Ready to branch out from plain ketchup with your French fries? This creamy, lightly spicy French fry dipping sauce recipe is the best!
French Fry Dipping Sauce
½ cup mayonnaise ½ cup ketchup 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp dill pickle juice 1 tsp yellow mustard 1 tsp hot sauce
In a small bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together all ingredients until well combined. Serve as a dipping sauce for french fries, appetizers or as a sandwich spread. Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Hack: Make this sauce your own by adding more hot sauce, substituting barbecue sauce for the ketchup, using a different mustard (brown or dijon, for example), or adding horseradish or Worcestershire sauce!
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Suggestion: Not only does this taste great with oven-roasted french fries, you could also serve it with pan-fried chicken tenders or homemade pigs in a blanket!
This super simple and easy peanut butter bread is a fresh take on a depression-era staple. It’s perfect for breakfast, snack time or anytime!
Easy Peanut Butter Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour ½ tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder 1 cup peanut butter 1 egg, room temperature ¾ cup sugar 1 cup applesauce ½ cup milk, room temperature ½ tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350℉. Coat a standard loaf pan with cooking spray. Whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Add peanut butter to the flour mixture. Use your hands to blend the components together to form a crumble texture. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg and sugar on high until pale. Turn the mixer to medium speed and add applesauce and milk to the egg mixture. Stir in baking soda. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir just until combined. The batter may be lumpy. Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake until the internal temperature reaches 200℉ or until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean, 60-70 minutes.) Let the cake rest on a cooling rack for 5 minutes and then turn it out of the pan. Allow to cool completely before slicing. Hack: Do not use natural or organic peanut butter in the recipe. The emulsifiers contained in shelf-stable peanut butter are necessary for the success of this bread!
Did you know? While many worry about the fat and calorie content of peanut butter,
studies show that its nutritional profile can be a valuable part of a healthy eating plan!
Suggestion: These old-fashioned peanut butter cookies are another classic recipe made from the classic staple!
Rice Krispies Treats™ is a classic recipe that we all remember fondly from our childhood. This no-bake recipe uses only 4 ingredients and your littles can help!
Original Rice Krispies Treats™
6 cups Rice Krispies™ cereal 1 package Mini M&Ms;™, optional (10 ounce or 1½ cups) 3 tsp butter 1 bag marshmallows (10 oz or about 40)
Use cooking spray to coat a 10”x13” pan. Measure Rice Krispies™ and Mini M&Ms;™ into a large bowl and stir to combine. Put the marshmallows and butter into a separate large bowl. Place in the microwave and heat on full power for 2 minutes.* Stir until marshmallow and butter are well combined. Add the cereal mixture to the marshmallow and stir quickly to combine. Use a buttered spatula, waxed paper or buttered hands to gently press the mixture into the prepared pan. Allow to cool and cut into 2” squares for serving. *This step can also be done on the stovetop. Place marshmallows and butter in a large pan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the marshmallows are melted and smooth. Hack: Store leftovers in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Separate layers with waxed or parchment paper. They can also be tightly wrapped and frozen for up to 6 weeks. Hack: Experiment by using flavored marshmallows, food coloring (added to melted marshmallows) and/or different stir-ins such as candies, nuts or sprinkles. Go crazy and let me know how they turn out!
Did you know? Marshmallows were originally made from the sap of the mallow plant and enjoyed only by royalty. Check out some more fun facts
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Suggestion: Milk and cereal bars are another easy, no-bake goodie for your littles to make!