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The Best Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Recipe

Before my bariatric surgery, I loved pecan pie. It was my favorite pie ever, and I made a lot of them. And ate them. No holiday went by without a decadent pecan pie. When I went gluten-free, I thought I wouldn’t be able to eat another pecan pie, but then I had a thought. I never loved … Read more

Easy Homemade Ice Cream (Philadelphia Style – No Eggs)

How to make the best homemade vanilla ice cream recipe including variations for many different fruit flavors including strawberry and chocolate! This simple and easy recipe has no cooking, is made without eggs, and uses an ice cream maker machine to make the finished product. This quick eggless recipe is also no cook!

Originally published on June 12, 2009, this easy homemade ice cream recipe has delighted my family for almost ten years. Because it has no eggs, it doesn’t need to be cooked at all before freezing, and I have no worries about giving my kids raw eggs. As you probably have already guessed, I no longer … Read more

Sugar-free BBQ Sauce Recipe

The world's best sugar-free, gluten-free, low carb, healthy BBQ sauce - This simple, easy, homemade recipe has no added sugars (not even honey) and features apple cider vinegar, chili powder, and liquid smoke for the familiar flavor you love. The spices work well for any meat.

I am talking a lot about food this week, not for any reason in particular.  I know it’s a departure from my normal Christian content, but we all eat, so I thought I’d share some of the good things we’ve been eating recently.  Since my bariatric surgery, I have followed a very strict sugar-free, very … Read more

Roasted Red Beets with Feta Cheese

Healthy roasted red beets recipe with feta cheese - This healthy side dish is baked in the oven with oil and balsamic vinegar for perfect veggies, every time! Low carb and gluten free.

My Grandma is 89. She lives alone, far away from me, but she is, and has always been, one of the most important people in my life. Until I was 9, my sisters, parents, and I lived in a trailer on Grandma’s 100-plus acres in northwest Pennsylvania. My parents tended an expansive garden near our … Read more

Healthy Onion Dip

This healthy Greek yogurt onion dip is great for veggies, snacks, and chips. You're going to love it with dinners too! Vegetarian recipe.

I originally published this healthy onion dip for dipping with fried pierogies, but I have since enjoyed it with veggies as well. Joe likes it with chips. I have been digging through the archives of my little old blog (all 2,000 posts) over the last couple of weeks, and I found a bunch of recipes … Read more

Pierogies Alfredo

Pierogies alfredo with ham, broccoli, and tomatoes - This simple and easy recipe starts with a box of frozen pierogies and adds a jar of alfredo sauce with ham and veggies. They make a perfect side dish or main dish for a weeknight dinner.

When I was a young, single girl, I used to make pierogies all the time, and this was one of my favorite ways to cook them. First of all, it’s super easy. You just toss the ingredients together, stir the sauce through, and bake. There’s nothing to it. You don’t even pre-cook the pierogies. Second, … Read more