How do you get a 4.0 GPA in your first year in college? When you study you have to eat pretzels dipped in cheese sauce! It helps you focus. That was my formula toward a successful college career… Until I came home one day and my parents told me that I looked “bloated”. Love that … not fat, but bloated.
I had gained 15 pounds! But not from beer and pizza like everyone else. No, I had I gained it from eating those delicious mall pretzels. (And maybe a swig or two of tequila ;-)) Trust me, I would eat a lot of these babies. I would buy them every Sunday – I would buy about 20 pretzels and eat them throughout the week with melted Velveeta cheese sauce. Man was it gooood! I mean this stuff was finger-licking good. I would suck on my fingers with every bite that I took. I didn’t want to miss a crumb of these delicious gems.
That bloated comment though killed my pretzel-eating routine. As soon as I stopped eating them, I noticed that I didn’t have to lay down flat on my bed to zip up my jeans. That should have been an indicator I guess, but I was too busy
eating studying. But do you think that I stopped eating big, soft pretzels? Heck no! By now some of you may have figured out that I eat everything, but most of it is homemade and that is why I don’t limit myself; when I make it I know exactly what’s in it.
Instead of going to the mall to treat myself to a soft and yummy pretzel, I decided to make them at home by following my Mama’s recipe. And instead of making them into big pretzels, I opted for a smaller bite size version because that enables me to control how much I eat. And I don’t dip them in any sauce – no need for those extra calories – these are really good all on their own.
Get out your notepad and write down this recipe because you will need it for Superbowl Sunday – trust me, these babies will be gone before the first quarter.
You know they are good when your 18 month old attacks them!