Crock Pot Chicken Marsala

I was looking for something different than the typical meat and veggies dinner we always seem to have these days trying to accommodate my keto dieting husband. I wanted something saucy to use over spaghetti squash noodles I planned to make. And I needed something easy for a busy day. I found this Crock Pot…

Cauliflower Rice

My husband has been doing well on the keto diet for a few months now. I can’t say my culinary spirited self is in love with the restrictions this seems to place on my dinner creations, but I am trying. I had my first go at cauliflower rice from an actual cauliflower head. It actually…

April’s Apple Dip

April Eddy was one of my best Young Women’s leaders growing up. We thought she was so cool. So cool that often on a Friday night instead of doing any of the typical high school teenage cool things, we would head over to April’s house and sit on her couch and talk with her. Her…

Asian Sauteed String Beans

The other day Derek let me know just a couple hours before dinner that the missionaries, whom he is in charge of arranging dinners for, would be joining us for dinner because their previous dinner plans had fallen through.  Then, he also informed me that one of them could eat neither dairy or gluten.  That…

Jerk Chicken

Attention to all my trager friends. I swear this is a recipe for you. This is another great Cook’s Illustrated favorite of mine and has instructions for how to smoke the chicken on the BBQ grill which is what I do because I don’t have a trager. So I guess this is really a recipe…

Ropa Vieja

This is a Cuban dish. I found the recipe in one of my Cook Illustrated Magazines and have had it hanging around and been wanting to try it forever. Ropa Vieja literally means “old clothes.” The story behind it is that there was a peasant who couldn’t afford meat to feed his family so he…

Chicken and Lime Soup

Yesterday, we went to Costco and I decided the easiest thing to do for dinner was to pick up one of their Rotisserie chickens. After everyone had eaten their fill, I still had half a chicken left, so I pulled all the left over meat off the bone and vowed to use it in a…

Carne Asada

My husband announced yesterday that he is trying a low carb diet. And right after that, I announced that I don’t cook low carb. Enchiladas were on the menu for dinner tonight mostly because I made some really good Spanish rice the other day that I wanted to reuse as a side. However, all day…

Sinless Cookies

I got this recipe from Tasha, one of my MAs at work. She brought them in claiming them to be gluten free and pretty healthy. I hesitantly tried one and couldn’t believe how good they were. I mean they aren’t the typical cookie texture, they are pretty soft. But if you go into these cookies…

Chinese Barbecue Beef

Today was the craziest day ever!  Like I had to be in 3 places at once from 2pm-6pm today.  I knew it was a crock pot meal kind of day, but to be honest I hate crock pot meals.  I swear they are always soupy things you pour over rice or meat with a weird…

Grilled Lemon Chicken with Rosemary

I love any recipe in the summer that keeps the heat outside and this is a nice change up from regular ol’ BBQed chicken.  I found this gem in a Cooks Illustrated magazine.  This chicken stays moist and has a great flavor.  Plus, left overs sliced up taste great even cold the next day. GRILLED…

Diane’s Dill Pickles

I never thought I would get into to pickling, but one year one of Derek’s cousins sent me home from a family gathering with bowls full of pickling cucumbers and his Mom said she would help me pickle them, so there was my introduction to pickling.  I learned that pickling is easy!  It’s one of…