Try-It Tuesday Cloud Bread 

If you are on Pinterest you have seen cloud bread. You have been curious about cloud bread. If you haven’t well let me tell you about cloud bread. Haha! I found this link Cloud Bread and decided that I should try it for something a little different than my normal 3 hour bread baking weekend ritual. It seemed like an easy enough task. 


I had all the ingredients ready to go! 

The one thing I didn’t do was pull out the hand mixer and well my results will tell you that I shouldn’t have been lazy! 


I think I did those egg whites some justice with my elbow grease though. Haha! Stuck them in the oven and well magic happened. 


They actually looked the way I thought they kind of should. They aren’t quite as fluffy as I was hoping hence I needed the hand mixer. 


But upon escape from the oven and a proper cooling phase I was very happy with the taste and thus I will definitely be trying this recipe again! I wish I could describe it properly it tastes like bread just a super light version. Nothing heavy about it at all. These didn’t last long in my house at all. 

Thanks Becca for an amazing recipe! 

Are you guys actually trying these things you find on Pinterest? May change these posts to “nailed it” type posts in the future. 

Until next time mangia my loves, 

Try It Tuesday Pork Edition 

We are a pork household. We love pork and all enjoy cooking it as well. Our smoker has seen better days so I had to try my hand at fixing a pork butt in the oven. 


That is how it turned out. A 7 pound butt cooked for 5 hours at 200 degrees covered in tin foil and then for 2 hours at 350 with the foil removed. I covered it with some homemade rub. The seasoning was excellent. We honestly missed a little bit of the smoky flavor that we get when we do a traditional butt in our smoker but overall excellent flavor and this just proves that you can cook a piece of meat as long as you have some heat and the time. 

My husband then made these amazing pulled pork sandwiches. 


Layer pork, BBQ sauce, a fried egg and some pimento cheese. Trust me the flavor is out of this world! 

Mangia! 

Becky 

Try-it Tuesday – Gluten Free Pizza 2

So in a post last week I talked about a frozen gluten free pizza that was very tasty. This week I’m telling you my review of a mainstream gluten free pie. 

We have pizza at our house almost every Friday night. It’s one night when we have a family meal and it’s just so special to me. Well this particular week (last week) we chose to order from Pizza Hut because they have a gluten free option. 


Yep that’s right they use an Udi’s crust and well the toppings are still very much Pizza Hut. I ordered the meat lovers because meat! 


So as you can tell from the picture the Crust is very thin and thus very crunchy. Not my favorite kind of Crust. If you are into thin crust already this pie is for you! If you like a hand tossed or even a NY style pie I’m afraid your enjoyment of this pie will be about like mine – seriously lacking. 

So I guess the verdict is if you really want a gluten free pie and you are already ordering from Pizza Hut go for it. You will get the same sauce and toppings that you have always known and loved from The Hut! But if you are not a fan of thin or crunchy Crust I would suggest skipping this pie. 

I know most of my reviews are very positive but I have quite a few gluten free friends following my blog so I really want to be honest above anything and tell you about my real experience and unfortunately sometimes that experience isn’t good. 

How do you like your pie? 

Love 

Try-It Tuesday Gluten Free Pizza

I have decided that I can not have Gluten. It makes me feel bad and my body just really is not happy when I have gluten. But herein lies a problem because some of my all time favorite foods are gluten bombs just waiting to happen. Let me just provide you with exhibit A: PIZZA. Now a glorious New York style pie (super large piece, thinner crust that can be folded with lots of cheese). Now in my home town of Nashville, TN there is not a lot of NY style pie to be found but pizza in general just does it for me. I get excited and happy and relish in every bite. So not being able to have gluten has created a problem for me. There are multiple large chains that have recognized this gluten phenomena and have responded in kind with gluten free crust options, I’m looking at you Pizza Hut and Papa Murphy’s. And their pizzas are good, I will do reviews for you one day for those specific companies but today I’m talking about the good ol frozen pizza. This is anther type of pizza all on it’s own. You get a frozen pizza and there are steps to ensure proper enjoyment. First you must have a dipping sauce. Sometimes that sauce is buffalo and sometimes that sauce is Ranch, sometimes it’s just plain ol Ketchup but it’s a requirement people and these companies know it.

Anyway, I wanted to find a gluten free option to keep one or two pies in the freezer for me, because there are some nights I have to have a solo dinner and some nights that my boys order a pizza and forget to order a gluten free one for me too. So I found this:

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So if I’m not doing a pizza with all of the meat then this is my go to. Margherita. It’s just fun to say right? So I could  go into all the details about what’s in it and the nutritional information but that’s not why you come to this site. You come to my page to get the real scoop, the flavor scoop. So here’s a link to the company’s website with the specifics on this pie. 

When I opened the package I was nervous to see what it might look like. It’s always scary when you try something for the first time isn’t it? Here’s how it looked. 


I really loved seeing all the spices. It just makes me happy to see spices. Not sure if that’s normal or not but it’s the truth. So I put that bad boy in the oven. And waited what felt like forever but then the amazing smell of pizza started coming from the oven and then I waited too long because the cheese didn’t quite look melted so I think I may have cooked it too long but here is the result. 

Slightly browner and crunchier than I would normally like but the flavor was there. Everything was tasty about this pizza. I could have probably used a little more cheese but I think that if I hadn’t let it get quite so brown I would have had plenty. All in all this was a great frozen pie and I would highly recommend giving this brand a try. The crust had a great flavor that was not cardboardish at all. And trust me not all gluten free pizza is created equal. 

Mangia my darlings. Until next time. 

Love 

 

 

Snack snack snacking 

So sometimes we snack. Sometimes we know we shouldn’t snack. But let’s face it we like snacks. I came across http://www.graze.com after reading a review I was curious for myself. This is a snack subscription service. They have 4 piece or 8 piece snack options for monthly delivery as well as just purchasing outright snacks. I reached out to this company and they sent me an 8 pack snack box to try out! So yes the product was received to be reviewed but the opinions as always are my own! 


So first packaging! Awesome! It kept the snacks in place and each one being individual and sealed made it so easy to throw in my lunchbag or my purse each day. And being able to see everything before trying was great. 

Next the most important part flavor! All of the flavors lived up to their names. The sweet treats were great without being too sweet and the spicy wasn’t too spicy it was flavorful and not overwhelming. And in case you were wondering the banana caramel dippers were my favorite. Kinda been dreaming about them lol! 

So all in all this is a great company with a quality product. I can’t say I would do a regular service not sure. But man I would order a box for a road trip or even some individual snacks. No matter your snacking needs I would highly recommend trying them out. And just because I’m apparently awesome they gave us a code. You can try your first box for free too! Just use this code when you sign up! 

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Love 

Becky 

Food Prepping 

So when making choices and decisions about my health I have found that if I plan ahead I definitely do better. And I mean planning each meal. And because of that it is often easiest to prep my food in advance as well! Here’s what I prepped this week! 

Eggs – 20 eggs scrambled 

This is enough for me and my honey to each have 2 eggs every morning during the work week. 

Bacon – it’s nice to have with breakfast as well as in a salad. I also made some and added it to some black beans for a nice addition to a chicken salad. 

In the same pan I made the bacon I made chicken. 


Using this same pan means that I didn’t have to add any extra oil when cooking the chicken. This chicken can be used for salads for lunch and for dinner. It’s going to be great. 

So when I want to be eating this:


I’m having chicken breast instead. 

So for me this is the best way to stay on track. What do you do? 

Love 

Becky 

Upping the Veggie Factor

So sometimes I just crave veggies. I like to have more in my diet but I don’t always just want a plain steamed or boiled veggie. So my sweet boys aren’t always fond of veggies like me and they do consider French fries as a vegetable choice on a menu. We made a pork butt this past week. And we needed some sides if you will! 

I found this special recipe on my favorite website AllRecipes.com. 

Fauxtato Salad 

The result was very tasty. I wouldn’t consider it a true trick taste. I would say a reasonable substitute but not something that is going to fool anyone. The boys liked it but I think they would like my regular potato salad better. And the ice bath thing for easy shelling of the hard boiled eggs did not work. 

Overall this was a great recipe and I definitely would recommend that you try it. 

Love 

Becky