Shoyu Chicken

Back in the 80s, I was watching a cooking show on TV. The chef specialized in grilling foods and this is his recipe. It’s one of my favorite ways to grill chicken. Ingredients: • 1⁄2 cup soy sauce • 1⁄2 cup brown sugar • 2 green onions, diced • 1 bulb grilled garlic, minced •…

Streuseled Sweet Potato Casserole

This recipe is a favorite of my youngest son. It’s also my favorite thing to make with sweet potatoes (yams). The original recipe came from Cooking Light and I’ve noted the dairy- and gluten-free substitutes. Ingredients: • 14 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled sweet potato (about 5 pounds) • 1/2 cup half-and-half or substitute with coconut…

Ratatouille

I love ratatouille and have tweaked it over the years to make it my own. My downstairs neighbor always says she hates eggplant and zucchini, but she loves it when I have it in ratatouille…probably because I cook all the vegetables separately and keep them from getting mushy. This recipe is especially good the next…

Pork Pozole

  Tom Douglas is a big name in the restaurant business here in Seattle. His chefs recently started preparing dishes for Lish (an online meal delivery service). Last week, I tried the Smoky Pork Pozole and loved the flavors! I knew I had to try and recreate it. Most of the recipes I found online…

Dairy-Free Sausage Gravy

Ingredients: 1 package Jimmy Dean’s sausage 2 tbsp Bisquick 1 tbsp lard 2 cups almond milk 1 tsp Crystal hot sauce (optional) Directions: Brown the sausage, breaking it up into small pieces. Add the lard; let melt. Add Bisquick to make a roue. Slowly stir in almond milk, allowing mixture to thicken. Add hot sauce,…

Lamb Stew

Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: 2 lamb shanks 1 medium onion, diced 3 large carrots, cut into chunks 1 large stalk celery, diced 4 medium potatoes, cut into chunks 4 cups water salt and pepper to taste 1 bay leaf 1 tsp. thyme 1/2 cup frozen green peas Directions: Put lamb shanks in a crock pot…

A Moroccan Theme Christmas Eve Dinner

I like to make new dishes for Christmas Eve dinner that is different from the standard ham or turkey. This year, I chose to do a Moroccan theme since I fell in love with the food during my visit last June. Below is my menu along with the recipes (or links to them). PS –…

Almond Ghriba (Cookies)

I was just wondering what I could make for dessert for Christmas Eve dinner that would fit my Moroccan theme, when Alia posted a new recipe on her website for Almond Ghriba. After watching her video, it looked so easy and quick, that I made the decision to bake some for the dinner (and try…

Penne with Italian Sausage & Kale

This is a modified recipe I found on the Weight Watchers website. I made my version gluten-free and added a little something. The result was a very tasty recipe that was very easy and didn’t take long to make. Ingredients: 2 cups uncooked penne pasta (I used Bianaturae’s GF) 8 oz. Italian sausage (ground –…

GF DF Sweet Potato Casserole Pancakes

If you have leftover sweet potato casserole from the holidays, this is a great breakfast entree. Ingredients: 1 cup sweet potato casserole (try not to use topping) 1 3/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill GF Pancake Mix 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 cups almond milk Directions: Mix all ingredients together with a whisk. Pour…