Thursday, September 18, 2014

Spicy Ketchup

Ok this is so easy it's almost silly to post.  However people always shocked at how much they like my spicy Ketchup.  So really it is two ingredients and it changes every so often my reasoning is that the hot sauce I use must have a funny name.   The current hot sauce I am using is Bayou Pecker Power, my sister in law purchased for me in Louisiana.  We love sauces and rubs with funny names. If you are having trouble finding a sauce with a great name, I have your solution.  Tijuana Flats has great names for their sauces.  I gave them out as party favors at a mexican party everyone had to announce the name of their sauce.  Lots of laughs.

Now that you have your funny named sauce, Mix it with equal parts of ketchup and stir.  Thats it.  You are ready.  Hope you like it Hot!! Happy Eating.

extra note; I am not coloring your allergy because this recipe is all about what brand you are using.

Monday, September 15, 2014

#30DaysofDinner

Are you looking for a reason to get your family to the table? Need a challenge for some motivation? Dream dinners has just the inspiration you are looking for.  They are having a 30 dinner challenge this month.  I have pledged 3 to 4 days a week.  Normally we have more meals than that together when we are not in a sport season. I love spending time together and sharing food.  My kids are at an age now, that they are happy to try new foods and talk about which preparation is their favorite.  However we are currently in Volleyball.  In the past I have cooked and taken dinner to my kids for a casual picnic.  However this year we are lucky enough to be part of a team that has team dinners on game night.  Keep watching soon it will be my turn for team dinner. I will be posting pictures of my meals, so make sure your follow my social networks so you catch them all.  If you want to join in on the fun.  All of dream dinners instructions are below. 
Happy Eating!
Here’s how it works:
  1. Decide on the number of meals you’d like to share with your family each week during September. Whether you plan on pledging to share 30 homemade meals this month or are looking forward to a family dinner three times a week, you’ll be reaping the benefits of family meals all month long. Share your pledge with friends and family on social media or by posting your goal at Dream Dinners this week during your session.
  2. Share original photos of your family’s meals on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Meals do not have to be Dream Dinners to enter the contest (although we’d love it if you shared those as well) or even homemade for that matter. A special family dinner at a favorite restaurant or a quick meal at the soccer field all count.
  3. Use #30DaysofDinner to enter the contest. On Facebook, post the photo onDream Dinners Facebook and the Dream Dinners-Overland Park page. On Twitter and Instagram, tag @DreamDinners. We’ll be giving away a $200 Dream Dinners gift card each week during September so the more photos you share, the more chances you’ll have of winning!
We’ll be announcing winners each week on Facebook so make sure to like our page! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to get meal-planning advice, recipe ideas and more all month long.A reason to get the family back to the table. Dream dinners has a fun contest going on to help motivate you. I am pledging 3 to 4 nights a week. When we are not in a sports season we are able to do more. However with sports I find it hard to get us all together. Often times I cook dinner and take it to the kids at school. However this year we are on a great volleyball team that does team dinners on game night. Keep watching my team dinner night is coming up. I love eating with my family. The older my kids get the more they are willing to try new foods. Now broccoli is a favorite at our house. So follow all my social networks to see pics of all the great food I will be posting the month. And join in the fun.  Below is all the info from dream dinners to join the challage. 

The 30 Day Dinner Challenge gives you the opportunity to focus on spending time as a family around the dinner table during this busy season and no ice bucket is needed. :)
Here’s how it works:
  1. Decide on the number of meals you’d like to share with your family each week during September. Whether you plan on pledging to share 30 homemade meals this month or are looking forward to a family dinner three times a week, you’ll be reaping the benefits of family meals all month long. Share your pledge with friends and family on social media or by posting your goal at Dream Dinners this week during your session.
  2. Share original photos of your family’s meals on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Meals do not have to be Dream Dinners to enter the contest (although we’d love it if you shared those as well) or even homemade for that matter. A special family dinner at a favorite restaurant or a quick meal at the soccer field all count.
  3. Use #30DaysofDinner to enter the contest. On Facebook, post the photo onDream Dinners Facebook and the Dream Dinners-Overland Park page. On Twitter and Instagram, tag @DreamDinners. We’ll be giving away a $200 Dream Dinners gift card each week during September so the more photos you share, the more chances you’ll have of winning!
We’ll be announcing winners each week on Facebook so make sure to like our page! Follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest to get meal-planning advice, recipe ideas and more all month long.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dog Treats

These treats are a huge hit with my dogs as you will see in the video.


Blouse worn is  BCBG

Friday, September 5, 2014

Canning with Healthy Mom for Junkfoodkids

I have started video blogging, This is my first attempt.  I know it needs work and with practice I will get better, at least I can cook though. Please watch, subscribe and share.  Thank you for everyones support.

Blouse is from White House Black Market
Apron from Anthropologie

Friday, February 7, 2014

Kansas City Star Article

Check out junkfoodkids in the kansas city star.  It was a very fun afternoon.  We really enjoyed being interviewed by the Newspaper.  It was so nice of them to think of us and they featured one of my recipes.

Cuban Steaks


1 lb. Hormone and antibiotic free thin cut steaks 
1/4 organic sweet onion
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp organic lemon juice
Salt grinder 
pepper grinder

Directions: Your steaks should be cut breakfast steak thickness. I like to have them cut a rump roast for my steaks. I have the butcher cut my steaks so they come out even and saves me time. Take each steak and sprinkle with salt and pepper then pound with a meat tenderizer. Turn steak over and repeat.  Complete this process with each steak. 
Heat olive oil in a skillet until hot,  place steaks one at a time in the skillet and brown both sides.  When this is complete remove steaks and place on a plate together.  Add thin sliced onions to skillet and sauté when they are almost cooked through add lemon juice sauté one more minute and pour liquid and onions over steaks and serve.  This dish goes great with Aunt Gladys' Black Beans.




Monday, January 27, 2014

Buffalo Cauliflower Salad

In this salad I tried to pack in some super veggies to make this salad satisfying. 
1/4 cup buffalo sauce (preservative free)
1 head of cauliflower 
1tbsp  blue cheese 
2 tbsp edamame  
1/2 cup chopped iceberg lettuce 
1/4 cup red leaf kale 
Ranch or blue cheese dressing 


Start by cleaning and chopping your cauliflower. Spread out on a baking sheet.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees. I like mine still a bit more firm. Cook longer if you wish. 
Toss with buffalo sauce set to side. Assemble other ingredients for salad in a bowl. Put one fourth of buffaloed cauliflower on salad and top with your choice of dressing. Make additional salads or save remaining cauliflower for later. 
Happy Eating

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Gluten-Free Bakeries

The new trends in food are spreading across the country.  So many people are finding they have food allergies or that their children are suffering. Studies are showing how some people have gluten sensitivities that can effect the way they feel.

With all of the new Gluten -Free trends bakeries and starting to cater to the food allergy community.    Many offer gluten free, egg free, and nut free items.    
For a child with allergies it effects every part of their life.  Planning on food before they go to a friends house.  How to deal with not being able to eat at a party.  When they find places that cater to their needs it is so exciting for them.  I know the first time my daughter was able to buy food from the freezer section (aka pre made meals)  she was over the moon excited.  I know a bakery that caters to your child's needs can make a birthday spectacular.  

Here are just a few Bakeries to look into to, many are online and well as in store.

Mail Order   Mariposa Baking co.

California, Fountain Valley   Sensitive Sweets

California, Danville   Miglet's

Colorado, Denver  Deby's Gluten Free

Colorado, Westminster  Once upon a cupcake

Missouri, Lee's Summit   Kneaded Specialties

Missouri, Stewartsville   Sweet Sisters

Illinois, Chicago   Defloured

Virginia, Alexandria  Happy Tart Bakery 

Georgia, Sandy Springs  Sally's

Florida, Sarasota  Island Gluten Free Bakery

Florida, Tampa  Stacy's 

I have not been to all of these bakeries so I would really love for anyone who has been to any of them to post a comment about your thoughts.  
Happy Eating



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