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liveGfree Southwest Vegetarian Tamale Bites Review

liveGfree Southwest Vegetarian Tamale Bites Review

A couple of months ago I bought the liveGfree Southwest Vegetarian Tamale Bites at Aldi’s when they were on special.  I didn’t try them until last month when I was looking for a quick lunch to make while Jenson napped.  I was at the point […]

Cheesy Grilled Stuffed Mini Peppers

I love the bags of those cute mini peppers at the grocery store.  I know bell peppers “should” be purchased organically because they are part of the dirty dozen, but the list doesn’t specify mini sweet peppers, so I’ll just pretend like these are okay […]

Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Dip

Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip is a normal party food around these parts.  Everyone loves it and no one ever seems to get tired of it.  It’s so simple to make and you can make it in a slow cooker, the oven, or the stove top, depending […]

Twice Baked Taco Stuffed Potatoes

Twice Baked Taco Stuffed Potatoes

  When I bought two bags of organic potatoes for 99 cents each, I needed to figure out a way to use them in case they started going bad since they were reduced.  I didn’t want us to have to each a bunch of starchy […]

Super Bowl Party Recipes

Super Bowl Party Recipes

I LOVE football.  I don’t love it when the Steelers suck, but oh well.  I don’t hate the Ravens, but I hate Ray Lewis (and Michael Vick).  I hate that he was involved in a murder and plead down and no one got charged.  I […]

Honey Chipotle Almonds

Honey Chipotle Almonds

These are quite possibly my favorite way to eat almonds. The problem is, I can’t make these very often because I can’t. stop. eating them when they are around. People LOVE these…I take these to events when I am too busy (lazy) to make something […]

Raw Somoa Bites

Raw Somoa Bites

I can’t say for sure where I saw this recipe first because I’ve seen it on a ton of blogs since then.  Balls are all the rage these days. This is the recipe that I had jotted down a long time ago, but I really […]

Crab Sushi Salad

Crab Sushi Salad

I made this when our friends came over for dinner and served it with Quinoa Burgers and Zucchini and Prosciutto Skewers.  We love sushi, so I knew this would be a hit.  The original recipe calls for short grain brown rice, but since we were […]

Thai Summer Rolls

Thai Summer Rolls

This summer I came across a couple of recipes for Summer Rolls that looked fantastic.  I never realized that the wrappers were gluten free.  I also thought they’d be hard to make.  The difference between Summer Rolls and Spring Rolls is that Spring Rolls are […]

Grilled Zucchini Ribbons and Prosciutto

Grilled Zucchini Ribbons and Prosciutto

Prosciutto is the new bacon and this recipe proves it.  I saw this recipe in a Food and Wine newsletter and I knew I had to make it while zucchini was in season.  The original recipe calls for a mint dressing, but I didn’t think […]