Tag: gluten-free

Tomato Corn Cob Chowder

Tomato Corn Cob Chowder

Tomato Corn Cob Chowder — really?! Y-E-S!! Here’s the thing – being both a foodie and a gardener compels me to find ways to use every bit of my garden in the kitchen. Gardening is HARD work with little reward and my greatest reward is 

Small Batch Acorn Squash and Chicken Enchiladas

Small Batch Acorn Squash and Chicken Enchiladas

The acorn squash is an absolutely glorious addition to this enchilada recipe. It’s slightly sweet and creamy texture – the perfect partner to the warm Mexican spices, chicken and cheeses!

Quick Mulled Spice Pickled Veggies

Quick Mulled Spice Pickled Veggies

One of my favorite accessories to a meal or snack is pickled veggies. I love the combination of sour + salty + crunchy + spice. Bonus — they’re so light on calories (which makes me feel good about adding them to every bite!).

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Scrub Island Dip

Scrub Island Dip

This Scrub Island dip is pretty much everything. I think it would even be on the menu of my last meal — really. It’s creamy and a little salty, a pop of herby onion – and thanks to a really, really good quality blue cheese 

Super Simple ((One Pan)) Oven Roasted Whole Chicken + Rice

Super Simple ((One Pan)) Oven Roasted Whole Chicken + Rice

Moist, flavorful chicken, perfectly steamed rice AND even some actual veggies tucked in for good measure. Even better than a simple, delicious dinner?? No complaints – no whining, just smiles and slurps. VICTORY.

Sweet Dark Cherry ((+ Almond)) Yogurt Smoothie

Sweet Dark Cherry ((+ Almond)) Yogurt Smoothie

This little smoothie has recently become my favorite quick breakfast — it’s pretty much the best smoothie I’ve ever had! And because I can control the amount of added sugar, I feel like this smoothie is actually a healthy choice!

It has a short list of ingredients, is packed with flavor and really is a breeze make. But as you can imagine, Continue reading Sweet Dark Cherry ((+ Almond)) Yogurt Smoothie

Spicy Mexican Creamed Corn

Spicy Mexican Creamed Corn

This creamed corn side dish is a recipe I keep in my back pocket, ready to use when I am short on time and need a full flavored, simple recipe that is sure to please everyone. Now, before I share this recipe – be warned. 

Spicy Cilantro & Garlic Shredded Beef ((so easy and tender))

Spicy Cilantro & Garlic Shredded Beef ((so easy and tender))

Here you go – an easy, flavorful, crowd-pleasing dinner solution! This dinnertime meal is a real life-saver, whether you turn it into tacos, serve it over steamed  rice or just shred it up and eat with a side salad – it’s sure to become a 

Crispy Oven-Roasted Salt & Pepper Chicken + Veggies

Crispy Oven-Roasted Salt & Pepper Chicken + Veggies

I promised a series of lighter recipes all intended to help in the efforts of getting back into all of the clothes hanging in my closet. Then I had the idea to teach myself how to make bread. Continue reading Crispy Oven-Roasted Salt & Pepper Chicken + Veggies

*CopyCat* Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

*CopyCat* Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

This yummy, cream-based vegetarian tomato soup is a perfect copycat rendition of the tomato basil soup at a little place I came to love during my time in Dallas ((La Madeleine)). I first came across La Madeleine while getting my Master’s at SMU and thanks to 

Devil’s Pool Granola ((A Big Cedar Recipe))

Devil’s Pool Granola ((A Big Cedar Recipe))

I am so excited to share the recipe for the best granola I have ever tasted. Last August, the family & I traveled to Branson for a fun “last hoorah” before the start of the school year. While there, Big Cedar breakfast was one of 

4-Ingredient Frito “Salad”

4-Ingredient Frito “Salad”

I admit, there may be a liberty taken in the name of this recipe – but we’ll get to that in a minute. First, let me just say “WHEW”. Is it that time of year or what?! I honestly don’t think I have cooked a meal in 10 days, maybe even all month. Truthfully, I cannot remember the last time I made dinner. Continue reading 4-Ingredient Frito “Salad”