Category Archives: Main Dish

Buttermilk Dill Chicken Tenders

I wanted ranch flavored chicken. I wanted it so bad I could taste it in my head. I have expiramented with making my own ranch powder mixes before. I have used numerous recipes that claimed to taste like Hidden Valley packets but none even came close. I have tried my own spice combinations and still that amazing ranch flavor eludes me. I am beginning to think that the chemicals and ingredients with long names are what makes it taste so good.

On my latest quest for ranch flavored powder I came up with these yummy chicken tenders. I call them buttermilk dill because they too were just not ranch flavored. They were however amazingly good. I love Saco buttermilk powder. I use it in my coconut flour buttermilk biscuit for one. Now I have a new go  to chicken recipe and a new use for my buttermilk powder. Alan says he wants this chicken as often as I am willing to make it. Try it and then tell me about your homemade ranch successes and/or failures in the comments section below.

Buttermilk Dill Chicken Tenders
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Ingredients
  • 8 frozen chicken tenderloins
  • 3 tbsp Saco Buttermilk Powder
  • ½ tbsp onion powder
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dill
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Thaw chicken tenderloins.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a small shallow bowl.
  3. Dip chicken pieces in powder and press down to get maximum coverage on all sides. (tip: don't get your fingers in the powder too much it will stick to your fingers and make a wet gooey mess)
  4. Bake chicken at 350 for 25 minutes or until cooked through.

 

Yellow Squash and Tomato Quiche Bites

Yellow Squash and Tomato Quiche Bites

 

Yellow Squash and Tomato Quiche Bites
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Serves: 10
 
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups yellow squash deseeded and chopped very fine
  • 1 cup/ 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • ½ cup white onion chopped very fine
  • scant ⅓ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1.5 tbsp fresh chives cut small
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ⅛ tsp red chili flakes (optional)
Instructions
  1. Chop veggies well. I used my food processor for a few seconds to get a fine chop.
  2. Beat eggs until lighter in color.
  3. Mix all ingredients together.
  4. Spray 2 mini muffin pans with oil spray.
  5. Fill tins to top.
  6. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Let cool and enjoy!

Bilinski Sun Dried Tomato SausageFresh Chunky Tomato Sauce with Quinoa

Bilinski Chicken Sausage With Fresh Chunky Tomato Sauce Over Quinoa

 

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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 package Bilinski Sundried Tomato Chicken Sausage
  • 1 large yellow tomato
  • 1 large red tomato
  • 1 medium onion
  • 10 ounces button mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • ½ tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
Instructions
  1. Coarsely chop tomato,onion, and mushroom.
  2. Finely dice garlic.
  3. Dice basil and parsley.
  4. Melt butter in saute pan.
  5. Saute garlic,onion, and mushroom until onion is translucent and mushroom is cooked.
  6. Remove from pan and set aside.
  7. Cut sausage into ¼ inch slices and saute until lightly browned.
  8. Mix together onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes.
  9. Add basil, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  10. Spoon quinoa into bowls. Top with vegetable mixture.
  11. Top mixture with sausage.
  12. Eat and enjoy!

 

Fresh Yellow tomato Sauce with Bilinski Sausage

Fresh Yellow Tomato Sauce With Bilinski Mild Italian Sausage

Fresh Yellow Tomato Sauce With Bilinski Mild Italian Sausage
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 6 medium yellow tomatoes
  • 10 leaves fresh basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives
  • 4 leaves fresh oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 Bilinski Mild Italian Chicken Sausages
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
Instructions
  1. Cut tomatoes that will fit in your food processor.
  2. Process 3 tomatoes fresh spices, and garlic until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture itno a container and set aside.
  4. Dice remaining three tomatoes (or if your food processor will dice nicely use it)
  5. Strain juice from the diced tomatoes and save for drinking, soups, ect. I never waste good food but the extra juice is not needed for this sauce.
  6. Add diced tomatoes to the tomato and spices from earlier.
  7. Add up to 1 tsp salt.
  8. fry up sausages until browned to your liking.
  9. Serve sausages and sauce over bowls of warm cooked quinoa.

 

Gluten Free Crock Pot Gumbo

Simple Gluten Free Crock Pot Gumbo ~ The Leftovers Version

I love to take leftovers and transform them into something amazing. thus the leftovers from my fantastic Gluten Free Crock Pot Salsa Chicken morphed into this outrageously good gumbo.

We live in the south. While at the grocery store I came across some frozen okra and asked Alan if he had ever tried it. Surprisingly enough he had never had this southern staple vegetable. I had always had it fried as a child. I was wondering how to make it delicious and gluten free and then it hit me… gumbo. I had picked up some Aidells Cajun Style Sausage
on special and could not wait to try it. I was super excited to get home and begin filling up my slow cooker with yum.

This recipe turned out to be so simple and so good I had two bowls. I didn’t even need to chop onions or peppers as I had reserved the leftover salsa chicken liquid and it was plenty flavorful.

Simple Gluten Free Crock Pot Gumbo ~ The Leftovers Version
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • leftover chicken and reserved stock from Gluten Free Salsa Chicken
  • 1 pack Aidell's or other brand Gluten Free Cajun Sausage (12 to 16 ounce)
  • 1 to 1.5 pounds frozen okra
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic (We use Costco Brand)
Instructions
  1. Toss leftover chicken and reserved stock in crock pot.
  2. Cut sausage into ½ inch slices and add to crock pot.
  3. Toss in frozen okra and minced garlic.
  4. Heat on high for 45 minutes.
  5. Eat and enjoy.

 

Gluten Free Asian Sweet and Spicy Whole Chicken

Gluten Free Asian Sweet and Spicy Whole Crock Pot Chicken

Now that we live in our RV full time I have begun to cook a bit differently. I use my crock pot now more than ever before. I love the ease of crock pot meals and the variety of flavors I can produce with little effort. I love being able to throw a meal together and set it to cook while I go out and enjoy life. I will be posting many of my favorite easy crock pot recipes over the coming weeks. Continue reading

Grain-Free-Pizza

The BEST Thick Crust Gluten Free Pizza Recipe ~ Grain Free And Nut Free

I was scrolling through Pinterest one day a few months ago and stumbled upon an amazing looking grain free foccacia bread recipe from Gourmande In The Kitchen. I tried it and it was pretty flippin tasty. Ever since I tasted that bread I wanted to recreate it for use as a gluten free deep dish pizza crust. I tweaked the ingredients, subbed a few out, and added my own spices then doubled the recipe ending up with my own fantastic gluten and grain free pizza crust creation. Continue reading