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…

Breakfast Cookie

Breakfast Cookie Cookie – breakfast, combine the two and you have a hit on your hands. I mean who does not like a cookie for breakfast. Breakfast Cookie? Who ever heard of such a wonderful thing? Well that would be me, and I have been making these since my kiddo was a toddler. Being a…

Coconut Tapioca Pudding

Coconut Tapioca Pudding Since going dairy-free four years ago, I have been on a quest for pudding type desserts, but have had a hard time finding things that taste good and are dairy-free. Tapioca however is one of those items that can be made dairy-free without a problem, so I like to make it as…

Smoked Salmon Fritatta

Smoked Salmon Frittata Here I am making breakfast for dinner again. There is just something so satisfyingly simple about making a frittata for dinner. It might be the one dish mealness of it all. It might be the breakfast for dinner vibe. But then again it could be all of it. This recipe for as…

Sweet & Sour Pork

Sweet & Sour Pork Asian food is always a hit in our house. Over the years I have played around with making various dishes to mimic Chinese takeout and am happy to report I have found quite a few wonderful recipes like this sweet & sour pork with bell peppers and pineapple. Only other thing…