Creamy Leek & Potato Soup

ingredients: 4 tablespoons lard 2 leeks, white & light green parts, chopped 1 pound new potatoes, scrubbed & quartered 4 carrots, scrubbed & coarsely chopped 1 quart ham broth 3 tablespoons white rice flour 2 tablespoons cornstarch salt & pepper In a small bowl, stir together rice flour and cornstarch. Set aside. In dutch oven, heat leeks in […]

Gluten Free & Dairy Free Chocolate Pancakes

ingredients: 3/4 cup water 1 egg 2 tablespoons bacon fat, melted 1 cup fluffy gluten free flour 1/4 cup hempseed flour 2 tablespoons hulled hemp seeds 1/4 cup cocoa dairy free chocolate chips (optional) 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon I mix my own gluten free flours. For […]

Potato Kielbasa Casserole

My kids love their macaroni & cheese. Unfortunately, one of them has had to give-up the gluten, which means no more bread or pasta. It’s hard for a kid to give up his macaroni & cheese! I could have bought a box of gluten-free noodles, but they are pretty expensive compared to the $1 box of […]

One Pot Pasta Dinner

My kitchen is still a disaster. My options for cooking are fondue pot, microwave or crockpot. If I want to cook on the stove, I only have one large soup pot. Why? The rest of my pots & pans are packed up in boxes. My soup pot just didn’t fit in any box. 

Gluten Free Ebook

Creating gluten free baked goods that are still fluffy and tasty can sometimes feel like a far-away dream. Some days, I feel like I’ve had more failures than successes.

Chicken Broth

Making your own chicken broth is so easy, I can’t imagine why anyone would buy that stuff in a can. When you make your own, you can control how much salt you use and there is no need to add any preservatives. You can store chicken broth in the refrigerator up to 3 days or in […]

Seed Saving for the Rest of Us

I’m not a very organized seed saver. I wish I was. I collect seeds in jars & paper bags & store them deep in the corners of my kitchen cabinets. If the seeds are pretty, I store them on the bookshelf in the living room. A Mason jar full of seeds is a beautiful, cheap decoration.  I learned the […]

Christmas Candy Cover Band

I found this 10 page Christmas candy article folded-up in my great-grandma’s recipe box. I knew it was old, but I couldn’t find a date on any of the pages. If it’s hidden in there somewhere, I can’t see it. I started to google the authors and judging by this information I found on Virginia Hagemeyer, I figured it […]

Creamy Cheesy Spinach

Spinach is one of few vegetables my kids love. We eat it in salads, on tacos, fried-up with eggs, and even on hamburgers instead of lettuce. I will admit, smothering kale isn’t the healthiest way to serve it, but it tastes amazing! Ingredients: 8 cups spinach (or kale, ribs removed), torn to pieces 4 tablespoons butter […]