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BBQ Nachos

BBQ Nachos

Today’s recipe is not really a recipe. Just keeping it real for you and admitting that you can totally change this up to make it how you want to make it. It is more of an idea than a recipe.

You can also ignore the slightly crisp, over done, ok maybe burnt, cheese on these. Some in my family love them when I cook them that way and the day I took these pictures I cooked them to their liking. ūüôā

We love nachos. I love to make them for a quick dinner or a weekend lunch. Everyone in my family loves them.

One of my favorite ways to make nachos a little different is to use leftover bbq pork. Shredded bbq chicken, pork, or beef work for these, but I make slow cooked Dr. Pepper bbq pulled pork the most, so I usually use that.

You can also make them however you like to make nachos. I make them in the oven like I do for my beef enchilada nachos. You can put them under the broiler, just be sure to keep an eye on them if you cook them that way. I even love to grill nachos during the summer.

This is also a simple gluten free meal as long as your bbq is gluten free.

If you have any leftover bbq meat give these a try!

BBQ Nachos

 

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Main Dish Salads Perfect for Summer

Broccoli Bacon Pasta Salad

The weather is warming up and next weekend is Memorial Day weekend. Summer is almost here!

During the summer I could eat salad almost everyday for dinner. I love them. My family not so much. Salad to them is a side dish unless it is full of protein. As in the salad has to contain a lot of meat in order to qualify for a dinner.

Over the years I have come up with quite a few salads that contain meat and make a simple dinner during the summer. I love the fact that many of these salads can be made in large batches. That way I can have two dinners made at once or one dinner and several lunches.

Today I thought I would share a few of my favorite main dish salad recipes. These are all perfect for summer meals!
Greek Pasta Salad

What is your favorite main dish salad to serve during the summer? 

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Weekly Menu Plan

The weather is warming up which means that you will see fewer oven meals and more slow cooked, stove top, Instant Pot, and grilled recipes. Here is this week’s plan.

Breakfast

Banana Baked Oatmeal

Baked Banana Oatmeal

Chex Granola Bars

Chex Granola Bars

Eggs and Sausage

Dinner

Crock Pot Mexican Pork Chops from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Crock Pot Mexican Pork Chops

Barbecue Ranch Chicken Salad 3

BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

Homemade Tuna Helper -

Homemade Tuna Helper

Beef Enchilada Rice Casserole_

Beef Enchilada Rice Casserole

Pork Fried Rice

Pork Fried Rice

Quick and Easy Gluten Free Pizza _

Tortilla Pizza

Dessert Of The Week

Homemade Vanilla Pudding

Homemade Vanilla Pudding 

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Gluten Free Menu Plan

Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan. All three breakfast recipes are great make ahead breakfasts. You can easily double or triple the recipes for easy breakfast for the week or freeze them for later this month.

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

Gluten Free Banana Pancake Muffins- Easy Gluten Free breakfast

Gluten Free Banana Pancake Muffins

Maple Cinnamon Homemade Granola -

Maple Cinnamon Granola(use gluten free oats)

Gluten Free Chocolate Cherry Scones

Gluten Free Chocolate Cherry Scones

Dinner

Homemade Tuna Helper- LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Tuna Helper(use gluten free noodles and gluten free broth)

Taco Bowls

Taco Bowls

sloppy joes

Sloppy Joes over Potatoes (and use gluten free buns)

Gluten Free Pop Up Pizza Pie from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Gluten Free Pop Up Pizza

porcupine meatballs

Porcupine Meatballs

Eggs and Soy Sauce over Quinoa-

Eggs and Soy Sauce over Quinua(use gluten free soy sauce)

 Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

Gluten Free Impossible Coconut Pie

Gluten Free Impossible Coconut Pie

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Slow Cooked Dr Pepper BBQ Pulled Pork

Three ingredients is all you need to make this simple slow cooked Dr Pepper BBQ pulled pork.

Slow Cooked Dr Pepper BBQ Pulled Pork

I can’t believe that I have never shared my favorite way to make bbq pulled pork. I make this all the time. It is one of my family’s favorite meals.

It is so easy to make and only contains three ingredients. Three ingredients. That is all.

Slow Cooked Dr Pepper BBQ Pulled Pork

We love this on hamburger buns or bread or simply just shredded and served.

The measurements on this are just basic. You can vary it depending on the size of roast that you have. This also works with chicken or beef, although pork is our favorite.

BBQ pulled pork freezes great. I let it cool completely and freeze it in a zip top type bag. It makes a great freezer meal.

Slow Cooked Dr Pepper BBQ Pulled Pork

 

 

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Nut Free Larabar (Like) Bites Recipe

Nut Free Larabar Bites

Dealing with food allergies can be challenging. Actually it is challenging. I think snacks are the hardest.

A couple of months ago I shared my homemade nut free larabar like snack. We love them and I make them several times a month.

I recently adapted them into a nut free larbar bite like snack that we also love. My son actually loves the bits even more. He told me last weekend that I should make them at least twice a week.

I love hearing that from him because these are a snack that is pretty healthy and filling for a teen boy. I don’t mind making them for him at all.

The main reason I make these is because my daughter has a nut allergy and we can’t have the real ones. I use Sunbutter when I make them. However, if you can have nuts or peanuts feel free to make them using peanut butter or another nut butter. I am sure they would be even better with the real thing.

Nut Free Larabar Bites

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Weekly Menu Plan

This week I am hoping to make some breakfasts ahead for the freezer. All three breakfast recipes on the plan freeze well. Here is this week’s menu plan.

Breakfast

homemade frozen breakfast burritos

Homemade Frozen Breakfast Burritos

Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Maple Sausage Pancake Muffins

Maple Sausage Pancake Muffins

Dinner

Broccoli Beef Stir Fry

BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

Pizza Sloppy Joes and Oven Fries

homemade slow cooked refried beans

Homemade Slow Cooked Refried Beans and Mexican Rice

BBQ Meatballs

Tortilla Pizza

Tortilla Pizza

Dessert of the Week

Easy Berry Cobbler

Easy Berry Cobbler

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Gluten Free Menu Plan

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 be sure to use ingredients that are safe for your family.

Dinner

Gluten Free Dairy Free Waffles– Breakfast for dinner (If you are not dairy free just use buttermilk in the recipe)

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

Sausage Nachos

Crock Pot Baked Potatoes with toppings

Crock Pot Chicken Legs

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

Coconut Raspberry Bars

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Taco Pasta an Easy Freezer Meal

Taco pasta is a quick and easy freezer meal!

Freezer Taco Pasta

Taco pasta is one of my family’s favorite pasta casseroles that I make. Casseroles often get a bad name. Some people hear the word casserole and they automatically don’t want to try it.

I understand why. Some casseroles are not great. But don’t rule out all casseroles. Many casseroles, especially cheesy ones, are not only delicious, but are also great freezer meals.

Taco pasta is an example of this. It is a delicious, kid friendly meal, that also happens to freeze well.

I love making a double or triple batch of this so I can put one or two in the freezer for busy days. If you have a smaller family taco pasta is great to divide into two smaller pans. One for dinner and one to freeze for later.

Taco Pasta

All you have to do is defrost it and bake it.

If you need a quick and easy freezer meal give this a try. It also works well with gluten free pasta. I like to use with Heartland or Ronzoni gluten free pasta when freezing this.

Taco Pasta

 

 

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My New Favorite GF Pasta- Le Veneziane Gluten Free Pasta

Le Veneziane Gluten Free Pasta

Several years ago I wrote a post about the best gluten free pastas. That post has been very popular and readers still leave comments sharing their favorite gluten free pastas.

Over the years several readers have left comments or emailed me suggesting that I try Le Veneziane gluten free pasta.

I should have tried this pasta when readers first suggested it. It took me way too long to it. A few months ago though I finally gave it a try and my family loved it.

Let me just say that Le Veneziane has no clue who I am. They are not paying me to say this and this is not a sponsored post. I am just sharing a product I tried and loved. This post does contain affiliate links though. Thank you for supporting this site and what I do!

Now that we have that out of the way let’s talk about this pasta.

Easy Pasta Sauce

Le Veneziane Gluten Free Pasta is the pasta I used when I recently updated the photos for my easy pasta sauce. My family has eaten it several other times since then and I have even served it to company. Both gluten free eaters and regular eaters love this pasta.

The taste and the texture are closer to the real thing than any other gluten free pasta that we have tried. Yes, it is that good.

Now I will say that I have only been able to find it online. It is also a little more expensive than the Heartland or other gluten free pasta that I usually buy. However I think it is worth it. It really is that much better.

It comes in limited shapes, so I will probably still buy other brands, but for our main pasta meals Le Veneziane will be my first choice.

Thank you to the readers that suggested I try this pasta!

Have you tried Le Veneziane gluten free pasta? I would love to hear what you think or what your favorite gluten free pasta is to buy. 

 

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