Bacon and Cheese Potatoes

Bacon and Cheese Potatoes

Bacon and Cheese Potatoes

3-4 Medium size Potatoes (Baked with the skin on)

3-4 Slices of Bacon (cut in half)

1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/4 Teaspoon Season Salt

1/2 Cup of shredded Cheddar Cheese

Slice baked potatoes into rounds with the Peeling still on. Then place potato slices into greased baking pan. ( I used my round copper pan that fits into my Air Fryer) Season with garlic and salt, place bacon slices on top (they cook better if the slices are cut in half). Place pan into Air Fryer ( or oven) cook 15 minutes at 400*. Half way through cooking time, turn bacon so that it will crisp on both sides. When done remove from oven and top with cheese. Enjoy!

Cheesy Kale Meatloaf

My Kale is doing so good this year, so I’ve been putting Kale in everything!

Cheesy Kale Meatloaf

 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

2 large eggs

1 Cup GF Marinara Sauce

2 Cups finely chopped Kale leaves ( Remove the stem before chopping)

1 Cup GF Bread Crumbs or GF Oatmeal

1 Cup freshly grated Romano Cheese

1 Cup freshly grated Mozzarella Cheese

1 1/2 Cups freshly grated Parmesan Cheese (reserve for topping)  

1 Tablespoon dried Oregano leaves

2 Teaspoons dried Basil leaves

2 Tablespoons minced Garlic

 Preheat oven to 375*

Wash stem and chop Kale leaves in food processor until finely chopped. Place into large mixing bowl along with all other ingredients, (except Parmesan Cheese). Using your hands mix well until well blended. Pour into a greased 9×13 inch baking pan patting out meat mixture evenly. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until done and browned around the edges. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes to let meat reabsorb liquids. Top with parmesan and serve. Enjoy!

 Note: This recipe also makes great meatballs! We like to top them with more marinara sauce. YUM!

 

Oven Roasted Worcestershire Garlic Squash

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Oven Roasted Worcestershire Garlic Squash

2-3 Small Zucchini Squash (washed peeled and seeded)

3/4 Cup of Gluten Free Worcestershire Sauce (I use Lea & Perrins)

1 Teaspoon additive free Season Salt

1 Teaspoon Pure Garlic Powder

Preheat oven to 375*

Slice peeled squash into 1/2 inch strips. Place in a single layer into a 9×13 inch baking pan. Drizzle Worcestershire sauce over squash. Then evenly sprinkle salt and garlic powder over squash. Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until squash is tender when pierced with fork. Serve warm.

Variations: instead of worestershire sauce use GF Teriyaki sauce, or GF Balsamic vinegar. Or use fresh chopped or minced garlic.

You can also roast this on the grill. It’s really good with the smoke flavor baked in!

Plants and Seeds

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Plants and Seeds! Oh, the recipe possibilities!

I know it’s still winter here, and our weather channel just said we could possibly get six inches of snow, but the garlic I planted last fall (above picture on the left), is peaking through, and some of my seeds arrived this weekend! I’m so excited! The recipe possibilities are endless! This is so much fun! I know it seems a little ridiculous for a grown woman to get so excited about plants and seeds, as you can tell it doesn’t take much to make me happy! That’s probably one of the reasons we live on the farm. I love to garden, digging in the dirt is a great stress reliever, then watching the seeds come up and break through the soil is so satisfying!  Harvesting what you planted and preserving, freezing or cooking it for you family is just so fulfilling. So be prepared, for more recipes to come!

  

 

Fried Green Tomatoes

IMG_1454We just picked the rest of the tomatoes from our garden before the first frost this year. These are so good my husband likes to pick them green just to fry, in the spring before the first ones get ripe.

Gluten Free Fried Green Tomatoes

3-4 Medium Size Green Tomatoes

1 ½ Cups Betty Crocker GF Rice Flour Blend

1 Teaspoon Gluten Free Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 ½ Tablespoons Sugar

Enough oil enough oil in skillet to pan fry tomatoes.

Whisk together flour and other dry ingredients. Wash, core and slice green tomatoes, about ¼ inch thick. Dip each tomato slice in coating mix, coating each slice on both sides. Be sure oil is hot when you place coated slices in the pan. Fry each side until golden brown. (About 2 – 2 ½ minutes per side) Drain on paper towels and serve.