour tortillas, homemade buffalo sauce, and cheese.  Cook the chicken fries according to package directions and then ... [read more]