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Thursday, December 31, 2015

A year of Crazy Good El Life

Wow! 2015 flew by! It was fun. Some sad times. Some amazing times. We are very very grateful for another year! All in all -we have so much to be thankful for and much to look forward to- most of all : our families, another year of birthdays, good health, friends who are like family, our church home, jobs, vacation(s), surviving the "stranded somewhere in Alabama" adventure and so much more. 

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2016!
Much love,
El Momma 





Saturday, November 28, 2015

Best Gluten free sausage balls recipe

It's a holiday tradition in the south to have sausage balls as an appetizer, meal side and after dinner (football watching) treat. 
My momma has been making them for family gathering for years and they are a huge hit.
I went gluten free about a year ago and have found some recipes are easier than others to find gluten free substitutes that are just as yummy or arguably yummier!
This is one of those recipes. 

Let's start with the ingredients:
2 cups of gluten free bisquick mix
2 lbs of premium pork sausage 
1 lb of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
First, combine the bisquick and the sausage. I do this in a mixer on the lowest setting. Until combined. Then, transfer to a large mixing bowl and combine the cheese by rolling it in with your hands. 
It's now time to preheat your oven to 350 degrees 
Once the bisquick, sausage and cheese are completely combined, it's time to make the walnut sized sausage balls. I take a table spoon and scoop heaping scoops and then form the balls. I usually place them in another bowl or rounded plate. 
Once you have your balls formed, place them on a baking sheet. * I've tried it with aluminum foil and it sticks to the foil. So, I just bake directly on the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Halfway through, I move the balls with a spatula to make sure they aren't sticking and I turn the pan.

The result is delicious gluten free sausage balls! 
Can I tell you a secret? If you don't tell anyone they are gluten free, they will never know. They are seriously delicious and my tummy didn't hurt even after I ate 10-ish of them throughout the day.
Happy holidays and let me know if you try this recipe.
-El Momma