Pumpkin Cookies

Old, meet New. New, respect your elders. When we went camping, I bought a box of gluten free Bisquick. It was easy to use and I didn’t need to buy a long list of ingredients to make from-scratch pancakes. They were good enough for camping pancakes, but sorry Bisquick,  they just couldn’t compare to homemade. When we got […]

Pork Chops & Veggies

This recipe is so easy, it almost doesn’t need writing. But, because it’s simple and speedy, it has become a frequent supper at our house. Any sturdy vegetable will work here; carrots, rutabaga, cubes of winter squash, etc. Ingredients: 2 pounds pork chops 1 pound green beans 1 pound potatoes lard Lawry’s salt Directions: Preheat […]

Bean Stew

I gotta say, working my way through these Pillsbury Bake-Off cookbooks was a great idea. I have yet to be disappointed. Today’s recipe for Bean Stew was modified from a Great Northern Bean stew by Ellen Anders of Big Bend Wisconsin from the 35th Pillsbury Bake-Off contest in 1992. She originally used a 28 ounce jar of Great Northern beans, […]

Apple Cider Cake

Fall is apple season in Michigan. Our apple tree seems to be on strike this year, so I’ve been buying up as many apples as I could from the local farmers’ markets. Now is the best time to stock-up on fresh apple cider too. Sure, they have apple cider in the stores, but read the […]

Hot Chip Beef Dip

  Ingredients: 20 ounces cream cheese 2 tablespoons dried, minced onion 2 tablespoons milk 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 4 ounces dried beef, chopped 1 pint sour cream Directions: Warm cream cheese in 2 -3 quart CrockPot until soft & squishy. Stir in rest of ingredients. […]

Hunter’s Chicken

  When you’re seeking out new recipes, there’s no need to stick with “gluten free” cookbooks. Most cookbooks have recipes for naturally gluten free dishes or can easily be adapted to make them gluten free. Honestly, I’ve had better luck transforming Granny’s old recipes into gluten free than any “gluten free” recipe I’ve found on the internet. […]

Ham & Cabbage

School starts next week. How is that even possible???!!! Things get a little crazy around here once the kids are back in school and my slow cooker works overtime with the rest of us. I have 4 slow cookers & Crock Pots (Had 5, broke the big one. It’s on my “to-do list”). Today we […]

Recipe Index

All recipes are GLUTEN FREE (I mix my own, but most any all-purpose gluten free flour will work) DAIRY FREE Gluten & Dairy-Free Mini Doughnuts Applesauce Cake with Lemon Frosting Gluten Free and Dairy Free Scalloped Potatoes Bacon & Egg Salad Tuna Pasta Salad Coleslaw Herb and Bacon Roasted Potatoes Herbs & Cabbage Granny’s Gołąbki Pork […]

Fire Free S’mores

Ok, I’m currently on a s’mores kick. No idea why, blame it on the moon. We’ve made s’mores in the fondue pot, s’mores over the bonfire, toasted marshmallows over the electric stovetop, and these super simple s’mores bars. I’ve made these bars about 10 times, with both Kinnikinnick S’moreables and Schar Honeygrams. The Kinnikinnick are a bit […]

Peach Ice Cream

Today’s recipe will be short & sweet, without much commentary because life has been a little chaotic around here. Well, with 4 kids & a yard full of animals it’s never dull, but this week has been exceptionally “fun-filled”. I found this recipe in Great-Grandma’s recipe box and the directions are super easy. The only thing […]