Try It Tuesday

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The other day, I was picking up a few things at Walmart and I passed the gluten free section. I like to stop and look because my mother-in-law and a good friend of mine both have Celiac and whenever I see new, GF products I like to mention it to them.

 

One item in particular caught my eye. It touted that it was not only gluten free but vegan, non gmo, and grain free! Plus, it also had spinach hidden in it! Intrigued, I grabbed a pouch and tossed it into my basket.

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I was super excited to try these and test them out on my kiddos. I followed the instructions and baked those puppies ASAP.

When they first came out of the oven and cooled for a few minutes, I tried one.

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I wasn’t too impressed.

Huff the Hubs and Huff the Tot, however, LOVED them!

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Kid-approved!

 

It wasn’t until the next day when I tried a brownie without heating it up that I saw what they were talking about.

 

HOLY MACKEREL, THESE THINGS ARE DELICIOUS!

I think they just need time to cool, settle, and let all the ingredients “mush” together for a bit. I will absolutely be buying these again!

 

A few things I’ll do differently next time:

~Pour them into a bigger pan than an 8×8. The package said to bake them for 20-22 minutes. In my 8×8 pan (like it recommends on the package) it took 45 minutes and the middle of the brownies were still gooey.

~Add in 1 tablespoon Enjoy Life chocolate chips. The reason I say this brand is because they are still allergy-friendly!

~Make them without the intention of eating right away. These brownies were sooooo much better the next day. Next time I bake them, I’ll keep that in mind.

 

This company also makes other mixes too, such as carrot cake, chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, and a bare muffin mix (meaning you can add ANYTHING to them to make any kind of muffin you want!).

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Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, boys and girls! We’ve been staying in a lot avoiding the cold weather, which means we’ve been stuck indoors, coughing/sneezing/blowing noses and sharing germs. Us over at the Huffman Homestead are in dire need of geeky goodies to buoy our spirits and I’m sure you could too! So let’s get to it, shall we?

While we were at Disney World, I really, really wanted to find where they sold “The Grey Stuff” (like from Beauty and the Beast) with this cookbook from Firebox, I might be able to make it!

Disney’s Simple Family Cookbook features 100 quick, easy, and delicious recipes your whole family is sure to enjoy!

When you’re done noshing on Lady and Tramp’s spaghetti, you can fix a spot of tea with Think Geek’s new Star Trek Captain’s tea set!

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This set, which features the Star Command logo as well as the insignia for the United Federation of Planets, comes with teapot, two tea cups, two saucers, a sugar bowl, and creamer pitcher!

 

Growing up, Huff the Hubs loooooved Winnie the Pooh. When we were first expecting Huff the Tot, he suggested a Pooh-themed nursery (which I quickly shot down in favor of our Star Wars nursery). But, maybe if we have a third, we can get this for the little geekling’s room:

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This framed, canvas map is perfect for any A. A. Milne fan and is available at any Hot Topic!

 

Anyone planning on going to see the newest installment of the How to Train Your Dragon series in theaters? Then you need this (ya know, to sneak candy into the movie! Wait, I would never condone such behavior…*cough cough*)!
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This Toothless mini backpack is made of faux leather and features the adorable dragon’s quirky smile and tiny wings! Seriously, could this be any cuter?!

 

Happy fangirling!

 

 

 

 

Try It Tuesday

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Now that the holidays are over, I’ve really been trying to up my protein intake and lower my carbs. But sometimes you just want something that seems like a treat, even if its packed with good stuff. I’ve seen these bars before and have always wanted to try them, so I decided to snag one!

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Y’all, this was soooooo good! Its definitely no Oreo: The Most Stuf, but if you’re watching carbs its a great way to stay on track but also give your sweet tooth a little somethin’-somethin’!

 

Have you ever tried these? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

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A few weeks ago, I had a horrible ache in my shoulder. I chalked it up to stress of the holiday season and did everything I could work the tension out of my shoulder. Nothing really helped. Cut to me at Walmart, looking for an Epsom salt soak in the bath soap aisle and I stumbled across this:

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Intrigued, I decided to buy it and see if it could help my aching muscles.

That night when I took a shower, I remember this and squirted a little into my palm and instantly I felt the heat! I started massaging it into my shoulder and it felt SOOO good!

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The heat didn’t last very long, so I used it two more times and by the time I got out of the shower, my shoulder felt the best it had in DAYS! I think this would be great for anyone with arthritis or even just for an at-home pedicure!

 

Have you ever tried this? What did you think?