Buffalo Pretzels

Football season is in full swing.  Whether you are tailgating, or watching the game at home, food is an important part of the festivities.  Check out this easy recipe for Buffalo Pretzels.  It combines the salty/ crunchy element we all love, with a kick.

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Kale chips, not just for health nuts.

Do you like Kale chips? Have you even tried them?

Recently I have been trying to eat a little healthier. Don’t worry, I am not turning into some crazy health nut. I recently discovered kale. Until about six or seven month ago, I had never eaten kale. Now, my kids can not get enough of it.  Our favorite, and the only way I’ve really tried it, it baked into kale chips.

When baked in the oven for about 20 minutes they lose their bitterness and create a wonderfully salty snack with a unique texture. And they contain tons of nutrients.

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Apple Chips

We associate fall with autumn colors, pumpkins and apples. Apples are the perfect fall food. They are crisp and full of flavor. While apples are available all year they are best in the fall when they are fresh. Apples can be used in so many recipes that you cannot go wrong with an apple recipe.

One of my kids favorites is apple chips. They are easy to make, they just take a little time to get them crispy.

Apple Chips

2 granny smith apples
cinnamon and sugar

Peel and slice apples extra thin with a mandolin. Spread in a single layer on a large cookie sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 225 for 90 minutes. Flip apple slices and sprinkle with more cinnamon and sugar. Bake another 90 minutes. Then turn oven off and leave the door shut and allow the apple piece to cool.

I use granny smith apples because they are firm and a little tart. Other variety of apples will work. I find that 2 apples fit well on my large (12×16) cookie sheet. As always feel print the recipe card (Apple chips) and add it to your collection.


One of my favorite sides with Mexican food is guacamole. It seems that everyone has their own take on the matter, I prefer mine smooth and creamy. My aunt gave me her recipe that is so easy my children make it, and have made it by themselves for several years.


Guacamole is made with 4 simple ingredients, avocado, lemon juice, garlic salt and onion powder. Here is the recipe card for you to print Guacamole. 

1 large ripe avocado
1   1/2 t lemon juice
1/4 t garlic salt
1/2 t onion powder
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mash with a fork until smooth.

Being a frugal person, I do not purchase garlic salt but make my own. To make garlic salt combine 1 part garlic powder with 2 parts table salt. I store the mixture in an old spice jar and use it when ever a recipe calls for garlic salt.