Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

                                                       Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

                                                     I got this recipe from the Savory Celiac

1 GF box cake mix - I used Aldis yellow cake mix
1 can (15oz) pumpkin puree
3 Eggs
1/2 C Avocado or veggie oil
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice

Mix pumpkin, eggs, oil baking soda and spice.
Once blended add cake mix and mix w a mixer for 2 min
Pour into a parchment lined loaf pan
Bake at 350 - ck after 1 hr 
Once a toothpick comes out clean it is done

I made a powdered sugar glaze
 but you could make a cream cheese one

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Veggie Soup Mix

I got the recipe from

I have adapted to my family tastes

2 Tbsp nutritional yeast (I use Braggs)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp celery seed -NOT salt

Blend together and put into a clean dry container.
You can store in a cool dark place - I usually put it in the fridge 
 Combine 1 tsp to 1 c hot water

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Creamsicle Flavored Ice Cream

 Creamsicle  Flavored Ice Cream


3C Heavy Cream
1 1/2C whole milk
2/3 C sugar - more if you like it sweeter
1 pkg orange unsweetened koolaid

Mix sugar koolaid in with cream and milk 
Wait until the sugar is dissolved

mix  in your maker according 
to your manufactors directions

Monday, June 29, 2020

Curry Chicken Salad

Curry Chicken Salad

I took this Base recipe and adapted it to your tastes.Some of the items 
I didn't have so I either substituted or left out

Cut up Chicken/Turkey
1 Tbsp Curry powder
Mayo to taste
2 tsp Lemon juice
1 tsp Honey

Mix together the curry mayo honey and lemon juice
add chicken cranberries and walnuts and enjoy!

A lot of this is to taste
 I like a strong curry taste 
so depending on your tastes, 
I would add it by tsp until desired taste.
We don't like really sweet foods son
I adjusted it to 1 tsp instead of 1 Tbsp
It can be put on a bed of lettuce or as a sandwich

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Coffee Ice Cream

Coffee Ice Cream

Base ingredients:

4 C heavy cream
                                                                    2/3 C sugar (or to taste)                                                              
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 C whole milk

2-3 Tbsp (per taste) coffee crystals
In a bowl whisk cream, sugar and crystals until

sugar and coffee has dissolved completely 
Add milk and vanilla
Cover bowl and chill for at least an hour-
 I did over night for the sugar to dissolve

Make according to you ice cream maker

Use the base and chage the add in:
Maple Nut use maple syrup and extract add nuts
Chocolate Add chocolate syrup and crushed oreos
Strawberry Add strawberry syrup and chopped strawberries

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Easy Peasy Ham and Beans Instant Pot Style

Easy Peasy Ham and Beans - Instant Pot Style

1 lb great northern beans

6 C water or broth
1 can diced tomatoes w green chilies
1 hamhock
spices as desired

Set on manual for 45min and allow to self release for 20 min 
Remove ham from bone and ENJOY

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Portuguese Caldo Verde

in some circles
called Portuguese Penicillin 
We ate this a lot growing up 
with crusty bread

I forgot to take a photo

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
10 ounces chouriço, linguiça,or Spanish chorizo, sliced into 1/4-inch coins
1 large Spanish onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, sliced
6 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
8 cups cold water, or half chicken stock or canned chicken broth, and half water
1 pound kale or collard greens, thick middle stem removed, and leaves cut into very, very fine julienne (think wisker-thin)
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste, although the Portuguese are found of white pepper
1 can kidney beans

. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chouriço slices and cook until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon remove the sausage to a plate. Try to let the sausage drain well into the pot; its fat will flavor the soup.

Dump the onions into the pot. Sauté, adding enough salt to bring out their sweetness, until they’re translucent and very soft. Sprinkle in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.

Cut the potatoes in cubes add chicken stock-water combo, and bring the soup to a boil. Lower the heat so the soup gently simmers. Cook until the potatoes are almost done,

Add the greens to the soup, bring everything back to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Season with more salt, if needed, and pepper.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wheat Free Pumpkin Bread

The basic recipe came from 
the book Gluten Free on a Shoestring
the I did some adjustments

2 C All Purpose Gluten Free Flour 
              (that has some kind of gum in it)
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C oatmeal
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 C pumpkin puree
1/2 C maple syrup
1/4 C applesauce
1/8 C oil
2 whole eggs

Blend dry ingredients and 
then add until well blended

Bake at 350 for an hr

Monday, December 24, 2018


 I made a roast the day before in a slow cooker
I add enchiladas sauce to the meat for flavor

Soak corn husks

 Mix Masa 

6c masa harina
3/4 C lard
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
broth from meat until creamy paste - abt a quart

Spread masa on husk

Add meat and roll 

Steam in instapot for 35 min  Allow to release on own


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Salsa Beef and Veggies

1 lb hamburger cooked and rinsed
1 tomato chopped
2 zucchini chopped in big pieces
2 ears of corn - taken off corn from cob
2 chopped bell peppers
salsa - at least 1 cup or more to taste

Fry up hamburger then wash to remove oil. 
Add veggies and salsa until heated through, 
You can sprinkle cheddar cheese
or add rice to stretch it or other veggies

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Carrot Apple Zucchini Bread

I found the recipe  here

I did do some adaptations because
my one grand has a milk allergy
I also did not ice 

1/2C unsweet applesauce  and 1/4 C veg oil
2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
¼ cup fresh orange juice
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
2½ tsp baking powder
¾ tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of ground cloves
pinch of ground nutmeg
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup shredded zucchini
1 cup diced, peeled apple

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour two 8x4 inch loaf pans
Line with parchment paper and set aside. 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Orange-Strawberry Shrimp Taco Boats

A nice cool and easy dinner

precooked shrimp
premade pico de gallo
strawberries * you can sub pineapple. mango, peaches 
bag of shredded iceberg lettuce
flour taco boats
Soft Tortilla Taco Boats

citrus based dressing 
like Kroger brand Orange Miso

Image result for kroger orange miso

Marinade the shrimp in a moderate 
amt of dressing for abt an hr
While marinading chop up strawberries 
add to pico and chill

Grill or heat up shrimp to warm

place shredded lettuce 
in the bottom of the boats
Add salsa and top w shrimp

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Space Wedding Galaxy Favors

When trying to find space/planet/universe ideas
came across
galaxy ornaments
We decided that the
smaller version would be
the best idea
These mini iridescent ornaments
were purchased 
at Hobby Lobby

I used Pledge floor finisher
Swish a very small amount
it in and drain
then using a funnel layer in glitter colors
shake out excess
I followed up by putting black glitter
to fill in any spaces
Let air dry
The color combos are endless!

They were then put into these
small favor boxes from Dollar Tree

Mexican Wedding Cookies

2 sticks butter
2/3 C powder sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 C flour
1/4 tsp salt
1tsp cinnamon
1 C finely chopped pecans
powder sugar to roll

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Beat butter, 2/3 c powdered sugar 
and vanilla in a bowl until fluffy. Mix in combined flour,
 salt and cinnamon. Beat in nuts. Refrigerate until firm 
abt 2-3 hrs. Roll into crescent shapes or round.  

Place 1 in apart on a greased cookie sheet 
and bake for 12-15 or lightly brown. 
Roll warm cookies in the powdered sugar

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Nana's Xmas Cookies

My grandmother would make 
these every Christmas

1/2 C shortening
2 1/2 C flour
1/2 C sugar
2 eggs
1/4 C molasses
1/4 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt allspice, clove and mace
1/2 tsp cinnamon and ginger

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and molasses. 
Slowly add dry ingredients to creamy mix
Add additional flour if too sticky to roll. Chill and roll out