KITCHEN IDEAS: Carmel pretzel poppers are a real treat

Josee and Mommy - Carmel Pretzel Poppers

( – Want to wow your family with the most delicious dessert treat but some of your family has food allergies? This treat is gluten-free and can be modified to be nut free as well.

While the recipe as shown requires coconut sprinkles, it can be substituted for other topics or done without any topping just chocolate. If you’re lucky enough to be able to feed everyone nuts, try adding almond shavings or almost dust (ground finely).

You can also skip the carmel and use peanut butter (as well as the melting process). Continue reading


COOKING CLASS: How to make St. Patrick’s Day corned beef Rueben paninis in your Foreman grill

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( – Did you know that has become one of the most popular websites for single parents. It’s so popular that married people and even men have crept onto the page trying to get a look at some of the recipes in the COOKING CLASS for SINGLE MOMS. To learn how to make these delicious paninis, go to and search “Recipes.”

To make these yummy St. Patrick’s Day paninis, you’ll need a few ingredients. You can buy the meat from the deli (ask for thick slices) or from your grocery store. Pick up the ingredients in the photos and go to work! The best part about paninis in the Foreman grill is that it’s perfect for day old or even stale bread because you’re grilling it!

COOKING CLASS: Waffle panini with roasted peppers, spinach, cheese and chicken

Waffle Panini

For added flavor and nutritional value, sneak in artichoke hearts or other veggies in this one! Waffle, cheese, chicken, red pepper, artichokes, cheese, spinach, waffle! You don’t even need to add butter to the waffles, making this sandwich really quite healthy, and low-fat.

What’s best is you can use any veggies you want just grill them on the foreman prior to putting in the quesadilla! To see more panini and quesdilla ideas, visit and search tags: Panini or Cooking Class.



Chicken & Roasted Red Pepper Waffle Panini
makes 5 Sandwiches
1 box Eggo Nutri Grain Low-fat Whole Grain Waffles
1 jar Roasted Red Peppers, drained and patted dry
10 slices Mozzarella Cheese
4-5 Chicken Breasts, grilled and seasoned with salt and pepper, sliced into strips
2 cups fresh Baby Spinach
optional ingredients: artichoke hearts, onions, thinly sliced tomato, different varieties of cheese
Make an assembly line with the above ingredients. Preheat panini pan, skillet or griddle.
Panini Assembly: Waffle, slice of cheese, strips of grilled chicken, piece of roasted red pepper, slice of cheese, add nice pile of spinach, then top it off with another Eggo Nutri Grain Low-Fat Whole Grain Waffle.
If you using a non-stick pan there is no need to use grease, if not spray pan lightly with cooking spray. Cook until cheeses are melted and waffle has a crispy texture.
Note: If you don’t have a panini pan have no fear any skillet can be used along with a plate or a large spatula to press down panini while grilling.

COOKING CLASS: Meatless quesdillas in the George Foreman grill never tasted so good!

image( – No meat quesadilla in your George Foreman grill is going to soon be one of your family’s favorite meals!

Grilled mushrooms, corn and black bean salsa, red onions with sauteed spinach, cheddar and jack cheese and a flour or corn tortillas on the Foreman make a wonderful, meatless way to get protein. What’s best is ypu can use any veggies you want just grill them on the foreman prior to putting in the quesadilla! To see more panini and quesdilla ideas, visit and search tag: COOKING CLASS

GUEST POST: Single Dad who shares recipe for “Hood Bars” exclusively with


( – While this website is for Single Moms, from time-to-time we encounter a single dad whose doing great things, especially in the kitchen. When we were approached to publish this recipe from a single dad we couldn’t wait to share it. Make this one, send in your photos and let us know what you think. If you want to send in recipes or comment, use the comment page!



  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour (or Gluten-Free flour if preferred)
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • One stick of melted butter or margarine
  • 1 can (14 ounce) can of Eagle Brand condensed sweetened milk
  • 2 cups of chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts (Optional)




  • Combine flour and baking powder and whisk together in a large bowl
  • In a smaller bowl combine your melted butter and 14 ounces of condensed sweetened milk
  • Whisk them as well
  • Combine liquid ingredients into your dry ingredients
  • Add chocolate chips and chopped walnuts
  • Pour your mixture into a glass baking pan
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until an inserted fork comes out clean

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