Recipes

I hope these everyday recipes show you how easy, real food can fit into your family’s mealtimes. I continually add recipes, so please check back often if you are looking for real-food inspiration for your next meal!

Please note I do not follow any particular diet, although you will find many lower carb, gluten-free, and grain-free recipes here. 


Breakfasts |  Appetizers | Side Dishes |  Salads  |  Soups and Stews  |
Main Dishes—Chicken, Beef and Pork  |  Main Dishes–Seafood  |
Main Dishes–Vegetarian  |  Condiments and Spice Mixes  |  Desserts  | Beverages

Breakfasts
Almond Flour Gluten Free Belgian Waffles
Avocado Tomato Scrambled Eggs
Baked Bacon
Baked Bacon and Egg Cups
Baked Oatmeal Cups
Easy Egg Souffles
Easy Pumpkin Pancakes
Grain-Free Granola
Instant Pot Baked Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats
Mediterranean Carmelized Onion, Zucchini, Tomato and Feta Frittata
Oatmeal 1-2-3
Old Bay Crab, Onion and Tomato Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust
Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats
Smoothies and Breakfast Popsicles (In a Vitamix)
Spinach, Onion and Salmon Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Appetizers
Artichoke Quiche Bites with Sweet Potato Crust (Gluten Free)
Bacon Wrapped Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates
Classic Deviled Eggs
Fast Fresh Salsa (in a Vitamix)
Oven-Baked Chicken Wings (Gluten-free)
Patriotic Seven Layer Dip “Flag”

Side Dishes
Butternut Squash Gratin
Creamed Spinach
Grilled Vegetable Caponata
Patriotic Roasted Vegetable “Flag”
Roasted Vegetables

Salads
A Simple Salad
Avocado Chicken Salad
Blackened Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps
Blue Cheese Bacon Burger Salad
Cauliflower Salad
Chicken Salad
Cobb Salad with Microgreens
Fall Harvest Salad
Skewered Caprese Salad
Tandoori-Style Chicken, Avocado and Mango Salad
Traditional Homemade Cole Slaw

Soups and Stews

B’s “Gonna Get Through This” Chili
Brunswick Stew
Butternut Squash Red Lentil Stew (Slow Cooker)
Instant Pot Beef Stew
Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Instant Pot Chicken Soup
Instant Pot Tuscan Bean, Vegetable and Bread Soup (Ribollita)
Harvest Pumpkin Soup
Tomato Bisque

Main Dishes—Chicken, Beef, and Pork
Baked Acorn Squash with Sausage “Stuffing”
Cauliflower Fried Rice with Chicken
Chicken Fajitas (Slow Cooker)
Chicken Burrito Bowls (Slow Cooker)
Chicken Parmesan
Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Satay with Ginger Peanut Sauce
Chicken Tikka Masala (Slow Cooker)
Country Style Pork Ribs (Slow Cooker)
Creamy Asiago Chicken with Mushrooms and Spinach
Greek Gyro Power Bowl
Grilled Pork Souvlaki
Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken with Cucumber Raita
Inside Out Egg Roll
Instant Pot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin
Instant Pot Carnitas
Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Instant Pot Country-Style Ribs
Instant Pot Greek Beef “Gyros”
Instant Pot Indian-Style Curry with Cauliflower and Chicken (or Chick Peas)
Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Piccata
Instant Pot Pulled Pork Tenderloin
Lemon Marinated Chicken Thighs
Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Meatballs in Sauce (with Zoodles)
Meatloaf Pizza
New-Fashioned Meatloaf

One-Pan Roasted Greek Chicken and Vegetables
Sheet Pan Italian Sausage, Pepper and Zucchini Bake
Shepherd’s Pie (Gluten Free)
Taco Tuesday Ground Beef
Teriyaki Chicken (Slow Cooker)
Turkey Taco Boats

Main Dishes–Seafood
Blackened Fish Tacos
Chipotle Lime Salmon
Creole Shrimp and Andouille Sausage with Kale
Baked Salmon with Dill Butter
Garlic Shrimp
Grilled Basil Shrimp
Phyllo Fish
Salmon Potato Cakes
Simple Salmon Cakes

Main Dishes–Vegetarian
Baked Tofu
Easy Tofu Stir-Fry with Baked Tofu
Thai Yellow Curry with Baked Tofu
Yellow Squash Fritters

Condiments and Spice Mixes
Blue Cheese Dressing
Blackened Fish Seasoning
Creole Seasoning Mix
Cucumber Raita (Indian yogurt sauce)
Easy Barbecue Sauce (No Cooking Required)
Garlic Ranch Dressing for Cobb Salad
Guacamole
Taco Seasoning Mix
Seasoning Salt
Tzatziki (Greek yogurt sauce or dip)

Desserts
Apple Cinnamon Mug Cake (Gluten Free)
Apple Crisp (Gluten Free)
Birthday Lava Cakes (Gluten Free)
Blueberry Lemon Mug Cake (Gluten Free)
Chocolate Mug Cake (Gluten Free)
Cinnamon Maple-Glazed Pecans
Flourless, Lower-Sugar Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie (Grain-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free)
Fresh Strawberry Cream Pie (Lower Sugar, Gluten Free, Grain Free)
“Graham Cracker” Pie Crust (Gluten Free, Grain Free)
Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon and Pecans (Gluten Free, No Added Sugar)
Lower Carb Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream
Patriotic Red, White and Blue Fruit “Flag”
Whipped Cream (In a Vitamix)

Beverages
Mix-Free Margaritas (In a Vitamix)
Mojitos My Way (Lower Sugar)