Entrees

scallops with cajun succotash

Scallops with Cajun Succotash

Prior to my introduction to pan-seared scallops with Cajun succotash, I always thought succotash was simply a boring vegetable dish with two ingredients: corn and lima beans. To my delight, Cajun succotash is made with andouille sausage, onion, roasted red bell peppers and heavy cream, as well as the expected […]

 
Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

At Gabriella’s Italian Grill and Pizzeria in Oklahoma City, I ordered chicken piccata served over roasted Brussels sprouts. It was one of the gluten-free options on the menu. I thought it was the best restaurant meal I had all year. The menu described “pan seared ‘Airline’ chicken breast sautéed with […]

 
Carnitas poppers

Carnitas Poppers

Carnitas poppers pack a lot of flavor with five ingredients: carnitas, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, peppers (sweet minis, jalapeños or poblanos) and bacon. When I’m looking for a quick meal, Del Real Carnitas hit the spot. This slow-cooked Mexican pork can be purchased at most grocery stores, including Walmart, King […]

 
halibut with red curry sauce

Red Curry Halibut

Many years ago, we ate at Earl’s Restaurant in downtown Denver.  I had a fabulous meal of halibut with Panang curry sauce, served with mushroom risotto and spinach.  Red curry halibut is my attempt to recreate the recipe.  My first experiments using store-bought curry sauces produced mediocre results.  I played […]

 
Swedish Meatballs over Zucchini Noodles

Swedish Meatballs

Jim and I have this silly tradition (I love it, but it does get a bit ridiculous at times). We call it the 12 Hours of Christmas.  It starts out like many traditional Christmas celebrations. First, there’s Christmas Eve services, followed by dinner with the family (several generations when our […]

 
barbecued shrimp

Barbecued Shrimp

It’s hard to say what I like best about this recipe: the barbecued shrimp itself or French bread dipped in the savory, buttery sauce.  Twenty years ago, this was one of my favorite ways to cook shrimp. In 2003, after I eliminated gluten from my diet, I quit making it […]

 
Lobster grilled cheese sandwich

Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Lobster! Who doesn’t love lobster? We’ve had three memorable lobster meals in our motorhome in Utah (what?!), Maine, and Colorado. I’ll tell you about all three, and share the recipe for the last one, a lobster grilled cheese sandwich.  When we got our first motorhome in 2002, one of our […]

 
Carnitas Nachos

Carnitas Nachos

Carnitas nachos! Imagine Mexican slow-cooked pork over tortilla chips and topped with jalapeños, avocados, tomatoes, cheese and sour cream. Doesn’t that make your mouth water? Not long ago I saw that on the appetizer menu in a barbecue restaurant. I didn’t order them, but didn’t forget about them either.  One […]

 
Chicken peanut sauce over yellow squash noodles

Chicken Peanut Sauce

Chicken peanut linguini was one of the meals I missed most when I first went gluten free in 2003. Since then I’ve discovered chicken peanut sauce is just as tasty over zucchini noodles (or “zoodles”), yellow squash noodles (are they “yoodles” from yellow squash?), spaghetti squash, rice or gluten-free linguini. […]

 
pulled pork with barbecue sauce

Pulled Pork

Pulled pork is a delicious barbecue meal, and there are plenty of ways to cook it. The traditional way is to brine it overnight, then smoke it for 8 hours or so. With a crock pot, it cooks for 8 to 10 hours. An Instant Pot can get the job […]