Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Cooking in 2015

Hi everyone!  Just wanted to take a minute to say thanks to everyone who follow this blog.  I hope over the past few years it has helped your family find some yummy new recipes to make in your kitchen!

2014 has brought on some new challenges food wise for me so all recipes from now on will be gluten free and many of them dairy free too.  Over the past year I have learned that for the most part, if you have a good gluten free flour (so far this has been my favorite) you can just replace it for regular white flour.  You should be able to do the same for these gluten free recipes if you so choose.  I will try to post any changes you could make if you didn't want gluten or dairy free.  So far I don't miss the gluten but dairy is still a struggle.  :)    

Here's to healthy cooking in 2015!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Glazed Pineapple and Sausage Bites

I love the combination of pineapple and some sort of ham or sausage.  When I stumbled across this recipe at Susannah's Kitchen I knew I wanted to give it a try.  I had to change the ingredients for mine a little bit because I didn't have teriyaki sauce at home and didn't feel like buying a whole bottle for 3 Tbsp.  Feel free to go to her site to find her original recipe.  And this is such a versatile recipe - you really can use whatever sauces you have in your house.

So here is what I came up with.

1 package turkey kielbasa sausage
16 oz can pineapple chunks, save the juice
1 Tbsp soy sauce or coconut aminos (if you are going for gluten free go with the coconut aminos or gluten free soy sauce)
1 Tbsp sweet chili sauce
1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 Tbsp pineapple juice


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cut kielbasa into 1/2 inch pieces.  Skewer the pineapple and sausage together with toothpicks.  Place the appetizers in a shallow baking dish and set aside.

In a small bowl combine remaining ingredients to make the glaze.  Drizzle the sauce over the kielbasa bites.

Bake for 15-20 minutes and serve warm.