Friday, August 31, 2012

Turkey-Mozzarella Ciabatta Sandwich

Two weeks into school, we have a Furlough Day. It's very sad that our teachers/schools have to take an unpaid days here in California due to the economic conditions, but I gotta say...our family wasn't complaining too much. My daughter started 1st grade this year, and even though she was in Kindergarten last year, she was at school only half-days, so we have been having a hard time adjusting to full days (Mommy and kiddos both!). 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pesto Chicken Roll-ups

 I love it when our grocery store does a buy 1 get 1 free deal on chicken. I cram our freezer full with as much as it can handle, and then we will live off of chicken for a while. So I'm always trying to find new things to make with it. 

Monday, August 13, 2012


This is one of the "Ooh-la-la" meals I make for my family. Aren't Crepes fancy? I can't get enough of these. Even though they look light and fluffy, they are very filling. Especially when you throw in Nutella and whipped cream for the sweet ones!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Skillet Lasagna

Our family is craving Lasagna. With all the trimmings. In the middle of the summer with temperatures around 100° F. There's no way we are turning the oven on...especially with our single-paned windows and horribly energy-efficient house. Plus, I want to make something quick, and Lasagna can be pretty labor intensive.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Gluten Free Banana-Nut Muffins

My husband had been experiencing some stomach pain for several years, so our family decided to go on a gluten-free diet for a month to see if it would alleviate some of the pain. Who knew that cutting out all gluten products from our diet would be such a hard task! It definitely took a couple of weeks to get used to the idea that I couldn't just go to the store and buy any of the breads/tortillas/baked goods off the shelf. Plus I wasn't willing to pay buck-o bucks for the tiniest loaf of gluten-free bread you have ever seen! So I decided to make my own gluten-free breads, muffins, biscuits, etc. for a fraction of the cost, and in my opinion they tasted a lot better than anything you could buy in the store.


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