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Green Bean “Fries”

Green Beans Fries_1

I learned a very valuable parenting lesson a couple years ago when I conducted a little McCarrot Fry experiment on my kids.  The big takeaway was this: brand names and packaging are very powerful weapons in a parents’ war on picky kids.  In my particular case, my 4 year old, Luke, is the picky eater […]

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Candied Yams

I know I may be venturing into sensitive territory here, but I can’t seem to find a consensus on what to call this dish.  Candied Yams or Candied Sweet Potatoes?  While I know that yams and sweet potatoes are technically very different foods, it seems that Mother Nature has decided to make them so similar […]

Gluten-Free Sage Dressing (Updated)

Thanksgiving, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Sage Dressing, Recipe

This recipe was originally published in 2009, but I’ve updated it with new photos and substitution recommendations for accommodating additional allergens. This recipe for Sage dressing hails from my Grandma in Austin, Minnesota (hi Gram!).   It is without a doubt one of my favorite Schmidt family recipes and I have such fond memories of making […]

Creamy Cucumber Salad (corn-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, sugar-free)

Creamy Cucumber Salad

I’ve been thinking a lot about my 96 year old grandma lately.  She and I have always been really close but sadly, we live over 1,000 miles apart and I haven’t been able to see her in nearly 3 years.  I’ve always been compared to my grandma, mostly by our similarly strong personalities but the […]

Eventually Instant Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes

Eventually Instant Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes7

I’ve been making “eventually instant” mashed potatoes for about a year now, ever since I gave up using Potato Buds.  I was never one to use boxed potatoes on a regular basis but they did come in handy when time was of the essence.  Now, I have my own convenience mashed potatoes to fall back […]

Gluten-Free Chicken Marsala and Dairy-Free Pasta Alfredo

Gluten-Free Chicken Marsala with Dairy-Free Pasta Alfredo

First thing first.  “Alfredo” is probably not the right word for this sauce, at least not in a technical sense because it lacks one of the most important components of a true Alfredo sauce…Parmesan cheese (shhh…it also lacks the butter and heavy cream, but I won’t tell if you won’t tell). When my husband and […]

Steamed Artichokes with a Lemon Butter Dipping Sauce

So, a couple of weeks ago I got a recipe in my email inbox from another one of my favorite new blogs, “Snack Girl.” I LOVE Lisa’s blog and encourage you to check it out! It is not a gluten-free blog, but many of her recipes are easily adaptable to be gluten-free. She also does […]

Rainbow Chard Sauteed with Mushooms

Rainbow Chard

Some time ago, I made a conscious decision to further transform how I eat and to expose my children to more naturally gluten-free foods, like fresh vegetables. It’s amazing how a naturally gluten-free diet is so much easier on your pocketbook! Fruits and veggies have always been a part of our diet, but probably not […]

Gluten-Free Condensed Mushroom Soup Recipe

Gluten-Free, Condensed Mushroom Soup, Recipe, Thanksgiving, Green Bean Casserole

I found this recipe by accident really.  I was researching what condensed soups really are (in order to have a starting point for improving the condensed soup recipes that I had used in the past), and a Google Search took me to a YouTube video showing Crystal Godfrey of Everyday Food Storage (see the video […]

Gluten-Free Southern Cornbread Dressing

Gluten-Free Cornbread Dressing

My mom: “Mmmm, this is closer to my mother’s cornbread dressing than anything I have ever tried to make.” (My grandmother never wrote any of her recipes down, so we have had a terrible time trying to replicate the dishes that mean so much to my mom, gluten-free or otherwise. My Aunt Sarah has given […]