Thursday, June 21, 2012

Recipes ~ Like I Promised :)

Okay so the recipes used in the past weeks I have not had to make major adaptions so I will give the links to the blogs. I found the snickers and the peanut butter bars through pinterest and I basically fell in love. I don't have any pictures to share because really I was lazy today and didn't take pictures. I have to be up early tomorrow so I am hoping I will be more productive in the kitchen. I will keep you all posted if I have any adventures to share.

And this is to the peanut butter chocolate bars  She says that she was planning to use rice krispies next time she made them. I did use rice krispies since they are naturally gluten free and they turned out fabulous. I actually had complements because of the rice krispies in the bars. I had them mostly crushed but I didn't turn them into powder. I actually had a hard time deciding how crushed they should actually be. A slight problem I ran into was cutting and taking them out of them pan. You kind of have to achieve a perfect temperature to get them out perfectly but I haven't figured out what that is yet. When I do I will let everyone know. 

This one is for the pizza yumminess I made yesterday. I was surprised at how well these turned out. I made several changes. I had to find nitrate/nitrite free pepperoni because they give me migraines so I have been waiting to make these for quite awhile. The recipe does not say to cut the pepperoni up but I saw no reason to leave them whole. In place of gluten free Bisquick mix I used Pamela's Baking and Pancake Mix. We buy it from Amazon in bulk. It worked beautifully. I also used mild cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella because I didn't have any on hand and I had no desire to go to the store. I think it actually worked out better because of the cheddar. Pamela's has baking powder and salt in the mix so I reduced the amount that I used. I used a little more than a pinch of salt and I used in between 1/2 a teaspoon and 1 teaspoon of baking powder. I can't give you an exact amount because honestly I don't remember and unfortunately I didn't write it down soon enough. I have also decided that I could use cut up turkey instead of pepperoni and have it turn out pretty similar. The texture would still be amazing it will just taste a little less like pizza. When I try it again I will post the results. 

I am thinking about making honey rolls tomorrow and so hopefully I will be in a picture taking mood. Or maybe I will have my best friend Tay from come over and take pictures for me :) The two of us had yummy adventures last summer that you can read about here.

I started a puzzle today and have completely neglected the dishes so I think I am going to make a little dent in the pile :) I hope everyone has had a fabulous day. I will talk to you all soon!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Lack of Blogging + Re-commitment

So I graduated last week! And through all the craziness and life being hard I began to miss my blog. And I also realized that I never really got a good start with the said blog. So I am going to try again. It is the start of a new summer. This is a time of major adjustment in my life as I get ready to go off to college. I am going to Brigham Young University Idaho in September. I am sooooo excited. 

Last week I was making peanut butter chocolate bars (recipe to follow, I promise!) getting ready for a graduation party and I had this realization that I belong in the kitchen. I am the happiest when I have my cupcake apron on (another story for another time) and I am dancing to upbeat music creating something delicious. I have also discovered that I enjoy cooking/baking more when I can share what I make! I love making people happy through food. That is really the reason why I am going to open up a gluten free bakery.

Anyways back to the food. Because it is now summer I have begun making yummy things again. It started with the previously mentioned peanut butter chocolate bars. Then I made homemade snickers bars with my wonderful best friend Megy from She came to visit our little town for a couple of weeks after moving to Hawaii several months ago. I missed her soooooooo much! I am so glad that I have been able to see her again. I really love the snickers bars but I am going to work on the caramel layer because like my mother told me it is really hard and chewy.

I also remembered a recipe my mom found awhile ago. They are pizza muffin things. I know that isn't a glorious and descriptive title like they deserve. However. I made them today and they are delicious!!!! I am planning on creating other recipes from this one and I am definitely going to make them while at college. They are so easy and good. I was full after eating one and some carrots but they were so good that I ate a second one. I think the grand total that I have consumed today was five. It made twelve. I think I am going to be making them again tomorrow or on Friday :)

I am not babysitting tomorrow so hopefully I will get pictures of the snickers and the pizza yummies done. The peanut butter bars are long gone so another batch will have to be made in order for pictures to be taken. Some how I don't see that as a problem. I will also post recipes. Hmm don't believe me? You will just have to wait and see if I prove you wrong ;)

It feels good to be back. Check back tomorrow or Friday for the post mentioned above but in the mean time I hope everyone is enjoying their first days of summer!