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Mom's Beef Pot Roast - Paleo Style.

In 2011 I made some of my mom’s recipes for the blog. They are family recipes that hold a nostalgic soft spot in my heart, but they do include prepared food items as well as grain and dairy derived ingredients. 634 more words

Gluten Free

Offal with Grandma: Chicken Hearts & Gizzards.

This is a recipe I have always wanted to try. I remember having it at Grandma’s house growing up and watching all of my uncles fight over the hearts! 178 more words


A Loaf of Meatloaf.

This is my first loaf of meatloaf. I have made muffin cup meatloaves before, somehow they seem less intimidating. But I have never made the loaf. 454 more words

Dairy Free

A Garden Sleeper: The Tomatillo and some Salsa.

For two years I have tried to grow tomatillos and for two years I have failed (or so I thought). They take up a lot of space in the garden and never seem to ripen on time. 259 more words

Gluten Free

Skillet Macaroni & Cheese.

I have still got the itch to cook with the skillet we picked up while on vacation. I really don’t know why either. There is just something about it that makes me feel warm inside. 354 more words


Chicken Pot Pie Soup.

Three words: chicken.pot.pie. Does that not entice wonderful thoughts of dark evenings, warm fires, and quiety falling snow outside? It does for me. It is the blanket of all foods, warm and cozy, it wraps your insides in in the equivalent of a down parka. 271 more words


Crock Pot Chicken Soup.

I know it is still hot around most of the country, it’s hot as heck here, finally getting well over 90 for the first time. But I can already feel fall in the air, it is coming (or at least that is what I am telling myself). 338 more words