Gluten Free Refried Beans in 15 Minutes

Easy Refried Beans Traditionally, refried beans are made from pinto beans. I decided to add in some red kidney beans to shake things up a bit. I like them, but if your family wants a traditional version, then just omit them and add in one more can of pinto beans. This quick and easy recipe…

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

  This satisfying side dish goes beyond basic, boring Brussels sprouts with its rich oven-roasted flavor enhanced with just a hint of sweetness. The combination of sweet and savory elements in this dish makes it a perfect complement for a wide variety of main dishes. Ranging from grilled salmon, skillet shrimp or pan seared pork chops.…

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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

  This quick and easy side dish pairs the bold Mediterranean flavors of lime, Feta cheese, Kalamata olives, and fresh parsley against the subtle backdrop of quinoa. Thanks to the naturally salty flavors of the olive brine and Feta cheese, this dish doesn’t need any added sodium to help balance the flavors. However, for best…

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Fruited Rice Pilaf with Pistachios

Fruited Rice Pilaf with Pistachios This one bakes in the oven. I know, sounds weird but try it and then let me know. If you’re not overly fond of golden raisins, try adding sniped dried apricots instead. 1 Tbsp. butter ½ onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 ½ tsp. Real Salt…

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Green Beans with Bacon and Garlic

Green Beans  with Bacon   What’s not to love about bacon? It goes with everything (I’ve seen it on cupcakes and in ice cream!).  Cook these up and enjoy! Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 6 slices bacon, diced 1 small onion, thinly sliced 2 Tbsp. minced garlic, I use the jarred kind(too lazy to mince…

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Gluten Free Stuffing: 4 ways!

This is a very simple and easy to make dish. No complicated ingredients, everything is easy to find. Don’t want to use boxed bread cubes? Don’t! I have directions for using your own bread ( homemade or store bought) that will work beautifully with this recipe. AND…… there are directions for making your own “Stove…

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Homemade Onion Soup Mix

Homemade Onion Soup Mix I was out of onion soup in the pantry one day, so I Googled how to make my own, and what do you know, I had everything in my home pantry! No more commercial brand dip mix for me with all those crazy additives. Plus, these are Certified Gluten Free and…

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Cut your potatoes like this. End result is a delicious bloomin’ baked potato to die for

Even if you get your potatoes from the store ( fresh ones shown here) you have got to try making this version of a blooming onion. No breading needed, no dipping, no boat loads of oil, no frying, no splatters, no dog under your feet trying to lick up all the blops. Grab some potatoes…

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Citrus Spinach Salad

The perfect year round salad, with just a hint of spice. Keep these ingredients on hand  when you have little time but want great flavor. Make sure to watch the video at the end if you need help segmenting the citrus. Citrus Spinach Salad Ingredients 1/3 cup orange juice 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar 2 tablespoon vegetable oil…

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Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Get out your slow cooker and make this delicious version of creamed corn. All you need to do is heat up some ham slices in a skillet and add a green salad. Dinner is done. Slow Cooker Creamed Corn Ingredients: 3 bags (12 oz each) frozen whole kernel corn 4 packages (3 oz each) cream…

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