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Cindy's Recipes

Cindy has organized her recipe collection into easy-to-navigate categories, to make it simple to find the perfect dish. Take a look below at the collection of recipes, and let us know which one is your favorite!

Almond butter balls covered in coconut
  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Almond butter balls covered in coconut

These balls are amazing!  Perfect for a quick snack.  Enjoy

Almost Paleo Cornbread Biscuits
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Almost Paleo Cornbread Biscuits

There is just something about homemade cornbread that makes everyone happy.  We smoked a pork shoulder for Superbowl  Sunday and I thought having some cornbread biscuits would be a great addition to the rolls.

I just love Bob's Mill Paleo Baking Mix and it worked great with this recipe.

Also, I don't buy buttermilk and it's so easy to make at home. This is all you do!

  1. Pour 1 cup of milk into a measuring glass
  2. Either squeeze 2 lemons for 1 tablespoon of juice or 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to a bowl.  Stir and let sit for about 10 minutes....
  3. Now you have buttermilk.

 

Apple Upside Down Cake
  • Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Apple Upside Down Cake

This apple upside down cake comes out so moist and really amazing!

 

Asian beef with vegetables and herbs
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Asian beef with vegetables and herbs

This is an amazing one-pot recipe.  I served over riced cauliflower but jasmine rice or roasted vegetables would be great too!

Go ahead and make it!

Note:  I love green onions and hate when they wilt in the refrigerator so I used the entire bunch.  

Enjoy Cindy xo

 

Asparagus Popover
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Asparagus Popover

My family loves popovers and I enjoy making them for them.  We all so the popover dance together.  I had some fresh asparagus and my Lodge Cast Iron pan was on the stove already to sauté them.  Last minute I decided to create a large popover and I was so happy that everyone just loved it.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family did!  xo Cindy

Note:  My pan is 12 inches and this recipe was developed to fit this pan.  I you have the 10 inch pan you will want to alter the recipe.

 

 

Baked Beef Kibbeh
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Baked Beef Kibbeh

I know - I know - I am Italian.  However, we have Labanese friends and they would bring over pita bread, grape leaves and kibbeh.  So good!  I remember how my Nana's friend could take a large pieces of pita and rip it in 1/2 the long way so each person got one half of a large pita and made us an amazing sandwich.  Sometimes I wish i was that little girl in at my Nana's house!

I love lamb and that is the traditional way to make kibbeh but not everyone enjoys it so I decided to make it with beef and will put out a large platter to serve the kibbeh by adding grape leaves, hummus, tabouleh,  lettuce, cucumbers, feta cheese, olives and extra-virgin olive oil.

Enjoy

 

 

Baked Chicken Cutlets
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Baked Chicken Cutlets

If you asked me what is  my favorite Italian dish - My answer is always the same.  Chicken Cutlets.  There are so many way to enjoy "Cutlets"  Check out my blog post on some of my tips and other recipes.  

Many recipes include frying your cutlets but I don't always want the mess of splatter to clean up so I love to bake them.  So easy and less mess!

Check it out.  I hope you try this recipe and enjoy.  This is also a 30 minute meal from start to finish :)

Cindy's Tip:  You can make many of these and separate in containers or sealable freezer bags then freeze to enjoy another time.  

Enjoy xo Cindy

Banana Bread Cream Stuffed Crepes
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Banana Bread Cream Stuffed Crepes

Since we are only in Massachusetts for a few weeks; I am trying to use up everything I have before we go back home to Florida.  I made my Crepes recipe that has been carried down from my Grandfather but if you want to use Paleo Crepes - Go here for my Paleo Recipe.

The banana cream does taste like the batter for your bread!  So yummy...  

 

Banana Coffee Cake  with a Crumble Topping
  • Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Banana Coffee Cake with a Crumble Topping

I always think banana bread when those bananas are nice a ripe on the counter.  Today I decided to make more of a breakfast cake in a 9 inch pan.  Slicing the bread with a side of fresh fruit was a  perfect weekend breakfast with our coffee as we sit outside enjoying the amazing Florida weather.

 

Basil Infused Fried Tomatoes
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Basil Infused Fried Tomatoes

My friend Rosemarie gave me a beautiful planter of fresh basil and this recipe just happened in my kitchen.

  • Time: 30 minutes

BBQ Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice Bowl

We love a quick, easy and delicious meal in a bowl. 

Take our shortcut and pick up frozen riced cauliflower.

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

BBQ Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Lime Coleslaw

When you think about BBQ sauce I know the first thing to mind is chicken, pork or beef brisket.  We decided to make some yummy BBQ Shrimp Tacos and serve with an Avocado Lime Coleslaw to bring it all together.

Go ahead and make these!

Enjoy xo

 

Berry Mint Lemonade Vodka Cocktail
  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Berry Mint Lemonade Vodka Cocktail

I wasn't sure what to call this delicious cocktail. I decided to name it a Berry Mint Lemonade Vodka Cocktail. I filled my blender with these summertime ingredients and we all enjoyed this cocktail. You can make it as a virgin drink by omitting the vodka.

This recipe served 4 of us! I made fresh lemonade without sugar and the pear nectar is optional. I made the first batch without the pear nectar and when I was making the next batch I realized I had some in the refrigerator and decided to use it.. Really yummy..

Of course I used my KitchenAid® 3-Speed Blender!

Best Blender Salsa

Best Blender Salsa

Did you know making salsa in your Ninja can be so easy!  Perfect for Cinco De Mayo!

 

Best Homemade Sloppy Joes
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Best Homemade Sloppy Joes

Remember childhood sloppy joes… This is so much better and perfect for after school snacks. You can just serve on your favorite buns, over spaghetti or grilled vegetables for a paleo option.  

Anyway you decided will be great.  Just double the recipe to feed a crowd.

Cindy's Tip!  Make ahead and just keep warm in your slow cooker to enjoy anytime.  We love to keep this on the counter at our lake house.  The kids can serve themselves when they are hungry!  Yummy

 

Best Paleo Sloppy Joes
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Best Paleo Sloppy Joes

At the lake during the summer it's easy to make a dish, get in the boat and head over to a friends house.  I get to have my granddaughter Brooke with me all summer so my dishes need to be kid approves.  

I decided to make sloppy joes then it was easy to wrap and just warm at our friends house.  These were a big hit and fed 5 adults and 6 kids.  There was about 2 tablespoons left in the pan!  

I love veal mixed with my meat as it really lightens up the texture and taste amazing.  You can also use pork or just all meat.  Of course, the kids just knew it was sloppy joes - They all loved it...  

My stomach does not do well with green bell peppers but you can certainly use them in this recipe.  I went for the red and yellow.  This is also a great dish to use your Cast Iron Pan!

Enjoy xo

 

Best Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Best Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Doesn't everyone just love Strawberry Shortcake!  Everyone I know does and there is nothing better than homemade shortcakes.  It also tells your family or friends that you love them!  

Cindy's Note:  If you have the "big" sugar that would be great to sprinkle on top.  If not, just use your regular sugar!

 

Best Waffles for Two
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Best Waffles for Two

I love summer time at the lake because I get to spend it with my grandchildren.  I have Ty (4) all week and this morning he wanted waffles.  He love to cook with me so of course we made them homemade.  The best part for him are the eggs!  I decided to whisk the egg whites to make these waffles even more amazing.  

This batter made 4 perfect waffles in my waffle iron for my 2 sweeties!  

Enjoy!

 

BGE Sweet and Spicy Ribs
  • Time: 3 hours
  • Complexity: easy

BGE Sweet and Spicy Ribs

We just love our Big Green Egg and since my husband has made Pulled Pork 3 weekends in a row I decided to change it up for Labor Day weekend and make some ribs!

Here is recipe for the rub! (this recipe is for 2 racks of ribs)

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Combine together...  Rub the ribs, wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Cindy's Note:  I made this for 4 of us so I cut the ribs in half to make everyone an individual serving. You can keep it whole or cut it half.  It was also easier for the EGG.  I just love my Simply Organics Spices!

 

 

 

Black Bean and Quinoa Burger
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Black Bean and Quinoa Burger

I have found myself following a more Mediterranean diet due to some stomach issues I have been experiencing.  Not fun!  CAT scans, Ultra sounds, Endoscopy, Medications and still no resolution.  I have adjusted my diet just a little and I am feeling relief.  I just love quinoa and made a batch of beans.  I even made my Paleo Tortillas and it was the perfect match!  Enjoy this healthy burger!

 

  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Perfect for company at the lake!

Cindy's important tip! Be sure to zest the lemon first then squeeze for the fresh juice!

 

Bowtie Pasta with Shrimp and Spinach
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Bowtie Pasta with Shrimp and Spinach

This is a great party recipe that will be enjoyed by all.  I love using frozen cooked shrimp for this pasta dish.  This pasta salad is great way to use up fresh vegetables you have cut up in your refrigerator.  Add your favorite fresh herbs!

 

Bulgar Wheat and Vegetable Cakes
  • Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Bulgar Wheat and Vegetable Cakes

As I was walking around the grocery store looking for inspirations  spotted a box of burger wheat.  I decided to grab the box and use it a few different way.  We love tobuli and I make kibbeh in the summer.

At the grocery store they had buy one get one free of grape tomatoes so I decided to roast one package with lots of garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil.  The combination went great together.

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