Instant Pot Pizza Soup

January 3, 2018

  My son doesn’t like tomato soup, so when he saw me ladling out last night’s dinner he quite promptly reminded me of this fact. This is no ordinary tomato soup, however, as it’s loaded with pizza flavor (especially when you finish it off with your favorite toppings!). Thanks to my Instant Pot I had […]

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Sheet Pan Pork Chops & Potatoes

December 11, 2017

It’s been a long time since I cooked a new dinner for my family that they not only all willingly ate, but also all seemed to LOVE. I was quite pleased to buck that trend last night, however, when I tried out this new (and easy!) sheet pan recipe. The pork rub is loaded with […]

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Hemp Seed Hot Cereal

December 6, 2017

  I love the nutty, natural sweetness of hemp seeds; you honestly can’t beat their nutritional profile, either! They’re loaded with healthy fatty and amino acids, protein and fiber. While I usually just sprinkle some onto Greek yogurt or into smoothies, this hot cereal is a great way to integrate them into a healthy breakfast. […]

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Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya

December 1, 2017

I’ve made many versions of jambalaya, and this version is by far my family’s favorite. I didn’t use shrimp, as neither of my kids will eat it. I also tried to keep the spice level balanced, as my son complains when I turn the heat up too high. The original recipe from which I adapted […]

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Cheeseburger Chili

November 14, 2017

It’s officially chili weather here in the northeast; I’m always looking for new takes on the dish, and was super excited to adapt Rachael Ray’s recipe that captures the flavors of a cheeseburger in a bowl. Ditching the carbs and gluten is my favorite way to enjoy a cheeseburger! This one wasn’t hard to make […]

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Gluten-Free Butter Pecan Cookies

November 9, 2017

While I love to get creative with natural sweeteners and grain-free options, I know it’s good to have a couple of straight-forward classics in the repertoire. Recipes with few ingredients and big flavor payoff are the best ones to share with friends and use to help kids get more comfortable in the kitchen. These cookies […]

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Sloppy Joe Beer-Soaked French Fries

November 6, 2017

There are certain things that I am obsessed with in the kitchen. One of them? How to make the crispiest possible fries without whipping out the deep fryer. I have used (and shared) countless techniques, and couldn’t way to try out this totally new-to-me method. Beer. Yes, beer. Gluten aside I don’t drink the stuff, […]

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BBQ Pulled Pork Potato Skins

November 3, 2017

Sometimes I feel like I’m feeding three children rather than two; my husband is a bit particular and not afraid to let me know just how strongly he feels about certain foods. For example, he has made his (negative) thoughts on pulled pork and similar BBQ recipes rather well known. Often. Without prompting. The thing […]

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Grain-Free M&M Cookies

November 2, 2017

Okay, let’s be honest here. I’m not one to buy M&Ms. As I bake and type, however, it’s the day after Halloween and we have quite the plentiful stash of candy on hand. And while I don’t raid my kids’ stash or let them gorge themselves into a sugar coma, I do accept that the […]

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Gluten-Free Spinach & Artichoke Dip

October 31, 2017

Spinach and artichoke dip is a kind of funny food. I’ve loved it since I was a kid, when I enjoyed neither spinach nor artichokes on their own. While my palate has since evolved, I now have a husband and children who are not huge fans of either main component. They too, however, share a […]

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