So my husband is a very meat and potatoes kind of guy. I’m Italian and not meat and potatoes. I remember the first time I made him a meatloaf my husband told me it tasted like a meatball more than a meatloaf. After 12 years together I think I have perfected my recipe and come to find out our 2 children LOVE meatloaf too.

So now that I’m the odd ball out I end up making meatloaf more because my family goes crazy over it.

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Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

Crockpots are amazing things. When you are busy and on the go it makes having a home cooked meal an easy no brainer.

I have been on a bit of an Asian flavor kick lately and since I make sure I always have gluten free soy sauce it makes it easy.

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Hide the Veggie Hamburgers!

I’m sure all kids go through this phase… You hear about it everywhere. The Veggie Stand Off! My son, Nicholas is 3 1/2 years old. I use to never have a problem getting him to eat his veggies but the last few months it has been almost impossible.
I tried everything! I only made his favorites, started making smoothies but nothing really worked.

Then one day I saw something on TV about taking roasted veggies, chopping them up and adding them to a meatloaf. Then it hit me- I could make hamburgers that were gluten and casein free for my daughter and packed full of hidden veggies for my son! It was brilliant!!! Continue reading

Chicken and Kale with Potatoes!


Kale… You hear it everywhere. It is suppose to be a super food. So a few months ago I was wandering around the produce department at my local grocery store and decided to go take a look at it.
I found a very hearty green that was pretty cheep. So even though I had no idea what to do with it or how to cook it I picked up a bunch.

I came home and started looking around the Internet for different ways to cook it and what it went well with.
I found a recipe on and decided to take the basic idea and do my own variation.

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Crock Pot- Honey Parmesan Pork Roast


I find myself going in waves with using my crock pot. We are all busy but sometimes I feel like our schedule is over packed not just for a day but for a week or more at a time. My kids also like to take these times to get sick, which is a whole other ball game.

I always keep a couple of pork tenderloin roasts in our deep freezer. Pork is a great canvas for any flavor you like.

Here is one for you. It is a great comfort, fall apart tender, family meal.

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Mongolian Beef

After the last recipe I thought I would beef the next one up for you (Hey I try to be funny :-)!)


4 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons ginger, minced
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1 cup soy sauce (Gluten Free)
1 cup water
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 cup vegetable oil
3 Lb. flank steaks
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 large green onions

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Perfect Tofu

Alright, don’t get scared. We have all heard it 100 times, you like tofu but have no idea how to cook it or if you tried at home you failed miserably. Or the other option- you have never had tofu and it freaks you out…

No matter what your history with tofu I highly suggest you give this a try.

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