Post Archives from the ‘quick weeknight meals’ Category



Cheesy Tuna Casserole like Mom used to make…

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...only different. This is a very cheesy, very mushroomy tuna casserole. But first, the backstory. I kind of lucked out in the mom department. And I'm kind of kicking myself for not thinking of posting this recipe and story for Mother's Day. Why do I always get the best ideas after the fact? Mom and I, either Continue reading the story "Cheesy Tuna Casserole like Mom used to make…"

Beef Lettuce Wraps

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It was just last month that, thanks to some rave reviews by one of my fave bloggers over at Gracefully Gluten Free, I tried PF Chang's GF Lettuce Wraps. They were fantastic, so this weekend I decided to try to replicate them. This isn't an exact copy; I'm not sure that I could if I tried. Continue reading the story "Beef Lettuce Wraps"

Tilapia, Gourmet Potatoes, & Garlic Risotto with a side of bad back

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My dearest lovely readers. I realize I've been somewhat absent here and in my online communities the past week, except for the occasional photo post of my refrigerator contents or the facebooking references to the contest I'm in (Vote HERE and "like" me on FB here) or the random tweets (follow me here). Alas, my life has been hectic chaos lately. Continue reading the story "Tilapia, Gourmet Potatoes, & Garlic Risotto with a side of bad back"

Sage Parmigiano Baked Pork Chops

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20111214-123354.jpg I made these one night, on a whim. I have whims quite often...and much of the time they turn out so-so, or worse. Those don't get shared here (you're welcome). These, however, were a huge hit. The kind of hit that has my kids asking excitedly when they come home from school: Are we having those yummy cereal pork Continue reading the story "Sage Parmigiano Baked Pork Chops"

Easy Taco Meatloaf: Allergy-friendly!

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My son absolutely loves meatloaf. My other son hates meatloaf but loves tacos. Meanwhile, my husband eats almost anything. So, one night I threw this together, in my attempt to create something everyone will eat. It was far quicker than my normal Italian-style meatloaf, but really surprisingly good. This recipe might not win any creative awards, but Continue reading the story "Easy Taco Meatloaf: Allergy-friendly!"

Super easy weeknight dinner

Easy gluten-free dinner for those nights when everyone is rushing in and out. You need:

20111119-132739.jpg Zatarain's yellow rice mix (it's gluten-free) 2 tablespoons of butter Four boneless pork chops 2 1/2 cups of water A bit of cooking oil for the chops Optional: pepper and garlic powder for the chops

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