Baked Chicken and Spinach Spaghetti with a Mozzarella Sauce

Life without tomato sauce is no fun. This means we have to get very creative with flavor when it comes to making any pasta dish.  We haven’t found too many pasta dishes that have been worthy of tasting better then tomato sauce until this one. This makes a huge 9×13 inch dish, so we ate on it for a couple of days. Most of the time leftovers are pushed to the back of the fridge even though we say we are going to eat it again later, it never happens because other fresh meals have been created and took its place. Not so with this baked chicken and spinach spaghetti.  We literally ate it the next night and for lunch two days after that.

This is loaded with flavor from the creamy mozzarella sauce and chunks of chicken, and has the added veggie bonus! Sure you can see the spinach but it’s hard to even detect it’s in there by flavor.  Hardly any spinach flavor? That makes it kid friendly!

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Cranberry Orange Muffins

When I was reading blogs the other day I ran across a post that made me remember that I had cranberries in the freezer. I had planned on making the ever so popular copycat cranberry bliss bar, but I was out of white chocolate and had oranges, so I thought that I had to make cranberry orange muffins instead. White chocolate chips are on my Whole Foods shopping list in a couple of weeks when we go again.

These remind me a little of the coffee shop that I used to work at because we sold a cranberry orange muffin. However, these tasted so much better!

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Green Bean Casserole Without the Canned Soup

Hmmm, green bean casserole! When I was growing up the thought of green beans in a casserole with mushrooms made my stomach turn over. It was not something that I would put my fork near, even if somebody paid me. Now? It’s a completely different scenario. I want to eat it by the platefuls. Maybe it’s because it’s made without the canned whatever soup. Or perhaps it’s because this one is loaded with delicious cheese and sour cream! Either way, you gotta try this one!

Green Bean Casserole Without the Canned Soup

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Creamy Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Everybody, well almost everybody, serves some sort of mashed potato for a holiday family gathering. Well, I have one that takes the well known favorite a step further in terms of flavor. Our family loves this version and I know yours will too. It’s really too easy not to make. Give it a try before the holidays and I guarantee that you’ll make this to go on the dinner table!

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Pomegranate Glazed Turkey

A friend of mine told me about this delicious glazed turkey that she made for her family every year. I had never made a turkey before a few years ago, and she was happy to share the recipe. (Thank you Becki!)

I set out to make this turkey the best I had ever made, even though that year, it was the first one I had ever made. Thankfully, it didn’t fail, and it turned out wonderful. The skin was crispy, the meat was moist, and it was devoured by all.

I won’t be hosting Thanksgiving at our home this year, so over the weekend I set out to create Thanksgiving dinner traditional to our family.  This turkey of course was showcased and again devoured by all.

It’s a simple recipe that is almost no fail, in my opinion. I think your whole family will love this turkey. Don’t be scared of some of the bold flavors, once prepared it’s still flavorful without a powerful punch.

Pomegranate Glazed Turkey

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Almost Eden Organic Market – Panama City

 

Almost Eden Organic Market

One of the most important things regarding food allergies is where you can shop at locally. There are tons of websites out there dedicated to selling food for people with food allergies, and I am so thankful that they exist, but having a place locally to shop is one of the most important things to me.

The nearest Whole Foods or Trader Joes is at least a 2 hour drive from where we live. This is very unfortunate because they carry everything that we need. With the 11 food allergies Kelsie has, those are the two stores that I can count on to have everything that we need. 

Then everything changed. A few weeks ago we were in downtown St. Andrews walking around after visiting the farmers market Saturday morning, and noticed a  sign in a window that read Almost Eden Organic Market. I didn’t hesitate one bit to run inside and check it out! This little shop has only been open a few short weeks, but seems to be quickly growing, carrying some of the well known brands that we can only purchase from Whole Foods! This is a huge step in the right direction for Panama City. Not only do they carry several of the well known organic brands, that we have found to be allergy friendly; but they also have fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and dairy from a dairy farm a couple of hours away in Alabama.

The owner told me that if we wanted something ordered that we usually purchase at Whole Foods or Trader Joes, to bring in the name of it and that she would try and get it for us! That’s wonderful news, because it’s been 4 months now since I ask Publix to order a box of saltine crackers by a brand that they already carry in house.  I doubt I’ll ever hear from them saying they have it in for me.

If you are in the Panama City area  be sure to stop by and check them out, tell them you heard about them on Everyday Made Fresh! Like them on Facebook and tell your friends because we want to keep them in business!

Almost Eden Organic Market is located in Historic St. Andrews in Panama City.  You will find them at 1101 Beck Ave. Their current hours are Tuesday through Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. 

 

Southern Style Pimento Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This creamy southern style pimento cheese is fantastic with crackers or on a sandwich. However, when you make a typical grilled cheese sandwich and make the decision to use this pimento cheese spread, oh my goodness, your taste buds will thank you!

I love pimento cheese any which way you can get it.  That’s probably because I grew up eating it on white bread with Cheetos. No, no, the Cheetos were on the side. That was my favorite  Saturday lunch, that was outside of the typical pb&j. Saturdays growing up were typically spent outside playing and riding bikes with my best friend, Jonathan. We would ride our bikes up and down the dead end road that we lived on, and hike through the woods to drink water from the well always had me starving when I came inside for lunch. Of course my mother never did make pimento cheese, we bought it, and until I went to a baby shower years ago I had no idea that it was something that you could even make at home.

After Kelsie’s allergy diagnosis, we never bought pimento cheese again and it was sort of heart breaking. I was browsing recipes and found one and thought, why not! I made it last weekend and we decided to go with it on a grilled cheese sandwich and a side of chips and a pickle. Oh, it was the best idea ever!

Southern Style Pimento Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Fast and Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings are one of our favorite fall/winter favorites. The creamy broth, shreds of chicken, and the thick dumplings, hmmm, hmmm, good!  Some think that it’s a complicated dish to create, but I assure you it doesn’t take  long to throw together and it’s as easy as 1 2 3. 

I grew up eating chicken and dumplings that my mother and grandmother made.  I don’t have their exact recipes, but through trial and error, I have created one that is almost a perfect replica of what I remember.

You can skip the step of making your own dumplings and just buy a can of buttermilk biscuits cut into fourths and drop right in, but if your here for the allergy friendly version, then you may want to just make the dumplings.  The dumpling recipe that I use for this recipe is the biscuit dough that I make on a regular basis.  If you decide you want to make those biscuits, you can see that recipe here at Fluffy Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits. Now on to these delectable chicken and dumplings!

Fast and Easy Chicken and Dumplings

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Blueberry Muffins with a Cinnamon Streusel Topping

Hmm, I love a warm muffin with a cup of coffee anytime of the year for breakfast.  However, I never seem to eat anything with a streusel topping except during the cooler months of the year. That has to change in 2015! I must make these muffins with fresh summer strawberries, because these muffins are so versatile like that!

If your not a fan of blueberries, you could easily sub them for raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc. etc.  See, versatile! I found this recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks by David Venable, you know the guy from QVC. That’s ok if you don’t know who that is, I am a little obsessed.  I adapted it for our family’s allergies and they turned out perfect.

Blueberry Muffin with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

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Bacon Cheeseburger Macaroni

We used to do a lot of Hamburger Helper meals.  Hey, they were fast, easy, budget friendly, and we all enjoyed them.  After Kelsie was diagnosed with food allergies and we started reading about the artificial ingredients that are added to foods like that, we made a huge change in the way we started eating.  The first thing to go was pre-packaged skillet dishes such as those. 

We missed eating some of those flavor combinations so I set out to recreate them in a healthy, allergy friendly, organic way.  This is one we eat a lot because it’s fast to throw together and it’s so filling. A huge plus is this feeds a crowd! We always have left overs, since we are only a family of 4, therefor we always have this twice in one week.

Cheeseburger Macaroni

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