Applebee’s Fiesta Lime Chicken – Gluten Free Recipe Clone

Applebee’s Fiesta Lime Chicken


I’ve been making Applebee’s Fiesta Chicken for years! I’ve since adapted it to be Gluten Free, and tastes fantastic! My family LOVES this recipe.

I had so loved eating this meal for years and years from Applebee’s!Read the rest

Citrus Chicken & Marinade

I’ve love this 5 STAR marinade recipe for years and YEARS! I have adapted it to meet my needs, but it tastes still very close to the original.
Plus, I love adding the optional sweet ginger puree. See my Sweet Ginger (Homemade), I have recently updated that post…
Citrus Chicken, Tastes Amazing
Recipe adapted from Food.com
Photo by gailanng

AMAZING CHICKEN & MARINADE

4 breast halves, pounded evenly
1/4 cup brown sugar [or Whey Low Gold]

3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard, Country-Style
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp Sweet Ginger (Homemade), (so delightful… add 5 stars!)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Combine ingredients, chill and marinate for about 2-4 hours.Read the rest

Paella Spanish Rice, Traditional or “Veggie-Style”

This is a wonderful savory paella. My family says it’s the best rice dish ever!


All you need, is a large covered skillet to make this fabulous paella.


Traditional Paella rice is served with shrimp and chicken, (plus expensive saffron, which I don’t add) anymore. 

I usually make ours VEGGIE-STYLE, served with fish; my family adores it that way with my Maple Glazed Salmon recipe. Being a rice dish, makes it gluten-free and the flavors are incredibly delicious!
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Sweet Dough Flavoring & Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Disneyland Main Street Bakery

Update: June 13, 2013

Note: I have posted MY CINNAMON ROLL recipe 🙂 at the end of this post, reminiscing our Disney Cinnamon Roll memories, by special request (actually by demand from my daughter, hahaha).

Original Post Was : 4/21/12

On Disneyland’s MAIN STREET, there’s the Blue Ribbon BAKERY, which is well known for their huge, amazing cinnamon rolls.Read the rest

Glazed Holiday Ham (recipes)

Into a large crock pot, place:
1 (7 lbs) spiral-cut, bone-in ham

Glaze Recipe I: Cranberry Glaze
1/2 cup cranberry sauce, whole berries
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar

Glaze Recipe II: Raspberry Glaze
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
1 Tbsp cider vinegar (or white)
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Glaze Recipe II: Maple Glaze
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1 cup pineapple juice

Crockpot: Warm ham on LOW for 4-6 hours (or on HIGH for 2-3 hours)*.Read the rest

Maple Glazed Salmon – Gluten-Free-Friendly

Salmon is delicious, but WAIT till…
YOU’VE tasted it ROASTED with a maple glaze!

Trust me… if you’ve never tried roasting salmon at home, you will be surprised at how easy it is. This recipe is so simple and straight-forward. I buy individually-frozen fillets from Sam’s Club and simply thaw them, immersed in water before roasting for just 15-18 minutes. 

I want to add… see in the first photo square… the fillets come vacuumed-sealed… so they are safe from freezer burn for a {really} long time.
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