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Honey Balsamic Pork Loin Chops in the Slow Cooker

Honey Balsamic Pork Loin Chops in the Slow Cooker

When I go the to grocery store (or the butcher shop) the only plan I go with is to see what’s on sale and figure out what to cook from there. Meat is expensive these days! This time, when I arrived at Jackson’s Meats in […]

Beef Empanada Pie with Gluten Free Dough

Beef Empanada Pie with Gluten Free Dough

I started out making this recipe with beef empanadas for a picnic in mind. However, gluten free dough is a little trickier to work with than I bargained for. I made three little ones, cursed (a lot), and then rolled the remaining dough into a […]

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Meatballs

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Meatballs

Continuing on down the gluten-free, dairy-free road I decided to have a go at remaking the meatballs that my kids love. As it turned out this was going to be a tall order because normally I just use Lipton’s onion soup mix, bread crumbs, milk […]

Gluten-free Lasagna (Italissima test-drive)

Gluten-free Lasagna (Italissima test-drive)

I decided to try out Italissima Gluten-Free oven ready Lasagna noodles. You need to make the sauce a bit watery to soften the noodles. I ended up with two extra sheet noodles. Ingredients 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 large onion diced 2 medium carrots grated […]

Carolina Style Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker

Carolina Style Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker

Cool drizzly weekends call for comfort food and this weekend that means Carolina Style Pulled Pork. Drizzly weekends also call for cozy blankets, a good book, and not spending hours in the kitchen, so I pulled out the slow cooker and went in search of […]

Slap Dash Aloo Gobi

Slap Dash Aloo Gobi

I felt like I hadn’t cooked a proper meal in ages (and I hadn’t), so it was time. A lack of cooking also meant a lack of grocery shopping so it was a foraging kind of meal. I had onions, potatoes, garlic, ginger, a couple […]

Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms and Peppers

Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms and Peppers

Sunday dinner is all about comfort food for me. Tonight I made a risotto with porcini mushrooms and peppers. It’s based on this BBC Food recipe for mushroom risotto with some extras and substitutions thrown in. It turned out very well and I will definitely […]

Simple Onion and Tomato Quiche with Cheddar and Feta

Simple Onion and Tomato Quiche with Cheddar and Feta

I have to confess I did not feel like cooking tonight. However, this onion and tomato quiche fit the bill for my lazy mood. If you have extra greens, like spinach or chard, you could add them when you are sauteing the onion. Left over […]

Leek, Onion, and Rainbow Chard “Spanokopita”

Leek, Onion, and Rainbow Chard “Spanokopita”

I love Spanokopita and this leek, onion, and rainbow chard pie is my take on a Greek dish that borrows a bit from this recipe for Greek Leek Pie from Nancy Gaifyllia of The Spruce Eats (thank-you Nancy!). It is not entirely coincidental that it […]

Baked Korean Style Chicken Wings

Baked Korean Style Chicken Wings

Baked wings round two. I got the initial idea from Meal Prep On Fleek (I love that blog name) which directed me to this Korean chicken and vegetables sheet pan recipe from Dinner and Dessert. Than I saw this recipe from Honest Cooking and decided […]