Day 13 of 20 (4/20 Foods) – Cinnamon Rolls with Bacon

Cinnamon Rolls

Here we are! Day thirteen! We’re almost there. and today we have another easy almost homemade recipe. Eventually we want to take a stab at fully homemade cinnamon rolls but until then, these will have to suffice.

I mean, is there anything better than bacon and warm cinnamon rolls? These two make a sweet and salty, deliciously warm combination that makes our mouths water just thinking about it.

You can use any brand of store bought cinnamon rolls but we highly recommended, if it’s available Pillsbury Maple Brown Sugar

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We actually have another recipe using these bad boys, but that’s not for a few more days. But until then, let our scrumptious bacon rolled cinnamon rolls tide you over.

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Day 12 of 20 (4/20 Foods) – TYL EATS LA

After 11 days of recipes and tricks, today we are taking the easy way out and sharing one of our favorite LA (Burbank) Eats. We actually discovered this place while babysitting and had been passing it by for years but never gave it a second glance because we just assumed it was an old people diner.

The restaurant we are speaking of is The Tallyrand located in Burbank on Olive Blvd.

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Now, you may judge it on it’s dated exterior and typical “diner fare” but this place is truly a hidden gem. In a couple weeks we’ll do a full write up, but for now we’re going to talk about our favorite “stoner” dish: CHICKEN FINGERS. WE love chicken fingers and are always on the hunt for the best! When we came across the Tallyrand and we saw their chicken fingers, we knew it was love at first sight.

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Perfectly crispy chicken, with an assortment of dipping sauces (BBQ, Honey Mustard, and Ranch with hot sauce) and hot and crispy fries.

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You know it’s going to be good, when they throw some decorative parsley on the plate.

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Day 11 of 20 (4/20 Foods) – Brownies

Brownies and Cinnamon Roll Waffles

This is more of a suggestion instead of a recipe. Coffee and Chocolate are a match made in heaven. Ina said so! (Yes, she’ll judge you if you use the cheap stuff.)

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Anyway, today we bring you our favorite brand of box brownie, Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownies. The dark chocolate variety are truly superior. Even people who prefer milk chocolate love these. The chocolate flavor is so rich and deep without being bitter like some dark chocolate.

Brownies and Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box brownie+recipe
  • Coffee or espresso

Step 1: Follow instructions on the box of brownies.

Step 2: Instead of the amount of water it calls for (for ours its 1/2 cup of water), add the same amount of coffee or espresso (we used our Nespresso, Fabio).

(Optional): Add sprinkles

Step 3: BAKE!

Brownies and Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Brownies and Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Brownies and Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Brownies and Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Day 10 of 20 (4/20 Foods) – Ranch Dip and everything that offers

Ranch

Ranch! Who doesn’t love Ranch? Well actually, if I’m (Marlee) being perfectly honest, I used to HATE ranch. I thought ranch was the most disgusting sauce there was. And then one day, Christie, decided that we should make our own, and then she forced me to taste it and lo and behold, I didn’t hate it. Shocker.

From there on out, it opened a whole new door of flavor and dipping sauce possibilities. You can use this with carrots, french fries, chicken tenders, burgers, fried pickles, salads, sandwich spreads, just about anything. While the ingredients definitely┬áscared me at first, once it’s mixed together, it becomes a magically delicious sauce that you could literally eat by the spoonful.

We gladly dedicate this recipe to our sweet little Marin, who absolutely LOVES ranch.

 

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Day 9 of 20 (4/20 Foods) – Cereal Treats

Cereal Treats

Cereal Treats. Who doesn’t love cereal treats? They’re sweet, crunchy and keep your mouth busy and filled with flavor. Now, while we love the OG Rice Krispie treats, we thought we would give you something extra special. Fruity Pebble Treats. You could honestly try this your favorite cereal, but fruit pebbles are definitely high on our list of favorites.

Seriously, these were one of our favorite recipes we made for this. Something about the marshmallows sinking to the bottom, the crunchiness of the cereal, the overall mouth feel, was truly wonderful.

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Day 8 of 20 (4/20 Foods) – Apple and Cheddar with Honey

 

Trader Joe's Special

Trader Joe’s Special! This snack is something we encountered at Trader Joe’s while our friend Kathy* was demoing it. We were standing there catching up with Kathy for like 20 minutes and in that time Christie had several samples. Sweet, salty, and floral = freaking delicious. Also, you feel a little healthier eating this because it’s just a honeycrisp apple, sharp cheddar and honey.

There really isn’t much instruction wise. Just cut your apples and cheese, lay said cheese on said apples and drizzle with honey. BAM. How bout them apples?

Trader Joe's Special

Trader Joe's Special

Trader Joe's Special

Trader Joe's Special

 

 

Day 7 of 20 (4/20 Foods) – Chocolate Whipped Cream and Fruit

Chocolate Wipped Cream

Day Seven! Woo Hoo! A week of recipes. Some are obviously easier than others but this is one of are favorite go to munchie snacks. You can’t go wrong with flavorful whipped cream and delicious berries.

Again, you can obviously adjust the sweetness and chocolatey-ness of this but we found this was our perfect combination. Now, if you’re truly that lazy and can’t be bothered to make this, you can always enjoy some chocolate reddi wip. But trust us, this is the way to go.

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