Roasted Squash Cauliflower Rice with Bacon

Roasted Squash Cauliflower Rice with Bacon

I recently made dinner for some friends who had decided to go grain-free. After much planning, I decided on a menu, but the rice dish I had wanted to make had to be cut. I wanted to keep the rice, but also make sure everyone could eat it. So I adjusted, and used...
Hot Cajun Chicken and Veggies

Hot Cajun Chicken and Veggies

Chicken and vegetables is pretty standard in the dinner plans of most people. It’s easy enough, tasty, and pretty high on the nutrient scale. Unfortunately, it can also be pretty high on the boring scale. Which is why mixing it up with different seasoning blends is...
Blackened Brown Rice Chicken Casserole

Blackened Brown Rice Chicken Casserole

There’s something about a creamy casserole that is perfect for a chilly night. It’s comforting and rich and filling, and usually makes good leftovers. The usual suspects (mac n cheese, tuna and noodles) are always nice, but sometimes you want something a little more...
AJK Taco Seasoning Blend

AJK Taco Seasoning Blend

I love to experiment with different things in the kitchen. One of those is making seasoning blends of my own, since I have a pretty well stocked spice cabinet. In addition to plain old spices, I also have a bunch of spice blends from Ava Jane’s Kitchen, so when...
Easy Creole Rice

Easy Creole Rice

  I took a weekend trip down south a few months ago, and one of the things I loved was the food. Southern food is not exactly health food, but it is certainly delicious. In New Orleans, creole rice is on every menu. Sometimes with sausage, sometimes with...