Saturday, August 24, 2013

No Crust Bacon & Cheese Quiche

Good Morning Weekend! Its one week til College Football season which means weekends are about to get busy! Hopefully this recipe will come in handy when you have out of town visitors for the big game!

Bacon & Cheese Quiche

Really Easy Gluten Free recipe for when you have company!

The great thing about quiches is that you can add the ingredients that YOU like and don't have to stick to a strict recipe.... so here goes:

10 eggs
1 cup of cream
8 oz pack of cheese (I used Cheddar)
10-12 pieces of bacon, coarsely chopped

[Optional: Diced Onions (one small/medium onion), Chopped Spinach (1/2 cup - 1 cup), Diced Tomatoes (one medium)... the options are endless]

Combine all ingredients in your crockpot, cook on LOW for 4 hours.*

*you may want to use a cooking spray to grease your pot before adding the ingredients.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


RYAN'S FIRST EVER UNASSISTED DINNER (*that isn't frozen pizza)!!!

Two Chicken Breasts (or more for more people)
One Jar of your preferred salsa

Combine ingredients in a crock pot, and cook on low for 7 hours, or high for 3.5 hours.

Shred chicken with two forks and serve with your preferred toppings and soft/hard taco or burrito shell.

or you could make shredded chicken nachos!

This same recipe works for BBQ/Marinara/Italian dressing - put one bottle of your favorite sauce over the chicken, cook, shred and enjoy!

Whats for dinner? One Pot Low Country Shrimp Boil

In the mood for a low country boil but don't want to dust off your large stainless steel pot, and burner, and can't quite find your propane tank in the garage?

Here's a great low country boil, made from INSIDE the kitchen!

Step 1. Decide how many people you're planning to feed, then multiply how many people by the below ingredients.

Shrimp: 1/2 a pound (per person)
Red Potatoes: 2-3 (per person)
Large Onion: 1/2 (per person) - cut into wedges
Corn: 1 (per person) - corn should be shucked and can be cut in half
*Sausage: 1 (per person)
Crab Legs: 1 (per person)
Old Bay Shrimp & Crab Boil Bag** (or two if you like things very spicy)

Step 2. Bring a large pot (that will fit all of your ingredients) of water to a boil with the lemon (sliced in half), Crab Boil Bags and salt... depending on how strong of the boil flavor you'd like, add extra bags.  I typically use 1 for a large pot for 3-4 people.

Step 3.  Add potatoes and onions (and if you're including sausage, add it first here too)
Cook for 20 minutes

Step 4. Add corn
Cook 5 minutes

Step 5. (Optional) Add Crab legs, cook for 5 minutes

Step 5. Add your shrimp
Cook for about 2-3 minutes until the shrimp is done.

Total cook time: 32-33 minutes

Drain & Enjoy!

If you add CRAB LEGS to your boil, put them in 5 minutes after the corn goes in... they should only boil for about 7-8 minutes

*Make sure your sausage is Gluten Free if you have sensitivity - I do not use sausage in my recipe but a traditional boil does
**Article on Old Bay being Gluten Free

Tuesday, August 13, 2013



Table For Two Blog - Chicken Tikka Masala

I plan to try this out next week! There are some huge Indian Food fans in my family - I'll have to see what they think about it!

Saj - I expect you to try to make this and tell me if its as good as your moms!


8 boneless skinless chicken tenderloins (or 5 boneless skinless breasts) - cut into 1.5" cubes
1 large onion diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbspn fresh ginger, minced
2 tbspn Olive Oil
2 tbspn Garam Masala*
1 tbspn Cumin
1/2 tbspn Paprika
2 tsp Salt - or to Taste
3/4 tspn Cinnamon
3/4 tspn Ground Black Pepper
1-3 tspn Cayenne Pepper
2 Bay Leaves

1 (29 oz) can of tomato puree
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
1 cup Heavy Cream
3 tbspn Cornstarch

Chopped Parsley or Cilantro for garnish.

1. Mix all ingredients (but the cream and cornstarch) together in crock pot, make sure chicken is coated well.

2. Cover and Cook for 8 hours on low

3. Whisk heavy cream and cornstarch together - pour into crock pot and stir.  Let cook additional 20 min.

4. Serve over a hot bed of white rice.

*Gluten Free Homemade Garam Masala

Flank Steak in your Crock Pot

here are some great recipes for Flank Steak:

Shredded BBQ Beef

Lovin' From the Oven Flank Steak


found on The Stir: the MOST delicious Steak Fajitas... in your crock pot

super easy - super delicious. if you're in a rush, 2.5 hours on HIGH and you're good to go - just sauté the vegetables on the stove instead of adding them to the pot, taking extra time.


Flank Steak in Mushroom Wine Sauce

Flank Steak in Mushroom Wine Sauce
(adapted from a recipe posted on by Debbie R)

Making this for a dinner party tomorrow night.  I plan to pair it with a shrimp and pea risotto from: Table For Two Blog (Shrimp & Pea Risotto) which is delicious and easy to make!

The two together may be too savory to handle, but we'll see!

1.5#        Beef Flank Steak
1/4 cup   dry white wine
1 tbspn   tamari GF soy sauce
16 oz      beef broth, reduced to 10-12oz
3             garlic cloves of paste
1 tbspn    tomato paste
1 tbspn    mustard
1              medium onion chopped
3 tbspn    corn starch
2 cups      sliced mushrooms

*if you aren't gluten free: instead of reducing your beef broth you could use a 10.5 oz can of condensed beef broth and add 1/4 cup of water

1. Season flank steak with salt, pepper and 1-2 cloves of garlic paste - place steak in crock pot.
2. Combine wine, soy sauce, rest of the garlic, broth, tomato paste, mustard & onion - pour over flank steak.
3. Cook on low for 7 hours.
4. Remove meat and place on platter covered with foil.
5. Put sauce & mushrooms in a pan, add cornstarch, and heat over medium/high.
6. Slice meat and serve with sauce.