Friday, December 27, 2013

So. Many. Treats.

Happy Friday friends!

Did you have a good holiday? I hope so!

I had a fantastic Christmas! It was bursting at the seams with fun, food, and festivities. One of the good things about coming from a big family, is that holidays we get to spend together are always SUPER FUN!

And filled with delicious gluten free food!

I started Christmas Eve out with one of my favorites:


Coffee! Yeah….I may have had more than my fair share of coffee over the past few days. It’s a slippery slope my friends, it’s a slippery slope.


Parrish and I headed to my parent’s house for the day. Both my sisters were there with their husbands and kids – needless to say, it was a full house!

Like always, Bestie made some AMAZING dishes:

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Salami Cups stuffed with mozzarella and artichoke hearts – SO GOOD. I ate more than my fair share of these. I can’t wait to recreate this dish soon!

Bestie also made:

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Gluten Free Muddy Buddies! And since she is allergic to most nuts, she made this batch with Sun Butter. AMAZING! I literally couldn’t put it down. I packed up a small bag to take home and promptly ate it all on the drive home. The sad part….I MISS IT! It was so good.

Also good:

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Bestie’s version of Peppermint Crunch Cookies!

She followed THIS RECIPE and made a few switches to make it gluten free. She switched out the white cake mix with Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix, and left out the Oreo Cookies. She also added in a bit more dark chocolate chips to make up for the lack of Oreo.

I think this recipe would be great if you took out the peppermint completely and added in butterfinger bits. I just might try that…. after I’m finished detoxing from Christmas!

Speaking of which, I’m off to the gym! All of the above mentioned treats were totally worth it, and I’m excited to finally be in a place where I feel like I really have a balance in my fitness.

Parrish and I went to the gym the morning of Christmas Eve and I took Christmas Day as a rest day. But not today! Back to work!! (and you know what – I’m excited about it!)

Have a great day!!