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Healthier Potato Skins

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When my husband is lucky enough to get a day off I go overboard in the kitchen. After all, the fastest way to a mans heart is through his stomach, right?! So today I’ve been cooking non-stop. And not just for my husband, but for you too. I’ve had several recipes “on the back burner”…

Quick Gluten Free Granola

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I’ve been buying gluten free granola at the not-so-cheap price of $6.99/lb. for over a year now. And then suddenly, after running out yesterday morning, it dawned on me- MAKE YOU’RE OWN! Seriously, Jane. Get it together! I had oats, dried fruit, nuts, and a plethora of additives, so off to the mixing bowl and…

Oatmeal, Flax & Cocoa No-Bake Cookies

Nothing brings back sweet memories of my mom in the kitchen more than Oatmeal No-bake Cookies. They were, after all, the only sweet she could successfully “cook”. lol (Hi Mom!) So it should come as no surprise that they’re a big hit in our home too. But you know I couldn’t just make any ‘ol…

Shrimp and Grits

It’s kind of a prerequisite- If you’re from the south you MUST love grits. When cooked properly they’re creamy, smooth, and O SO GOOD! Now I know I’ve given you an awesome grits recipe before. You can check it out HERE. But this is different. This is a dinner recipe. Yes, grits for dinner. But…

Cold Quinoa Salad

If you haven’t hopped on the Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wa) bandwagon yet here’s your chance. I LOVE Quinoa. It’s similar to a grain. Kind of. Imagine if a grain of rice had a baby with a single couscous. That’s Quinoa. Each seed (yes, they’re tiny seeds) burst with a yummy toasted nut flavor when you bite down.…

Gluten Free Sausage Balls

My moms go-to recipe for family get-togethers is Sausage Balls. And since going gluten free it’s an indulgence I sincerely miss. But no more! I’ve figured out a quick an inexpensive method that takes the gluten out, and leaves the flavor in. Not to mention, they last FOREVER in the fridge and freeze like a…

Junk

I won’t lie, these gooey little bars are less than good for you. But hey, everyone deserves a treat every now and again, right?! Somewhere in the creation process my brain got confused: Was I making popcorn balls, or rice crispy treats, or candy bars? Either way, they’re AWESOME. And the definition of JUNK FOOD.…

Shrimp Saute with Vegetables and Yellow Rice

We’re BIG TIME seafood eaters. There really isn’t any seafood we don’t like. Scratch that- I’m not a fan of oysters, but my husband could eat his weight in the slimy suckers. I’ve got dozens of seafood recipes up my sleeve, but this one fit the bill last night. Nothing is better than a lean…

Crock Pot Beans And Ham

I know, I know. You’re supposed to eat Black-Eyed Peas for New Years. But A) we prefer Lima Beans and B) We’re starting our diet tomorrow, so tonight we FEAST!  I had a TON of ham left over from Christmas dinner. Seriously, I could have fed a family of 10. So, being the thrifty little…

Sausage and Cornbread Pudding

Cornbread. What’s not to love. You can have it with just about any dish, from breakfast to dinner. I love corn muffins, skillet corn bread, cornbread pudding, YOU NAME IT. Luckily, Bobs Red Mill makes an excellent gluten free cornbread mix that’s become a staple in our pantry. With a little help from Bob, and…

Winter Squash Soup

I recently found a BOAT LOAD of winter squash on sale at my local big box membership club. So, being the cheapskate I am I LOADED UP! We’ve been eating Butternut and Acorn Squash in every imaginable way over the last week. But my favorite, by far, is winter squash soup. It’s rich. It’s creamy. It’s healthy.…

Candied Popcorn

WARNING: Addictive, gooey goodness ahead! My culinary approach is simple. It starts with a “What if…” and ends in either epic failure, or culinary genius. Tonight’s dessert was the latter, for sure. But please, heed the warning. This stuff is dangerously good. Candied Popcorn Ingredients: Two bags of popcorn, popped 1 cup of cashews or…

Savory Cheddar Biscotti

We all know what a soup junkie I am. I make it weekly, regardless of the weather. But going gluten free meant I had to give up soups side kick- BREAD. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few amazing gluten free breads on the market. But they’re EXPENSIVE. And at $5 for basically 1/4…

Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings

I’m cheap. We all know this, right? So it’s a win-win when I can stretch one meal in to two. For this recipe, Monday’s roasted chicken became Wednesdays Chicken and Dumplings- Gluten free, of course. Ingredients: Soup: 2 cups of leftover chicken, shredded 4 cups of chicken broth (I made mine from the leftover chicken carcass, drained)…

Grandma’s Hamburger Soup

Let’s talk soup. It’s that time of the year, after all. Nothing is easier, and more satisfying than a large bowl of your favorite go-to recipe. I rarely follow recipes when it comes to soup. If you know the basics- what flavors mesh, how to make a roue, etc.- then soup is a no brainer. My…

Gluten Free Whoopie Pies

I’m not sure if I’d call this a recipe. It’s more like a method. But OMG are they AMAZING! After all, what on earth is better than chocolate and marshmallow? Gluten Free Whoopie Pies Ingredients: Betty Crocker GF Devils Food Cake Mix 7.5oz of Marshmallow Fluff Non-Stick Cooking Spray   Directions: Prepare the cake mix…

Dirty Rice with Andouille Sasuage

I don’t often cook with Andouille. Not because I’m not a fan (because I’m seriously a fan), but because it’s a bit hard to find. I usually substitute smoked kielbasi, spicy Italian sausage, or whatever I can find that fits the budget. But, as luck would have it, just when I was craving a big ‘ol bowl of…

Crispy Tofu with Brown Rice and Broccoli

Let’s talk tofu. Yes, tofu. The semi-slimy, super soaked protein pillow you’ve passed in the market and wondered “what the heck would I do with that?” Well it’s simple. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING WITH IT! My frugal mind see’s it as a cheap meat replacement. You won’t find any other protein in the meat case…

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

G-Free lunches can be, well, BORING. So, tonight I went CRAZY mixing a few new ingredients with a few fridge staples. The result: A week of lunches for my husband for under $10. Success. Here’s a bit of culinary genius for you…HA! Vietnamese Spring Rolls Ingredients: 8 Spring Roll Wrappers (found in Asian section of super…

Two Year Check-Up

Today was our 2 year check-up! Wow. Is that possible? And I’m proud to announce that he received an A+ on his health & wellness exam! He did FANTASTIC with the finger poke for an anemia check. So brave. He LOST HIS EVER LOVING MIND with the Hep A vaccine. He cried all the way…