Maple Roasted Chicken & Acorn Squash (GF)

Yum.  Easy and delicious. Ingredients: 1 medium acorn squash 4 medium carrots, chopped (about 2 cups) 1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch pieces 6 bone-in chicken thighs (about 2-1/4 lbs) (1) ½ cup maple syrup (2) 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees (3).  Cut acorn squash lengthwise in half; remove and discard seeds.  Cut … [Read more...]

Seasoned Tortilla Chips

My family eats a lot of tortilla chips.  Our favorite brand is On the Border.  But sometimes I like to make them from scratch – well, sort of.  I purchase a package of corn tortillas and turn them into tortilla chips.  Recently I used this recipe from and it was delicious! Ingredients: 1 (12 ounce) package corn tortillas 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 3 tablespoons lime … [Read more...]

Moroccan Chicken & Chickpea Stew

I know it's a little early for soup since it's still blazin' hot outside, but I actually made this on a cooler day and it really hit the spot. So if you eat soup year round, here you go. If you only eat soup in the winter, save this for later because it's worth making. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large red onion, diced (1) ½ lb.carrots, peeled, quartered and sliced 5 cloves garlic, … [Read more...]

Baked Parmesan Zucchini

I kind of like zucchini but I can’t say I love it.  However, this recipe for Baked Parmesan Zucchini was very tasty.  I’ll definitely be making it on a regular basis. Ingredients: 4 zucchini ½ cup parmesan ½ teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon dried basil ¼ teaspoon garlic powder salt & pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped … [Read more...]

Waffle Casserole

Yum.  This was very, very good. Ingredients: 1 pound bulk pork sausage (1) 6 frozen waffles, toasted and cubed 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces) 6 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon dry mustard (2) 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper Maple-flavored syrup (optional) Directions: In a large skillet, cook sausage until brown, using a wooden spoon to break up … [Read more...]

Penne with Chicken and Asparagus

This light pasta dish was just the ticket for a healthy and tasty dinner. Ingredients: 1 (16 ounces) package dried penne pasta (1) 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into cubes salt & pepper, to taste garlic powder, to taste ½ cup chicken broth 1 bunch slender asparagus spears, trimmed, cut on diagonal into 1-inch pieces 1 … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Baguette Chips

I’ve gotten addicted to the baguette chips you can buy in the bakery section at the grocery store.  They are SO good!  But they’re a little bit expensive.  So I decided to try making my own. First I made a batch of Mom’s Italian Bread (it makes two loaves).  This is my favorite Italian bread recipe and I use it often.  I made normal size loaves but next time I’ll make smaller, thinner loaves so … [Read more...]