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Category: Gluten Free

Favorite Ingredient Friday: Popcorn Chicken

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I was requested to post the recipe for the popcorn chicken that I listed on my menu for Menu Plan Monday. So here it is (this is for 2-3 people): 2-3 Raw, Chopped Chicken Breasts (can use other cuts if you prefer) 1/2 C bread crumbs (for gluten free – use crushed gf tortilla chips) 1 tsp Italian seasoning 1/4 C grated Parmesan cheese Put ingredients in Ziploc baggy and toss until coated. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes (until cooked through). Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. (On a side note: if you prefer a more crispy chicken,…

Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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Since a more concrete recipe for my spaghetti sauce was requested… Here’s a rough estimate of what my recipe looks like: Ingredients: 2 can tomato sauce/paste1 can diced tomatoes1 onion1 green pepper2 cloves of garlicItalian seasoning, salt, pepper to taste2 Tbsp brown sugar Directions: 1. Empty cans into large pot and turn heat on low2. Saute onions and green pepper in butter and olive oil until onions are translucent. Add garlic towards the end.3. Add onions, green pepper, and garlic to the tomato mixture4. Season to taste.5. Add brown sugar.6. Simmer until warmed through and flavors start to meld (about…

Mexican Bake

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This can also be made in the crockpot for those days that you’re on the go and want to have a delicious dish to come home to. Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef 1 C salsa 1/2 cup mayo 2 tsp chili powder 2 C crushed tortilla chips 1 C shredded Colby cheese (or use your favorite cheese) 1 C shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or use your favorite cheese) 1 medium tomato, chopped 2 C shredded lettuce Sour Cream Recipe: 1. Brown ground beef, drain. (I like to add sauteed onions & green peppers to the beef) 2. Add salsa, mayo,…

Pasta Bake

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This is a really easy dish that’s sure to please even a picky eater. Have them pick out their favorite pasta shapes to make the dish even more fun. Once again, I usually make extra of this to freeze for later. I don’t use measurements on this dish as it varies according to meal/family size. Ingredients: Your favorite gluten free pasta Your favorite pasta sauce (I use homemade) Mozzarella cheese Meat (optional) Recipe: Cook pasta according to instructions and drain. Put back in pan and add pasta sauce. Stir in mozzarella cheese. Place in 350 F oven until cheese is…

Frozen Assets — Mashed Potatoes

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We love mashed potatoes around our house, and I don’t really care to make them from scratch every time we want them. BUT, I prefer homemade (plus they’re really inexpensive to make). So, once again, I go back to my freezer. I peel, cook, and mash between 5 and 10 lbs of potatoes at a time. Then, I put them in microwave safe freezer containers (Tupperware Rock ‘n Serve). I have mashed potatoes easily available at all times. Yum!! Loaded mashed potatoes also make a really great lunch for Little Song Bird and I. D, on the other hand, needs…