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HG's Rockin' Roasted Corn Guac 'n Chips
Rockin' Roasted Corn Guac 'n Chips






 Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies  





    BEANS, HOMINY, AND TORTILLA CASSEROLE
    Preheat oven to 350 F.
    Drain a can of beans (I like pinto or black, but you can use anything) and a can of hominy (white or yellow). Mix together in a bowl.
    Slice some tomatoes and some onions.
    Open up a jar of taco or enchilada sauce, or your favorite salsa.
    Get out the corn tortillas.
    Put half the beans/hominy on the bottom of a casserole dish. Top with slices of tomato and onions. Add a little sauce to moisten. Top with tortillas (I staggered 3 tortillas around a 9" round pan). Top with more sauce. Repeat the layers. Make sure that the top layer of tortillas is well-covered with sauce. Bake for 30 minutes or so.
    The sauce gets absorbed pretty quickly, so make sure you use plenty of it, so your casserole isn't dry.
    Also, I baked mine uncovered. Use your own judgement about this. 

    5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola Bars

    makes 12-16 granola squares
    4 cups rolled oats
    2 tablespoons chia seeds (these are optional, I just love the texture they give)
    1/2 cup unsalted peanuts, chopped
    3/4 cup natural peanut butter, melted
    1/2 cup brown rice syrup (honey works too!)
    add ins:
    chocolate chips
    wheat germ
    flaxseed
    dried fruit (I made some with cherries!)
    other nuts
    seeds
    coconut
    Preheat over to 350.
    In a large bowl, combine oats, chia seeds and peanuts. Add brown rice syrup (or honey) and mix to combine. Add melted peanut butter and mix until moistened. This works as a perfect, simple granola bar, but you can also throw in any add-ins at this time. Fold them into the dough. You may need to get in there with your hands and work the granola dough! If dough is still too dry (this can depend on your ingredients) add more peanut butter or syrup (or honey) 1 tablespoon at a time until moistened.
    Press dough in a greased (non-stick spray) 9 x 13 baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes.
    These would also work as a great no-bake granola bar, but I liked how they came together and the chocolate chips melted as they got warm. If you want to make no-bakes, simply press the dough into the pan and refrigerate for 60 minutes.
    In a large bowl, combine oats, chia seeds and peanuts. Add brown rice syrup (or honey) and mix to combine. Add melted peanut butter and mix until moistened. This works as a perfect, simple granola bar, but you can also throw in any add-ins at this time. Fold them into the dough. You may need to get in there with your hands and work the granola dough! If dough is still too dry (this can depend on your ingredients) add more peanut butter or syrup (or honey) 1 tablespoon at a time until moistened.
    Press dough in a greased (non-stick spray) 9 x 13 baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes.
    These would also work as a great no-bake granola bar, but I liked how they came together and the chocolate chips melted as they got warm. If you want to make no-bakes, simply press the dough into the pan and refrigerate for 60 minutes.