Crack to 1970s kids

Some jerk posted about Bottle Caps on Twitter, so next time I see them, I buy a box, right?

I think we had more flavours back then…probably explains brain damage (additives probably outlawed since). -link says used to have lemon-lime, which I liked, damn it

Candy made to taste like soda pop. Only in America!



Autumn treats: apples and CANDY CORN! (gluten free!)

local apple and candy corn.jpgAutumn means delicious, fresh apples (local, organic variety at 3 USD for 5lb — our remaining apple tree never produced and its heavily-producing buddy got blight)…


I don’t usually like ‘sugar candy.’ All candy is sugar but I mean the ones that are sugar for the sake of being sugar (pixie sticks, jelly bears, sour patch, nerds, starburst, etc.).

I make an exception as autumn turns and love me some candy corn. One bag is enough, though! I found these at the discount shop. -yay! They were 2USD cheaper

All of Jelly Belly’s candies (as far as I know, all ‘sugar’ candy, so not my usual choice) are gluten free, Parve and more!


EDIT: as a lot of people find my blog via searching if Brach’s Candy Corn (or Harvest mixes) are gluten free, let me help:

They’re not.

Sugar, Corn Syrup, Confectioner’s Glaze, Salt, Honey, Dextrose, Artificial Flavor, Gelatin, Titanium Dioxide Color, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Red 3, Blue 1, Sesame Oil. Packaged On Equipment That Also Packages Products Containing Traces of Milk,Egg, Wheat, Peanuts, Tree Nuts and/Or Soy Protein.

orange=possibly contains gluten

red=that means gluten

Beware the Easter Bunneh

As a Celiac Survivor, let me tell you one thing:

Even your typically gluten-free candy MAY be contaminated for holiday-issues. That can mean holiday shapes or wrapping. They combine lines. I know this because I’ve rung the candy makers. If you’re concerned, don’t eat the candy til you know.

For many years, I’ve reposted that old saw with the two chocolate bunnies saying, ‘my ass hurts’ and ‘what?’ Kids these days prefer ‘butt.’ #googlethatshite

In defiance of ‘butt’ over ‘ass,’ I’m posting this.

grumpy cat easter

C-C-C-Krispy Treats (chia, coconut, carob…)

If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s substitutions! I wanted to make some “krispy treats” but didn’t have the called-for 13oz of puffed rice on hand. I considered making my own (oh, la…I’ve never done that and while I’m game to try, I just wanted to make the treats already!).

I looked around and decided oats were about my only lazy option. I could’ve tried amaranth but again, that’s neither cooked, nor puffed already…Oats, it was! I opted for an ounce of chia seeds to up the nutrients. Normally, if I were attempting to follow a traditional (if you can call krispy treats “traditional”) recipe, I’d use EarthBalance Spread in place of butter (due to flavor) but I had a wonderful idea. Since I was experimenting, I’d add carob chips as a last step and carob goes great with coconut, so why not use Superfood Coconut Oil?

Gluten-Free Krispy Treats:

  • 8oz Gluten-Free Puffed Brown Rice
  • 4oz Guten-Free Rolled Oats
  • 1oz Chia Seeds
  • 1pkg marshmallows
  • 1/4C melted Coconut Oil
  • 2 handfuls of carob chips (you can use chocolate chips, if that’s your thing)

Basically, follow your “traditional” recipe (found on back of most marshmallow packages): in either stovetop of microwave (stovetop is easier as it’s constantly heated and you can stir right in front of you): melt oleo (as we say in the Ozarks), drop in marshmallows, stirring until melted into a marshmallow-y goo. Begin to add dry ingredients (save carob chips–or they’ll melt).

remove and wrap tightly when finished cutting

When the mixture is complete (all dry is coated with marshmallow-y goo), make sure it’s cool enough to touch (coating hands with oleo may help the stickiness–I do it but I’m not sure it helps!), mix in carob chips and immediately spread into a WAXED PAPER AND OIL-SPRAYED 9X13″ pan. Add sprinkles and/ or cut into squares. As usual, I don’t go for presentation, I go for flavor!

who wants to wash up?