Stuffed Mushrooms {Gluten Free} & a GIVEAWAY

Roasted mushrooms are stuffed with a delicious savory filling and baked until golden brown and crunchy. Bonus: these stuffed mushrooms are entirely gluten free!

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Stuffed Mushrooms are such a classic party food. They are the perfect passed appetizer – they look pretty on a platter, can be eaten in one bite, and are absolutely delicious! So I thought why wait for a party to make stuffed mushrooms? Why not just make a platter of them for TheBetterHalf and myself? And that’s exactly what I did tonight!

TGIF! After our delicious birthday dinner last night, TheBetterHalf and I are just chilling at home tonight and giving our stomachs (and our wallet) a break! But I still wanted to whip up something delicious and special for us to enjoy and these stuffed mushrooms were the perfect thing. Bonus – they are SO easy to prepare! Plus, they are gluten free thanks to cracker crumbs made from Breton gluten free crackers!

And I want to give you 12 boxes of Breton Gluten Free Crackers so that you can try this recipe yourself! Scroll to the bottom of the post and enter to win!
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Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

A classic recipe for Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake. This cake is a family favorite for my husband and I can see why – it is so decadent and delicious!
Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake | ChezCateyLou.com

I’m sharing a very special recipe with you today for a very special day…it is TheBetterHalf’s 30th Birthday! He’s finally as old as I am, at least for the next 6 months. He was complaining the other day about getting old. I told him he would get no sympathy from me! Welcome to 30 – it isn’t so bad!

I love celebrating birthdays on the blog – it is nice to have an excuse to make a decadent birthday treat (not that I need an excuse to bake…). Growing up, Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake was one of TheBetterHalf’s favorite desserts, so I got the recipe from his mom to make for his birthday. I was nervous to bake a family favorite, because I didn’t want to mess it up! Luckily, he said this chocolate sheet cake was just as good as he remembered it.

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Kumquat Mojitos

A classic mojito is updated with the addition of muddled kumquats, which add a bright citrus flavor. This kumquat mojito is such a fun and delicious cocktail!
Kumquat Mojitos | ChezCateyLou.com
Memorial Day weekend has to be one of the best weekends of the year….it signifies that summer is here! 3 months of lazier days and vacations and just a more relaxed feeling overall. I am a fall / winter girl, but even I can’t resist the allure of summer.

And what better way to toast the season than with a refreshing and beautiful cocktail – a Kumquat Mojito! Mojtos are a perfect summertime cocktail – so refreshing and tropical, and adding some muddled Kumquat to the mix gives these cocktails a great color and such a bright, citrus flavor!

I am currently in LA for a girl’s trip! TheBetterHalf is stuck at home studying for the CFA. It has been a rough few months full of work and studying for him….June 6 can’t come soon enough! But since I don’t have to study, I figured I should go have some fun for the both of us.  Bring on the cocktails!
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Cake Batter Puppy Chow

Classic Puppy Chow gets an upgrade with the flavor of cake batter and tons of sprinkles! This Cake Batter Puppy Chow is sweet, crunchy and totally addicting!

Cake Batter Puppy Chow | ChezCateyLou.com

Puppy Chow, aka Muddy Buddies…have you heard of it? I remember the first time I tried it, back in high school. I thought the name was SO weird – but the taste was far from weird! The classic version is made with peanut butter and chocolate mixed into chex cereal and topped with powdered sugar, and everyone in my school was obsessed with it. Little bags of puppy chow were the first thing to disappear from the bake sale tables! We had a lot of bake sales in high school. I can only imagine how excited everyone would have been if someone brought in this Cake Batter Puppy Chow!

The recipe comes from my friend Lynn at Fresh April Flours! Today I am helping her celebrate the release of her cookbook! She wrote a cookbook of over 20 puppy chow recipes, and this is one of the featured recipes.
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Mini Hot Dog Cupcakes

Yellow cupcakes with chocolate icing are decorated with a hot dog on top! These mini hot dog cupcakes will be perfect for your Memorial Day BBQ!
Mini Hot Dog Cupcakes - yellow cupcakes are topped with chocolate frosting and then decorated with a hot dog!  | ChezCateyLou.com

I am SO excited to post these Mini Hot Dog Cupcakes today. I have had these in the queue for almost a month but wanted to wait until close to Memorial Day to share them with you. How perfect would these be for a Memorial Day BBQ?

I made these for a friend’s birthday celebration. One of her favorite foods is hot dogs! And rather than have hot dogs, which don’t quite scream HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I decided to make her hot dog cupcakes! Now let me be clear…these are NOT hot dog flavored. That would just be strange and gross, right?   Instead, they are delicious yellow cake cupcakes with chocolate icing, and the hot dog decoration is made from icing and Nilla wafers!  No meat flavor at all.

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