Homemade Shake-n-Bake

I love making oven fried chicken and before developing my food allergies loved the ease of using shake-n-bake. So after playing around in the kitchen I came up with my own version that is tasty and family approved. I hope you like this recipe for homemade shake-n-bake as much as my family does. Homemade Shake-n-Bake…

Italian Style Root Vegetable Puree

Have I said lately that I should have married Mario Batali? Never mind that both of us are already married with children, but the man can cook – and what Italian girl does not love a man that can cook good Italian food. This is my take on one of his recipes. I make this…

Lemon Chicken

The other night I made a variation of lemon chicken that was so yummy. However the mushrooms that were in it turned out fabulous I plan on keeping the marinade recipe and using it just for the mushrooms! Lemon chicken is delicious and fun to cook for a crowd. Lemon Chicken 3 lemons 1 tbsp….

Quick Pantry Dinner

There are times, as much as I hate to admit it, that I completely fail at planning a menu in advance. I am all about quick meals these days. Between my job, being a mom, and running a household I do not have the time I used to have to spend in the kitchen on…

Peanut Butter Cookies

I just could not get enough of these cookies the last time I made them. This is my take on the classic Betty Crocker recipe. I have adjusted to make it gluten-free and dairy-free. I hope you like these peanut butter cookies as much as my family does. They never last long. I try not…

Oriental Beef

This recipe for oriental beef is just what you would find in a Chinese restaurant. I made this in the slow cooker and it was a big hit with my entire family. The husband actually requested I make this again, this does not always happen, so it is a big win when it does. Oriental…

Apple Hand Pies

When the kid was little we went to a you-pick apple farm and ended up with far too many apples for my family of three to eat. I experimented with various recipes from apple crumbles, to apple crisps, to apple sauce and finally to apple hand pies. These are a simple and fun way to…

Sweet Spicy Asian Pork

Trying out new recipes makes me happy. This recipe makes me think back to when the kiddo was little. I think there is a direct correlation to my lack of cooking/blogging then and the lack of free time I had when my mother’s helper was unable to come in two days a week. Well that,…

Gluten Free Orzo Chicken Salad

This was my very own creating and it turned out so well, that the family asked me to keep it around. Bonus, this was a crazy easy recipe to make.  When I first made it I was not eating gluten free, but have since given it a tweak to match my gluten-free cooking needs. When…