As Long As It’s Edible

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Instagram and Pinterest are two of the biggest forms of social media when it comes to “pretty” edible delights. But what about those of us who are average ? Yes we can make or attempt to make a lot of those recipes but they don’t usually turn out as “pretty.”

So what’s wrong with that? Nothing I say! As long as it’s edible, preferably good tasting, it doesn’t have to look professional.

Here are a few of my creations. *Please note, I don’t tend to specifically measure my ingredients so be sure to gage on your own accord.

First is my take on a healthy cookie.

Banana Chocolate Walnut Cookie:

Preheat oven at 350 degrees F

Ingredients:

  • Bananas
  • peanut butter chocolate protein powder
  • quick oats
  • chopped walnuts
  • dark chocolate melting wafers
  • olive oil

Mash bananas well. Then add the protein powder and stir thoroughly.  Add the oats and walnuts and mix. Add a touch of olive oil (so it won’t stick)

Put parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Spoon out the mixture onto the sheet. Mine made a full batch of 12, then I had enough for about 7 more cookies. Flatten out each cookie blob with one dark chocolate wafer in the middle. Bake for about 10-15 min. I check every 5 min or so just to make sure they aren’t burnt. You can always bake a little longer.

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Next recipe is a little more sweet but who says you can’t indulge right?

I call it “Maple Pretzel Blob”   Unless someone can let me know a better name ??

Ingredients:

  • Maple marshmallows
  • mini pretzel twists
  • a touch of margarine or  butter
  • walnuts
  • small handful of dark chocolate wafers

In a bowl, maple marshmallows and touch of margarine or butter. Melt in microwave. Be wary it can melt over the bowl and be a bit of a sticky mess. Mine was manageable though. Mix as best you can once melted. Add the pretzels, walnuts and wafers and stir. Pour mix into a parchment paper lined pan. Put into the fridge to set.

(told you it looks like a blob! but a tasty blob!)

Next is homemade chips!

Spicy Tortilla Chips:

Preheat oven to  350 degrees F.

Line parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

Ingredients:

  • olive oil
  • tortillas cut into pieces
  • spices (any that you want to use)

In a bowl add spices to olive oil and stir. Drench or coat lightly the tortilla pieces and place on the cookie sheet. Bake until desired crispness.

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For tasty homemade nachos I shredded some cheese 0006810089386over these chips and melted in the microwave.

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See I’m not a professional by any means but I can make tasty things, even if they don’t look “pretty!” How about you?

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