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Review & Giveaway – Two Fat Guys Gourmet Barbecue Sauce!


While at the GFAF Expo, we tried Two Fat Guys Gourmet Barbecue Sauce.  Lizzie and I agreed that it was so delicious!  We were thrilled about doing this review.  Two Fat Guys Gourmet Barbecue Sauce is made with all natural products like tomatoes, garlic, brown sugar, honey, and other good ingredients that I know and can pronounce!  There is nothing artificial, and is free of nuts, eggs, and dairy.  It is also gluten-free and contains no high fructose corn syrup!  We avoid high fructose corn syrup, so I was really happy about that.  Two Fat Guys Gourmet Barbecue Sauce comes in four varieties – Mild, Smoky, Spicy, and Lava Hot.  It is also made right here in our home state of Illinois!

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So Lizzie and I planned a date, and we sure did have perfect weather for a barbecue!  We decided to make chicken breasts, shish kabobs, pulled pork, and corn on the cob.  Everyone wanted to try different flavors of the sauce, so we decided to grill everything and then put the sauce on ourselves afterward.
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I am not a big fan of spicy food, but I loved the Mild and Smoky flavored sauce.  The kids preferred them also, with the Mild being their favorite.


However some like it hot, and Lizzie, her hubby, and my hubby preferred the Spicy and especially the Lava Hot!  All of it was so very tasty on the kabobs, and the shredded pork.  It has to be some of the best barbecue sauce we have tried.  We were all so full after the kabobs and pulled pork, that we only tried a small piece of chicken in the sauce, but that was delicious too!

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Two Fat Guys Gourmet Barbecue Sauce is available at many stores.  You can find out if it’s available at one near you by clicking here and selecting your state or clicking purchasing it online!

HOWEVER, we just can’t keep Two Fat Guys Gourmet Barbecue Sauce to ourselves though, so we are doing a giveaway, so you can try it too!  With Father’s Day right around the corner, this is the perfect gift for the man who loves to grill!  The giveaway includes the following items:

24 can collapsible cooler
4 18 oz jars of Two Fat Guys BBQ sauce (one in each of the four varieties)
2 thermal cups
2 koozies
2 bags of gluten-free falafel chips
1 collapsible water bottle
1 spatula


You can enter the giveaway by clicking on this link a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclaimer: We were provided with the sauces and mugs shown in the first picture of this review, in exchange for our honest opinion of their barbecue sauces.  We were not compensated in any way, and all opinions are our own.

Udi’s Easy Breakfast Bagels & Muffins

We had brunch today and it was super easy and delicious!  We had Udi’s Lemon Streusel Muffins & breakfast bagels made with Udi’s Everything Inside Bagels.  For the muffins, open the container, and breakfast is served!

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However, my girls requested breakfast bagels, so we made those too.  Here is a simple and easy breakfast bagel recipe… slice & lightly toast a bagel. My husband dislocated his shoulder, so it is immobilized.  Note… do not let the one-armed guy try to cut the bagels or they will come out horribly uneven.  LOL  Crack an egg in a microwave safe coffee cup (we use a custard cup), add a tsp of milk, scramble it up and microwave it for one minute (one minute per egg). The egg will come out fluffy, but hot. Scoop it out of the cup and it will be the perfect size for the bagel. Put the egg on the bagel,  then top with cheese right away. The heat from the egg will melt the cheese nicely. Microwave a couple of peices of turkey bacon (about 2 minutes for 3 slices of bacon). Top egg and cheese with bacon, cover with top of bagel and serve. My husband likes honey Dijon mustard on his. The kids like a little butter. I like it plain. The whole thing takes less than 10 minutes.  We served with some peeled oranges slices, for a delicious easy breakfast.

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Disclaimer: I was provided with the Udi’s products shown above.  I was not financially compensated for this post.

Udi’s Easy Lunch Roll Ups

My daughter is not a big fan of bread, but she loves tortillas.  Here is a super easy and quick lunch idea!  Start out with Udi’s gluten, nut, soy, and dairy free plain tortillas.  Place two slices of lunch meat on the tortilla – my daughter loves bologna, so that’s what we used this time.  My other daughter loves honey ham, so we use that for her.  Top with cheese, and roll up like a taco.  One daughter loves them just like this, my other daughter likes them warmed up (15-20 seconds) in the microwave so the tortilla is softer & so the cheese melts.  We have also put Wowbutter or Nutella and jelly in them and rolled them up.  Just be sure to fold in the end or the jelly drips out.


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Disclaimer: I was provided with Udi’s tortillas.  I was not financially compensated in any way.

Breakfast Kabobs (nut & gluten free)

This is just fun to make for the kids.  Cut up various fruit.  We like to use a mix of these fruits depending on what’s in season… strawberries, pineapple, apples (cut into chunks), blueberries, grapes, and bananas.  Then take a waffle (gluten-free if preferred) and cut it into little squares too.  Take a kabob stick and place a piece of waffle, then slice of strawberry, a piece of pineapple, 2 pieces of waffle, grape, blueberry, 2 pieces of waffles, more strawberry, a blueberry, and a piece of waffle.  If you don’t have a kabob stick, use a toothpick and use one piece of fruit and a piece of waffle.

It’s a fun breakfast for the kids to make, super easy & even more fun to eat!


Homemade Bubbles

We made bubbles for the kids today and everyone loved them. The neighbor’s neices were visiting and they enjoyed them too.


Super easy bubble recipe
6 cups water
1 cup corn syrup
2 cups regular strength dish soap

Homemade Pancake Syrup

My girls are on spring break this week, and this morning we had nowhere that we had to be, so I decided to make pancakes. A treat we don’t have very often, because of time contraints of getting both girls off to school and getting myself ready for work. The pancakes and sausage were done cooking, and I was setting the table when I checked the pantry and realized we had no syrup. I jumped on the internet and found a few syrup recipes, but didn’t have all the ingredients. I decided to wing it. Here is what I did… I used 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla, and 1 1/4 cup of water. I put it all in a pan and cooked it on medium until it started to boil, stirring constantly. I boiled it for about 6-7 minutes.

When it was done it was thinner than syrup, so maybe I should have let it cool some or maybe cooked it longer. However, in a pinch this definitely worked, and it was pretty good. If nothing else it’s good for a sugar rush. 🙂


Brunch Biscuits & Gravy

This has become a favorite at our house.  We enjoy having it for breakfast or lunch.  Thought I would share.  It is peanut free, nut free, and lactose free.

Biscuits & Gravy


  • 3 c self rising flour
  • 1/3 c butter or lard or shortening
  • 1 1/2 c lactose free milk


  • 1 pound of pork sausage
  • 3 Tbsp shorting or drippings
  • 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 3 c lactose free milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (can add more to taste)

To make biscuits, preheat oven to 500 degrees, in a large bowl mix flour and shortening to coarse crumbs.  Blend in milk.  Fold 8-10 times.


On a well floured surface, roll out dough to about 3/4″ thick, use a glass or cup or biscuit cutter to cut out circles for the biscuits


Put on a cookie sheet, bake for 10 minutes



While biscuits are baking, make the gravy.  In a frying pan, brown the pork sausage and the shortening or drippings over medium high heat.  When browned, don’t drain.  Add flour, salt, and pepper, stir constantly until the flour browns.



Slowly add milk and stir well.  Bring to boil, stirring every couple of minutes.  After it boils, reduce heat and cook 2 minutes until thick.  It will also thicken when it cools too.





Saturday – Wowbutter & Fudge Lactose Free Milk Shakes

These are the best shakes EVER and they are lactose free!  Both my daughter, Bubbles, and I are lactose intolerant.  They are also peanut and nut free!

Wowbutter & Fudge Lactose Free Milk Shake




  • 1/4 cup of Chunky Wowbutter – can use creamy if you don’t like the little chunks




In blender, combine all ingredients.  Mix until smooth!  Super easy and SUPER yummy!  My girls LOVE these!


Hope you have enjoyed my Week of Wowbutter and all the peanut free recipes!  Wowbutter really is a fantastic peanut butter alternative, because it can be used in place of peanut butter in pretty much any recipe!

Friday – No Bake Chocolate Wowbutter Cookies

These No Bake Chocolate Wowbutter cookies have been a HUGE hit at my house.  They are super easy to make, and so very yummy!  It has to be one of my most favorite cookie recipes ever.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 Tbs cocoa
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup Wowbutter
  • 1 Tbs vanilla
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • Waxed Paper


  • In a large (big enough to fit all the ingredients) heavy saucepan add sugar, cocoa, butter, and milk.  Bring to a boil.  I cut up the butter so it doesn’t take as long to melt


  • Let boil for 1 minute – it will seem to grow and get all bubbly


  • Mix in Wowbutter, vanilla, & oatmeal.  It will get thick.
  • On a sheet of waxed paper (I use a cookie sheet underneath), drop a heaping teaspoon of the mixture.


  • Refrigerate about an hour before eating.  ENJOY!!

With Week of Wowbutter coming to an end, please be sure to enter our two giveaways for a case of Wowbutter.  You can enter on our Facebook page by clicking on the Giveaway tab, or you can enter a recipe on our blog by clicking HERE

Thursday – Wowbutter Banana Graham Snacks

My kids love this recipe and it is so super easy and quick to make.  It is basically the same recipe that is on the Wowbutter website.  I changed it a little bit though to our taste and preference.  My kids do not like frozen bananas, so we just put them in the fridge instead.  They don’t last long in our house.  The original recipe can be found on the Wowbutter website here.  Below is our version of it – I did change the name since I altered the recipe a little.

Wowbutter Banana Graham Snacks

  • 1/2 cup Wowbutter – we mix half smooth and half chunky
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • graham crackers broken in half
  • 2 small bananas



Blend WOWBUTTER and honey in small bowl.


Spread about 1 tablespoon of mixture on 10 of the graham wafers, top with banana slices and remaining 10 graham wafers.

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Eat right away or place in the refrigerator for an hour.  Depends on if you like them cold or not.  :0) ENJOY!


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