Basic Waffles

This Recipe I made because I had left over fruit salsa. I googled waffle recipe and made the first one that popped up, because it had five stars.

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

  1. Preheat waffle iron. Beat eggs in large bowl with hand beater until fluffy. Beat in flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, just until smooth.
  2. Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot. 

It was easy to make, and made about 5 waffles with my waffle iron.

The recipe its self wasn’t that tasty. I was unimpressed. The batter was the right consistency  but it just wasn’t that tasty. Thank goodness I had the fruit salsa to put on top. 

If your looking for a quick basic waffle recipe then this is it, but if your looking for an impressive waffle recipe, this isn’t it. haha!

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Apple Stuffed Cinnamon Buns

This idea came to me when I was shopping for Crescent Rolls for my apples in a blanket Recipe: Find here:

Apples in a Blanket

I saw the packaged cinnamon buns- and I thought WHY NOT? Isn’t that basically what I am doing anyways? Stuffing the rolls with apples and then rolling it cinnamon and sugar, why not buy that pre made?

So I bought the cinnamon buns. I thought how should I do this: so this is what I did.

Took the roll and cut it in half- with a very sharp knife. However I didn’t go all the way through the middle I left it like a sandwich rolls.

Stuffed it with a few apples from the apple pie filling in a can.

 

Closed them back up and baked them by following the package.

When they came out of the oven I frosted them with the frosting it came with. Delectable.

They were wondrous! I was so proud of myself for coming up with this. A great home made twist- on something already made for you. STUPID EASY.

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Pumpkin Rice Krispie’s

So I found these somewhere; and of course now I can’t find the recipe. But I can remember- sorry I can’t give proper credit.

3 Tablespoons of butter

One bag of Mini Marshmallows plus one cup

1/4 of Pumpkin Puree

Dash of Nutmeg

Dash of All spice

1/4 Tsp of Cinnamon

6 cups of the snap crackle pop cereal ( Rice Krispie’s)

SO This was another treat I wanted to add to my fall party dessert lay out. I had most of the ingredients so its what I picked!

What you do is you melt the butter over the stove on low-medium. Add in the pumpkin as soon as its done, and throw in the spices. Add the entire bag of Mini Marshmallows and stir until those are melted. Take off heat. Then you have to wait 10 minutes to add in the extra cup of marshmallows. Once that cup is added WAIT longer. About half n hour. Then you can go ahead and add in the Kripies. They say that if you dont do this the treats will become soggy. So I didn’t mess around with it.

Pour into any size pan, depends on if you want tall treats or not I opted for the 9X13. Let it set for half n hour and then cut and serve! Simple! No bake! OHH YEAH

I didn’t try these because I am not a fan of rice krispie treats. weird I know. but I heard they were excellent!

 

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Pumpkin Pie DIP

Im a sucker for dips. So here it goes:

Recipe for Pumpkin Pie Dip:

  • One box of Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • One tub of Cool Whip
  • Can of Puree pumpkin
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice

I bought the ingredients on monday for the party on friday, and decided to mix the ingredients early, that way it REALLY had a chance to soak up the flavors, you know dips are always better when you let the sit for a while.

The recipe called for pumpkin pie spice, but why waste the money for pumpkin pie spice, when you have a full spice cabinet? Heres how I made my pumpkin spice:

Pumpkin Pie Spice

  • Cinnamon
  • ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • All spice

I guessed on mine, and just added a little bit of everything, but if you’d like one to store in your cabinet heres the measurements:

  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves

So I mixed one box of vanilla pudding, and my home made pumpkin pie spice and added it to a tub of cool whip. I placed the cool whip back in the freezer for the week- to be used later when I needed it.

I grabbed a pumpkin and hallowed it out, (kept and cooked the seeds yummy paleo snack).

Thawed out the frozen previously made cool whip and added the can of pureed pumpkin. I threw it all in the hallowed out pumpkin and looked super cute!

This dip was super easy to make and I enjoyed it because it didn’t have cream cheese, or sour cream or too many ingredients like other dips call for. It was just a nice light pumpkin dip and everyone really enjoyed it!

 

 

 

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Zucchini and Sweet Potato Fritatta

Saw this:

Frittata

HAD to try. Simple and Easy Paleo Dinner. BTW I am on day 16!!

So I added in mushrooms to this mix, but just a little bit. I skipped the green peppers, and the parsley, who actually likes parsley??

This came out so TASTY. The sweet potato really helped it because without it you would be like.. where is the sugar? the milk? the cheese? Didn’t need any of it! so tasty! Great Paleo Dinner.

It was so good I forgot to take a picture before we devoured it: Heres what was left

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Snicker Doodles Stuffed with Caramel

How could I resist this fall treat? After seeing this recipe from the domestic rebel I HAD TO try for my party on friday.

Cinnamon Stuffed Cookies

So the recipe calls for

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • About 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • About 24 caramel squares, unwrapped
  • Cinnamon Sugar mix to roll cookies in

What also drew me to this recipe was the fact that it used cake mix. Any cookie recipe that uses cake mix I usually love (because its easy) and because it gives the cookies a great consistency. Not many ingredients, even more simple! (cheaper). I bought two dollar packs of caramels from target, and only used one and then half of the other.

So I mixed the ingredients and ended up refrigerating them for the day because I didn’t have time to make them but that usually works out better for cookies anyways!

Oops- I didn’t roll the caramels in cinnamon like recipe calls for, but I am not a cinnamon overload fan so I think that this is okay.  So roll and stuff the caramels in the cookie and then roll the cookie into the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Pretty simple. it was so much easier stuffing the cookies than  I thought the dough rolls right over the caramel and gave me no trouble at all!

My cookies did not come out like they did in her picture…mine never do, They rose REALLY high, not sure why. maybe the refrigeration? any ideas? But they taste great, can’t wait to serve them!

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Lindsey’s Special Sauce

OMIGOD. so I just MADE UP spaghetti sauce. Paleo. I am so IMPRESSED with myself. Heres the deal:

I have always hated spaghetti and meatballs, I LOVE tomatoes (eat them like apples) and I love pizza sauce, but there is something about spaghetti sauce I never liked. Red sauce eww. Just dont enjoy it. Same way how I love pickles but hate relish.

So the other day I decided to try Spaghetti Squash. Because thats what I can eat on Paleo. So Spaghetti Squash is easy, cut in half, take out the seeds, and bake face down at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Then I added Prego Sauce, (not Paleo friendly) and I HATED IT. you know why because it tasted JUST LIKE SPAGHETTI. for real. So I recommend spaghetti squash, because you REALLY can’t taste the difference. It’s what they say I know. But its true.

So time to try again but this time with my own sauce. This was also the first time I was cooking with coconut oil. I have been hesitant to cook with coconut oil because I thought it was taste coconutty, and I dont like coconut. WRONG. its such a high quality oil, and it DOES NOT taste like coconut!

So I threw in some sweet onion. (half) and two cloves of garlic, and a handful of sliced and diced mushrooms. I sautéed them for a while. Then grabbed a can of whole tomatoes, and put in the juice of the tomato and the tomatoes and diced them in the pan. Simmer Simmer Simmer.

Serve over spaghetti squash. MAN. SO GOOD. It DID NOT taste like Spaghetti Sauce. It kind of tasted like a gourmet pizza sauce, they kind you eat on a margarita pizza or something.

Here is my meal for the night: spinach and cauliflower “mashed potatoes” wasn’t a fan of those….

DELISH, SUCCESS.

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