Football Rice Crispies

Super Bowl 50 is today!! Need something quick to take to a party? Just celebrating at home and want something sweet? These are easy to make, the kids can help you too!

Ingredients:
6 cups rice Crispy cereal
1 bag (10 ounces) of marshmallows
1 TSP of pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup of chocolate chips or chocolate melting wafers

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Utensils:
Large cookie sheet, sprayed with cooking spray (Pam) or lightly greased
Large saucepan
Wooden spoon or lightly greased spoon
Large Measuring cup or 1 cup;measuring cup
Wax paper
Sandwich baggy
Scissors
Microwave to melt chocolate
Metal Circle cookie cutter shaped into football

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Directions:
1.) Melt butter on low setting in saucepan
2.) Slowly add all the marshmallows
3.) Once melted and gooey, turn off heat and mix in vanilla
4.) Mix all 6 cups of cereal quickly
5.) Pour cereal & marshmallow mixture onto greased baking sheet
6.) Press down lightly with wax paper into cookie sheet
7.) Let cool for 30 minutes or until firm
8.) Cut out with football shaped cookie cutter
9.) Melt chocolate, in the plastic sandwich bag
10.) Snip a tiny hole at one corner of sandwich bag
11.)Decorate with melted chocolate, 1 long line and 5 small lines across
12.) Enjoy!!!

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Let’s go Panthers!!!

Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie

I love pumpkin pie however condensed milk and I do not get along well. A few years ago I created a simple dairy free pumpkin pie and it has been a must every Thanksgiving.
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Ingredients:
2 packages of unbaked pie crusts (2 unbaked crusts in 1 package)
1 can (15 ounces) of puréed pumpkin
12 ounces of almond milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 eggs
Cooking spray

Utensils:
2 mixing bowls
Whisk
Cupcake pan
Measuring spoons
Measuring cups
Pastry cutter or pizza cutter
Cookie cutter of your choice for decoration

Follow these simple steps:
1.) Preheat over to 350°
2.) Roll out dough on top of a lightly floured counter and cut into 2 x 2 squares

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3.) Place cut dough into cupcake pans, until filled. You will remaining dough. Just set aside.

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4.) Mix sugar, spices and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
5.) Whisk pumpkin, dairy free liquid and eggs into a large bowl. Slowly stir in sugar & spice mix.
6.) Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop pie mix into mini pies.

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7.) Bake in a preheated oven at 350° for 15-18 minutes.

For easy decorations, roll out leftover pie dough and cut with a holiday themed cookie cutter and bake flat 350° til golden brown. (7-9 minutes)

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Your masterpiece!

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French Bread Pizza

One of my favorite simple meals for any day of the week, especially weekends at home, would have to be French Bread Pizza. This is a simple recipe, you can cater to everyone’s taste at home, instead of spending a fortune on different manufactured pizza company pizza’s.

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This recipe serve’s 4 (roughly depends how you cut the slices, you could feed more if you cut the slices smaller)

Ingredients:

1 loaf of French Bread (Sliced down the middle and then in half if serving 4)

1 cup of your favorite pizza sauce (Simple recipe below)

1 to 1 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese

Choose your favorite toppings, we love salami, spinach, onions and peppers.

1.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2.) Place slice bread on baking sheet

3.) Spread pizza sauce on french bread, followed by toppings and cheese

Load up your pizza with your fav toppings!

4.) Place pizza’s in oven, bake about 12 minutes, or till cheese is melted to your liking

5.) Serve once slightly cooled

Pizza Sauce

Pizza sauce (also great over pasta)

In a medium saucepan use 1 Tablespoon of olive oil, you will saute about 1/4 cup of sliced or chopped white onion, 1 Tablespoon of chopped garlic. Once the onions look translucent, turn the heat down and add 1 can of tomato sauce (8 ounces). Add 1 Tablespoon of italian seasoning. Stir all ingredients together, in saucepan. Cover and let this simmer for roughly 20 minutes, or as you chop other ingredients for pizza, pasta or so forth. You can even let this simmer longer, if you want more intense flavors.

Enjoy!!