Tag: mushrooms

The IKEA Effect: Mid-week Swedish Meatballs

The IKEA Effect: Mid-week Swedish Meatballs
Schaumburg’s IKEA is the Disney World of furniture for my kids. The bright colors, interesting shapes, and inventive toys are almost as irresistible as the Swedish Meatballs wafting from the 4th floor above. While I contemplate the effort involved in building a Hensvik for my daughter’s bedroom, the kids move from display to display, sitting... Read more »

Mid-week Menu: Ham it up with Creamy Pasta Shells with Ham, Mushrooms, and Peas

Mid-week Menu: Ham it up with Creamy Pasta Shells with Ham, Mushrooms, and Peas
Anytime I bake a ham, there is the issue of leftovers. My family will gladly eat leftovers, but ham can get boring after a few days. Day 1 – ham sandwiches, day 2 – ham and cheese omelets…you see where this is going. Ham again?  When I’m looking for something quick but a little unexpected with ham, I go... Read more »

Pizza Night

One of my fondest memories as a kid was heading over to S & T’s in Mt. Greenwood for one of their pizza set-ups.  The sweet, spicy aroma of Italian sausage greeted you as entered the small deli off of 111th St. After walking from case to case admiring the fresh meat and seafood, I’d... Read more »

Grillin' and Chillin' the Gluten Free Way

When the mercury rises, my desire to cook over a hot stove wanes. That’s when I turn to the grill. Nothing says summer like grillin’ and chillin’, and being gluten and dairy free doesn’t mean you cannot join in on the fun. We use the grill as much as possible in late spring and summer,... Read more »

Party Chicken Recipe

This recipe is an adaptation of one of my mother-in-law’s recipes. It is always a hit at parties (hence the name) and family gatherings. Party Chicken 3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts (sliced in half, lengthwise) 1 (16 oz.) package bacon (Hormel, Applegate farms are two gluten free brands) 1 (2 oz.) package Carl Buddig... Read more »