Nov 252014
 
Praline Sweet Potato Casserole

This is our go-to Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole. I’ve been making it for over a decade and everyone always wants the recipe. I almost always make it with canned sweet potatoes, so it’s so easy too, which is a special boon during the holidays when all the cooking takes so much time and effort. It’s […]

Nov 252014
 
Triple Corn Bread Casserole

  This recipe makes a hybrid cornbread, somewhere between spoon bread or batter bread and regular corn bread. It’s vaguely reminicent of the old country favorite Jiffy Cornbread Casserole. I’ve been bringing it to Thanksgiving at my grandmother’s house for several years now, and it’s always one of the first dishes to be polished clean. […]

Nov 252014
 
Cheaper Dairy-Free  Margarine

I was buying dairy-free margarine the other day, to get ready for my holiday baking, and I found a new product, Blue Bonnet Lactose Free Margarine. It cost $1 a pound, as opposed to $3.75 a pound, which is what I’ve been paying for Earth Balance margarine. I’ve been on the lookout for a lower […]

Nov 232014
 
Reader Request: Grocery List

By Reader Request, here is my shopping list of Every Day Bargains, that I used for many, many years, before we eliminated gluten and dairy from our diet. The list is almost exactly the same as the one I used to offer on my previous website. It has been reformatted, and I did add barbecue […]

Nov 232014
 
Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce for Noodles

This is one of my favorite hard-times recipes. It doesn’t taste like poor-people food. It tastes like something you’d have to pay a lot for at a good restaurant, like the kind with plates instead of troughs. My kids have been eating it for years and it’s probably in their top 10 meals. Which, if […]

Nov 112014
 
Oat-Flour Fudge Brownies

Use gluten-free rolled oats to be certain your brownies are 100% gluten free. My family uses regular rolled oats because we do not have celiac disease, and any possible trace amounts of gluten in regular rolled oats don’t seem to bother my family. If we had more sensitivity or celiac then we would only use certified […]

Nov 102014
 
African Chicken & Peanut Butter Stew

In Africa peanuts are called ground nuts, because they grow underground. I live in Virginia, where peanuts are plentiful and delightfully affordable. This recipe is inspired by West African recipes that used sweet potatoes and collard greens. Sweet potatoes are sometimes cheap where I live, but sometimes kind of pricey, so I tend to use carrots instead. […]

Nov 092014
 
Energize Your Eyes

While I was under the weather I spent too much time surfing the internet, looking at other cooking and recipe websites. I admit I got a little discouraged. There are so many food blogs out there and they are so beautiful! Gorgeous studio-quality photography, recipes that turn out delicious, beautiful foods that look so appetizing […]

Oct 192014
 
Brief Update

I have put my GFCF food storage section on hiatus. I had a red notebook filled with GFCF food storage recipes that were well tested, family-approved and ready to write up for the website but I have lost the notebook and looked everywhere for it, except wherever it is, because I CANNOT  find it. Grrr! So until […]

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