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What are Nightshades?

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!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…

Lemony Breaded Roasted Broccoli with Faux-lic & Faux-nion

Lemony Breaded Roasted Broccoli | Dimpled Kichen

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….

Cheesy Bacon Grice

Cheesy Bacon Grice | Dimpled Kitchen

An incredibly convincing corn-free grits replacement. Scratch that Southern food itch without getting itchy.

Maple Balsamic Chicken Sheetpan Dinner

Sheetpan Chicken and Veggies

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.

Pantry ‘NOmato’ Sauce

Pantry Quick Red Sauce

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!

Dented Pickle Rub

spice mix

There is almost nothing it doesn’t taste good on or in. Give this mix a chance, and you'll use it on everything.

Warm Maple Bacon Dressing Spinach Salad

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.

Cheeseburger Pasta Pot

Cheeseburger Pasta Pot

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…

Mashed Roots Gourmet

Mashed Roots | Dimpled Kitchen

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.

Levipoix

Levipoix - an onion free mirpoix.

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…

Turkey Cutlets with Quinoa Pilaf

Turkey Cutlet

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….

Hot Mushroom Dip

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!

Homemade NON-ion Powder

diy fennel bulb powder

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;…

Chicken ala Peroom

Chicken ala Peroom

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…

NAG-free Macaroni and Cheese Royale

NAG-free Mac-n-Cheese Royale

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…

Cesare Salad Dressing

Caesar Salad

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…

NAG-less Marsala Chicken

Chicken Marsala

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…

NAG-free Poultry Seasoning

Poultry Seasoning

Create memorable stuffings, roasted chicken and marinades with this classic blend, a versatile chicken seasoning mix that can enhance a variety of dishes.

Ham & Dumplings

Ham & Dumplings

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…

Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad

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…

Grandmama’s Stuffing

Grandmama's Stuffing | Dimpled Kitchen

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…

Green Italian Sauce

A unique green (verde) sauce for lasagna or baked ziti.

Glazed Salmon

wild-salmon

An easy baked salmon recipe that can be made in minutes for any night of the week. This glaze recipe is so tasty, and it really gives the salmon a kick of flavor!

NAG-free Breakfast Sausage

Breakfast Sausage

Breakfast is the favorite meal of the day around here… Maybe because the good ones only happen on the weekend while everyone is home. We sleep in, enjoy coffee/tea/hot cocoa, and relax. Then the guy makes something yummy. We have yet to find a ‘safe’…

NOT Worcestershire Sauce

NOT-Worcestershire-Sauce

Worcestershire or Worcester sauce is a fermented liquid condiment created in the city of Worcester in Worcestershire, England during the first half of the 19th century. It’s typically made from a base of vinegar and flavored with anchovies, molasses, tamarind, onion, garlic, and other seasonings….