Crispy Oven-Fried Gluten-Free Chicken Tenders

Ever since my husband went gluten-free three years ago, I have been experimenting to develop a good chicken tender recipe.  He is a chicken tender connoisseur (if there is such a thing), so developing a tender that was both flavorful and crispy was my goal.  We both knew that it wasn't going to be as … Continue reading Crispy Oven-Fried Gluten-Free Chicken Tenders

A Cure for the January Blahs

January seems to be the dreariest, coldest, most miserable month of the year.  It follows a festive holiday season that begins in November and lasts through New Year's Day.  Then suddenly the party is over, back to work or school, and time to pay the bills.  Many folks choose this time of the year to … Continue reading A Cure for the January Blahs

Healthy and Hearty

We recently moved into a new house.  And since today is January 1st, that means we moved OVER THE HOLIDAYS.  We didn't *have* to do it, but we've been working on this remodel for nearly 9 months, so we were anxious to get in and get settled.  I was determined that we were having Christmas … Continue reading Healthy and Hearty

My Favorite Trader Joe’s Product

Rice.  Yep, rice - how boring is that?  I have been buying their frozen brown rice since my very first trip to a Trader Joe's several years ago.  I also love their frozen jasmine rice.  It is so handy, just 3 minutes in the microwave, making it a week night life saver.  And, not only … Continue reading My Favorite Trader Joe’s Product

Crockpot Mongolian Beef

I want to share one of my favorite crockpot recipes with you. I found it on Pinterest a few years back and have made it many times, and shared the recipe even more. It's easy and tasty and a family favorite. Don't let the long list of ingredients turn you away - they are mostly … Continue reading Crockpot Mongolian Beef

Souper Saturdays

Split pea soup.  Let’s be completely honest:  it’s not pretty.  It tastes delicious, but for some reason, it just doesn’t take the best photos.  But the ingredients that go into it?  Lovely. I’ve been in soup-mode for a few weeks now:  beef stew, dairy-free potato soup, chicken & veggie…I’m not sure what inspired the split … Continue reading Souper Saturdays

One Pot Greek Lemon Chicken & Rice

One pot meals are great weeknight meals.  Pop it in the oven, then go throw in a load of laundry, or help the kids with homework, or chill with a glass of wine while it cooks.  Clean up is easy, too.  It's just one pot! One Pot Greek Lemon Chicken 1 lb boneless skinless chicken … Continue reading One Pot Greek Lemon Chicken & Rice


I’m sitting here on Thanksgiving afternoon with a glass of prosecco in hand (in a stemless wine glass because I have already packed away most of my drinkware in anticipation of the big move coming up).  As I text friends and family, and flip through Facebook and Instagram, I ask myself “what am I thankful … Continue reading #Thankful

Pumpkin for my Punkin

Alright, the pumpkin spice everything craze is just too much right now.  Remember when we used pumpkin spice to make pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread?  With the crazy popularity of Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte, some folks interpreted that as free reign to put pumpkin spice in everything.  Now, let’s get one thing straight: pumpkin spice … Continue reading Pumpkin for my Punkin

Manoomin, Anyone?

We’ve been doing so much grilling this summer, and eating so much fish since our trip to Florida, that I’ve been craving something different.  I saw some wild rice in my pantry that I had not used and though surely I could do something with that.  But what, was the question. Being from Wisconsin/Minnesota, where … Continue reading Manoomin, Anyone?

The Weeknight What To Fix For Dinner Conundrum

I love to cook.  I love trying out new recipes, modifying them, and coming up with my own recipes.  I like to experiment and I like to challenge myself.  Sometimes when I come home from work, I pretend that I'm on an episode of Chopped and I can only use the items in my pantry … Continue reading The Weeknight What To Fix For Dinner Conundrum

Sunday Funday: Blueberry Muffins!

This is an unplanned post.  I had already decided that today's Sunday Funday was about Book Club; typed it up and posted it, but then I whipped up these beauties and just had to share them with you all.  So it's a 2-for-1 day on The Blog. The blueberries are so good right now; super … Continue reading Sunday Funday: Blueberry Muffins!