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Gluten Free Pizza Acorn Squash Recipe

Gluten Free Pizza Acorn Squash Recipe

Gluten Free Pizza Acorn Squash Recipe

Prepare a delicious and healthy dish that your whole family will enjoy. These Pizza Acorn Squash Recipe are amazing and gluten free.

Gluten Free Pizza Acorn Squash Recipe Ingredients

2 Acorn Squashes
1/2 lb of Browned Meat
1 cup of your choice of sauce I used mine (Spaghetti Sauce Recipe)
1 cup of Mozzarella Cheese



Place the cut and seeded acorn squash on a cookie sheet with a lip. I put 1 cup of water on the tray. This will keep the acorn squash moist.


I cook them for 30 minutes prior to adding the meat and sauce.


Then I leave the cheese out until 10 minutes before the squash is done. Then I put on the cheese to melt.


Cook at 350 degrees for one hour total.

Love this Gluten Free Pizza Acorn Squash Recipe? Also try this another recipe for Acorn Squash!

Check out my tip on How to Cut Squash!

For another squash recipe try Bacon, Egg, Apple & Cheese Frittata with Butternut Squash Hash browns.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Prepare a delicious side dish that will also impress your family and guests. This Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe is super delicious, you only need few ingredients and you’ll have a tasty side dish perfect for holidays or just to make dinner extra special.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe



  • 2 Large egg plants
  • 3 eggs
  • Gluten Free Bread crumbs (Italian ones)
  • Jar of spaghetti sauce
  • Package of shredded cheese. I like the Italian mix


Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

You will need to peel the egg plants.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Then cut them in 1/4 in circles.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

You will then place your eggs in one bowl

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

And place the bread crumbs in another one.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

You will dip your eggplant in the egg.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

And then place it in the bread crumb.

oven baked eggplant

You will make sure it is coated and place it on a baking sheet. Bake for 7 minutes on each side at 350.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Then you will take it out of the oven and build a layered casserole in a baking dish.

oven baked eggplant

I place a layer of coated egg plant then I put sauce on it and cheese. I repeated twice. I then cooked the eggplant casserole for 35 minutes.

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Crockpot Mac and Cheese

Crockpot Mac and Cheese

mac and cheese

The story behind this recipe is one young mac who loves Mac and Cheese. You see my son just loves it. He also wants to learn to cook. I decided the safest way for him to cook is using the crockpot. What I didn’t know is you could easily freeze this meal so making multiple and placing them in the freezer makes this a great crockpot freezer meal. The other thing that is great about this recipe is it is simple and requires very little time. The best part is my son made it and all the kids eat it. It is a great side and a super main course. This could be your party staple this summer or the comfort meal you crave in the fall.

Crockpot Mac and Cheese



  • 2.5 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • cream cheese (optional)
  • 1 cup extra cheese for top (optional)

Place in the crockpot for 3.5 hrs

Crockpot Mac and Cheese


healthy stuffed bell peppers

healthy stuffed bell peppers

I love  healthy stuffed peppers. The story behind this recipe is I was hired on my site to come up with a recipe using Jimmy Dean sausage crumbles. I did. It is called healthy stuffed peppers . You can click on the blue link to see!  It was so good I headed back into the kitchen and created another easy to follow recipe.

This is what you will need to create this recipe:

Healthy Stuffed Bell Peppers

healthy stuffed bell peppers



rice and beans I used caribbean flavor

place pepper

Several peppers


Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles

stuffed peppers

You will need to cut the pepper and remove the seeds.

Then you will need to place the rice and bean in the bottom. I gave it several healthy scoops for my healthy stuffed bell peppers

stuff 2 rice beans


Then you will add in some of the Salsa





A tiny bit of garlic. Then I cooked them in the oven at 400 for 20-25 minutes. I put water in the dish around 1/2 up the dish and placed them in the oven .



Finally I added the cheese and let that melt it took around 5 minutes. Then you eat them and they sure are awesome!


Easy Appetizer with Dates and Bacon

easy goat cheese recipe

Easy Appetizer

I love appetizers. This is the story behind this recipe. I went on a date with my husband to a tapas bar. I ordered these and then I had to order another plate. They were so good I couldn’t believe that they were so easy to make. These easy goat cheese appetizers can be made with turkey bacon or with normal bacon. I made mine with turkey bacon because that is what my son likes.

easy appetizer recipe

Ingredients for easy goat cheese appetizer:

Goat cheese

Turkey bacon


and Brandy if you wish. This is optional but wonderful!

easy goat cheese appetizer

You will need to remove the pits from the dates.

ingredients spoon date (1 of 1)

This is how I do it. I put the spoon in the date and then I pull it out.

easy goat cheese appetizer

Then stuff the dates with the goat cheese

date goat cheese

I wrapped the bacon around the date and then I cut the bacon

bacon dates goat cheese

Then you place a toothpick through the date.

easy bacon recipe

Then you should place the dates on a tray.

easy bacon recipe

Then I brush the bacon wrapped dates with brandy. I place them in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes or until the bacon is crisp. You may have to turn them over.

Easy Bacon Recipes

easy bacon recipes

Easy Appetizer with Dates and Bacon
Recipe Type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Spanish
Author: amee
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 4 dates per
Bacon Wrapped dates with a brandy glaze
  • brandy
  • turkey bacon or “real” bacon
  • dates
  • goat cheese
  1. Wash the dates and pat them dry. Then you will need to take out the pit. Once the pit is out stuff them with goat cheese. Then wrap a piece of bacon around the date. I cut off the extra turkey bacon. You will secure the bacon with a toothpick. Then glaze the bacon with brandy.[url href=””][img src=”×1024.jpg” alt=”” width=”470″ height=”705″ class=”alignnone size-large wp-image-2560″][/url] Finally, put them in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 you may have to turn the date over to make sure the bacon has cooked.

easy appetizer dates