Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Bacon makes everything better and it certainly made these Brussels sprouts delicious! Ingredients: 3 slices bacon, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 shallot, chopped 1-1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed, small sprouts left whole, larger sprouts halved Salt & pepper, to taste 1 cup chicken broth Directions: Brown bacon in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.  Remove … [Read more...]

How to Make Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes

The first time I heard about Twice Baked Potatoes I thought they sounded like a lot of work and I wasn’t interested.  But then I tasted them.  And then I tried making them.  They’re not that much work and they’re worth every bit of it. If you’ve never made them before, take a look and see if it’s something you might want to try. Choose between four to six potatoes that are similar in … [Read more...]

Roasted Sweet Potato Huevos Rancheros (GF)

Roasted Sweet Potato Huevos Rancheros

Yum.  David really loved this. Ingredients: 1 medium sweet potato, cut into ¼-inch cubes ½ small yellow onion, diced ½ tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon smoked paprika ½ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon onion powder ¼ teaspoon oregano ¼ teaspoon chipotle powder ¼ teaspoon cumin powder ½ cup black beans 1 tablespoon lime juice, plus extra, to serve 2 tablespoons … [Read more...]

Microwave Potato Chips

Microwave Potato Chips

When you’re out of potato chips and you can’t go get some, sometimes you have to get a little creative!  I’ve tried making homemade potato chips several times – mainly in the oven – but haven’t been successful.  Then I saw a technique on Facebook that used the microwave.  I decided to try it.  It didn’t work out the way it was supposed to, but after some experimenting, I figured out how to make … [Read more...]

Foolproof Salmon Baked with Olive Oil and Herbs

Foolproof Salmon Baked with Olive Oil and Herbs

Another great fish recipe. Ingredients: ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1-1/4 pounds salmon fillet with skin Flaked sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 large shallot, roughly chopped (about ¼ cup) ¼ cup (loosely packed) fresh dill fronds ¼ cup (loosely packed) fresh flat-leaf parsley or tarragon leaves Zest of 1 lemon Directions: Heat the oven to 250 … [Read more...]

Mexican Casserole (GF)

Mexican Casserole

This gluten-free Mexican Casserole was easy to make and tasted great.  I'll definitely be making it again. Ingredients: 1 cup gluten free chicken broth (1) 1 cup Mexican-style diced tomatoes 1 medium onion, finely diced 1 (4-oz.) can green chilies ½ teaspoon dried oregano ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon dried sage ¼ teaspoon chili powder ¼ teaspoon garlic powder ½ … [Read more...]

No Bake Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Chocolate Pretzel Bars

I haven’t made a dessert like this in a while and it was DELICIOUS!!!  I’m guessing David liked it, too, since he ate three bars at one sitting.  No, it’s not gluten free.  But it was worth every bite.  You’re going to want to make this - as soon as possible. By the way, I just call it the Chocolate Pretzel Dessert.  It’s easier. Ingredients: 2 cups creamy peanut butter ¾ cup (1-1/2 … [Read more...]