Growing up, my family had a Christmas Eve tradition. We would pick a country and find recipes of their traditional Christmas and holiday foods, and then cook the recipes to eat for our Christmas eve feast. It was a fun way of adventuring to a new land and learning about their traditions without leaving home.
I don’t like fish. My mom tells me that as a child, I used to love tuna until I heard somebody call it tuna fish. I guess it is in my head, but knowing that doesn’t make it easier to like. My husband and kids love fish, but since I do almost all of the cooking, they don’t get fish. I don’t even know how to cook fish, except for this fish patty recipe my mom makes from canned tuna or salmon. Continue reading →
This pectin-free jam is much thicker than syrup, but still easily spreadable–just the way my family likes it. Avoiding pectin allows you to limit the sugar in your jam. This recipe has twice as much fruit as sugar.
These dairy-free meatballs are delicious. This is a large recipe and perfect for stocking your freezer with healthy, great-tasting freezer meals.
On busy days, I often wish we would eat take-out for dinner. I used to buy Chinese food because it seemed to have less dairy, but now since we have a little one with a soy allergy as well as dairy, Chinese is not a good option either.
The secret ingredient of these moist cakes isn’t pudding mixes or dairy. The secret ingredient is grated zucchini. The zucchini melts away into the cake so you can’t even tell it is in there.
My five-year-old has a summer birthday. I thought he wanted a chocolate cake and started grating zucchini for a chocolate zucchini cake, but he picked out a boxed spice cake mix. Since I already grated zucchini, I decided it was time to experiment. Continue reading →
After being away from my garden for a week, I came back to find my zucchini plants loaded with overgrown zucchini. Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables, if it is possible to narrow it down. It is so mellow, versatile, and plentiful. I’m loving the zucchini season.Growing up, my dad loved telling a joke about tourists that came to visit their friend in Idaho one summer. The Idaho host takes the visitors to Yellowstone Park and they stop and visit Old Faithful. The visitors are about to lock the doors to the car, but the host tells them Continue reading →