Category: Dairy-Free

Homemade Healthified Turkey Sloppy Joes

Healthified Sloppy Joes I used to love when my mom made Manwich Sloppy Joes from the can growing up!  Originally posted in October 2013, I recently updated this post (June 2021). This is one of the first things, i.e comfort foods, that we really started to “healthify” in the early days of the journey toward better health.  It is based on a Rachel Ray recipe but...

Spiced Roasted Chicken is Everything

Spiced roasted chicken is such an easy, tasty dinner dish and it takes very minimal prep. There are so many different ways to season chicken and I’m glad to share a couple of my absolute favorite spice blends with you.  Homemade Seasoned Salt Roasted chicken and veggies usually make it onto the menu most weeks because it is easy to make and you get a...

Delicious Reverse Seared Filet Mignon

Mmmm, Reverse Seared Filet Mignon So there are many ways to cook a nice thick cut of steak like filet mignon. You can grill it, sear it and finish it in the oven, or reverse sear it. It really depends on what you have going on. One of my favorites when making a Southwestern Steak Salad is to set the oven to 400 degrees.  Then...

Mom’s Favorite Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad This summer pasta salad reminds me of my mom and summer and neighborhood block parties growing up.  It was her go-to signature potluck dish because it was so easy to make.  And quite honestly, I think it came off the back of a bottle of Kraft Italian salad dressing. Just cooked pasta, avocado, sliced pepperoni and classic Italian dressing.  That’s it! My...

southwestern steak salad

Southwestern Steak Salad and Dressing

Summer time = Big Ol’ Salad time! And grilling season! So why not indulge in a steak salad loaded with veggies and a perfectly grilled steak and a delicious homemade southwestern dressing! The nice thing is you can add whatever veggies you like or want to throw on the grill. We usually grill mushrooms and red bell peppers and now corn is in season so...

Dehydrate Mandarin Oranges At Home

So why dehydrate mandarin oranges at home? Well, they are the best snack and full of flavor and you can eat them like candy. But they aren’t candy. They are just dried fruit with no sugar added and packed full of nutrients and fiber. I love dried fruit but these dehydrated mandarin oranges have quickly escalated to a favorite! My in-laws sent us a lot...

Chambord Dark Chocolate Truffles

These delicious and kinda boozy raspberry truffles are made with dark chocolate chips, raspberry liqueur, and coconut milk creamer. Then topped with toasted coconut flakes or cocoa powder. The coconut flakes were so much better! Homemade Truffles I had no idea how easy it is to make truffles at home! All you need are a few ingredients, too. I got the idea for these raspberry...

spicy chicken spaghetti

Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Spaghetti Sauce

This recipe for spicy chicken spaghetti is super easy to make and packs a nice kick of spice from the jalapeños!  It is gluten-free, dairy-free and delicious. Spicy Chicken Spaghetti So I originally posted this recipe for spicy chicken spaghetti way back in March of 2015.  But I really thought it needed a little more love so it is getting an update with some new...

Lemon Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

Lemon Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

This lovely one dish bake is full of potatoes, carrots, and a bone-in chicken breast baked with garlic, rosemary, lemons, olive oil and chicken drippings. After the chicken is roasted, it is cut into pieces and tossed with the vegetables for a delicious lemon garlic chicken and potato dinner. dinner inspiration Garlic lemon chicken and potatoes with rosemary is not a new concept. But we...