Chicken Pineapple Stir-fry with Coconut Rice

Chicken Pineapple Stirfry

Sometimes the ingredient stars just align and the meal that I was thinking about, turns out even better than I imagined. I wanted to make something that I knew the boys would love, using a can of coconut milk I've had in the pantry for a few weeks. (I purchased it with this recipe in mind, but just haven't made it yet.) I also picked up a can of pineapple recently with a coupon … [Read more...]

Basil Balsamic Chicken

Basil Balsamic Chicken Recipe

This recipe is part of the latest 21 Gluten Free Meals from Costco Plan. Simple y'all. It doesn't get any simpler than this. This is your very basic, but very tasty, chicken and rice meal. I often encourage people to set up 'theme nights' in their meal planning take some of the guesswork and edge off of the meal planning process and experience. Besides pizza … [Read more...]

Herbed Goat Cheese Chicken {Cooking Demo Video!}

Herbed Goat Cheese Chicken _

Y'all. This is divine. Seriously...we all polished our plates. And I had to hide the extra piece I made so we could have it for lunch. Except Steve found it and took it for his lunch...knowing full well I wanted some for leftovers too. I teased him about it...and decided that this might become a weekly 'chicken and rice' meal for us. This one is definite a 'budget gourmet' … [Read more...]

Rice and Beans on a Budget – January’s Pinterest Board of the Month

Rice and Beans Budget Pinterest Board

How often do you add rice and/or beans into your meal plan? If you are trying to stretch the family budget starting in 2014 try adding in rice and bean recipes into your weekly meal plan. I have a lot of tasty recipes for rice and beans as well as cooking tips. For January, I'm featuring the Rice and Beans Budget Board on Pinterest. If you click over you will find that I am … [Read more...]

Merissa’s Simple Meatballs


Here's a great quick and easy recipe for Simple Meatballs! The reason this recipe is excellent is because it uses so few ingredients and it's easy to fit into a special diet such as paleo or a gluten free diet. Simple Meatballs Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 10 minutes Cooking Time - 25 minutes Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1/3 cup rolled oats 1 tablespoon … [Read more...]