Confession: I’m not such a pasta lover. It’s just not something I ever had a lot growing up and Dreamy’s not a pasta lover, so it never really factored into my meal planning UNTIL we created two pasta-loving kiddos. And even if I don’t eat it so often, I always make the pasta gluten-free because we’re a 100% GF household due to my celiac disease and Ma Petite’s gluten sensitivity. Continue Reading
Everybody loves it and most people who have to go gluten-free for health reasons miss it more than any other foods listed. That’s right… PIZZA!
I love making homemade pizza with my Quick & Simple Gluten-Free Pizza Dough recipe, but not everyone can have yeast, and quite frankly, not everyone wants to roll out a crust. If that’s you, no problem!
Now, making pizza at home is as easy as pouring the crust. That’s right, a gluten-free, yeast-free crust that you pour right on top of your toppings and sauce.
Know what’s even better than that? You do it all in one skillet and it tastes phenomenal. As in, I’ve made this several times even after recipe testing was complete. Repeat meals in our house are extremely rare. Dreamy often says… If you love something Gigi makes, you’d better enjoy it because you may never have it again! Continue Reading
These sliders are perfect for your next game day bash or when you’re craving an out of this world burger. I use premium grass fed ground beef and portion these out slightly bigger than your ordinary slider (but hey, bigger is sometimes better!). If you prefer a less hearty slider divide the meat into more equal portions and reduce the amount of filling you put in each one. It’s so easy to adjust this recipe. Heck, you can even make full sized burgers instead of sliders. Continue Reading
Do you love a tender, juicy, melt in your mouth steak? I’m totally raising my own hand over here! We don’t eat steak often, but when we do, it’s 100% quality grass-fed and for me, it’s always a rib eye. I’m not going to beat around the bush here… I like the fat. Rib eyes are nicely marbled with fat and fat equals flavor.
Of course, some folks (like my Dreamy) prefer a less marbled rib eye. I suppose you could say, when it comes to our rib eyes, we’re a house divided. If you can relate, we have just the tip for you! We get the best of both worlds at Omaha Steaks. The Ribeye Face Off from Omaha has the more marbled rib eye (for me) and the leaner but just as delicious bison rib eye (for Dreamy), so everybody’s happy and everybody gets a premium steak.
As for the cooking, this cast iron skillet technique works perfectly with either rib eye you choose, and also with filet mignon or any other good quality cut, so give it a try the next time it’s steak night at your place. And don’t forget to invite me. :) Continue Reading
Quinoa flakes are one of my favorite nutritious ingredients to use in recipes. I’m not a fan of the “beady” whole grain quinoa, so the flakes (which are just whole quinoa seeds flattened out) are perfect for me. In dishes like my One Dish Baked Breakfast Quinoa, Savory Quinoa Bake and this Ham & Cheddar Quinoa Bake, the flakes result in a creamy texture finished dish that reminds me of holiday pan dressing.
Mexican dishes are the easiest to put together for a family meal that seems to satisfy everyone. You can take lots of liberties with versatile dishes like this tamale pie, too. If you’re not a fan of red beans, use white beans or black beans. No beans at all? Omit them and add more chicken, diced veggies or some of each.
Onions aren’t your thing? Use diced bell pepper or add broccoli, cauliflower or shredded carrots. The possibilities are nearly endless.