Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Because I love Mexican food so much, especially burrito bowls from Salsarita’s, I decided to experiment with making my own. I used quinoa instead of rice, mainly because I had more quinoa than I had rice, and they actually turned out surprisingly well! I thought my husband might prefer rice over quinoa, but he seemed … Continue reading

Converted Cupcakes

One of my favorite chefs on The Food Network is Ree Drummond, a.k.a. The Pioneer Woman. Everything she makes looks easy and delicious, and I love how she ties in her ranch life with each episode. I’ve never made a Pioneer Woman recipe that didn’t turn out wonderfully, including this cake recipe that took some … Continue reading

Easy Cheesy Zucchini

I used to be the pickiest person in the world when it came to food. Seriously, ask my parents. I’m sure I was not the easiest child to feed. I can still be picky, but my taste buds are much more open than they used to be! I’m not sure at what point I discovered … Continue reading

Locally Gluten-Free

It never ever hurts to ask the waitress if the restaurant has a gluten-free menu. Sometimes I just know what to get that won’t be an issue with my intolerance, but I’ve found that most of the time having a GF menu ensures that I won’t order something that will lead to regret later. We … Continue reading

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

I realize this is my second recipe for green beans within a two week time period, but hey, I like green beans. And we had some freshly canned green beans from my father-in-law’s farm. And we had bacon. So how could we not make bacon wrapped green beans?? These are easy, delicious, GF, and make a great … Continue reading

Creamy Quesadillas (or Enchiladas!)

I will forever be grateful that my sister-in-law gave me the Vera Bradley cookbook: Cooking with Friends because within it holds one of those recipes I can just return to over and over again: Mama’s Creamy Chicken Enchiladas. They are SO easy and SO SO delicious! My modifications to the recipe: I use lean ground … Continue reading

Simple Pesto Chicken and Broccoli

Garlic. Basil. Pine nuts. I LOVE all of the flavors of pesto! Throw in some GF pasta, chicken, and broccoli and you have yourself a delicious meal in about 30 minutes! Start by heating about 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Sear chicken on both … Continue reading

Being a (GF) Vol Fan

I started going to University of Tennessee football games with my dad when I was about 5 years old. We’d leave the house about 3 hours before the game, park downtown, catch the Vol walk, and walk with the Pride of the Southland Marching Band as they marched and played Rocky Top down Volunteer Boulevard. … Continue reading