Tag: gluten free

White bean chicken chili

White Bean Chicken Chili

If you need to make extra meals to deliver to quarantined loved ones during the Coronavirus pandemic or stock the freezer for an upcoming motorhome trip, white bean chicken chili is easy to make, healthy and delicious. It freezes well for quick meals on the road.  Feeding 8 or more people […]

 
Peanut butter balls

Peanut Butter Balls

If you are looking for a way to occupy kids, let them help make peanut butter balls. Of course, that might double your prep and clean up time, but it will be fun, I promise. When I asked 6-year-old Breckyn what she would like for a special treat, she told […]

 
halibut with red curry sauce

Halibut with Red Curry Sauce

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.  I’ve tried to recreate the recipe.  My first attempts using store-bought curry sauces produced mediocre results.  I played around with different sauces […]

 
Mushroom risotto

Mushroom Risotto

When Jim is cooking steaks or chicken on the grill, one of my favorite side dishes is mushroom risotto. It’s my idea of comfort food: rich, creamy and delicious. Risotto is not hard to make, but it’s time consuming, adding four cups of chicken broth a half cup at a […]

 
Whenever you have leftover risotto, save it for risotto cakes.  Serve them as an appetizer, side dish or served on baby arugula as a hearty salad.

Risotto Cakes

Whenever you have leftover risotto, save it for risotto cakes.  Mushroom risotto makes especially good risotto cakes. Serve them as an appetizer, side dish or served on baby arugula as a hearty salad. When I’m traveling in the motorhome, I occasionally use store-bought risotto, especially if I’m preparing other dishes on […]

 
Bacon candy

Bacon Candy

Bacon candy is sweet, salty, spicy and crispy. When I first heard of it, I wondered if it was an appetizer or a dessert. That just shows how limited my thinking was. It can also be crumpled in a salad, placed on a hamburger, or used to garnish a Bloody […]

 
Grace's Egg Muffins

Grace’s Egg Muffins

Loaded with veggies, cheese and nuts, egg muffins can be eaten warm out of the oven or reheated in the microwave. With this make-ahead meal, you can get several breakfasts and have only one pan to wash.  Store extra muffins in a baggie or food storage container in the refrigerator […]

 
Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup

Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup

Sausage, kale and potato soup has a yummy combination of flavors. I make it in an Instant Pot. If you don’t have one, you can use a large soup pot. The potatoes may take longer to cook. In the weeks leading up to a motorhome trip, I prepare several dishes […]

 
Ginger Pear Martini

Ginger Pear Martinis

Are you looking for a new cocktail for the New Year?  Ginger pear martinis are my current favorite. They are made with just three ingredients: Absolut Pear Vodka, King’s Ginger Liqueur, and Kevita Lemon Ginger Sparkling Probiotic drink. This recipe was inspired by one I found several years ago in […]

 
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 […]