Perfect Primal (or Paleo) Pancakes

For almost two months now, 4 of us have been eating mostly Primal (think Paleo with more dairy). If you don’t know what Paleo is, think grain-free or only fruit, veggies, meat, nuts, and seeds. It started with me trying to kick regular migraines, a nagging joint injury, and unstable blood sugar levels when I […]

Upcycle a CD Sleeve to a Cookie Sleeve

Baked goods are always a go-to gift idea in our house. They’re also great for selling at holiday bazaars and summertime lemonade stands. An upgraded presentation can take the tradtional cookie from so-so to shazam! The first step is to make large cookies (think a tad smaller than a CD) using your go-to recipe. While […]

Heart Attack on a Bun (aka, a Bacon Burger)

This recipe happened sort of by accident.  I had intended to make meatballs in my crock pot but misjudged how long it would take.  They turned into this. Ingredients: 1 lb. ground beef 1 lb. chopped raw maple flavored bacon (You could probably cook it first if you wanted it crispy for texture.) 1/2 cup […]

Native American Lesson: Corn Cakes

I got most of our activities from The World of North American Indians (Passport to the Past).  I love the simple instructions that also include pictures. I let PJ page through the book and choose our first project.  He loves being in the kitchen so he chose to make corn cakes (found on page 24). […]

Peanut-Crusted Chicken

What you’ll need: Enough thinly sliced chicken breast meat to feed your family.  I prefer boneless skinless.  I had 2 honkin’ pieces that I cut thickness-wise to make 4 pieces.  Then I pounded them with a meat tenderizer to make them even thinner. Enough honey roasted peanuts to cover the chicken.  I used about 2 […]

Rainbow Nachos

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ll be eating rainbow nachos.  The kids think there’s nothing better than being able to eat chips for dinner.  RED: Salsa.  Fresh, jarred, mild, spicy.  There are so many options. ORANGE/YELLOW: Cheesy chicken dip.  Combine melted Velveeta, a little bouillon, and cooked chicken.  We did ours in the crock […]

Sesame Shrimp + Asian Noodles

Is it just me or has shrimp been on sale a lot lately?  Don’t answer that. We love shrimp here.  The other night I was in the mood for Asian-inspired shrimp.  Here’s what we did.  I’ll apologize in advance that I do not provide many real measurements. SHRIMP: Thaw and peel shrimp, if necessary.  Toss […]

Easy cheesy chicken and beans

Remember when I talked about Gourmet Club? Well tomorrow’s that time again. This time it’s crock pot dishes…everything from appetizer to dessert.  In honor of Crockpot Gourmet Club, here is an easy crock pot recipe.  Easy. Crockpot.  Is that redundant? Anyway, you’ll need: Enough chicken breat to feed your family.  If you use more than […]