Summer Freezer Jam

One summer I had way too much fresh fruit and had to come up with some way to use it. I found a recipe and gave it a tweak. I think you will enjoy this no cook summer freezer jam. It will give you the feeling of summer time long into the winter. As this…

Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

This recipe for turkey stuffed bell peppers was created one night when I was trying to come up with something different to do with ground turkey. There are only so many turkey burgers and turkey hash dishes one can make without going mad with boredom. The family liked this dish and have asked that I…

Caribbean Rice

When I was going through my island theme cooking a few months back I discovered this recipe for Caribbean rice. I was not sure what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. Have I shared that I try to go into new recipes with low expectations? Especially if I find them on certain websites. I…

Island Style Pork Chops

Still visiting the islands with this recipe for island style pork chops. I served this with the recipe for Caribbean rice. Your family will enjoy the wonderful flavors of these two dishes. If you have time, you can make your own homemade mango salsa, but as I am a busy working mom, I like to…

Salad in a Jar

This past summer we went dry camping with my husband’s family and had to keep all our foods in coolers. I really was not in the mood to do a lot of food prep onsite and was trying to keep our dirty dish needs to a minimum as well. I researched various foods that could…

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…