Easy BBQ Pulled Pork

This recipe is a fun and easy one to make and bonus, makes enough to be considered batch cooking even without doubling it. You can make this easy BBQ pulled pork on the stove top or even in the slow cooker. My family enjoys eating this like they do in the south on a sandwich…

Dairy Free Powdered Hot Chocolate Mix

One of the hardest things for me to give up when I had to remove dairy from my diet were hot chocolate packets. Here is my version of dairy free powdered hot chocolate mix. We like to go camping, and hot chocolate was always on the menu. When the weather turns cold and wet (yes,…

Black Bean and Corn Salad

In trying to eat healthier I have been trying to incorporate beans into our diet more. I have been playing with cooking my own beans – like my earlier recipe for cooked black beans. I have also made my own homemade re-fried beans! This recipe for black bean and corn salad came from one of…

No Cook Dairy Free Chia Pudding

Here is another dessert recipe I came across that was given an allergy safe tweak to match my food restrictions. This can be a challenge, but I am always up for doing something different. This no cook dairy free chia pudding has turned into one of my favorite recipes. I will make this and portion…

Gluten Free American Chop Suey

This past fall I decided to try out recipes from homemade cookbooks from various women’s organizations. I discovered this recipe and gave it a gluten free/dairy free makeover in addition to adjusting some of the ingredients to match our Californian healthier eating habits. I hope you enjoy this recipe for gluten free American Chop Suey….

Crustless Mushroom Quiche

In my quest to try out new recipes from small regional cookbooks I ran across a recipe for a crustless mushroom quiche submitted by my older sister! I knew immediately I was going to like this, but did give it my dairy-free and gluten-free tweak. Crustless Mushroom Quiche 1 tsp. olive oil 1 medium onion,…

Norwegian Ham Casserole

Norwegian Ham Casserole My husband’s aunt has told us that the family is somehow Scandinavian, but I’m not sure where the connection comes from. Last time we visited with her she gave us this delightful cookbook from her local Scandinavian woman’s group. I thought it would be fun to try out a few recipes and…

Meatballs with Dairy Free Yogurt Sauce

Meatballs with Dairy Free Yogurt Sauce It can be a challenge to come up with new and exciting things to do with the ingredients in our house. That is why my cookbook library is as large as it is. Yes, I do actually have a cookbook library, not just a shelf or two. At our…

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie I love comfort food and especially love some of the items that one typically thinks of as British. My best friend and college roommate was from London and I learned an appreciation for British foods while we were living together. When we were in college an authentic (by her London standards) British pub…