Recipes

rec·i·pe ˈresəˌpē/
noun
plural noun: recipes
a set of instructions for preparing a particular dish, including a list of the ingredients required.
“a traditional Indonesian recipe”
synonyms: cooking instructions/directions; archaic – receipt
“a tasty recipe”
something that is likely to lead to a particular outcome.
“sky-high interest rates are a recipe for disaster”
synonyms: means/way of achieving, prescription, formula, blueprint
“a recipe for success”
archaic
a medical prescription.

Cheesy Pig and Sweets Bake

Beasts

A comforting and delicious hotdish that your family will love, that is quick and easy enough for any night of the week. I recommend serving a cool, bright salad on the side. One of my favorites is a balsamic dressing over spinach and arugula with blueberries, almonds, and feta.

Brown Sugar and Mustard Glazed Turkey

Holiday Menus, Poultry

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!

Pibeetto Cheese Dip

Appetizers

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.

Parchment Pack Chicken Dinner

Poultry

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.

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

Side Dish

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.

Cheesy Bacon Grice

Breakfast

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

Maple Balsamic Chicken Sheetpan Dinner

Poultry

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

Chutzpah

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!

Cheeseburger Pasta Pot

Beasts

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!)

Mashed Roots Gourmet

Side Dish

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

Chutzpah, Method, Tips and Secrets

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.

Turkey Cutlets with Quinoa Pilaf

Poultry

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.

Hot Mushroom Dip

Appetizers

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

Method, Seasonings, Tips and Secrets

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!

Chicken ala Peroom

Poultry

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.

NAG-free Macaroni and Cheese Royale

Meatless

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.

Cesare Salad Dressing

Chutzpah

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…

NAG-less Marsala Chicken

Poultry

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.

NAG-free Poultry Seasoning

Seasonings

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