Carrot Salad with Coconut & Raisins

This carrot salad hits all the marks: easy, budget-friendly, portable, gluten free, crunchy, sweet, salty, creamy, and packed with nutrition!!!

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Spicy Shrimp & Corn Risotto

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Secret Ingredient Potluck Pasta Salad: Kid Approved!!!

This recipe was happened upon by accident and, like most recipes born out of a moment of desperation. I was cooking for a larger crowd and needed to be sure my kids would have something to eat. They aren’t super-picky eaters but they can get finikey in certain situations. The “I don’t like this” conversations start happening…Meanwhile I’m just trying to have a good time at the cook-out and make sure my kids are eating SOMETHING more than cookies and chips!!!

Asian Nachos

This past January we went to Punch Bowl Social at the Cleveland location for my daughter’s birthday. It’s a game playing, put-put putting, all-around, good time restaurant/bar. We got to enjoy an abbreviated game of Monopoly right at our table while we waited for our food. Happy kids = Happy Mom & Dad! The menu…

Creamy Dill and Caraway Cabbage

This was the dish my grandma brought to every potluck, Christmas dinner, Easter dinner, and any other occasion with a ‘bring a dish to share’ instruction on the invite.

Your NEW Go-to Side Dish

Sometimes we [I] get into a rut its side dishes. I go for what is easy, and what I know sells in my house: Mashed potatoes, rice, french fries, tater tots, noodles…you get the idea. I’m willing to bet you have been down a similar path in your house at one point or another too. Every is happy, but it can get kind of boring after a while. I mean the food world is so vast!

Crustless Ham, veggie and smoked Gouda quiche

10 reasons why I have a crush on quiche
It’s Breakfast, It’s Dinner, It’s lunch, It’s Gluten Free when it’s ‘crustless’ or if you make a gluten free crust, It’s a blank palette for ingredients, It’s budget friendly, It’s good the next day for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, My kids eat the vegetables I put in it, It’s a great way to use leftovers, and It’s a favorite in my house

Nancy Fuller’s Stovetop Mac & Cheese: Gluten Free!

When you think of comfort food Macaroni and Cheese HAS to be in the top ten…Maybe even top 5…You can’t mix pasta with cheese and not immediately feel comforted. It could have healing powers we don’t even know about yet!

Taco Tuesday Sides

Tacos: The food of life…so many options…so little time, but we are giving it a solid ‘try’ at our dinner table! However, in my family JUST TACOS for dinner won’t cut it. I struggled, in the beginning to find sides that fit with taco night. Aside from the time-tested chips and salsa Chi-Chi’s made a…