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Spicy Slow Cooker Jambalaya

The best spicy slow cooker jambalaya - This simple and easy recipe is super healthy and made in the crockpot. It has chicken, sausage, and shrimp as well as tomatoes, vegetables, and spices including creole seasoning. Can be made with rice or no rice. The soup can be served over pasta or noodles. Low carb family dinner for Mardi Gras or anytime.

In my house, Food Fit for a King means one thing. Seafood. Joe loves seafood. Crabs, scallops, clams, shrimp, and fish. He loves it all. In preparing to write this post, I asked him what I could make him for a special Father’s Day feast. “Uh, I dunno,” he answered. Every single time I asked. I thought about making him a seafood stew, but I wasn’t sure I could handle it. Seafood isn’t really my thing, and all that aroma would make me gag. Then I remembered that Joe likes jambalaya. There is a restaurant here that serves a spicy … Read more

Cucumber Pasta Salad

Whenever we go to a picnic or potluck in the summer, we take this recipe. It makes use of the glut bounty of cucumbers we normally have in June and July, and it is wonderful paired with BBQ or hamburgers or sandwiches or… anything, really.
Cucumber Pasta Salad

Homemade Breakfast Burritos

My dad took us out for breakfast on the weekends for as long as I can remember. When I was small, we went to the donut shop. As we became teenagers, we went to the dirty truck stop down the road. As much as I complained, I really treasure some of the times I spent sitting next to the breakfast counter at that truck stop. Even though I’m married and have a family of my own, I still look forward to breakfast with my dad. Joe, Grace, and I used to go every weekend morning, but we’ve scaled back (to … Read more

Homemade Hummus and Other Healthy Dips

Grace likes to dip her foods into all kinds of sauces and pastes. Do all kids like that? I like to dip my food into crazy sauces, too, so I’m not sure if it’s a family thing or a kid thing. Some dips we’ve tried recently: A strawberry or raspberry dipping sauce Ranch dressing mixed up with a handful of cooked white beans that have been pureed Spinach chopped finely and blended with a basil-based pesto Low fat sour cream mixed with salsa Hummus Hummus is very easy to make at home. It is just like my falafels. Grace’s Kitchen … Read more

The Best Macaroni Salad

My friend, Joanne, has a sister who is the ultimate homemaker. Except that she works a full time job, but we’ll ignore that, m’kay? Joanne’s sister, Mil, makes all sorts of wonderful foods to bring to every picnic and party she attends. Almost every time I see her, I say, “Mil, can I have the recipe for this?” Mil is very generous with her recipes. I have dozens of recipes from her. Cucumber pasta salad. Popeye chicken salad. And this wonderful macaroni salad.   Print Recipe The Best Macaroni Salad Servings Ingredients 2 cups macaroni uncooked1 cup Miracle Whip1/2 cup … Read more

Classic French Ratatouille

How to make the best classic authentic French ratatouille recipe - This simple and easy stew includes zucchini, eggplant, and squash. It's super healthy when made the traditional way. Made on the stovetop. Whole 30, paleo approved. Low carb and vegetarian.

Several times this summer, we’ve had so much zucchini, yellow squash, and eggplant that it wouldn’t all fit in our refrigerator. Seriously, that’s a lot of vegetables.   It’s a good thing that we like to eat healthy, fresh food ’cause it’s all we’ve got.   Last week, I made No Noodle Crockpot Lasagna that popped up in my Google Reader. Instead of noodles, you’re supposed to cut zucchini, yellow squash, and eggplant in long, thin slices. Then you layer them in the crockpot with some cheese and other veggies, and cook it all day. I ended up overcooking mine, and it … Read more