It’s Spicy Chicken!!!!

We have been looking for a recipe for baked chicken nuggets for quite some time. We have finally discovered one! It started with some spicy cheese balls that Child #2 decided we’re too salty and tasteless. I am not one to waste food. Therefore, I had to find another way in which to use them.Continue reading “It’s Spicy Chicken!!!!”

Ratatouille, Anyone?

Hello, readers! I know it has been a long time since I last posted a recipe for you. Our family has been in a transitional time, seeking out new housing options with very little money, so cooking lovely, gluten free recipes for you, was not on the docket. So, a couple nights ago, I decidedContinue reading “Ratatouille, Anyone?”

Impasta Lasagna

Tonight I made a cheater’s lasagna recipe. It’s easy, quick, and can be made vegetarian very easily. Here’s what you need: 9″ x 13″ pan Your favorite cooking spray 1 lb. of your favorite gluten free pasta, divided 30 oz. your favorite spaghetti sauce, divided 6 cups cottage cheese, divided 1 lb. extremely lean groundContinue reading “Impasta Lasagna”

Tasty Pulled Pork

Ok. So the picture isn’t of our pulled pork. I forgot to take one! So sorry, but you get the idea. You will need: Large pork shoulder roast (Ours was about 10 pounds!) 1 cup water 1/2 cup dehydrated onion flakes 1 Tablespoon salt 1 cup barbecue sauce (We used Sweet Baby Ray’s! Yummy!) StartContinue reading “Tasty Pulled Pork”

Au Gratin Potatoes – The Harbinger of Autumn

Ah…Autumn! It is finally starting to cool down here in the Midwest. One sure sign of that is the change in food in our house. Soups, stews, and of course, au gratin potatoes. What are au gratin potatoes? Where do they come from? Au gratin potatoes are an intoxicating blend of cheese and potatoes, bakedContinue reading “Au Gratin Potatoes – The Harbinger of Autumn”

Yummy Homemade Taquitos

Taquitos. Yummmmm. No, not the tiny store bought cardboard numbers that have more carbs than taste! I’m talking about the ones that I make from scratch (well, ok, I didn’t make the corn tortillas from scratch, but give me a break – I have a life!) in my kitchen with a child helper. They areContinue reading “Yummy Homemade Taquitos”

Comfort Food – Mashed Potatoes

I have covered vegan mashed potatoes, but never the original version. So, if you are looking for the creamiest, dreamiest mashed potatoes, look no further. Here they are! You will need: 7 – 8 medium potatoes (I used russet) 6 cups of water 1 stick (8 Tbsp.) butter 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp. granulatedContinue reading “Comfort Food – Mashed Potatoes”

Mama’s Beef Soup – The Original

For years, this has been the staple soup in our house. I am not a huge fan of chicken soup, as it was about the only way my father would willingly eat any foul. Chicken was cheap, not to mention we raised them (and butchered them, ourselves) so plentiful. My mother only made roast chickenContinue reading “Mama’s Beef Soup – The Original”

German Farmer’s Breakfast

When I was a child, my mother used to make this breakfast on Sundays once in a while instead of cooking dad’s favorite “sunny side up and smiling” eggs with sausage or bacon and toast. This is a heavenly combination of bacon, eggs, and hashbrowns. Why it was a breakfast for a German farmer, IContinue reading “German Farmer’s Breakfast”