Appetizers

Pretzel Bites with Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Sauce

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After traveling 2150 miles over the past few days, all I really wanted to do yesterday was go for a nice, long run to stretch my legs and get my body back in alignment! As soon as I woke, however, I realized that I had caught the cold that my husband and adorable niece had been fighting over the weekend. It’s hard to run when walking across the house makes you start coughing!

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For the Pretzel Bites
1 1/2 C warm water
2 tbsp light brown sugar
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
6 tbsp butter, melted
2 1/2 tsp salt
4 1/2 -5 C all-purpose flour
1/4 C baking soda
3 quarts water
1 egg white
1 tbsp cold water
coarse salt
For the Cheese Sauce
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
3/4 C milk
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp white pepper
1 large jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
1 1/2 C cheddar cheese (I used a combination of regular and sharp cheddar)
Combine water, sugar, yeast, and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix until combined. Let sit 5 minutes. Add the salt and 4 1/2 cups flour and mix on low-speed (using dough hook) until combined....
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Nutritions

Calories
458

Sodium
638mg
26% DV

Fat
15g
23% DV

Protein
19g
38% DV

Carbs
76g
26% DV

Fiber
6g
25% DV

"Sheet pan chicken drumsticks" is one of those recipes that I go with when I don't feel like spending too much time in the kitchen. I'm sure we all have such days, right?

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1. Start by seasoning the chicken drumsticks. Put the meat in a bigger bowl and add olive oil, 1 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of caraway, 2 tsp of BBQ seasoning and 1 tsp of red paprika. The BBQ mix I'm using...
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