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Bacon-wrapped Chicken Thighs

I found this recipe the other day and oh my goodness, it was yummy!  Cass and I loved it, kids liked it, even the neighbor kids that were over for dinner liked it.   I made just a few adjustments, of course, since I never […]

Ginger Lime Chicken

This was a HUGE hit at my house……I may have done a happy dance when two of my four kids asked for a second serving! Sauce: 3 tbsp lime juice 4 tbsp soy sauce (I use gluten-free tamari, you could also use coconut aminos) 2 […]

Mexican Soup

This is one of those meals I threw in the slow-cooker and said a prayer that it would turn out well…..and it did!  My family even really enjoyed it, which is always a bonus. 1 quart beef broth 1 quart water (or veggie broth) 1 […]

Menu Monday: 2/13/12

Here’s the plan for this week: Monday:  Jambalaya (first try from a new site….hope it’s good!) Tuesday:  Spaghetti and Meatballs (spaghetti squash, not pasta!) Wednesday:  Marilyn’s Chicken Soup Thursday:  Taco Salad with Chipotle-Lime dressing Friday:  Pizza   I’m looking forward to tonight’s recipe….I love jambalaya […]

Yummy Salad Dressings

I am loving making my own salad dressings.  No more mystery ingredients buried in a list that’s a mile long.  I  make a batch or two of homemade mayo each week, then use that as a base for dressings.  If you choose to use prepared […]

Scrambled Eggs with Kale and Onions

An easy version of scrambled eggs…..the kale adds a nice texture to the eggs and onions sautéed in bacon grease are always good! 2 eggs, whisked well 1-2 tbsp bacon grease 1/2 cup chopped kale 1/4 cup chopped onion Heat the bacon grease in a […]

Shredded Brussels Sprouts

I found this recipe in “Quick and Easy Meals: by Mark Sisson and Jennifer Meier…..a great resource for those eating a primal or paleo diet. My kids will tolerate roasted Brussels sprouts, but they all agreed that these were better.  The best comment was that […]

Oven-cooked Bacon

I love bacon.  Love, love, love it. I also love my glass cook-top.  Love, love, love it. However, I hate cleaning splattered bacon grease from my glass cook-top.  Hate it with a capital H. Sooo, I make bacon in the oven.  Yay! I line a […]

Menu Monday: 1/30/12

I skipped last week’s menu planning…..a weekend trip threw me off a bit, both on my planning and my Paleo challenge.  But….my weekend away in California was well-worth it! So here’s this week’s plan: Monday:  Cod (not sure how I’ll prepare it yet, but I’m […]

Menu Monday: 1/16/12

Last week’s menu worked out well for us, though we did switch around a few of the days.  That’s the beauty of planning my menu in advance and shopping for all the necessary ingredients:  I have everything I need for each meal, so I can […]