Today marks the first day of the 15-day celebration of Chinese New Year, the Year of the Snake! It’s the perfect time to gather friends and family and prepare some delicious Asian cuisine.
My family loves Italian food, especially pasta, so when I was asked if I would try Heartland Gluten Free Pasta, I was excited. Heartland uses a blend of rice and corn, maintains good manufacturing practices, and is very affordable. So the big question: how does it taste?
Sweet Potato Soup with Pancetta & Croutons Directions: Although we love the meaty flavor of pancetta, you could use bacon if you prefer. Place sweet potatoes and carrots… Read More »
I have a favorite baked bean style recipe that I have been cooking for years. However, it requires bbq sauce and canned pork & beans, which I don’t typically keep on hand.
Yesterday, my daughter was in the kitchen with me and wanted to help me cook dinner, so we quickly found a recipe we could modify and make work with the ingredients we had in the cupboard. I gave my 5 year old the job of making the sauce and helping pour and stir it over the beans before baking.
My family loves fajitas. Not only do they taste great, but they are a quick and healthy weeknight dinner. However, my typical version requires grilling the meat and the weather has not been cooperating with backyard cooking.
So today I am posting a great Chicken Fajita recipe that is cooking in a skillet in the comfort of your kitchen. It’s a super quick recipe and chances are you have all the ingredients already on hand. And it doesn’t rely on one of those packaged mixes or dressings, this one is a true from scratch version of skillet fajitas.
have to admit there is something incredibly delicious about a piece of fried chicken. When executed correctly, you get a perfectly crispy coating with moist and flavorful meat inside. It’s no wonder fried chicken is considered American comfort food.
However, fried chicken is not exactly healthy. It’s really quite the opposite, so when I am wanting breaded chicken I typically make a baked chicken. You can actually achieve a pretty good version of baked “fried” chicken. However, I discovered that adapting my usual recipe to be gluten-free became a bit problematic. I couldn’t get the right flavor or texture and it was a bit expensive to keep experimenting with dinner, so I all but gave up.
I am not sure what people look forward to more, the turkey dinner or the leftovers. If you are like me you have plenty of turkey and trimmings in the fridge the weekend after Thanksgiving (even though I don’t cook a massive bird). There are infinite ways to use up your leftovers, but one of my favorites is Leftover Turkey Pie.
Flank steak grills up very quickly, making it the perfect choice for a weeknight dinner or easy entertaining. And has become a favorite at my house for a quick dinner.
This recipe is based on a dish from The Dean Family Cookbook. It’s much more my style than the typical Paula dishes, which are heavy on the cream and butter (making them not so friendly on my waist or cholesterol).
This isn’t a recipe truly from Paula Deen, it’s from her husband Michael. If this dish is any indication of his cooking, I am thinking maybe he should write a cookbook, because it is delicious.
I came across a slimmed down recipe for Fettuccine Alfredo in a Food Network Magazine and it looked so tasty I decided to adapt it to be gluten-free. It was an instant hit at my house!
It’s the fifth of May, so Happy Cinco de Mayo. There seems to be a common misconception that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day, but that is September 16. Cinco de Mayo actually commemorates the Mexican victory over the French army.
It is my understanding that Cinco de Mayo is celebrated only regionally in Mexico, however, it is a big holiday in America and an opportunity to celebrate Mexican culture, especially the food an music.
So I thought it would be fitting to mention a few of our favorite Mexican-inspired recipes.