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Mommydo How-To: Maple Bacon Sriracha Popcorn

Super Bowl Sunday Maple Bacon Sriracha Popcorn It’s Superbowl Sunday which means it’s time for some super snacks. Popcorn has been my favourite snack for pretty much my whole life. And I’m always looking for ways to kick it up a notch. What better way than adding a maple bacon twist? I brought the sweet, spicy and salty together in this easy, yummy, maple bacon filled, forget-about-your-diet take on popcorn. It’s surprisingly simple to make. You need bacon, popcorn kernels, maple syrup, Sriracha sauce and a little coarse salt. Have a look! [wpvideo QjPSqQtb]   melanie

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Valentine Rice Krispie Treats

easy recipe video williams syndrome

Valentine Rice Krispie Treats I was lucky enough to win a Rice Krispies prize pack in the #treatsfortoys twitter party in December. I’m a big fan of the program where Rice Krispies donates money for toys for every toy shaped Rice Krispie Treat posted with #treatsfortoys. This year, the campaign raised $40,000. I thought I’d say Thank You for the amazing prize (which included a whole bunch of Rice Krispies AND a Visa gift card) by making a video of the first thing we made with the delivery. The whole family enjoyed these and I loved making my first food video.  …

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Lactose-Free Apple Fritter Bread Recipe – Sunday. Morning. Must Eat.

slices of delicious lactose-free apple fritter loaf with sweet glaze

I found this little treat on Pinterest and went out and bought the ingredients ASAP. I was able to easily create a Lactose-Free Apple Fritter Bread Recipe, thanks to the lactose-free butter that is now available. I’ve been on a donut kick lately but making them at home seems like so. much. work. But then this glorious recipe came along…donut taste. Loaf work. No lactose? Genius. LACTOSE – FREE APPLE FRITTER BREAD RECIPE. Stop reading. Start baking now. This recipe adapted from Rumbly Tumbly, originally posted here back in 2013. I COULD HAVE BEEN EATING THIS SINCE 2013?   melanie

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Opa! Lactose-Free Tzatziki Recipe

Lactose-Free Tzatziki Recipe So being lactose intolerant doesn’t just mean no milk or cheese – it pretty much puts an end to anything creamy and delicious until you can find a decent work around. One that has eluded me for years is creating a simple lactose-free tzatziki. I don’t really have time to cheese-cloth drain anything to the right consistency and with no lactose free Greek yogourt available in Canada I was out of luck until… Lactose-free greek yogourt has arrived Finally, Liberté launched Lactose Free Greek Yogourt! I grabbed some on Friday night and yesterday was the first time…

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When the going gets busy, the busy get slow-cookin’

mommydo.com | Melt-in-your-mouth slow cooker ribs | quick and easy and delicious ribs you make in your crockpot

I’ve been crazy busy these past few *gulp* months. I even broke my own smug ‘takeout only once every 2 weeks rule’ last week and had takeout (or takeout leftovers) EVERY NIGHT. So yesterday I hauled out the slow cooker to help pull me out of my ‘too busy to cook, to smug to eat any more takeout’ blues and try the recipe that produced these succulent beauties… Ribs? In a slow cooker? Oh yes I did. The meat was from our local shop Rowe Farms (so good) and the recipe from Food Network magazine. Easy. Seen here with oven…

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Drunken Italian Noodles and a Green Thumb

Mommydo.com | Drunken Italian Noodles |Easy pasta recipe that's perfect for entertaining | uses fresh ingredients | 30 min or less

I just realized I haven’t posted about these noodles. Wha? I can’t believe you could have been eating these for months and instead I’ve been keeping this AMAZING recipe to myself. I feel like a bit of a jerk about that. How good are they? I now have a plant – AN ACTUAL PLANT – so I always have fresh basil to make this specific recipe. So, so good. I’m pulling the recipe from here at The Cozy Apron. If you try them and like them as much as I do – (you know, ‘go out and get the only…

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Need a little Sunshine? Maybe these will help…

I have a friend who’s called me Lemonie for years and I happen to LOVE lemon, so when I saw this recipe on Pinterest I had to try it. Lemonies (From Rita’s Recipes) Lemon Brownies 3/4 C flour 3/4 C sugar 1/4 t salt 1 stick butter, soft 2 eggs juice from 1/2 lemon (about 1T) zest from 1/2 lemon (about 1t) Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Mix in the softened butter. In another bowl whisk the eggs with the lemon juice and zest. Add to the larger bowl and mix well. Pour into prepared…

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Craving Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

That’s what happened to me last week. Just wanted to eat simple homemade cookies. So, I grabbed my go-to recipe that I’ve been making since I first learned how to make cookies (which isn’t hard ’cause I use the one on the back of the Chippits bag). Then I baked them. Then we ate them. Now I’m craving more classic chocolate chip cookies. Sigh. Ingredients: 1 cup – Softened butter 1 cup – Brown Sugar 1/2 cup – White granulated sugar 2 – Eggs 1.5 teaspoons – vanilla 2 cups – All Purpose Flour 1 teaspoon – Baking Soda 1/2…

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The pickiest

My boy is THE pickiest eater. I’m sure it’s our own fault for about a million reasons but I’m working very hard at fixing the situation. One thing I’m trying is getting him to participate in making his own food when I can. It seems to work when we can pull it off. Last weekend I had him make is own pizza for lunch. We used the Kraft Pizza Kit which I have mentioned before that we love for a quick, homemade-ish crust in 5 min flat. Apparently he pays more attention to what’s going on around him than I…

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Meal Plan Follow-Up: Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Tacos

On Sunday, I talked about my new commitment to meal planning. I mentioned this weeks plan had me making Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Tacos from this recipe from Dinner With Julie. Let me tell you, it is both easy and delicious. The meat is so tender and so tasty. Husband couldn’t believe it was a 5-ingredient dish! Took me maybe 10 minutes to get it ready – and that includes pulling the recipe up online and digging out the slow cooker. We made soft-shelled tacos with avocado, cheese (lactose-free for me), salsa and fresh tomato. It’s only as I type…

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