Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Happy holidays all!

These pretzels are perfect for a last minute gift idea, a holiday party or even as a snack for game day. 

1  3 oz bar each: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate
cookie sprinkles

Break chocolate bars into pieces in 3 separate microwave safe bowls. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave for 30 seconds approx. Keep an eye on chocolate so that it melts evenly. Remove bowls carefully from microwave.

Dip ends of pretzels rod in the chocolate. If using pretzel twists, dip pretzel twists completely in chocolate. Remove pretzel twists from chocolate with a clean fork. Place pretzels on a parchment lined cooking sheet. Sprinkle the cookie sprinkles over pretzels if desired and let harden for several hours or overnight.

Makes 3- 4 dozen pretzels approx.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Stick to Your Ribs Noodle Soup™

This soup is perfect for those chilly days of winter when you want a hearty satisfying soup to warm you up. 

8 c low sodium beef broth 
2 c beef (cut into chunks)
2 medium carrots diced
1 c chopped celery
1 ( 14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
1/3 c chopped onions
1/8 - 1/4 tsp each ground black pepper, salt 
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic crushed and diced
1/2  - 1 tsp dried parsley (adjust to taste)
1/4 c sliced mushrooms
1 c thin egg noodles

In a large pot combine ingredients, except noodles. Bring to a boil for 10-15 min. Reduce heat and let simmer for 1- 2 hours, stirring occasionally. During the last 10 - 15 minutes of cooking, add noodles and stir.

Serves 8.