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So many people think that being on a gluten free diet means you have to spend more money at the grocery store. And they’re right, but they’re wrong. They’re right in that it can cost more at checkout. But they’re wrong, in that it doesn’t have to cost more. So how do I do it? […]


Lunch Time Inspiration: Simple Skewers Recipe

by Tricia on August 2, 2013

While we love our nibble trays for a simple lunch, our newest favorite is simple skewers. Toothpicks make all the difference! Those pictured below are simply turkey lunch meat or turkey pepperoni with sliced, block cheddar cheese. Add some sliced apples on the side and maybe some chips and you have a meal! Lunch Meat […]


This is an absolutely nut free and fun recipe for get togethers – or an afternoon snack at home! Always looking for ways to substitute SunButter for peanut butter, I came across a recipe for a Peanut Butter “Cheese Ball”. It is absolutely delicious with SunButter. SunButter “Cheese Ball” Dip Recipe Adapted with thanks to […]


Sweet potatoes in the slow cooker? Yes, please! I love those ‘fix it and walk away’ type meals. Especially a meal that is allergy-friendly! Modeled after Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes at A Year of Slow Cooking, making sweet potatoes the same way is easy. If you bake a bunch of sweet potatoes at once, then […]


My friend, Linda from The Gluten-Free Homemaker, is offering her fantastic resource for How to Be Gluten Free on Kindle for FREE today and tomorrow! This is not a recipe eBook, although it does contain a few recipes in the Appendix to get you started. Instead, it is a book that delves into the actual […]


Two Ingredient Lemon Bars Recipe

by Tricia on April 5, 2013

Spring does make me think of lemon recipes. These pretty, yellow lemon bars are easy to make with children since they just call for two ingredients (no eggs! no nuts!). You can even substitute your favorite gluten free angel food cake mix to make then gluten free. Two Ingredient Lemon Bars adapted from Practically Living […]


Tricia’s SunButter Oatmeal Recipe

by Tricia on March 8, 2013

This is such a basic breakfast idea. But maybe like me you need a little reminding about the basics. Like simple mix-ins for oatmeal. Just make your favorite oatmeal serving and mix in one tablespoon of SunButter®. SunButter Oatmeal Recipe 1/2 cup instant oatmeal 1 cup water 1 Tbsp SunButter® Place oatmeal in bowl and […]

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Slow Cooker Applesauce Recipe

by Tricia on February 8, 2013

Each week in my meal plan I intentionally include cooking fun. Simple, easy, on-hand cooking ideas to whip up with the children. I want to cook with them on purpose. Teach them to enjoy the process. So it has to be fun! A couple days ago we decided to make some slow cooker applesauce. My […]


Just wanted to let y’all know that I’ve shared a recipe for Gluten Free, No-Bake Energy Bites over on $5 Dinners. They are fairly allergen-free friendly, and would be top 8 free if you used Sunbutter sunflower seed butter, in place of peanut butter. And the Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips are the perfect size […]


Homemade Dairy Free Hot Cocoa Mix

by Erin on January 9, 2013

So the boys asked the other night for hot cocoa. I don’t ever purchase premade mix because most (if not all) contain nonfat dry milk, so it’s a no-go for us. They started out asking, then it turned to begging and then it quickly turned to pleading. I decided to appease them with…”well, let me […]