Monday, October 17, 2011

Recipe Jackpot!

This is the picture from Heidi's blog...she added in M&Ms which is a fabulous idea!

Man oh man...did I ever hit the recipe jackpot! 

Chocolate chip cookies.

For months I have been relying on Betty Crocker's chocolate chip cookie mix, or Pamela's mix.  I had tried other recipes from scratch, but didn't like any of them enough to keep making them.  Unfortunately, money is tight and my food budget is tiny, so I can never afford to pick up a mix anymore.  So I did another online search for recipes.  Boy am I glad I did!

Say hello to Gluten Free "Toll House" Chocolate Chip cookies.  Many thanks to Heidi over at Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom.  These are delicious and you can't tell they are gluten free!

Such a wonderful discovery (other than what it may do to my waistline)!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sausage & Zucchini Polenta Bake

A wonderful way to use up that zucchini from your garden!  This is super simple to make, and delicious.  ALL of my kids loved this dish.  I posted a similar recipe quite awhile back, but have improved on it since then.

Sausage & Zucchini Polenta Bake


18 oz polenta (if you live near Trader Joe's, that is where I got mine)
1/2 lb italian sausage
26 oz. jar pasta sauce
1 large or 2 small sliced zucchini
shredded parmesan cheese

Grease a 9 x 13" pan. Brown sausage and drain; slice polenta into thin slices. In pan, layer half of the polenta, followed by half of the sausage, and half of the sauce. Top with parmesan cheese (however much you desire...I like lots) then repeat layers and top with more parmesan. Cover with foil. Bake in 400 degree oven for 35 minutes, then take foil off and bake another 5 minutes. Let stand for about 10 minutes before serving. Serve with a tossed green salad.


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Zucchini Muffins

I found a delicious recipe for zucchini muffins at Gluten Free Homemaker's wonderful site!  These are soooo good, I have to make a double batch for my family, and even then they go quickly.  This is a great way to use up all of that zucchini from your garden.  Head on over to the website to get the recipe.  You won't regret it!