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Gorgonzola Salmon Burgers

Gorgonzola Salmon Burgers

Our fridge was more empty this week than it has been in a very long time…perhaps ever.  It wasn’t as dire as it sounds, because we could have made it work for another week or so, and if you count the cupboards and freezers, we […]

Simple Turkey Sausage Alfredo

Simple Turkey Sausage Alfredo

On one of my last grocery shopping trips before Marlowe was born, I grabbed a few packages of kielbasa and smoked sausages because they are easy.  Luckily these are good in the fridge for awhile, because I kind of forgot about them.  I was flipping […]

Apple Gouda Chicken Sausage and Corn Risotto

Apple Gouda Chicken Sausage and Corn Risotto

We almost always have AmyLu Apple and Gouda Chicken Sausages in our fridge or freezer from Costco.  They are so good…gluten free, few ingredients, nitrate-free, easy to prepare (i.e. fully cooked), and did I mention that they have gouda in them?  Sold.  They come in […]

Ham & Green Onion Quiche

Ham & Green Onion Quiche

I tore this recipe from a magazine long ago, and never bothered to make it.  I’m determined to start making some new recipes from my overfilled recipe file and I knew I had some ham in the freezer to use up. What I didn’t consider, […]

Red Gold Lasagna Kit giveaway and recipe

Red Gold Lasagna Kit giveaway and recipe

Lasagna is the ultimate comfort food…cheesy, meaty, saucy pasta.  It seems complicated, but it’s not – especially when you let the noodles cook right in the lasagna – just layer and bake.  Lasagna freezes well, so it never hurts to make a double batch and […]

World’s Pretty Good Chicken

World’s Pretty Good Chicken

I hate it when recipes are called “World’s Best….”.  Sometimes they are pretty good, but they are NEVER world’s best because, really.  Long ago, I pinned the recipe for “World’s Best Chicken”, not because I thought it would be “World’s Best”, but because it looked […]

Red Gold All-in-One Lasagna

In honor of the Red Gold “Simply Fun, Simply You” Lasagna Party Sweepstakes on its Facebook page, Red Gold sent me an “All-In-One” gift pack of tomatoes, lasagna noodles, and a spatula to show me how easy it is to make lasagna using dry noodles […]

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

A few years ago I made cauliflower crust pizza, loved it, and completely forgot about it.  About a month ago, Loren got an Adriatico’s pizza after work to take camping with him and his friends for the Mid-Ohio race because you can get a huge […]

Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Casserole recipes never look very appealing for photos….. The other night we had some extra chicken breasts in the fridge that needed used up, along with an extra pack of corn tortillas, so enchiladas was a no-brainer (plus it wasn’t very hot outside, so it […]

Grilled Cheesy Over Easy

Grilled Cheesy Over Easy

A few weeks ago when we didn’t have any plans for dinner, we decided on grilled cheese (which has been our fallback lately).  We’ve been trying to keep a loaf of gluten-free bread in the fridge or freezer so I can have toast or grilled […]