Homemade Granola

This summer we’ve spent a lot of time together exploring and baking. One of our favorite things to make is granola. Much of the store-bought allergy friendly versions have sugar as the first or second ingredient. I’ve been working on this recipe a while and now feel it is ready to share. I will say…

Saturday Mornings

Saturday mornings when I was growing up we went shopping. We may have had a soccer game or basketball game but we always ended up shopping for groceries and clothes at Seessel’s, Easyway, Goldsmith’s and Dillard’s followed by a treat at La Baguette. I have fond memories of those days but choose a slower paced…

Tea Party Saturday

The cafe we played almost daily in the winter has been closed for some time now. The lure of longer days and warmer temperatures have drawn us outside. Yesterday we played outside after school thinking the rain was on its way for the weekend. So we decided to skip our chores and play as long…

Sausage egg & cheese biscuit

Today I updated our biscuit recipe to remove the goat yogurt since we recently learned that Shelton can no longer have table sugar and lactose. Previously we were told no cow dairy and now it seems no goat or sheep dairy either. This morning we had chicken sausage, egg & cheese biscuit! It was a…

Mexican Chicken Soup with Black beans & Rice

When a cold snap reminds you that it’s not quite Spring it’s time for a pot of soup. After being at a swim meet I really didn’t think ahead much for dinner. I grabbed a whole chicken from the frig, veggies in the crisper, beans and tomatoes from the pantry. We were so hungry it…

Cafe and {Canned} Chili

We play Cafe almost every night lately. Shelton loves to rearrange the playroom and set the tables for a cafe. She delights in picking out plates, napkins, and making it beautiful. She usually writes the menus and serves the meals. While this is fun we are teaching her manners, how to pay the bill, and…

Super Simple Allergy Friendly Potato Soup

Church, Sunday naps, Mary Poppins, and yummy soup refreshed us this February day. I love potato soup and growing up loved Huey’s potato soup until we realized I couldn’t eat it due to the return of my infant allergies. I learned to replicate the thick creamy soup by puréeing half of the potatoes broth mixture…

Cowboy Beans

When I’m asked to bring baked beans I show up with my version of “cowboy beans” my mom made in a bean cooker growing up. They were delicious and filling with the ground beef. A meal in themselves. She cooked them in a brown McCoy bean pottery pot. The funny part….my mother did not and…

InstaSoup and so much more!

It’s a cold January day and I’m changing things up a bit. This month I’m updating blog photos, changing my Instagram name, and cooking a lot more. I’m planning to post more in 2019 and I’d love your input on what you’d like to see more of. So please leave me your thoughts in the…

Allergy Friendly Chicken Turkey Bacon Chowder 

Ever since my friend Kaitlyn posted about this Chicken Bacon Chowder she made I’ve been dying to convert this recipe for our allergies. Gluten, dairy, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, pork, and preservatives plaque our household. This is so delicious I know it will be a winter staple in our home. 🏡  Chicken Bacon Instapot Chowder  ingredients: 8 cloves…

Mexican Chicken Soup

We’ve been on such a soup kick lately and it’s not even officially fall 🍁. Lunch today was a creamy mushroom soup and tonight Mexican Chicken Soup. What I love about soup is you can use the same basic veggies and broth and change it up with proteins and spices. So here is our Mexican…

Grass fed veggie Chili 

After a week of indulging on vacation I was craving veggies and grass fed beef. The garden was full of peppers and tomatoes so chili it is! So here is a quick nutrient dense dinner.  Grass fed beef & veggie chili Ingredients: 2 lbs grassfed beef 2 Tablespoons olive oil  2 organic zucchini sliced &…