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Heidi’s Favorite Trail Mix

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I’ve never been a huge fan of trail mixes, especially those of the store-bought variety because there’s usually too many things going on in them that don’t appeal to my taste buds. Nor do I care for protein bars.  I know a lot of folks like them (my boys love LÄRABARS) and they are very […]

Thousand Island Dressing (Gluten-Free, Corn-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Gum-Free and Refined Sugar-Free)

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Thousand Island dressing has always been one of my favorites, a full bodied, creamy dressing with just the right amount of sweetness and tang.  The name presumably comes from the Thousand Islands, which lie between the United States and Canada, in the St. Lawrence river and there is some debate as to when and where […]

Knee Slappin’ Good Blueberry Muffins

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I have never had a better blueberry muffin in my life.  Not with dairy, not with eggs and certainly not with gluten. Now, the fact that I was on the modified elimination diet when I made them may have had a teeny tiny influence on my lust for these beauties, but I really don’t think […]

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 […]

Menu Plan – Week of August 1

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I love this time of year, when all the blood, sweat and tears that go into a beginners’ garden start to pay off…or at least give you the glimmer of hope that yes, you can in fact grow your own fruits and vegetables! Of all the countless punctures (blackberries are thorny suckers!), many days smelling […]

Weekly Menu Plan – Week of June 13 (and a Thank You)

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  Like my new menu plan badge?  My very talented friend Alexa from Lexie’s Kitchen designed it for me (thanks Lexie)!  If you haven’t yet “met” Alexa, you really should stop by her blog, especially if you are on a gluten free/casein free diet.  I have made several of Lexie’s recipes over the past year […]

Weekly Menu Plan – Week of May 30

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Sorry I’m posting my menu plan so late, it’s been a long weekend of yard work and gardening.  I am determined to grow SOMETHING this year and break the curse of my dad’s black thumb, LOL!  Mike and I have been working hard, building raised beds around the perimeter of our yard and amending our […]

Homemade Ketchup (Corn-Free)

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I’m not sure if it’s ketchup, catsup, or any other bizarre spelling, but if you are the parent of a child under the age of 10, then you always make sure that you NEVER run out of this key ingredient.  My kids put this stuff on everything, even foods that just don’t seem to make […]

Weekly Menu Plan – Week of May 9 and GF Happenings

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Welcome back to another week of my gluten-free, grain-free, dairy/casein-free and refined sugar-free menu planning attempts, I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day! Before I share my menu plan, there are a couple of things I would like to share with you.  First, I took the plunge this week and launched my own […]

Good Morning! Breakfasts without Gluten, Sugar, Eggs or Dairy (with a Giveaway)

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If you’re like my family and cannot have gluten, dairy, eggs or refined sugar then you know how challenging breakfast can be!  For the past few months we’ve been enjoying green smoothies and homemade breakfast sausage…7 days a week…and we were in need of a little change up, at least on the weekends.  So, when […]