Trisha Yearwood’s Orange Chocolate Cake

  The weather outside is frightful, but it isn’t like the cute song about letting it snow.. No.. Hurricane Irma (or Tropical Storm Irma as it is now) is blowing across the South. With that said, my thoughts and prayers are with the people who have been effected by this storm. Where I live, so…

GF Italian Wedding Soup

I’m baaaaaaack! It’s been a crazy Summer — we bought and moved into our first house!! So between packing, moving, unpacking, decorating, and being up to my eyeballs in DIY home projects, I haven’t had much time to blog.. until now! I have done some really cool projects from refinishing my beloved childhood kitchen table,…

GF/DF Lemon Poppyseed Baked Doughnuts

It’s Springtime and Easter is upon us. It’s not uncommon for me to want to make something to bring to our family’s Easter gathering every year, nor is it uncommon to want something scented with lemon. Lemon is just so fresh and Springy! And, who doesn’t like doughnuts?? Lemon+Doughnut= Happiness. I was given a doughnut…

Bangers and Mash

St. Patrick’s Day is this week and I always like to make something festive. First thing that comes to mind when I think of Irish food is anything to do with potatoes, anything really. In the past, I have made Beef Irish Stew, Irish Baking Soda Bread, lamb stew, corned beef and cabbage, and always a…

GF/DF Southern Biscuits and Gravy

It was brought to my attention by my husband, David, that he had never had Southern Biscuits and Gravy, to which I replied “you poor thing.” Where I come from, it is a tradition and a delicacy. The challenge was, and always is, making David’s food gluten free and dairy free. Biscuits are bread and…

Gluten Free Swiss Steak

It took me until approximately 2007 to be introduced to Swiss Steak by my husband’s family. Swiss steak is a method of slow-cooking a relatively tough cut of beef, such as a round steak. The meat is browned, and then braised in a tomato sauce. I had never heard of Swiss Steak until after I met my…

Easy Japanese Oyakodon 親子丼 (Chicken and Egg)

A couple years ago, my husband, David, went through a huge Asian food kick and asked me to prepare something Japanese for him, so I went to Pinterest, desperate for ideas. Most of the dishes I found required ingredients that I had never heard of and highly doubted that I could find anywhere close to home….

Curry Stew

The other week brought a Winter Storm to the South, complete with snow and mostly ice. That kind of cold weather begs for soups, stews, and comfort food, but all that comfort food can be really heavy. I came up with a light and healthy stew that comforts and warms your body and soul. I have…

Dairy-Free Indian Vegetable Korma

It’s Meatless Monday! I found this recipe for Vegetable Korma on Pinterest last week and couldn’t wait to prepare it for my family. After all, I had all the spices on-hand, plus the recipe seemed super simple and healthy. But, what is Korma?? Korma, also spelled kormaa, qorma, khorma, kurma, or qovurma, is a dish originating…

Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Tuna Noodle Casserole

Winter means comfort food in my house, and what better childhood staple than Tuna Noodle Casserole? Creamy and satisfying, this meal tastes just like your mom made it, except this one has no gluten or dairy! First things first, Cream of Mushroom Soup is used as the base of this casserole. It may sound difficult,…

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free White Chicken Chili for the Crock Pot

Snow is in the weather forecast for the first time this year, and I know the perfect warm and cozy dinner to make for my family: White Chicken Chili. I love this recipe because it’s all done in the crock pot, giving me more time to spend staying cozy on the couch with my coffee….

The BEST Dairy-Free/Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole

This is the BEST sweet potato casserole in the universe. It is the recipe I grew up eating around the Holidays and it’s still a family favorite. I am requested/required to bring this to every Thanksgiving and Christmas gathering my family attends each year. It’s so good that I even prepare an entire extra sweet…