Gluten-Free Sausage Balls Recipe

Face it… sometimes we just want something warm, savory, and satisfying for a snack. Sometimes we want to make something that even the men will love if they’re forced to attend a baby shower, or a quick and easy appetizer to bring to a tailgate or family get-together. A Southern staple at so many of these gatherings include “sausage balls”, which (for the uninitiated) is a small, spherical biscuit with cheese and ground sausage baked into it, and they are absolute heaven. I’ve seen them at Christmas brunches, bridal showers, tailgates, card nights, and just about any other event I can think of here in the South, and I’ve also been known to bake a surplus of these bad boys to freeze for breakfasts on crazy mornings before school. One BIG problem I ran into is that Bisquick, a central ingredient in Sausage Balls, contains Gluten, and I realized that Gluten and I didn’t get along about five years ago that I was also giving up Sausage Balls among other things. I was walking through Target awhile back and I miraculously saw GLUTEN-FREE BISQUICK sitting on the shelf with baking goods and I realized that not only could I make…

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Kids and Gun Safety on Marie Claire

Marie Claire just published a piece about Kids and Gun Safety I was initially hesitant to write, fearing social media fallout from those who disagree with my position. I’m very glad that I wrote it though, because very few articles are published in mainstream magazines that align with my beliefs on gun ownership and usage. The title that the editors assigned my piece, “Why I’m Glad My Kids Shoot Guns… For Their Sake and Everyone Else’s”, smacks of clickbait and sensationalism, but I understand the necessity of using clikable headlines for traffic. As part of a series that Marie Claire is running, called Women and Guns, my piece discussing the benefits of kids learning gun safety and handling sits in contrast to the more plentiful anti-gun ownership essays, and I’m fine with that. We are all entitled to our opinions but can remain respectful in discussing them, and I feel like I have done that here. Give Kids and Gun Safety a read and let me know your thoughts over at the Herd Management Facebook page. If you hunt how are you introducing your children to guns? If you’re anti-gun ownership, what methods are you using to prepare your kids…

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How to Take Kids to a Mardi Gras Parade

Going to take kids to a Mardi Gras Parade? Read these great words of advice. Although the Mardi Gras Season is winding down, there are some amazing parades left to attend! If you’ve been nervous about whether it’s a good idea to take kids to a Mardi Gras parade, these tips just may give you the piece of mind you need to take the plunge. Kids are a vital part of the fun environment at Mardi Gras; they will enjoy the colorful floats and costumes, love catching beads and Moon Pies, and you’ll be making priceless memories with them. Just like any public event, there may be a few people acting inappropriately, but with some research you can find areas and parades that are more conducive to families being a part of the festivities. Check out this piece I’ve written for the Southern Weekend on How to take Kids to a Mardi Gras Parade, and explore their website while yoyu’re at it! Amazing Southern travel, lifestyle, and recipe articles are all over the website! Mardi Gras Parade Tips for Families

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