Wild Leeks with Bacon & Potatoes

OK spring is finally, SLOWLY, creeping it’s way into Michigan. I haven’t found any morels yet, but we did harvest bucketfuls of wild leeks, better known as ramps. Wild leeks are totally different than the big, fat leeks in grocery stores. These are tiny, about as big around as a pencil. These little spring veggies […]

Green Bean Casserole

I do love green bean casserole, but I’m not a fan of mushy, green beans and cream of muck-muck in a can. Traditional green bean casserole doesn’t have bacon anyway, so that’s strike number 2. Add the soup gluten with gluten fried onions and you get a triple whammy. This recipe does take longer than dumping a bunch of cans […]

Asparagus Salad

This tasty spring salad needs no dressing, not even Ranch! 1 quart fresh greens 2 tablespoons butter 1 clove garlic 1/2 pound asparagus 1 tablespoon lemon juice 4 ounces crumbled mozzarella 4 hard boiled eggs Snap asparagus into pieces, cook in butter with garlic 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Season with salt, pepper and paprika. […]

Bacon & Egg Salad

My hens have been working overtime and my refrigerator is full of eggs, so I have been scrambling (yep) trying to find ways to use them up. I keep a huge bowl of hard-boiled eggs in the fridge. They make a great snack with a little Lawry’s salt. When I get sick of that, I […]

Asparagus with Cheese

It’s finally springtime in Michigan! The asparagus & rhubarb are popping up like wildflowers. When we bought this house, in November in Michigan, there wasn’t much to see. In the spring, as the grass started growing and we started working in the yard, we discovered all sorts of hidden treasures. A trash pile in the backyard, […]

Tuna Pasta Salad

I know, I know, tuna noodle salad looks gross. Hey, it’s hard to make tuna salad look pretty. I promise, it tastes better than it looks. Use the best ingredients possible for a tasty tuna salad. I have never in my life liked canned tuna. Until I tried Wild Planet Tuna. There are a lot of benefits […]

Snowy Mashed Potatoes

My mom makes these potatoes for every holiday. She usually makes a double batch, so we can all take home leftovers. 


You might think of coleslaw as a summer, picnic food, but when you have half a cabbage hangin’ around, you gotta eat it up. I made golabki & had this big hunk of cabbage sittin’ on the counter. I had a fridge full of veggies, so of course slaw was the obvious choice. Making your […]

12 Yummy Gluten Free Holiday Side Dishes!

Holidays seem to be the hardest time for anyone eating gluten free, but no worries – I assure you that your meals can still be tasty and full of variety! This collection of 12 Yummy Gluten Free Side Dishes are part of my 144 Gluten Free Mix and Match Holiday Recipe Guide, coming soon… Recipe Allergy Key: […]