Doug, a reader from New Mexico sent me this recipe for his favorite chicken strips. I guess I had been doing so many reviews of chicken strips he wanted to remind me making them is easy.
Doug is right!! Making your own chicken strips is easy….. and very tasty!! I have been told by several people that they just don’t have time to make them and so they choose to buy them. I get that, it’s a crazy world and we are busier than ever. But Doug reminds us that we can have new creative recipes that we wouldn’t be able to purchase if we didn’t make them. The time it takes to whip up these strips is pretty fast but to me the big part is that the ingredients are not intimidating or questionable.
Now, I will continue to do the chicken strips product review because I see that they are so popular but I am thrilled to share his recipe and I can tell you first hand it was mighty tasty. Of course, being the dipper that i am I dipped mine in gluten free ranch dressing!! Click here for the Recipe…
Gluten Free Product Review – Hail Merry Chocolate Miracle Tart
So this is my plan… I am going to get a job at the Hail Merry company – undercover. Cause they must be doing some kind of magic, casting spells, or maybe using some kind of fairy dust in that factory. I make this plan because I need to know how they can make a few simple and straight forward products taste so amazing.
Today I purchased a Chocolate Miracle Tart… and I am telling you my dirty little secret. I didn’t share it, I ate every single bite myself. Was that very nice thing to do to my Handsome Hubby? Of course not!! But I just couldn’t control myself. These tarts are so good that it brings the naughty selfish side out of me. Although I will admit this was my least favorite of the tarts, not because it wasn’t so incredible, because it was but because this is a true chocoholic’s dream come true and it was so decadent that this little tart was a bit too much chocolate for me. BUT let me tell you… i will be purchasing this tart again because there are just some days you need to have a chocolate overload!!
Can anybody tell me how they make these? Not that I want to share the recipe or anything, but because I just don’t understand how can a handful of healthy ingredients can make something so delicious and decedent!!
They are just simply THAT good. It must be why they are called MIRACLE tarts!!
Go get you some!!
Past Hail Merry Product Reviews –
Coconut Vanilla Cream Miracle Tart click HERE
Meyer Lemon Miracle Tart review click HERE Almond Butter Miracle Tart review click HERE
My Handsome Husband just adores pot roast…. actually so do I. It’s one of our favorite dinners around here. Even though it’s the two of us these days, I still always find the biggest roast they have available. Usually Handsome Hubby wants a pot roast sandwich the next day for lunch. That is if he can beat me to the leftovers…. I love to freeze the leftovers and make enchiladas out of the leftover beef.
However, the roast we bought this week was not as large as usual. So we had less leftovers than normal. Too much for just making a pot roast sandwich the next day, yet not enough to freeze. Then it came to me like a stroke of genius….
Handsome Hubby was always a fan of the Mashed Potato Bowls from KFC, prior to marrying me. So now I make them for him, but gluten free. So I made him promise to not eat the leftover pot roast. He was bummed to miss out on his pot roast sandwich, but it paid off because a few days later we had these pot roast bowls.
WOW!! What a fun and tasty way to use the leftovers!! This is going to cause some major dilemmas in our house the next time we have pot roast for dinner…. now I have a feeling this is going to be a our go to leftover dinner, but what about the beloved leftover sandwiches or the promise of beef enchiladas? These were so fun and tasty that I wish I could have one right now!!
Gluten Free comfort food at its best!! (and a leftovers recipe which is always a bonus for me) Click here for Recipe…
Gluten Free Product Review – New York Brand Gluten Free Texas Toast Seasoned Herb Croutons
I used to love croutons on my salads. Being a bread fanatic it seemed like the perfect salad topping. However, I have not had actual croutons in years and was so excited to try this product. In fact, I have been on the look out for Texas Toast croutons for months… it seemed like it took forever to reach my area.
Have you ever had the experience of over movie hype? I know this phenomenon occurs a lot to me when I hear non-stop that a new movie is amazing and I see it saying, ya, it was good but not worth the hype. I feel that these Texas Toast Croutons had been worked up by the Internet and built my excitement so much that I felt a little disappointed. The anticipation of having an actual gluten free crouton was so exciting for me that I was almost giddy only to be left a little disappointed. Were they amazing, no. Were they terrible, no. They were just ok. In all truthfulness, I prefer my lightly crushed up Glutino Parmesan Garlic Bagel pieces more.
Now for the ultra sensitive Celiac’s out there, I happened to have noticed that this is the only crouton they offer that is gluten free, so there is a concern about cross contamination. However, with that being said, this company is owned by Marzetti and I have had Marzetti’s gluten free salad dressings with no problem. Yet I felt that it was important to mention that for the readers who have concerns about cross contamination.
In conclusion, this was a decent product that is just the unfortunate victim of my pent up excitement being deflated so I do still encourage you to try them if you love croutons and see this product in your stores. Just don’t oversell it to yourself like I did.
This product is a good product for people with Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, Gluten intolerance or on a gluten free diet because none of the ingredients contain gluten and is packaged as a gluten free product.
I was NOT provided with product or financial support for this product review. The opinions stated here are simply my own
Advanced disclaimer… this is NOT a gumbo recipe. It’s a Gumbo like stew. I have read enough to know that it can not be considered a gumbo for two reasons… first it does not contain okra and second this does not involve making a rue.
So I admit, I am not a fan of okra. I hear so many people who love it, including Handsome Husband. Now I wish I liked the okra but it’s just a texture thing. I am not so anti okra that I don’t suggest you add it to this stew if you would like, it’s just not for me.
Making a rue is not hard, I just didn’t feel like making it. The Louisiana flavors come out from cooking this low and slow. I have also tried this with chicken and ham but the smoked sausage is truly my favorite by far!! Click here for Recipe…