Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf @Gluten Free with Southern Charm

Are you needing an easy fix for dinner tonight?
Head on over to Gluten Free with Southern Charm and check out the delicious Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf recipe!
Everything is better with bacon, right?
Guaranteed to be a hit with your family! This family sure loved them.

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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup @joyinthesemoments.com

I bought a 3lb bag of yellow onions the other day. (I price matched it for $0.98!!)
Unfortunately, I forgot that I already had a bag of onions at home. So, I had to find something to do with them.

Enter my friend, Aprille. She blogs over at Beautiful in His Time. We were talking recipes and Pinterest when she directed me to her French Onion Soup.

I’ve never made this soup before and honestly had only had it once or twice – at a restaurant where it was super salty. But, I decided to go ahead and try it out since I had all the ingredients on hand.  I also added a few tweaks of my own as I was cooking.

Oh my word. When it was done….whew. It was so good it made me cry. (Well, really, the crying began when I was slicing the onions, but it still counts, right?)

And just for cuteness sake – Evie liked it, too!

French Onion Soup @joyinthesemoments.com

French Onion Soup @joyinthesemoments.com
French Onion Soup

Ingredients:
4 medium onions
2 cloves garlic
1 stick butter
5 cups water
5 tsp Better Than Bouillon (beef flavor)
2 bay leaves
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1/2 cup white wine

Instructions:
1) Slice the onions in half, then slice thinly. Peel and mince garlic.
2) Melt the butter in a large pan, then add the onions and garlic.
3) Over medium heat, caramelize the onions, stirring occasionally to avoid scorching – about 15 minutes.
4) Add water, Better Than Bouillon – stir to dissolve; then add the bay leaves, thyme, and white wine.
5) Allow to simmer for approximately 1 hour.
6) Serve with your favorite white cheese melted over the top. Tradition dictates Gruyere, but we had Mozzarella on hand and it worked just fine.

**Better Than Bouillon does not state that it is gluten-free on the package. I use it as I have never had any adverse effects. However, my gluten intolerance does not leave me as sensitive as those with Celiac Disease are. Please use discretion when using a package not marked “gluten-free”.
An easy substitute would be 5 cups of gluten-free beef broth.

This recipe is linking up at:
The Living Well, Spending Less  Thrifty Thursday Link Party
4 Little Ferguson’s Weekend Potluck

Try these other winter recipes:
White Chicken Chili
Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Snow Ice Cream

Chicken Pesto Rotini with Garlic Roasted Tomatoes

Chicken Pesto Rotini with Garlic Roasted Tomatoes @Joyinthesemoments.com
My husband loves pesto, so the other night I decided to whip up a yummy supper surrounding the garlicky sauce.

(Unfortunately, I forgot that I had a Bible study soon after…with a bunch of women I had never met…with my now super garlicky breath. Nothing like a first impression.)

Here’s the recipe to try for yourself. (I found the delightful recipe here and adapted it for a gluten-free diet.)
Just a warning – have plenty of Listerine on hand or don’t breathe on anyone for awhile afterwards.

Chicken Pesto Rotini with Garlic Roasted Tomatoes

Ingredients:
2 chicken breast
12oz gluten-free rotini (I used the Ronzoni brand)
1 8oz jar pesto sauce
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
2 garlic cloves, minced
olive oil
2 tsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
garlic powder, to taste

Instructions:
1) Toss tomatoes, fresh garlic, Italian seasoning with approximately 1Tbsp olive oil (or enough to generously coat tomatoes).
2) Roast in a 350* oven for 20 minutes.
3) Prepare pasta according to package directions.
4) Season chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Pan fry with olive oil until chicken is done, then cut into chunks or shred (whichever you prefer).
5) Toss the chicken, rotini, pesto, and roasted tomatoes. Top with Parmesan cheese.
6) Enjoy!

While you enjoy this delicious food, head over to Weekend Potluck where this recipe (plus many more) is linking up!

Crockpot Butter Ranch Chicken

Butter Ranch Chicken @joyinthesemoments.com
What do you do when you are rushing to get to work or church on time and can’t figure out what to throw in the slow cooker for dinner? Well, that happened to me the other day. What resulted was a delicious surprise!

Head over to Gluten Free with Southern Charm, I’ll show you how to make some delicious Butter Ranch Chicken in no time at all.

Easy Gluten-free Blackberry Cobbler

Easy Gluten-free Blackberry Cobbler @joyinthesemoments.com

Snowstorms always bring out the cook in me. Something about being stuck inside makes me crave something warm and sweet.  So, crazy me. I braved these roads to grab the ingredients for a gluten-free blackberry cobbler.

Gluten-free Blackberry Cobbler @joyinthesemoments.com
It was worth it. And you’ll thank me later, I promise.
So, let’s get to work making this yumminess.

FYI: This is a gluten-free recipe. But, I remember how amazing it is full-on glutened. So, I will post both recipe for you to choose.

First, snatch up these ingredients. I’ll wait.

Gluten-free Blackberry Cobbler
We don’t drink a lot of milk here, and the only milk on hand was the toddler’s whole milk. I normally make it with 2% though.

Have your ingredients? All righty.
Now, place your blackberries in the bottom of an 8×8 dish.
Like so:
Easy Gluten-free Blackberry Cobbler @joyinthesemoments.com
Now that the blackberries are snug in their new home, mix together the dry ingredients (1 cup Bisquick, 1/2 cup sugar) and 1 cup milk.
Easy Gluten-free Blackberry Cobbler @joyinthesemoments.com
Now, smother those gorgeous blackberries in the bread mixture.

Easy Gluten-free Blackberry Cobbler @joyinthesemoments.com
It’s now time for the best part – the butter. Because, really? Is anything good without butter? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
Melt your stick of butter and pour over the top of the cobbler. Mmmmm!

Easy Gluten-free Blackberry Cobbler @joyinthesemoments.com
Now it’s time to cook this bad boy.
Place the cobbler in a 350 degree oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes (or until golden brown on top).
Allow to cool about 15 minutes, then scoop out a serving and enjoy!

Easy Gluten-free Blackberry Cobbler
16oz blackberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup gluten-free Bisquick
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 stick of butter

1) Wash and place blackberries in an 8×8 dish.
2) Mix Bisquick, sugar, and milk together. Pour the mixture over the blackberries.
3) Melt butter and pour over the cobbler.
4) Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes. Cool 15 minutes and serve.

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Blackberry Cobbler
16oz blackberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 stick of butter

1) Wash and place blackberries in an 8×8 dish.
2) Mix flour, sugar, and milk together. Pour the mixture over the blackberries.
3) Melt butter and pour over the cobbler.
4) Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes. Cool 15 minutes and serve.