Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I am sort of weary on the taco seasoning situation. I have checked a couple brands and am just not sure about them anymore. I do hear that Chi Chi's brand is safe but, I decided to make my own! It work out really well because I made quite a bit and knew exactly what was in it. Here's the recipe modified from the original found here.

Recipe for seasoning:
2 TBS chilli powder
2 TBS ground cumin
2 TBS garlic powder
2 TBS onion powder
1/2 TBS crushed red pepper (more or less to your liking)

Mix together! This should be enough for almost 3 batches of tacos. I store mine in the freezer. Enjoy!!

Recipe for taco meat:
1 lb ground meat
3 TBS taco seasoning
1 cup water (more or less to your liking)

1. Brown meat until no longer pink and then drain off the fat. 
2. Add taco seasoning and water. Simmer for about 5 min.
3. Remove from heat, let stand for 3-5 min. (Sauce will thicken upon standing)
4. Enjoy your yummy tacos    :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Udi's Gluten Free Bread Review

People say to try bread last. After your body has adjusted to the new diet and you have grown accustomed to eating non-wheat flours. Well, I made the plunge and decided to try my first gluten-free bread. I chose Udi's sandwich bread because Kroger had it on clearance. I got one loaf for $2.99 instead of $5.99. I was not disappointed in this product! I made a yummy sandwich with provolone, turkey, lettuce, and cucumber. It was so nice to eat a real sandwich instead of a lettuce wrap! I highly recommend this bread to all of you, especially if you can snag a sale!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Betty Crocker - Gluten Free

Betty Crocker has some great gluten free products out there! I bought the chocolate chip cookie mix from Vitacost with my BetterBatter flour order. Oh my goodness.... these cookies are GOOD! Just like the original ones!! I highly recomend trying these!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Caramel Corn

Mmmmm. Who doesn't love caramel corn? I have made this every Tuesday for three weeks now to eat while I watch Pretty Little Liars     :)   This is delightful and of course... gluten free! TGIF :)

Caramel Corn Recipe

1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 bag of popped popcorn (I usually love butter but, I prefer plain for this recipe)
Aluminum foil
Cooking spray
1/2 tsp Vanilla

1.  Preheat oven to 200 degrees
2. Line a cookie sheet (preferably with sides) with aluminum foil & spray the foil with cooking spray
3. Lay out the popcorn on the cookie sheet. PICK OUT ALL OF THE KERNALS!
4. In a pot on the stove (over high heat) cook butter, corn syrup, and brown sugar to a boil. Stirring frequently.
5. Boil for five minutes on medium-high heat then, add vanilla.
6. Drizzle the entire mixture over the popcorn and place the popcorn in the oven.
7. Bake for a half hour -- take it out halfway through to stir it (you want all of it covered in caramel!)
8. When it is done, wait for it to cool a little so that you don't burn yourself. (If you allow it to cool too much it will stick to the foil)

Thanks to Morgan & her blog for the original recipe!