Mummy Breakfast Pastry Recipe

My kids love breakfast pastry’s. What kid doesn’t?!? And quite frankly, on those busy mornings when we can’t seem to get things together quick enough, those breakfast pastry’s come in handy! Especially for my son who is in middle school this year and he has to be on the bus stop at like 7:30 in the morning. Say what?!? That’s a whole hour earlier than what he had to be getting bus for elementary school. So crazy! Check out these super delicious and fun Mummy Breakfast Pastry’s!

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Mummy Breakfast Pastry Recipe

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Ingredients

  • Refrigerator pie crust
  • 1 can Pumpkin Pie Filling
  • 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 TBS Sugar
  • Candy eyes
  • Rectangle cookie cutter or an index card

Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Unroll the crust.
  3. Using either the cookie cutter or index card with a Wilton Food Writer trace the lines.
  4. Cut the dough to match the lines.
  5. Mix the sugar, pumpkin pie spice and the pumpkin pie filling. Stir well.
  6. With a spoon, add a dollop of the pumpkin pie filling, spread it out thin.
  7. Unroll the second pie crust and begin cutting it into thing long pieces (refer to the picture above for reference).
  8. Begin layering the cut crust over the filled bottom crust.
  9. Criss/Cross the thin pieces to make it look like a wrapped mummy.
  10. Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the crust has a golden color to it.
  11. Remove from the oven and allow to cool briefly.
  12. Add the eyes and allow it to cool completely.

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Pretty cute, huh?!? The nice thing about this recipe is that if you aren’t really into the pumpkin pie flavor, you can change it up with a different pie filling! Apple pie filling, instead of pumpkin pie filling would be good. I would use cinnamon instead of pumpkin pie spice! There are so many possibilities!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Recipes

Fall is finally here and that means it is time for EVERYTHING  pumpkin!! I honestly don’t remember when this pumpkin craze started, but let me tell you, it’s like Christmas morning around the world when Starbucks and other coffee places bring back the pumpkin spice drinks! My local Target has a Starbucks and everyone in the store, or so it seemed, had a coffee in their hand. I just know it was a pumpkin spice coffee! I’ve pulled together some really great pumpkin themed recipes that are also gluten free! Enjoy!

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Spicy Honey Roasted Pumpkin

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I love spicy food and am anxious to try this recipe by Mom Foodie! This might even be something I could get my kids to try!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

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These gluten free pumpkin cupcakes look delicious! These would be a delicious addition to your next fall inspired party! If you would like to make these cupcakes, visit Crazy Adventures in Parenting!

Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie

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This healthy pumpkin smoothie by We Know Stuff is something my husband would absolutely love! In fact, if he were home right now, I’d make it for him! The addition of the coffee is the exact pick me up a person needs in the morning!

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

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I am very excited about this pumpkin seed brittle by Mom Foodie! One of my favorite things about this time of year are the pumpkin seeds. To make them into a delicious candy…excellent!

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

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While my kids can’t really have the smoothie recipe above, this pumpkin spice smoothie by Not Quite Susie Homemaker is perfect for the kids! They both don’t particularly like to eat breakfast, so this smoothie would be perfect for them to have!!

What do you think? Which gluten free recipe above looks the best to you?

Hot Holiday Gift Idea – LEGO Scooby-Doo Sets {Giveaway}

Can you believe that it is already almost October?!? Pretty soon we will be at Thanksgiving and then BAM! Hanukkah and Christmas will be here before we know it. I don’t know about you, but I’ve already started thinking about what to get my kids for Christmas. My daughter is pretty dead set on getting a video camera because she thinks she is the next hot YouTube sensation. Me…I’m not too sure about her and YouTube! However, one thing that is always a hot item in our house is LEGO’s! When I was little, we had regular LEGO’s and space themed LEGO’s. I don’t really remember having anything else. The LEGO’s they have now are awesome!

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Right now, my favorite LEGO’s are these brand new Scooby-Doo LEGO’s! I mean seriously, check out these amazing Scooby-Doo stop motion videos created using the brand new LEGO Scooby-Doo sets!  New videos will be uploaded weekly – so be sure to visit ScoobyDoo.com and subscribe to the WB Kids YouTube channel.

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Gluten Free PB & Berry Blast Snack Mix {Giveaway}

My husband and I like to take road trips. We always have. Just the other night we were discussing what kind of car we wanted to get for our next car. Right now I drive a car and while I like it (the trunk is huge), I do have my moments of missing my big SUV. After checking out the Paul Conte Cheverolet website, my husband immediately jumped at one of the four door trucks. I don’t know how practical that would be (gas wise) for a road trip, but it would help when we need to haul things! At any rate, there were some really good deals, both on the trucks AND a more practical road trip car! The other day I mentioned how I like to make sure that our road trips are successful by keeping the kids busy and with their own snack container. However, since going gluten free, it’s not been all that easy for me on a road trip. Sure I can pack snacks that are gluten free, but lets be honest here. After making sure our clothes are packed and the kids all of their snacks and other items to keep themselves occupied, I am going to forget to buy my gluten free snacks. It’s just how it goes.

One way to insure I have my gluten free snacks ready is to keep a container of this super easy PB & Berry Blast snack mix made and ready to go! And let me tell you, make sure you make enough because EVERYONE will want to eat your gluten-free snacks. I should just bite the grocery bill bullet and make my kids fully gluten free too…they eat all of my gluten free food anyway!

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PB & Berry Blast Snack Mix

PB & Berry Blast Snack Mix

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Van’s Gluten Free Blissfully Berry Cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks
  • 1 1/2 cups Roasted Salted Peanuts
  • 1 cup Freeze-Dried Strawberries
  • 1 cup Dried Blueberries

Directions

In a large bowl, toss together all of the ingredients. Store in an airtight container.

Sounds good, doesn’t it?!? The Van’s Gluten-Free cereal is absolutely delicious! My favorite is Cocoa Sensation cereal! Just the right amount of cocoa flavor! Perfect for those late night snacks when you want something crunchy AND chocolaty!

I don’t know about you, but at first I was really upset that I couldn’t have my normal road trip snacks of licorice and bad for you fast food, but now I am very thankful for this tasty concoction!

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Entering is so easy! Simply leave me a comment telling me about your favorite road trip!

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How to Make a Road Trip a Success with Kids

One of the worst things for parents to deal with is road trips with their kids screaming their heads off the entire time. My husband and I must be lucky people because our kids, for the most part, have always been great in the car. No screaming, very little fighting (they are siblings, after all) and they have never puked in the car. We did have a potty accident a couple times, but that was not that big of a deal. Instead, our kids always managed to keep each other occupied with things they brought in the car and different games they played together. One of their favorite was Travel Bingo!

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The best thing you can do, when you are going on a road trip, is make sure your kids have things to occupy them. I don’t know about you, but while I really didn’t like listening to Raffi, we did because the kids liked it and it made them happy. Happy kids equals happy parents! While toys, books, movies, etc will keep your kids occupied, you also need to have snacks. We’ve tried little individual bags or baggies of snacks, but those always seemed to make a huge mess. That’s when we though of their own little snap lid storage container!

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The snap lids are easy enough for kids to take off, but if they can’t, then you can unsnap it for them and hand it to them. You can get containers that have different compartments, but we liked this one with the two compartments because we can put fruit on one side and pretzels or fish crackers on the other side! Sure spills can still happen, but we found that when our children were younger, spills happened far less often with a container like this than with baggies.

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Besides having snacks and activities to keep your children occupied, you also have to have the right car. Let’s face it…when we test drive a car, we sit in the front seat. As a result, we have no idea what the backseat is like for the kids. Do they have enough leg room? Believe me, if they don’t, they will repeatedly kick the back of your seat the entire road trip. I’ve been there, done that! As I was looking at the East Hills Chevrolet of Roslyn webpage, I couldn’t help but drool over the awesome 2015 Camaro, but as pretty as that car is, that would NOT be kid friendly. I would have to imagine if my 6’2″ husband got in that car, he’d have to have the seat ALL the way back. No room for kids. So while that car is out, for at least the next 10 years, I did notice that under the New Car Specials, they had some really great deals! For instance, a Chevy Equinox LT for just $79 a month! Say what?!?

What are your tips for a successful road trip?