Sunday, February 9, 2014

Caramel Popcorn with a Kick

Here's the perfect snack to make for almost any occasion- girls night, boys night, game night, Bachelor night. The bowl will disappear in 10 minutes flat, I promise. Double or triple the recipe according to the number of guests you have. One bag for four people should be about right.

Caramel Popcorn with a Kick


1 bag of Popcorn
1 tbsp Whiskey
1 tbsp Siracha Sauce
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1/3 cup of Butter
2/3 cup of Brown sugar


1. Make 1 bag of microwave popcorn and let cool.
2. Preheat oven to 225F.
3. Mix together:

  • Whiskey
  • Siracha Sauce
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • And set aside
4. In a frying pan over medium heat,
  • Melt butter
  • Whisk in brown sugar.
  • Whisk continuously for about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add the whisky, Siracha mixture.

5. Poor half the caramel over the popcorn. Add in 1/3 cup of peanuts and poor the rest of the caramel over the popcorn. Mix well. (I used two spoons to mix it, it works really well).
6. Put the covered popcorn on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 45 mins to an hour.
7. Let cool and serve.

Bon appétit mes amis!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Traditional Three Layer Dip

I'm not going to lie to you guys and say this is skinny. This is on the 'fat' side of the scale and it's absolutely delicious. A crowd pleaser to say the least. 

Three Layer Dip 

1 Can of refried beans 
1 package of Taco seasoning 
1 container of medium salsa 
1 container of low-fat sour cream 
1 container of low-fat cream cheese 
1tbsp of cajun seasoning 
1 diced tomato
4 green onions
1 cup of shredded cheese 

1. Combine the can of refried beans with the package of taco seasoning and spread in the bottom of a casserole dish or bowl. 
2. Pour the container of medium salsa over the refried beans. 
3. Beat together the sour cream and cream cheese with the tablespoon of cajun seasoning and pour over salsa layer. 
4. sprinkle diced tomato, cheese and green onions over sour cream layer. 
5. Serve with Tortilla chips. 


Bon appétit mes amis! 

Skinny Pancakes

It's Saturday morning and your craving a greasy, delicious breakfast covered and syrup and butter. My friends, have I got a great skinny substitute for you. 

I give you- Skinny pancakes! You will not believe how easy and tasty they are. It really doesn't even need syrup. 

Skinny pancakes

Makes about 4 small pancakes. 

2 Eggs
1 Ripe banana
1tbsp hemp hearts (optional) 

1. Mush up the banana in a bowl with a fork. 
2. With a beater, beat in the two eggs and hemp hearts. 
3. Spray some non-stick cooking spray in a pan and warm up to medium-high heat. 
4. Once heated, pour batter into the pan and flip until both sides are golden brown. 
5. Serve with syrup and fresh fruit if desired. 

You can make big batches of these and bring to work for the week. They are so satisfying and healthy.