Lynn's Kitchen Adventures https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com wholesome and delicious meals from my table to yours Mon, 06 Apr 2020 19:51:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/instant-pot-macaroni-and-cheese/ https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/instant-pot-macaroni-and-cheese/#respond Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:58:19 +0000 https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/?p=46644 Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese makes homemade mac and cheese easy. Throw out that box and make it homemade!  Homemade macaroni and cheese is so easy to make in the Instant Pot. If you have have never made mac and cheese in your Instant Pot, you need to try it.  This recipe is an easy five ingredient recipe. It makes homemade macaroni and cheese so […]

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Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese makes homemade mac and cheese easy. Throw out that box and make it homemade! 

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade macaroni and cheese is so easy to make in the Instant Pot. If you have have never made mac and cheese in your Instant Pot, you need to try it. 

This recipe is an easy five ingredient recipe. It makes homemade macaroni and cheese so easy. You may never eat the boxed kind again. 

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

One of the great things about macaroni and cheese is that it can be a main dish or a side dish. 

Growing up macaroni and cheese was always a main dish. It was the meal. We might have some fruit or vegetables on the side, but the mac and cheese was the main part of the meal. 

It wasn’t until I moved to Oklahoma that I realized that many people eat it as a side dish. I had no idea that people in Oklahoma and in the southern part of the U.S. consider it as a side dish. 

In Oklahoma you often see it as a side dish to BBQ, hamburgers, chicken, and even at Thanksgiving. 

My favorite way to serve it is as a main dish because it is an inexpensive filling main dish to serve. Add some fruit or a salad and you have a simple meal that kids and adults love. 

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

There are so many ways to cook macaroni and cheese.

I have an easy stove top macaroni and cheese and a super simple rice cooker macaroni and cheese. But this macaroni and cheese is becoming my new favorite. 

I have seen quite a few versions for making macaroni and cheese in the Instant Pot, but since we love my rice cooker macaroni and cheese, I decided to just take that basic recipe and adapt it for the Instant Pot. 

The results were delicious!

My secret for the best Instant Pot macaroni and cheese is an ingredient that most recipes don’t have, but I think adds a ton of flavor. I use it in my rice cooker mac and cheese and it also works well in this recipe. 

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

What do I need to make Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese? 

  • macaroni or gluten free macaroni
  • chicken broth
  • milk
  • cheese 
  • butter

Can I make Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese with gluten free pasta? 

Yes, you can make it with gluten free pasta. I have make it with gluten free pasta all the time and it works great. 

What Instant Pot do I use? 

This is the Instant Pot that I have. I love it! 

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese makes homemade mac and cheese easy.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 ounce) chicken broth
  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni, use gf pasta for a gluten free version
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese ( I like a cheddar/jack blend)
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. Place macaroni and broth in the Instant Pot.
  2. Place the lid on. Lock in place and set to sealing.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes using the manual setting.
  4. Quick release the steam.
  5. Stir in the milk, cheese, and butter.
  6. Stir until combined and the cheese and butter are melted. I like to place the lid back on for a couple of minutes to help the cheese melt and the pasta thicken slightly, but you don't have to do this.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

You can use water in place of the chicken broth, but the chicken broth gives it a lot of extra flavor that we love.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 335mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g

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Oatmeal Muffins https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/oatmeal-muffins/ https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/oatmeal-muffins/#comments Sun, 05 Apr 2020 18:19:00 +0000 https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/2008/03/11/oatmeal-muffins/ Do you have some leftover oatmeal that needs used up? These Leftover Oatmeal Muffins are a delicious way to use up leftover oatmeal.  My mom can make food stretch to feed more people than anyone I know. She hates food waste and has always been creative in using up leftovers. Her cooking has never been fancy, but it has always been frugal and creative. This […]

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Do you have some leftover oatmeal that needs used up? These Leftover Oatmeal Muffins are a delicious way to use up leftover oatmeal. 

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins
My mom can make food stretch to feed more people than anyone I know. She hates food waste and has always been creative in using up leftovers.

Her cooking has never been fancy, but it has always been frugal and creative.

This muffin recipe is one of the ways that she got creative when I was growing up. She got this recipe from a friend over forty years ago and has been making them every since then. 

If you ask my sisters and I what muffin we remember my mom making the most when we were growing up this Leftover Oatmeal Muffin would be it.

Leftover Oatmeal Muffin Recipe

We actually called them Yucky Oatmeal Muffins because she made them using the yucky leftover oatmeal. 

Often times when you make oatmeal there is a little bit leftover in the pan that no one eats. Most people just throw it out. Not my mom. She would save that oatmeal and make muffins out of it. 

Leftover Oatmeal Muffin Recipe

I first shared this recipe way back in March of 2008. That was my first year of blogging, so the recipe was buried in my archives. 

Right now we are all trying to make delicious food for our family’s using basic ingredients that we have on hand or that we can easily get. 

These muffins are exactly that. They are a simple recipe using ingredients that you probably have on hand. 

They texture is slightly different than a regular muffin. Leftover oatmeal muffins are not light and fluffy. They are slightly dense and chewier. They are kind of a cross between a muffin and baked oatmeal. 

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins

Do I have to use leftover oatmeal to make these?

I will admit that my family loves baked oatmeal, but not a big fan of a bowl of regular oatmeal. So I don’t use leftover oatmeal for these. I usually just make up some oatmeal, let it cool, and refrigerate the oatmeal for a day or two until I am ready to make the muffins.

I have tried this with fresh oatmeal, but there is something about letting the oatmeal set overnight or at least for quite a few hours that gives it a different texture. That texture is what makes these muffins so good, so if possible use leftover oatmeal or oatmeal made the day before. 

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins

My moms always says this recipe is forgiving. If you don’t have three cups of leftover oatmeal, two cups will work fine. If you have four cups of leftover oatmeal that will work too. 

These are not a fancy muffin, but they are a great way to use up leftover oatmeal. They also work gluten free by using gluten free oats and a gluten free flour blend. 

What do I need to make Leftover Oatmeal Muffins? 

  • leftover oatmeal
  • flour or gluten free flour blend
  • eggs
  • sugar
  • baking soda
  • chocolate chips or raisins

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins

Yield: 18 muffins

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins

An easy and delicious way to use up leftover oatmeal.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked oatmeal, old fashioned oats work the best, if gluten free use gluten free oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour, Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 gluten free blend works for a gluten free version
  • 1 cup raisins or chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (if you use raisins)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix all ingredients together. This really is a forgiving recipe and it doesn't matter the order that you put the ingredients in, just place them all in a large bowl.
  2. Stir until well combined.
  3. Scoop batter into greased a greased muffin pan filling each muffin cup 3/4 full.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
  5. Serve warm, cold, or reheat to serve.

Notes

To make gluten free leftover oatmeal muffins use gluten free oats and a gluten free flour blend.

You can make these with raisins, chocolate chips, or other dried fruit.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18 muffins

Serving Size:

1 muffin

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 4g
Originally posted March 2008. Updated April 2020. 

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Gluten Free Menu Plan – Using What You Have https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/gluten-free-menu-plan-using-what-you-have/ https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/gluten-free-menu-plan-using-what-you-have/#respond Sat, 04 Apr 2020 09:52:51 +0000 https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/?p=46835 Do you feel like you are constantly cooking right now? I don’t know about you, but with the whole family at home all day everyday, it seems like we are spending a lot more time in the kitchen. Because of that I think that we are all looking for quick, easy, inexpensive meals right now.  That can be a challenge though when you eat gluten […]

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Oven Omelet

Do you feel like you are constantly cooking right now?

I don’t know about you, but with the whole family at home all day everyday, it seems like we are spending a lot more time in the kitchen. Because of that I think that we are all looking for quick, easy, inexpensive meals right now. 

That can be a challenge though when you eat gluten free. But gluten free can be quick, easy, and inexpensive.

This week’s menu plan is full of recipes that use basic ingredients that you probably have on hand.

A couple of them use gluten free flours or ingredients, but most of the ingredients are normal things that happen to be gluten free. 

Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan. As always read labels to be sure that the ingredients are safe for your family. 

Breakfast

Microwave Omelet

Microwave Omelet

Flourless Chocolate Muffins

Pancake Muffins

Gluten Free Pancake Muffins – These reheat well and also freeze great

Dinner

Beef and Bean Bake

Beef and Bean Bake – Make sure the taco sauce is gluten free or use homemade taco sauce

One Pot Spaghetti Recipe

One Pot Spaghetti – Use gluten free pasta

Eggs and Rice

Eggs and Soy Sauce over Rice – Make extra rice for fried rice later in the week

Steak Fried Rice

Gluten Free Fried Rice

Oven Omelet

Oven Omelet

Slow Cooked Bean with Bacon Soup

Dessert

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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Potato Kielbasa Spinach Skillet Dinner https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/potato-kielbasa-spinach-skillet-dinner/ https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/potato-kielbasa-spinach-skillet-dinner/#respond Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:07:21 +0000 https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/?p=46809 Potato Kielbasa Spinach Skillet Dinner is an easy one pot meal!  Right now we are all looking for ways to save time and money in the kitchen. Delicious meals don’t have to be complicated or expensive. You can serve your family delicious meals that don’t break the budget. One dish dinners, like this potato kielbasa spinach skillet dinner, that use basic ingredients are a great […]

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Potato Kielbasa Spinach Skillet Dinner is an easy one pot meal! 

Potato Kielbasa Spinach One Pot Dinner

Right now we are all looking for ways to save time and money in the kitchen. Delicious meals don’t have to be complicated or expensive. You can serve your family delicious meals that don’t break the budget.

One dish dinners, like this potato kielbasa spinach skillet dinner, that use basic ingredients are a great way to do that. 

Potato Kielbasa Spinach Recipe

This recipe is a simple skillet dinner that uses just a few ingredients to make a complete meal. It contains potatoes, sausage, and spinach, so it is full meal all by itself. 

If you want to make it stretch you can serve this with bread or salad. Or you could serve it with eggs for a breakfast or breakfast for dinner. But you don’t have to. It is a great meal all by itself. 

Potato Kielbasa Spinach One Pot Dinner

No matter how you serve it I think it is a meal that your family will love. 

It is also a simple gluten free dinner. There are no special ingredients needed to make this gluten free. This is one of those recipes that is normal food that just happens to be gluten free. 

Need some more one pot meals? 

 

Potato Kielbasa Spinach One Pot Dinner Recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Potato Kielbasa Spinach Skillet Dinner

Potato Kielbasa Spinach Skillet Dinner

Potato Kielbasa Spinach Skillet Dinner is a quick and easy one pot dinner.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cooked potatoes, leftover baked potatoes or potatoes cooked in the microwave are what you need
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 pound fully cooked kielbasa, cut into pieces
  • 3-4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or regular vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. In a bowl combine brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in skillet.
  3. Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes or until onion is just slightly tender.
  4. Add kielbasa, potatoes, and cook until onion is tender and kielbasa and potatoes are lightly browned. You want to stir this some, but not a lot. The potatoes will brown better if not stirred too much.
  5. Add brown sugar mixture and stir to coat. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer.
  6. Stir in spinach and cook until spinach is wilted or cooked to desired tenderness.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 491Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 1113mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 16g

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Homemade tomato soup is a quick and easy version of one of the best comfort foods!

Homemade Tomato Soup

This is one of my favorite homemade soups to make. I have been making it for years. It is so easy to make and it contains ingredients that I always have on hand.

I first shared this recipe way back in 2008. It uses just a few basic pantry ingredients, so I thought it was a good time to share it again. 

This recipe is based on one from a Martha Stewart magazine that I saw years ago. It caught my attention because of how easy it was to make and how budget friendly it was for a quick lunch or dinner.

Homemade Tomato Soup

I also love that this is a homemade version of a favorite food!

Our family does not eat much canned soup. I keep a few cans on hand for when we are sick or when I need a really fast lunch and I have nothing else to serve, but we don’t eat it often.

When I buy it, I buy either clam chowder or a chicken rice soup. One kind I don’t buy is tomato soup. None of us like canned tomato soup.

We don’t like it at all, but we love a good homemade tomato soup. It makes a nice healthy winter meal or a nice easy soup when we are sick.

homemade tomato soup

I love eating this for lunch. I am not very good about eating lunch. I often just grab something quick and snack like for lunch, but I am trying to get better at that and sit down and eat something better for me.

This tomato soup has become of my favorite lunches during the fall and winter. I also made this soup when my mom was visiting because I knew she would love it, and she did.

I love to serve this with my oven grilled cheese sandwiches. Grilled cheese and tomato soup just seem to go together. It is also good with cheese quesadillas instead of grilled cheese. 

My kids love this with some small pasta, like orzo or alphabet soup noodles added into the soup.

What Do I Need To Make Homemade Tomato Soup?

  • butter
  • oil
  • onions
  • garlic
  • canned tomatoes
  • chicken broth
  • cream, milk, or 1/2 and 1/2 or you can leave it out for a dairy free version 
  • salt and pepper 

This recipe has cream in it. I love it added in, but if you would like it dairy free just leave it out. And if I don’t have cream I just use milk or 1/2 and 1/2. It is not as rich and creamy with milk, but it does work.

Tools That Make This Recipe Easier

Homemade Tomato Soup

Yield: 6 servings

Homemade Tomato Soup

Homemade Tomato Soup

Homemade Tomato Soup is a quick and easy budget friendly lunch or dinner.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 28 ounce can of tomatoes
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth (If you are gluten free be sure it is gf)
  • ½ cup heavy cream ( milk or 1/2 and 1/2 works too it just isn't as rich and creamy)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place butter and oil in a large pan or stockpot.
  2. Heat over medium heat until the butter is melted.
  3. Add onion and cook until onion is lightly browned. About  3-5 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  5. Then add tomatoes and stock.
  6. Simmer 10 minutes.
  7. Puree in blender or use an immersion blender to puree. If using a blender let cool slightly and be careful putting hot liquids in the blender.)
  8. Add cream or milk
  9. Serve and enjoy

Notes

This can be made dairy free by skipping the cream or milk. It is still great without the dairy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 454mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g

Originally posted October 2008. Updated March 2020. 

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Gluten Free Freezer Meals Menu Plan https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/gluten-free-freezer-meals-menu-plan/ https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/gluten-free-freezer-meals-menu-plan/#respond Sat, 28 Mar 2020 09:46:58 +0000 https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/?p=44517 This week we are talking all about gluten free freezer meals because I think we all need easy everyday meals right now.  All of these recipe on this week’s gluten free menu plan freeze great and most of them contain everyday ingredients. You might not have all the ingredients to make all the recipes on the plan, but hopefully you will have the ingredients to […]

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Gluten Free Meatballs

This week we are talking all about gluten free freezer meals because I think we all need easy everyday meals right now. 

All of these recipe on this week’s gluten free menu plan freeze great and most of them contain everyday ingredients.

You might not have all the ingredients to make all the recipes on the plan, but hopefully you will have the ingredients to make a couple of the recipes. 

You can spend a day cooking in order to stock your freezer or you can do it my favorite way and make extra every day. When you do it that way, you will have a delicious meal for that day and you can freeze the extra one for later. 

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

Gluten Free Banana Pancake Muffins

Gluten Free Blueberry Pancake Muffins

Eggs and Sausage

Gluten Free Freezer Meal Dinners

Gluten Free Meatballs

Gluten Free Meatballs

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

5 Ingredient Burritos– Make a big batch of the filling and freeze it for using with gf tortillas, corn tortilla, chips, etc. Make sure your chili beans are gluten free. Most are gf, but not all are.

quick and easy pasta sauce

Simple Pasta Sauce– This is easy to double or triple and serve over gluten free pasta. My current favorite gluten free pasta and the best gluten free pastas.

Taco Meat for using in tacos, burritos, taco salad, nachos, over baked potatoes, and more. Use gluten free or homemade taco seasoning.

gluten free freezer friendly meatloaf

Gluten Free Meatloaf– This is one of my favorite things to freeze because it is easy to make several of them.

Gluten Free Desserts

Gluten Free Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Ultimate Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Gluten Free Menu Plan https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/gluten-free-menu-plan-106/ https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/gluten-free-menu-plan-106/#respond Sat, 21 Mar 2020 09:52:13 +0000 https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/?p=42123 Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan. I made notes next to the items that need to be gluten free, but as always please read labels to be sure the ingredients are safe for your family. Breakfast Microwave Omelet Gluten Free Oven Pancake Gluten Free Double Chocolate Banana Muffins and Scrambled Eggs Dinner Burrito Bowl Soup Pasta with Roasted Vegetables Fish Tacos  Gluten Free […]

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Slow Cooked Burrito Bowl Soup

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

Breakfast

Microwave Omelet

Microwave Omelet

gluten free oven pancake

Gluten Free Oven Pancake

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Banana Muffins and Scrambled Eggs

Dinner

Slow Cooked Burrito Bowl Soup

Burrito Bowl Soup

Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos 

Gluten free Deep Dish Pizza

Gluten Free Deep Dish Pizza

Slow Cooked Cheesy Potato Soup

Slow Cooked Potato Cauliflower Soup

Slow Cooked Chicken Legs

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

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Oven Baked Chicken Legs https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/oven-baked-chicken-legs/ https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/oven-baked-chicken-legs/#respond Mon, 16 Mar 2020 10:57:00 +0000 https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/?p=46675 Oven Baked Chicken Legs are easy to make using just a couple of ingredients. This is one of those recipes that anyone can make. Even the non cook can master this easy dinner recipe. Often times we complicate food. We make it way too time consuming. We add way too many ingredients. Some of the best meals though end up being the ones with the […]

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Oven Baked Chicken Legs are easy to make using just a couple of ingredients. This is one of those recipes that anyone can make. Even the non cook can master this easy dinner recipe.

Oven Baked Chicken Legs

Often times we complicate food. We make it way too time consuming. We add way too many ingredients. Some of the best meals though end up being the ones with the simplest ingredients. 

I got chicken on sale recently and cooked it for dinner. All I did was put a little bit of seasoning on it and baked it. Nothing fancy or complicated. The whole family loved it. It was a reminder that easy is often the best. 

Oven Baked Chicken Legs

What do you need to make oven baked chicken?

  • Chicken 
  • Seasoning Salt

How do you make oven baked chicken?

There are many ways to make oven baked chicken. I like to keep it simple with a basic seasoning, like seasoning salt, rubbed on the chicken. Then all you have to do is bake it at about 425 for 40-50 minutes depending on the size of the chicken pieces. 

Can I use other cuts of chicken for oven baked chicken legs? 

Yes, you can. Obviously they wouldn’t be oven baked chicken legs, they would be oven bake chicken thighs or oven baked chicken breasts, but other cuts of chicken will work. You just have to adjust the cooking time. 

Oven Baked Chicken Legs Recipe

Yield: 6

Oven Baked Chicken Legs

Oven Baked Chicken Legs

Baked chicken legs are an easy to make recipe that is perfect for dinner any night of the week.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken legs (or whatever amount you want to cook)
  • 2 teaspoons (or so) seasoning salt- Amount may vary depending on amount of chicken and the flavor you want.

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 425.
    2. Rub seasoning salt all over the outside of the chicken legs.
    3. Place chicken in an oven safe 9x9 or 11x7 or similar size dish.
    4. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until chicken is done. If the chicken pieces are large it may take closer to 50 minutes.

Notes

I like to use the homemade version of Paula Deen’s seasoning salt but any seasoning salt will work.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 506Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 341mgSodium: 360mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 65g

 

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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 that the ingredients are safe for your family.

Breakfast

Chocolate Chip Coconut Breakfast Cookies

Coconut Breakfast Cookies– Use gluten free oats

Eggs and Sausage

Dinner

Cheesy Salsa Verde Chicken

Salsa Verde Chicken 

Easy Pasta Sauce

Easy Pasta Sauce  with gluten free pasta

Migas

Migas

Sausage Spinach Soup

Spinach Sausage Soup

Pepper Jack Oven Omelet

BLT Salad – Skip the croutons or make homemade gluten free croutons 

Dessert of the Week

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Doughnuts

 

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Skip the box of mix and make pudding at home! This homemade vanilla pudding without eggs is easy to make with just a few ingredients. 

Homemade Vanilla Pudding without eggs

My love of homemade pudding started at a young age. It has always been one of my favorite foods. It has been my comfort food since I was a kid. 

However, I did not grow up eating the famous box mix of pudding. We also didn’t eat those prepackaged pudding cups. My mom made the real stuff not the prepackaged mix kind. 

My mom made almost all our food from scratch. Homemade baked goods and foods were normal at house. Prepackaged, premixed, boxed food were a rare treat. 

None of the food we ate were fancy or complicated. My mom cooked simple basic recipes using everyday ingredients that she had on hand. 

Homemade Vanilla Pudding without eggs

My mom’s recipes are still some of my favorites. Her lemon bars, coconut bars, and pancakes are still recipes that we make all the time. 

Homemade pudding is fairly basic to make. I doubt my mom even used a recipe for it, she just made it using milk, sugar, and a few other ingredients that she had on hand. 

Most recipes for homemade vanilla pudding contain eggs. Homemade vanilla pudding is basically a type of custard. It contains egg, sugar, milk, vanilla, and a thickener like cornstarch. 

I have a homemade vanilla pudding recipe that I love. I shared it years ago. The pictures need updated, but I still love and make that recipe. 

Recently though when I was sick I really wanted homemade pudding, but I only had a couple of eggs. I knew that it would be awhile before I made it to the store for more eggs so I didn’t want to use them up in pudding. 

Homemade Vanilla Pudding without eggs

I decided to see if I could come up with an egg free vanilla pudding.

Some of my best recipes happen this way. Using what you have on hand forces you to get creative. 

I did some searching online and in my cookbooks. Almost all of the recipes contained eggs, so I knew I was going to have to just try some things to see if they worked. 

The end result was delicious! It was so good. It was not quite as rich and creamy as a pudding with eggs. Without the eggs it was not quite like a custard, but it was still really good. 

Homemade pudding without eggs would be great for when you don’t have eggs on hand. Or as a way to make homemade pudding less expensive. It is also a great dessert recipe to have on hand for those that can’t have eggs. 

Homemade Vanilla Pudding without eggs recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Homemade Vanilla Pudding without Eggs

Homemade Vanilla Pudding without Eggs

Homemade Vanilla Pudding is an easy make at home treat using basic ingredients.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup cream or half and half (both work cream makes it richer)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstach
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. In a pan combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Whisk in milk, cream (or half and half).
  2. Cook on medium to medium high heat, while continuing to whisk. Cook until the mixture starts to boil and thicken. You don't need to whisk constantly but you do need to stir or whisk often so that it doesn't burn.
  3. As soon as the mixture boils reduce heat to low. Continue stirring until mixture thickens. This will take 2-3 more minutes. It will thicken more as it cools, but you do want it to be a pudding like texture.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and butter.
  5. Pour mixture into individual sized bowls or into a large bowl. Serve warm or cover with plastic wrap pressed directly on pudding to prevent a skin from forming on the top. Refrigerate until serving.

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