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Three Ingredient Pasta Sauce – Naturally Gluten Free 

Three Ingredient Pasta Sauce - Naturally Gluten Free 

Three Ingredient Pasta Sauce – Naturally Gluten Free

So the other morning I was working on my grocery shopping list.  In the background, I had the local news on.  They were talking about a recipe that they heard about on the radio… and the person on the radio supposedly heard about it in a newspaper.  And now I am here talking about it on the Internet…. so this recipe has made its rounds on all media types….

This recipe was so simple that I just had to give it a try… I jotted down the ingredients, which was easy considering that there was only three ingredients, and I made sure I either had the ingredients or was going to add them to the grocery list I was working on….

Seriously…. could making a delightful sauce be THAT easy that you just put three ingredients together and simmer??

Well we tried it.  Hubby did like it.  I liked making it.  Will it be our go to sauce?  No, probably not.  Will I be making it again?  Yes for sure!!

Let me know what you think!!

This recipe calls for San Marzano tomatoes specifically. Why San Marzano tomatoes? This short article from thekitchn.com provides a quick explanation about why this tomato variety is so popular for use in tomato sauce recipes.

Original Recipe:   http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1015178-marcella-hazans-tomato-sauce
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Gluten Free Spaetzle Recipe

Gluten Free Spaetzle

Gluten Free Spaetzle

I am actually a Newlywed.  I was what you could call a “late bloomer” and got married kind of late in life.  Now my nephew can no longer call me a spinster.  Never being married before, I learned a lot about how two separate households come together and mesh.  One aspect of that is that two culinary perspectives become one.   Handsome hubby had several recipes he considered his favorites and I did as well.  Handsome Hubby introduced me to Spaetzle; he was introduced to this dish while serving in the military in Germany.  Spaetzle are delightful little squiggles, made out of a very basic flour mixture.  They are light and fluffy and yet have a great texture from a pan fried finish.  I was worried it would be hard to make.  But it really is not.  It is a wonderful German side dish that is often served with Schnitzel.   Keep an eye on my blog for my Schnitzel recipe.  However, I feel this yummy side dish can be served with a lot of main dishes; country fried pork chops, grilled steaks, baked breaded chicken breasts.  Trust me, this side dish does not have to only be served with German cuisine.  Once you try this divine side dish, you will be serving with many of your favorite dinners!!
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Gluten Free Taco Pasta Dinner Recipe 

Gluten Free Taco Pasta Dinner Recipe 

Gluten Free Taco Pasta Dinner Recipe

I am one taco loving lady!!  I think I could eat tacos several nights each week.  The possibilities of fillings are endless… yet my favorite is still just “regular” beef tacos.  It is truly a family favorite.  Quick and easy it is a great go to dinner.

However, some times even I like to mix things up… One night I was craving tacos… but yet I told my Handsome Hubby we were having a pasta dinner.  Well, I guess this would be considered a mashup… and he really liked it because he had seconds!!  This taco fanatic and my pasta loving Husband have found a yummy creamy dinner.

Have you tried mashing up any two of your culinary favorites??  Please drop me an email and tell me all about it.  I am eager to hear and even try about your favorite culinary mashups!!
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Gluten Free Stovetop Mac & Cheese Recipe 

Gluten Free Stovetop Mac & Cheese Recipe 

Gluten Free Stovetop Mac & Cheese Recipe

I love making mac & cheese with Velveeta.  However, I have been reading on Facebook and Internet postings that people are looking for recipes that do not have Velveeta in there.  I have been making it with Velveeta for so long that I had to search the Internet to find a recipe that was V-free.

Well it took awhile because it seems that I am not the only one who likes that “processed cheese product”  okay okay… well when put that way it is hard to imagine cooking with it.  However, in mac & cheese that smooth soft texture works wonders.

For those readers who would rather not use it… Today’s recipe is for you.  This is a gluten free stovetop Mac & Cheese recipe that I converted into a gluten free recipe.  (original recipe)

Please note… I have made this a few times while prepping it for the website.  I truly feel that this mac and cheese must be served immediately after making it.  I recommend making the rest of your dinner first and then make this last because it can be temperamental… yet it’s tasty.
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Gluten Free Southwestern Chicken Pasta Skillet Dinner Recipe

Gluten Free Southwestern Chicken Pasta Skillet Dinner Recipe

Gluten Free Southwestern Chicken Pasta Skillet Dinner Recipe

My Handsome Husband just loves pasta… me not as much.  Well today’s recipe is one that served his pasta cravings and yet had so much other yummy stuff in it that it was a hit with me as well.

I am not sure how this recipe came across my path but  I saw a skillet dinner from Pillsbury sounded interesting enough for me to print… and with the cost of ink these days… that says a lot.  Of course, I couldn’t leave well enough alone… I had not only to make it gluten free but I had to put my own swing and taste to it.  As it turns out I found out while straightening my pantry we had a TON of canned chicken.  Well wanting to use what we had on hand I was able to substitute the chicken for the recipe’s beef.  However, keep in mind, that this would be a great recipe to use your leftover rotisserie chicken in.

This recipe made 6 servings… so after our early dinner I drove it over to give to family so that they didn’t have to worry about making dinner!!   We all enjoyed this skillet dinner and I am confident you will as well.

Recipe is based off of this Southwestern Corn Skillet from Pillsbury http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/southwestern-corn-skillet/cf317974-fd09-494a-ae39-d53639e64888
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