Gluten Free & Dairy Free Banana Muffins

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We did a little tweaking and combining to find a recipe we really enjoyed. Not only does L like these but they are filling so it’s a great on-the-go snack. 2 cups Arrowhead mills all purpose baking mix, gluten free … Continue reading

Let Me See That Jelly Roll

There are many reasons for Damn-it Steve and this is just one small thing.  While it seems like I’m just being nit-picky, it truly is time consuming and messy these jelly rolls.

I work on Wednesdays so that lovely day has been deemed “Daddy Fun Day” which simply means “little rules apply day.”

Once again my clever husband has entertained the kids with his new lunch invention of the Jelly Roll.  What is a Jelly Roll?

  1. Each girl gets 2 pieces of bread and a roll pin.  They roll their bread out super flat, however since they aren’t strong enough to get it Daddy flat, I have to step in and help.
  2. Then they cut off the crusts.  The girls with knifes doesn’t bother me- they are butter knifes and they have been spreading their toppings on toast for a year now- it’s that they end up cutting most of the bread off.  It leaves a mess and is wasteful.
  3. Next they spread jelly out.  This is uber messy; like purple syrup.  And in case you didn’t know this is a syrup free home.
  4. Finally…roll.

This is fine if time permits but usually it doesn’t so I am stuck with the task.  It is great because they always eat them and I’ve tweaked the recipe so we leave the crust on; I try to roll with the crust mostly inside so they don’t see.

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Peanut Butter Squares

My Mom used to make this when I was a kid and I loved them….still do!  I made some slight changes to create it as a dairy-free dessert but the critics in my world love them!

  • 1 cup non-dairy butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter (I only use Jiff)
  • almost a cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 and 1/3 cup crushed graham crackers

the directions call for melting of the butter then mix all the ingredients together.  I just threw them all on the stove and mixed right there.  Easier!

Spread them out in a 9×13 pan

  • melt a 12 oz bag of non-dairy chocolate chips

Once melted pour and spread over peanut butter mixture.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Note- learned this a long time ago but use a wooden spoon not a plastic spatula as it will melt quickly when melting chocolate.

The arsenal of fat

The arsenal of fat

pressed mixture.  I think next time I will make a graham cracker crust instead of adding it to mixture

pressed mixture. I think next time I will make a graham cracker crust instead of adding it to mixture

If you've never melted chocolate just add chips to a hot pan.  I hold pan on side so they don't burn and constantly stir

If you’ve never melted chocolate just add chips to a hot pan. I hold pan on side so they don’t burn and constantly stir

with added chocolate

with added chocolate

be sure to use a big butchers knife so chocolate doesn't crack when cutting

be sure to use a big butchers knife so chocolate doesn’t crack when cutting

I keep this vase in the fridge for easy access

I keep this vase in the fridge for easy access