NBC 10! Show: Honey Chicken and Magic Cookies

It is time again for another NBC appearance. My next appearance on the NBC 10! Show is next week and I am gearing up to make two great recipes. They are both gluten free kid friendly recipes. With the new school year in full swing it’s important to keep some easy go-to weeknight recipes.

I made both of these recipes as a kid with my mom. Get the kids in the kitchen and have them help. Kids are more inclined to eat food that they help make even when it’s the super healthy stuff. The skills they learn will be with them for life. Especially if you have children that are living gluten free, the only way they will start to understand what they can eat is by hands-on learning.

Tune into the show and find out where you can go to give the cookies a try!!

Honey Chicken

This is a real family favorite. I promise everyone think you are a super star with this one.

Ingredients –

10 Chicken Thighs Skinless and well cleaned (I like to get them off the bone but on the bone also works great)

1 Cups Ketchup* ( The store bought stuff is filled with sugar and preservatives. Make it homemade with my recipe at www.guiltfreefoodiecutie.com)

1 Cup Honey* (Local Raw honey is the best. Try using We Bee Brothers honey. ( Check it out at http://www.webeebrothers.com )

Salt and Pepper

Place the dry chicken thighs in a big bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then pour in honey and ketchup. Mix well and place in a greased baking dish. Pour extra sauce on top. Cook for 1.5 hours at 375 (cook longer if on bone).

*You can do this recipe with any amount of chicken just by increasing or decreasing the amount of sauce used. Just keep the ratio of ketchup to honey equal.

Magic Low-Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

If you have never cooked gluten free this recipe will make you better understand how taking out wheat can be really easy. This recipe will surprise you everyone and you wont feel bad giving the kids some home cooked cookies. This recipe also works well as the crust to a GF ice cream cake or for ice cream sandwiches.

1 Cup Peanut Butter (Works best with Peanut Butter and Company’s Flavored Peanut Butters. Get them all at http://ilovepeanutbutter.com/shop-online )

1 Cup sugar (feel free to sub ½ a cup of regular sugar for ¼ of splenda)

1 egg

2 tsp baking Powder

Dash of salt

Dash of vanilla optional*

Mix all ingredients well in large bowl. Roll cookies and place on lined and sprayed cookie sheet. If dough is soft they will spread on their own but depending on the peanut butter you use they may need to be pressed down a little bit but DO NOT FLATTEN. Cookies will spread so use two sheets and give them room. Cook at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cookies will burn quickly so it’s important to keep a eye on them and not overcook. They will seem very soft but will harden as soon as they stand for five minutes outside of the oven. Feel free to add chocolate chips if you want.

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