Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Do You Like Yummy Things??

Now let me ask you this.....do you like FREE yummy things??? Well, the Holidays are fast approaching, and we need to start getting prepared! Now, if you've been around here any length of time, you know that I'm not a big proponent of sweets on a normal basis. But let's keep it real y'all....sometimes you need a freakin' cupcake for sanity's sake! And you know at Thanksgiving and Christmas I don't want to be the odd ball walking away from the dessert table. BUT I'm not going to gobble down gluten either! Soooooo.....I think I've come up with a solution for you....How 'bout you enter my contest for a $20 gift certificate for delicious Paleo desserts! That's a whole 'lotta cupcakes!!

We have a local bakery here called Mason Dixon Bakery (which will become Mason Dixon Bakery and Bistro on January 2nd 2015!!!) (Can you tell I'm excited!?!?!?). When I am in need of a treat, I scoop up the kids and head on out. Lately my baked good of choice has been the Paleo Brownie! It is DELICIOUS!!

I mean really!?!? Look at that! Yes, it is a good as it looks! My girls usually pick out a Chocolate Heaven cupcake or a cake pop. 

But this isn't just for local peeps either. See, Mason Dixon Bakery SHIPS these delectable cookies, cakes, pies and breads all over the country. If you win the gift certificate you could use it to order Paleo desserts for your Thanksgiving or Christmas table. Maybe a German Chocolate Cake.......

Or maybe a Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie, or a loaf or two of Pumpkin Pie bread......Oh, yeah, you're right, that IS a Pumpkin Cheesecake right there in the top right corner!

Also....do you remember eating stuffing before Paleo? For me, it was one of the highlights of the Thanksgiving table. Mason Dixon Bakery also offers Paleo Stuffing Mixes. I am actually going to be buying some for our Thanksgiving dinner. 

Heres' the deal....TO ENTER....
1. "LIKE" Mason Dixon Bakery on FB here and tell them "Paleo Mommy sent me"
2. "LIKE" Paleo Mommy on FB here
3.  Comment on the contest announcement on the Paleo Mommy FB page and SHARE to let me know you have completed the  requirements.

The lucky winner will be selected on Tuesday at noon! Good luck and share away! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My apologies, but I bring COOKIES!!!

Wow, it has been a minute since I have blogged. I am very active on my Facebook page so visit there if you have time.... but blogging takes up way more time so I've been absent. I'm sorry. But.....I'm bringing you cookies along with my apology today!! Your welcome!! :) Anyway, as most of you know, I am a stay at home, homeschooling mom of two, so needless to say since school has started I have been UBER busy! They are my #1 priority. I have been cooking up a storm though, and in the next couple of weeks I plan on bring you some yummy recipes to try along with some oldies that are perfect for the cooler weather! But as promised, today, I will give you my new Double Choco-nutty Cookie recipe. My kiddo's kinda decided the direction for this cookie, they wanted kind of a brownie cookie and this is what popped out of the oven! Enjoy! If you have every enjoyed anything that this blog has to offer please share with your friends. Thank you for reading and Happy Paleo/Clean Eating!!

Makes about 2 dozen cookies
Dry Ingredients
-3 cups of almond flour
-1 teaspoon of baking soda
-1/3 cup of cocoa powder
- pinch of salt

Wet Ingredients
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup of maple syrup
- 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of almond extract

Add in's
- 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or nut of your choice, or no nuts at all
- 1 cup of enjoy life chocolate chips

1. preheat oven to 350
2. combine all of dry ingredients in a large bowl
3. combine all the the wet ingredients in a bowl
4. add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix well
5. add in nuts and chocolate chips and mix
6. scoop out cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet
7. bake for 15 min, cookies should be soft but easy to move to a wire rack to cool. Continue cooking for a harder, crispier cookie.