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Baked Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

This Baked Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash is Keto approved and will rock your world! Fall and winter rolls around and I'm obsessed with cooking winter squash.

Never fails, fall and winter rolls around and winter squash is on heavy rotation. Butternut squash, Delicata squash, spaghetti squash and acorn squash are my favs and pair perfectly with all the fall spices -cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger. Ya’ll this Baked Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash is gonna rock your world! I’ve had an […] Read more…

Nut-Free No Bake Granola Bar Recipe #glutenfree

Nut Free Granola Bar Recipe Gluten-Free

If you follow my weekly meal plans and recipe posts you’re familiar with my efforts to cook healthy food. I even talked about my recipe resolution on this post. Steering clear of of processed food as much as possible is not easy when it comes to packing school lunches and snacks. I’m always on the […] Read more…

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

real simple recipe pulled pork tacos

Any time I’m stuck preparing a party menu when entertaining friends, there’s one dish that has become my all time go-to – Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos. I know, I know the Instant Pot is all the rage, but I grew up on slow cooker meals and can’t seem to bring myself to cheat on […] Read more…

Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

Do you ever crave rich creamy spaghetti pasta carbonara but don’t want to deal with hitting the gym for hours to burn off those calories? The best alternative for this sinful Italian dish is Spaghetti Squash Carbonara. Just one cup of traditional pasta with carbonara sauce is almost 400 calories. It’s not terrible but if you’re watching […] Read more…

Neapolitan Baked Ziti Recipe

After so many friends asked for my recipe inspired by Rachel Ray’s Neapolitan Baked Ziti Recipe, it was time to share the goods. I saw Rachel Ray make this on her talk show and not only did it look delicious, it was simple. After following Rachel’s recipe a few times, it was a little bland […] Read more…

Oatmeal Banana Smoothie Bowl

Making breakfast a little more exciting with oatmeal banana smoothie bowls paired with goodnessknows snack squares!

Have you seen the back to school posts on Facebook this week? Where the heck did summer go?? Not that I’m complaining but we’ve been having ourselves a good ole time hanging at the pool, staying up late, eating more than our fair share of ice cream and just having fun. Now it’s time to start […] Read more…

27 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Planning a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta couldn’t be easier. This is my favorite party theme when entertaining at home. You can go all out or do something as simple as Pulled Pork Tacos, guacamole and a self serve margarita station. Who doesn’t love tacos and tequila??  Any time we have a large group over, pork or chicken tacos […] Read more…

Gluten-Free Zucchini Breakfast Muffins

Low Carb Zucchini Muffins

Raise your hand if making mornings less hectic and stressful is a #lifegoal? Rallying two little ones to get dressed, eat breakfast and out the door to school you’d think we’d have this mastered by now. It never fails, one of the girls always seems to have an entirely different agenda. I’ve found that a lot […] Read more…

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

paleo gumbo recipe chicken and sausage gumbo

Chicken and sausage gumbo is one of my favorite family recipes with several versions from my grandmother, aunt and mother being passed around. Growing up, either chicken and sausage gumbo or seafood gumbo were always on the menu Christmas Eve along with fried Gulf shrimp and fresh French bread. Depending on who was hosting or agreed to prepare would usually determine […] Read more…

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Valentine's Day Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Sticks

Chocolate covered pretzels are such a fun Valentine’s Day treat. Not only are these incredibly easy to make and I love there is no baking involved. Even if you’re an amateur in the kitchen, anyone can make these. There are so many ways to decorate and the end result is a decadent sweet and salty snack […] Read more…

The Sneaky Chef | Spinach Pancakes Your Kids WILL Eat

Sneaky Chef easy spinach

Picky eater on your hands? Try this spinach pancake recipe that your kids WILL eat. I promise. Don’t deviate from the instructions or your efforts will be futile. Exhibit A – I substituted all purpose flour for organic pastry flour. Don’t ask. Yes these spinach pancakes turn out VERY bright green and flat. Don’t be […] Read more…

Easy Chicken Soup Gluten Free

Easy Chicken Soup Recipe 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook

Now that it’s getting colder my soup cravings are kicking into high gear. I love preparing all types of soups, but some recipes have way too many components and can require too much preparation. Chicken soup is always an easy go-to but the Weeknight Chicken Soup recipe from the 21 Day Sugar Detox cookbook is extremely […] Read more…

Gluten-Free Savory Herb Drop Biscuits

21 Day Sugar Detox Drop Biscuit

One of the only things I miss about going gluten-free and giving up all processed white food is really good fresh bread. I came to grips with this long ago that the only time it’s worth splurging is when it comes to something like buttery, homemade drop biscuits. But why should every splurge be considered off […] Read more…

10 Healthy Pumpkin Recipe Hacks

Grilled pumpkin salad with autumn vegetables

Obsessed with all things pumpkin? Well good, because you’ll love this round up of 10 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes curated just for YOU. This is my favorite season – the time that of year that I dream of pumpkin spice smoothies, creamy pumpkin sauce with sage and last year I incorporated grilled pumpkin in a salad with […] Read more…

How to Make Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof Diet Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

In honor of Paleo Coffee recipe I shared this time last year. The major difference between Paleo Coffee and Bulletproof Coffee is the importance of using the lowest toxin, highest performance coffee available blended with unsalted, grass-fed butter and MCT oil (coconut oil).  I know, I know – oil AND butter in your coffee? Sounds weird but honestly if you […] Read more…

Quinoa & Butternut Squash Stacks

butternut squash timbale stacks

Quinoa & Butternut Squash Stacks is one of my favorite recipes from The Beauty Detox by Kimberly Synder. It’s incredibly easy (your family and friends will be blown away) and super yummy. I’ve never prepared a fancy “stacked” recipe but how hard can it be? Turns out the secret to success are these cute little ramekins. […] Read more…

Healthy Bacon and Tomato Quiche

bacon tomato quiche 21 day sugar detox

Who doesn’t love a good quiche even better if it’s gluten-free! I whipped up this healthy bacon and tomato quiche with spinach inspired by the 21 Day Sugar Detox cookbook. Not only was it extremely easy, it was delicious and made enough for breakfast several days. The full recipe is provided as it appears in the cookbook, however I […] Read more…

Homemade Steak Rub

homemade paleo steak rub

Are you a carnivore? We eat grass-fed steak a few times a month but I’m obsessed with how my meat is seasoned. It’s imperative to have the perfect homemade steak rub. For years I always marinated steaks in Worcestershire Sauce. Hey I’m a southern girl that’s how we roll. At some point I switched to a steak […] Read more…

southern fried okra

fried okra

Southern Fried Okra is easier than you think and not terribly unhealthy as long as you stay away from the deep fryer. Okra is one of my favorite vegetables and takes me back to childhood. We grew up eating it fried and in gumbo. But okra is not easy to find in Chicago. Last summer after […] Read more…

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