Pasta with Pancetta and Peas

Ever looking for a pasta dish without a heavy sauce?  Sometimes I want the heartiness of pasta but I am not in the mood for a red or cream sauce.  This recipe fits the bill.  Smoky pancetta or bacon combines with peas and lemon in a barely broth sauce for a light yet filling meal! …

Nashville Hot Chicken- Gluten/ Dairy Free

Nashville hot chicken can be dairy free, it can be made gluten free but it is certainly NOT nightshade free.  This trendy dish began appearing everywhere about 10 years ago.  These days, we are famous for it.  It is super simple to make and you can control the heat!    It is perfect for Super…

Fig Bacon Jam

I love figs, especially at Christmas.  Here is  a decadent, jam that is perfect for pork entrees or as an appetizer.  My Husband eats it alone on crackers.  Enjoy!  Let me know if you served and how you used it! INGREDIENTS: 1 lb fresh figs , chopped in quarters 1 lb bacon 1 large onion,…

Cilantro Lime Butter

A wonderful addition to corn or steak! INGREDIENTS: 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter substitute at room temperature 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped lime zest 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice Coarse salt and ground pepper OPTIONAL 1/4 teaspoon chili powder (night shade) INSTRUCTIONS: Let butter sit until it reaches room temperature…

Nightshade Free Taco Seasoning

True story.. I love Mexican food.  The sad part is, all of the nightshades.  Here is a pseudo-Mexican seasoning mix that will bring back taco Tuesday.   Clove and ginger fool the tongue while garlic onion and green herbs round out the flavor.  This makes a small jar of mix.  I like to make it…