A sweet-and-spicy mixture of mustard and brown sugar flavors the skin and creates an impressive golden-brown color. Yes, this perfectly roasted turkey takes some time to make, but just imagine all the delicious leftovers. On to the yummies!
This delicious ‘pibeetto‘ cheese recipe is a safe version of Pimento cheese and is quick and so easy to make! It contains common ingredients and of course it’s NAGless.
This is a great make-ahead recipe. You can make the packets up in the morning and refrigerate….pop them in the oven when you get home. A tasty dish of chicken, ham and mushrooms is easy to make—and even easier to clean up—with this parchment-envelope preparation.
It’s a dirty, dirty word around our house. It means pain, bloating, restless legs, eczema, and too many bathroom visits. Typically when ‘nightshade’ is said the poisonous plant, witches, and spells comes to mind. For those of us with an allergy or intolerance; it can be just as evil and dark.
I have no idea why; but broccoli gets eaten by the double portions (usually with seconds) here in our home. Not complaining, as broccoli is FULL of good things, and delicious to boot, but it sometimes gets boring using our standard oil, salt&pepper roasted standby. This is a great option to shake things up, but still get them trees into your diet.
An incredibly convincing corn-free grits replacement. Scratch that Southern food itch without getting itchy.
Don’t you love those easy and delicious dinners that require so little effort your kiddos could do it; but turn out amazing and looking like they came from a fancy restaurant? Yea, this is one of those.
This recipe is one of those that really confuse the heck out of folks, as the ingredients separately taste very distinctive, but when mixed together give that same flavor and mouth-feel as marinara sauce. Don’t knock it til you try it!
There is almost nothing it doesn’t taste good on or in.
Salad season is upon us! I love getting creative with my salads, and this one is a favorite around here that gets gobbled up; even by the picky 5yo.
If you grew up in middle America in the 80’s or 90’s (maybe prior; not sure when it was launched) You probably had Hamburger Helper at least a few times. It was a regular at my house growing up. It was cheap, fast, easy, and foolproof. Enough so that it was one of the first things I started making for myself as an older kiddo. This recipe is free from those nasty additives, but full of the yumm. (and even has some veggies, added! Look at me mom!)
Around here, I am known for these ‘NOtatoes’, and killer gravy. Which makes sense, as those are my favorite foods. Caramelized fennel bulbs with sauteed horseradish and lemon grass adds mellow sweetness to creamy mashed root vegetables flavored with truffle oil and Parmesan cheese.
Introducing: Levipoix, a substitute for Mirepoix! Ya know; sometimes it’s really frustrating looking up recipes for your favorite things and seeing the ingredients list full of things you can’t have. And it can be exhausting figuring out the right things to use instead to get a similar flavor profile.
Are you looking for a simple recipe that is a complete meal? This combination of turkey cutlets with quinoa will do the trick! Quinoa makes a delicious pilaf and pairs perfectly with flavorful turkey cutlets. Also known as paillards—are pounded or thinly sliced cuts of turkey breast. The fact that the thin pieces of meat cook quickly is one of the biggest advantages. Sometimes Turkey Cutlets can be tough to find; so feel free to sub out for pounded chicken breast or pork cutlets for veal cutlets. Of course, you can always pick up a turkey breast, and slice it into cutlets yourself.
Mushrooms, bacon, faux-nions and faux-lic are combined into a rich, hearty and cheesy mushroom dip. If you like stuffed mushrooms you are really going to love this warm mushroom dip recipe!
Onion powder is in EVERYTHING it seems like. Shopping in an American grocery store, almost every savory product has onion in it! For those of us sensitive or allergic, it can be incredibly frustrating. We have started substituting Fennel Bulb for onion in most recipes; but as of this writing, there isn’t a commercially available Fennel bulb powder. So, of course, we made our own!
You know that moment, when it’s Wednesday night, time for dinner, and you forgot to pull out the roast? (well, maybe not the roast part!) This recipe is perfect for those nights, as it’s easy, fast, and delicious. Your newest recipe to add to the comfort food secret stash.
Given that we have several smaller children, this recipe is on the menu almost once a week (which is killer for me, lover of variety, but hey, they eat it.) Every once in awhile, we will have guests, or eat mac-n-cheese elsewhere, and the kiddos are always confused about it being different.
Caesar dressing has nothing to do with Julius Caesar or Shakespeare. It’s most commonly ascribed to Cesare Cardini, an Italian immigrant who claimed to have invented it in 1920’s Tijuana. There are others who also took credit for its invention, and no one knows for sure…
Juicy pan-fried chicken is smothered in a marsala cream sauce. This is one of those classic Italian dishes that you see on restaurant menus everywhere but probably rarely attempt making on your own at home. Always a crowd pleaser, Chicken Marsala is a classic dish that is actually quite simple to make and can be ready to eat in under 30 minutes.
Create memorable stuffings, roasted chicken and marinades with this classic blend, a versatile chicken seasoning mix that can enhance a variety of dishes.
While this dumplings recipe will take about three hours to cook, everything comes together in a single Dutch oven, meaning this one-pot meal will require little clean-up afterwards. This is the ultimate hearty and delicious family-friendly meal that is easy to reheat and makes great leftovers. Serve with a side salad or just garnish with chopped parsley for an added touch.
Ambrosia is a variation on the traditional fruit salad. Most versions use cool whip and shredded coconut; but neither of those ingredients have a place in our home. Compared to things like cake and pie, ambrosia salad is a wonderfully fresh and light dessert, which makes it perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
My Nana wasn’t the best cook. She used packets for gravy, boxes for potatoes, stuffing, and canned soup. She fed her family on a shoestring though; and it was a different time in the world. This recipe is one I stumbled upon years and years ago. Since we went NAG free, I’ve modified it to be safe, but it’s still as delicious as the first time I had it at a USAF squadron function years ago.
A unique green (verde) sauce for lasagna or baked ziti.