Pizza, Pizza Everywhere!

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Just about everybody loves pizza and the best part is that there are SO many options!!!  You can use just about anything for a topping and you can use just about anything for a crust.  Here are some of our favorite toppings: Cheese, of course, but not just mozzarella – how about some feta or goat cheese Sauce – traditional tomato, but you can also brush the crust with olive oil and then … [Read more...]

Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup

My mother-in-law is a great cook and I’ve gotten most of my favorite recipes from her.  This Red Lentil Soup is a recent one.  Okay – it’s not my favorite but David likes it a lot. Ingredients: 1 cup red lentils (1) 1-1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 2 tablespoons oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger (can omit) (2) 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon tumeric 1 can … [Read more...]

Pizza Frittata

Pizza Frittata

I’ve seen this recipe in magazines for several years and wanted to try it but never had an opportunity.  I finally made it – with a few modifications, of course.  It’s a keeper! Ingredients: 6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. package) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened (1) 6 eggs ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon dried basil ¼ teaspoon oregano leaves 2 tablespoons butter 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh … [Read more...]

Grilled Vegetable Polenta Casserole (GF)

Grilled Vegetable Polenta Casserole

David really enjoyed this Grilled Vegetable Polenta Casserole.  He had it for dinner and then took the leftovers in his lunch and ate them cold. But I made a lot of changes so be sure to read the Notes section below to learn from my mistakes. Ingredients: 1 large eggplant, sliced lengthwise, ½” thick (1) 2 yellow squash, sliced lengthwise, ¼” thick 4 portobello mushrooms (2) 1 … [Read more...]

Foil-Packet Chicken Puttanesca

Foil-Packet Chicken Puttanesca

This gluten free recipe was a hit at our house and I’ll definitely be making it again but with a few minor changes.  Check out the Notes section below for what I’ll do different next time. And in case you’re wondering what “puttanesca” means (I didn’t know), Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “served with or being a pungent tomato sauce typically containing olives, garlic, capers, hot … [Read more...]

Chicken with Asparagus, Mushrooms & Rice

Chicken with Asparagus, Mushrooms & Rice

David LOVED this recipe, especially the way I modified it.  He said he would definitely like for me to make it again.  Next time I might make it without the mushrooms – then I would eat it, too. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 chicken thighs (1) 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 ounces sliced mushrooms (about 2 cups) (2) 1 cup brown rice ½ teaspoon salt ¼ … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

I’ve seen this recipe floating around the internet for a while now but had no interest in making it – until my husband started eating gluten free.  Not only was he eating gluten free, but he was trying to stay away from a lot of processed gluten free foods. I did try a couple of gluten free pizza crust mixes and they were okay but very expensive.  This cauliflower crust pizza recipe seemed like … [Read more...]