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

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

Fish: It’s What’s For Dinner

While we were in FL over Labor Day, we went offshore fishing for the first time. It was so much fun, but it was also a lot of work (I still have some battle scars). We caught a lot of fish, but about half of it was released. We did get to keep quite a … Continue reading Fish: It’s What’s For Dinner

Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals

I'm a big fan of "semi-homemade."  There's no shame in using prepared foods as ingredients if it can save you time (and save your sanity).  Let's face it, after spending an hour in traffic, having to wait 50 minutes for wild rice to cook, just ain't gonna happen.  Occasionally, I will prep stuff the day … Continue reading Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals

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

Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

I’ve found rice bowls (and even noodle bowls) to be an easy way to accommodate multiple dietary needs.  My husband has a very restricted diet in which he avoids dairy, gluten, and corn products.  My youngest daughter is a vegetarian, my oldest loves meat, and I stick with a low-fat diet due to gallbladder surgery … Continue reading Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

Lemon Caper Chicken with Dairy-free Spinach Artichoke Mashed Potatoes

This dairy-free, gluten-free alternative to chicken piccata and pasta makes for an easy and light weeknight meal.  To save time, you can buy thinly sliced chicken breast cutlets at most grocery stores.  Otherwise, buy regular boneless skinless chicken breasts and very carefully slice them in halves or thirds lengthwise to make your own.  For the … Continue reading Lemon Caper Chicken with Dairy-free Spinach Artichoke Mashed Potatoes