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Weekly Menu Plan

Pizza Salad

Summer is here which means so many fresh fruits and vegetables are available. They make menu planning so much fun. Here is this week’s menu plan.

Breakfast

Strawberries and Cream Baked Oatmeal

Strawberries and Cream Baked Oatmeal

Peaches and Cream Pancakes 4 [Recipes]

Peaches and Cream Pancakes– I think I am going to try this with some new flavors

Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars [Recipes]

Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars and Yogurt

Dinner

Pizza Salad

Pizza Salad 

Easy Migas_

Migas

Homemade Slow Cooked Refried Beans

Instant Pot Refried Beans and Mexican Rice

Oven Tacos from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Oven Tacos

Oven Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Oven Grilled Cheese

Bacon-Pizza

Bacon Pizza

Dessert Of The Week

strawberry brownie trifle 2 [Recipes]

Strawberry Brownie Trifle

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Gluten Free Menu Plan

Four Ingredient Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Here is this week’s gluten free plan. I made notes next to the ingredients that need to be gluten free, but as always read labels to be sure the ingredients are safe for your family.

Breakfast

Chocolate Chip Coconut Granola

Homemade Granola– Use gluten free oats and read labels to be sure all ingredients are gf.

Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins

Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins and Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

Dinner

Slow Cooked Homemade Refried Beans_

Homemade Refried Beans and Quesadillas- use corn tortillas

Zucchini Pizza -

Gluten Free Zucchini Pizza

fold-over-enchiladas-

Fold Over Cheese Enchiladas– use corn tortilla

Easy Glazed Grilled Chicken 2

Easy Glazed Grilled Chicken

Four Ingredient Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken 

breakfast bowls

Breakfast for Dinner- Breakfast Bowls– Use gluten free sausage and potatoes and make extra to freeze for busy mornings

baked beans

Hamburgers and Baked Beans 

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

chocolate craisins

Homemade Chocolate Covered Craisins 

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Everyday Adventures (Waffles, Books, Summer, and More)

Gluten Free Overnight Belgian Waffles

I need to start today with an apology. If you read my post on Wednesday for waffles I am sorry about the typos in it.

Apparently I was not fully awake when I wrote the post for Gluten Free Belgian Waffles and I didn’t know the difference between belgian and belgium… And not only did I write Belgium instead of belgian, I did it several times. I do indeed know that it is belgian waffles and can’t believe I did that. I guess we can just say that we all make mistakes and I am sorry. If you were one of the readers that emailed me about that post. Thank you! It is now fixed.

I usually talk books over on our book site, but I had to talk about this book here too because I know a lot of you love books as much as I do.

Forty Autumns

I recently finished the book Forty Autumns and LOVED it. It will be one of my favorite books of the year. It will probably make my list of favorite non-fiction books that I have read.

It was so good. It is a tough subject, and one I didn’t know a lot about, but it was so well written. I finished it in just a couple of days. If you love history reads, I think you will enjoy this one!

My husband and I also listened to The Girl from the Metropol Hotel on a recent car trip and we really enjoyed it. We don’t do a lot of audio books, but really enjoyed this one. 

Note: Those are affiliate links. Thanks for supporting this site and what I do!

Summer in the Country

Summer in the country! After a long day I recently walked around our property and took a few pictures. I need to that more often. I live in the country, but am often too busy with life to step outside and just enjoy it.

Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

I love this time of year and all the fresh fruits and vegetables that are available. This roasted vegetable pasta recipe is coming Monday. It was so good!

I hope you all have a great weekend!

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Three Simple Recipes for Summer (Week 3)

Today I have three delicious summer recipes to share with you! These are all easy to make and perfect for this time of year. Fish Tacos

We love Fish Tacos. They are a simple, fairly healthy, meal to make. They work great all year long, but we especially enjoy them this time of year because they are easy to make without heating up the kitchen.

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice is the perfect side dish for any Mexican or Tex-Mex type of meal. It has been a favorite with readers since I first shared it back in 2009.

It has been way too long since I made No Bake Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake. This is going on my menu plan soon. It is great for taking to picnics and potlucks this time of year.

Be sure to check out my other recipes in the Three Simple Recipes series.

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Gluten Free Overnight Belgian Waffles

Gluten Free Overnight Belgium Waffles

Last week I mentioned a new series about gluten free cooking. I plan to adapt recipes to gluten free and share what I do, along with any tips and failures along the way.

I plan to share this new series on Wednesdays. I know not all my readers are gluten free, so I will include a link to the original recipe I converted if possible. That way my regular readers can make the original version and my gluten free readers can make the gluten free version that I share. If you are not gluten free, you should try the original version of today’s recipe. I think you will love them!

This week I am sharing a gluten free overnight belgian waffle. These turned out so good!

My family loves to do a big Saturday breakfast. We call it Saturday morning pancakes, but the reality is that we often have waffles instead of pancakes.

Gluten Free Overnight Belgium Waffles

Saturday morning breakfasts are important at our house. We have been doing them for years. But Saturdays can also be busy days, so I love any type of pancake or waffle that can be made ahead.

I recently saw an Ina Garten recipe for Overnight belgian Waffles and knew it had potential to be a great gluten free recipe. With a little adjusting and changing up of the ingredients I was sure I could come up with an overnight waffle my family would love.

I basically used my favorite gluten free flours for the recipe. I don’t like gums in my waffles or pancakes, which is why I used individual flours instead of a blend. You could totally try a gf flour blend in this, but I think the texture would be different with the gums. For the best texture use individual flours.

What makes this recipe work so well is that the batter sits overnight giving it a sourdough like taste. It is not strong, but it is there slightly. The advantage to that though is that the overnight process  helps the texture of the gluten free flours in the final product.

My husband and son, who are not gluten free, loved these waffles. My husband said they were some of the best gluten free waffles that I have made. He also said you couldn’t tell that they were gluten free. That is exactly what I love to hear about a gluten free recipe I converted.

Gluten free can be easy and delicious. And it can be so good that no one will know it is gluten free!

Gluten Free Overnight Belgium Waffles

 

 

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Twelve Slow Cooker Meals for Summer

It is summer. The weather is hot in most parts of the country and cooking is often the last thing we feel like doing.

One of my favorite kitchen appliances to use during the summer is my slow cooker. Yes, I use my slow cooker all year around. I am sure you do also. But during summer, when life is busy and the weather is hot, most of us use our slow cooker even more.

Because I know you all love your slow cooker as much as I do, I thought I would share a few of my favorite slow cooker recipes that are perfect for summer.

Slow Cooked Meals

What is your favorite slow cooked meal to serve this time of year? 

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Taco Pasta Salad

Taco Pasta Salad

It is no secret that my family loves pasta salad. It is easy to make and I don’t have to heat up the kitchen to make it, so it is perfect for hot summer days. It is also easy to make ahead to use for lunches throughout the week. Those are all things that I love this time of year.

For this pasta salad I took all the flavors of tacos and combined them in a pasta salad. You can easily change this up using whatever beans or cheese you like. You can also stir in lots of other taco type topping ingredients. This one is easy to adjust to your family’s tastes.

I  made this gluten free by using Heartland gluten free pasta.

If you love pasta salad here are a few more that my family loves.

Taco Pasta Salad

 

 

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Weekly Menu Plan

Chicken Bacon Salad

The weather forecast for the week includes quite a few 90+ degree days. I think summer has hit in Oklahoma. I know that many parts of the country are still cool, but in Oklahoma it is still hot.

I saw in my Facebook feed the other day that some of my Northern and Pacific Northwest friends are wearing lightweight jackets and sweatshirts still and I will admit that I am a little jealous. There is nothing quite like summer in Oklahoma to make me miss the mild weather of Oregon.

My schedule has slowed down some and I am so glad. This last week was so much quieter and I had time for catching up on blogging, recipe development, and more. I hope to have time this week to stock the freezer with a few things.

Here is this week’s plan.

Breakfast

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Oatmeal Muffins

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Oatmeal Muffins and Eggs

Crispy Homemade Granola

Crispy Homemade Granola

granola-sundae

Granola Sundaes 

Dinner

Slow-Cooked-Barbecue-Ranch-Chicken-

Slow Cooker BBQ Ranch Chicken

Roast Beef Sandwich

Easy Roast Beef Sandwiches

Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza 

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork with Mexican Cole Slaw

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork with Mexican Coleslaw

Chicken Bacon Salad

Chicken Bacon Salad

Dessert Of The Week

magic shell recipe

Homemade Magic Shell

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Gluten Free Menu Plan

One of my favorite summer meals is on the plan this week. It is the zucchini pizza. Seriously it is so good, even the zucchini haters in my family enjoys this one. If you haven’t tried it you need to. It is so good and is gluten free!

Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan. I made notes next to the ingredients that need to be gluten free, but as always read labels to be sure the ingredients are safe for your family.

Breakfast

Chocolate Chip Coconut Breakfast Cookies

Chocolate Chip Coconut Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies ( Use gf oats)

Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins

Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins

Gluten Free Pancakes without xanthan gum

Light and Fluffy Gluten Free Pancakes

Dinner

Slow Cooked Homemade Refried Beans_

Homemade Refried Beans and Quesadillas- use corn tortillas

Zucchini Pizza -

Gluten Free Zucchini Pizza

fold-over-enchiladas-

Fold Over Cheese Enchiladas– use corn tortilla

Easy Glazed Grilled Chicken 2

Easy Glazed Grilled Chicken

corndog cheesy muffins

Corn Dog Muffins– Use gluten free cornmeal and gluten free hot dogs

breakfast bowls

Breakfast for Dinner- Breakfast Bowls– Use gluten free sausage and potatoes. This also freeze great.

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

chocolate craisins

Homemade Chocolate Covered Craisins 

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Three Simple Recipes for Summer (Week 2)

A couple weeks ago I started a new series called three simple recipes for summer. My goal with this series is to help make summer cooking easy and delicious for you. Schedules are busy and the weather is hot. We may not feel like cooking, but our families still need to eat. My goal with this series is to help you find easy meals that your family will love this summer.

Several years ago I worked with Bush’s Beans. One of the recipes I shared was for a Spicy Buttermilk Grilled Chicken. I love this recipe. It contains only three ingredients and is perfect for summer. The leftovers are great served on salad or for sandwiches.

Fried Zucchini is an easy side dish to go along with the grilled chicken. I love serving fried zucchini this time of year.

No Bake Peach Pie

I so need to make this no bake peach pie again. If you love peaches and need an easy summer dessert, this is a great one.  I had totally forgotten about this recipe. That is what happens when you have been food blogging since 2008. There are so many great recipes that get buried in the archives. I love that this series brings them back out.

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