One Pot Pastalaya

Pastalaya pronounced pasta-lie-a (like jambalaya) is a cross between a pasta dish and jambalaya (the Cajun sausage and rice dish). Is that confusing enough? No matter Pastalaya is delicious! My family devours it, even in its whole food incarnation with whole wheat penne pasta. Pastalaya (slightly adapted from Budget Bytes) Ingredients: 1 tablespoon canola oil 12-ounce package Andouille … Continue reading One Pot Pastalaya

Two-Ingredient Barbecue Chicken

This recipe is straight from a food blog I love - Bowl of Delicious!. Elizabeth is a whole-foods cook. All of her recipes are from scratch and most of the time very healthy. Hey, it called balance! When I first glanced at this recipe I thought, crispy chicken from the oven? I gave it a … Continue reading Two-Ingredient Barbecue Chicken

One Pot Homemade Cheeseburger Helper

My fellas love this "from scratch" version of Cheeseburger Helper. No canned soups, no ingredients you can't pronounce and ready from start to finish in about 30 minutes plus you dirty only one skillet. I'll take that and call it a great recipe any day! Homemade Cheeseburger Helper (slightly adapted from Iowa Girl Eats) Ingredients: … Continue reading One Pot Homemade Cheeseburger Helper

Red Beans and Rice

I have been making Red Beans and Rice since I got married 30+ years ago. It is delicious, economical, and all ages love it. An adaptation of a Cajun classic! Red Beans and Rice Ingredients: 1 pound red kidney beans 4 cups water 4 cups chicken stock 24 ounces (Two 12-ounce packages) Andouille sausage (I use Sam's … Continue reading Red Beans and Rice

Grilled Turkey Breast

I always serve a baked turkey breast at Thanksgiving. A few weeks ago, one of our local grocery stores had them on sale, and I picked one up. I spoke to my husband about smoking it on our grill, and he decided to give it a try. It was delicious! I was able to freeze the … Continue reading Grilled Turkey Breast