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Homemade Cajun Seasoning Mix

The best homemade spicy or mild Cajun seasoning recipe - Simple & easy spice mixes. Great for chicken, shrimp, pork, beef, or almost any meat.

I like spicy foods, and I always have. Southwest is my favorite, but this Cajun seasoning is a close second. It has tons of flavor without being overly hot and spicy – though you can make it as hot as you want by adjusting the amount of red pepper flakes you add. Cajun seasoning is wonderful as a rub for meat – any meat from salmon to chicken to pork to beef. It’s also great mixed with breadcrumbs as a coating for chicken fingers or turkey cutlets or as a topping for a casserole. It can be mixed in with … Read more

Easy Gluten-Free Baked Ziti Recipe

I am super busy, working 40 hours a week as a Project Manager in addition to blogging, homeschooling, and attempting to do something along the lines of keeping up a home. I don’t say this to brag about my busy-ness or to say that I’m busier than you, because I expect that you’re just as busy. No one I know has time to spare. Joe and I work together really well, but we don’t have extra time to spend on meal preparation. We squeak out the moments we can when we can, and we always eat, but long everything from … Read more

Homemade Taco Seasoning

homemade taco seasoning

Since my days as a Pampered Chef consultant, I have loved taco seasoning. We eat a lot of tacos, taco dips, enchiladas, chilis, and other foods that use taco dip, so we go through a lot of it. I also have high blood pressure, and that pre-made taco seasoning is insanely high in salt. I’ve been looking for a taco seasoning recipe that tastes as good as my old favorite, and I’ve found one. You know I’m the first person to reach for convenience foods when necessary – pre-made pie crust, whipped cream, and ketchup are high on my list … Read more

Joe’s Special Stir Fry Sauce

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Joe has always liked a good vegetable stir fry. He used to make them for me when I was a vegetarian, and we’ve both always enjoyed them. These days, he usually adds a can of chicken or a couple of chicken breasts, cut into cubes. I have never quite gotten the hang of stir fry preparation. It’s nice that I have Joe around since I like to eat stir fry, though. Anyway. Our stir fry vegetables are a seasonal blend of whatever is available: what we’ve grown (see all that broccoli over there?), at the farmer’s market, from the CSA, … Read more

Hoagie Dip

Now that I’m lactating instead of gestating, I can eat all of the foods I avoided during pregnancy – cold cuts, hot dogs, soft cheese, and a little Mountain Dew. I’m livin’ large. And if you believe that… Anyway, I avoided this dip when I was pregnant because it’s served cold and full of deli meat, but Joe and our friends gobbled it down. They raved about it, and it’s become a staple at our monthly get togethers. Print Recipe Hoagie Dip Servings Ingredients 1 medium onion2 pepperoncini1/2 head iceberg lettuce (Oh how I hate iceberg lettuce. But really, it … Read more