Dairy Free Cottage Cheese Muffins

Dairy Free Cottage Cheese Muffins My mom used to make the full dairy version of these muffins when I was a kid. When I had early morning swim practice, she would send me with a few of these in my bag to make sure I had something good to eat between practice and school starting….

Adventures with a Deep Fried Turkey

Deep fried turkey is not for the faint of heart or those afraid of scalding hot oil. A few years ago the hubs decided that he had to do this at least once. After doing much research online, including watching many videos on YouTube on how this cooking technique can go wrong, this is what…

Pan Fried Polenta

Pan Fried Polenta This is one of my favorite fast meals to make on a busy school night. You can doctor this up with anything you like, but I like to keep it simple. My family really likes this pan fried polenta. Pan Fried Polenta 1 tube ready made polenta Marinara sauce Dairy-free mozzarella cheese…

Lemon Vinaigrette

Lemon Vinaigrette There are never enough salads in my world, and certainly not enough great dressings for all the wonderful salads. Maybe it is a California thing, but we really like salad and take salad eating very seriously. There is no reason why you should not make your own salad dressing at home. They are…

Holiday Cooking Help

Since Thanksgiving just around the corner I thought I’d re-post some helpful information I have found online. For your cooking reference, here is my list of holiday cooking help, should you have any unforeseen cooking disasters on Thanksgiving Day. It’s not that I’m trying to jinx you or anything, but should something come up –…

Halloween Foods

Halloween Foods With Halloween right around the corner I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite kid approved Halloween food recipes. Edible Ghosts  This savory potato snack is a great Halloween treat. I love all things potato – so making something with fingerling potatoes was a hands down winner with me. Finger Nibblers …

How to Cook a Turkey

The other day I posted up some very helpful phone numbers and websites where you can get help should you need it on Thanksgiving Day, but what you really need to know is how to cook a turkey. Cooking a turkey isn’t very hard. In fact, I’ve watched my husband cook it every year since…

Dairy Free Taco Casserole

Dairy Free Taco Casserole I found a recipe similar to this one in one of those mini cookbooks you can find at the grocery store checkout line. So help me I used to have a real problem with those little cookbooks. For a long time, I could not go through the checkout without purchasing one…

Cream Filled Cupcakes

Cream Filled Cupcakes Use whatever gluten-free chocolate cupcake recipe you like best, you can even use a boxed mix if you are feeling like you do not want to spend a huge amount of time in the kitchen. I used the recipe from Joy of Cooking and adjusted to make it gluten-free and dairy-free. These…