BBQ Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Happy hump day!  These lettuce wraps make me so happy!  This would be a great appetizer idea, a side dish for a potluck, lunch, a snack, really the ideas are endless.  One of the secrets I discovered to the perfect lettuce wrap is the lettuce.  Butter lettuce is the best because of it’s texture, shape, and flavor.  I used to use romaine, until I came across butter lettuce. Continue reading

Gluten Free Beef Stroganoff


I was craving beef stroganoff the other day because I’m sure the last time I’ve had it was when I was a child, so I just had to make it!  My husband had memories of it too so he was so excited when I was making it.  We both agree it isn’t what we remember as kids, since I added things in it I know my parents didn’t, but the bold flavors were and that’s what’s important. Continue reading

Turkey Club Pinwheels



These eye catching Turkey Club Pinwheels are extremely easy to make with deli restaurant style flavor!  They would make a perfect appetizer or a great to-go lunch.  Sandwiches is one of my favorite foods.  I haven’t been as in to them lately because I eat mostly low carb and gluten-free, and I haven’t found a bread that’s gluten-free that I like.   Continue reading

Protein Fuel Salad


Happy Friday!  Happy weekend!  Here’s to the freakin weekend.  Wow, I’m sure we can all agree that I’m excited for the weekend!  I LOVE this salad!  My husband and I both had this salad for dinner and both were full, so it’s a perfect well-balanced, protein-fueled meal.  I made double, so I can have leftover for lunches this weekend.  Yum!  Maybe that’s why I’m excited for the weekend. Continue reading

Layered Chicken Quinoa Dish


I love how the food ingredients that are in the title of this dish aren’t even shown in this photo .  I promise there is quinoa and chicken below those cheesy vegetables.  There’s just something about an assortment of cooked vegetables that I love, especially when they’re smothered in melted cheese!  You can easily eliminate the melted cheese from this dish, that just goes directly on top, but I highly recommend not to.  Unless you’re allergic of course. Continue reading

Cocoa Orange Slush


I have so many oranges I don’t know what to do with them.  I picked some off from dad’s orange tree and came home with a whole bag full.  Why I thought I needed so many oranges at one time, is beyond me but, I’m finding ways to make good use of them.  Chocolate and orange sounds like a weird combination, but it’s actually quite tasty.  I remember when Starbucks had an orange chocolate drink years ago.  I worked there at the time and I remember thinking it was the worst drink they created. Continue reading

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice with KitchenAid Citrus Juicer Attachment



There’s nothing like a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice, especially when you actually picked the oranges off of an orange tree, instead of placing them in a plastic baggie and weighing them at the grocery store.  My husband drinks orange juice like kids drink milk.  Kids drink milk, right?  I did, like it was going out of style.  I drank so much milk when I was younger, I was given the nickname “Milk-Bucket” from my dad.  I actually never drink milk anymore…funny. Continue reading