Family Fun Night

Tortellini Caprese Salad

AHHH Caprese Salad! Who doesn't love the combination of fresh ripe tomatoes, homemade mozzarella cheese, and basil?  I personally have not met a person yet who does not love this combinaton.  Which is AWESOME because one day my husband walks up to me and says..." Honey, we need to leave in 45 minutes for the church pot luck, what are we bringing?"  I looked at him with the deer in the headlights look? Blink, Blink... " Darling, WHAT POTLUCK?!!!!!!"  He sighed and said " Did I forget to tell you about that?  I'm sorry but tonight we are having a potluck at church." 

Tator Tot Casserole

2 pounds Lean ground beef

1 bag Tator Tots

1 can Cream of Celery Soup

1 can Cream of mushroom, potato or chicken soup




Garlic Powder

Onion Powder

Seasoning salt

This recipe came about when I was a teenager and needed to make dinner. So YES it is simple and NO it is not healthy and YES it is ugly and YES everyone loves it.


Preheat oven to 350- 375 which ever you prefer

Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside until needed.

Gluten-free Soft Pretzel Bites

Gluten-free Soft Pretzel Bites (Dairy-free with vegan option)
makes approximately 4 dozen pretzel bites

  • 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water, 100º-110ºF (you may need just a tad bit more)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons or 1 pack quick acting yeast
  • 1 tablespoon honey or organic sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole psyllium husk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (or softened butter)

(choose either a custom flour blend)