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Sugar |

Going Sugar Free…

With so many diet plans out there, not many are as simple as just going sugar free.  Yet going sugar free isn’t as simple as people assume it is.  Everything you eat has some type of sugar in it!  If you check your pantry, your cereals, oatmeal, crackers, breads, pastas have some type of sugar. […]

Oatmeal Bars |

Fruit Oatmeal Bars

Oatmeal bars are great to have all year round.  No need to use fresh fruit for them. Use any preserve you like from your pantry.  Another great thing about this recipe is it’s egg-free.  Hope you love this as much as my family does! By the way, if you are wondering why there is baking soda […]

mashed potatoes |

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

I love creamy mashed potatoes.  Mashed potatoes are a great side next to most proteins and it is easy to make.  There’s so many ways to make mashed potatoes and there’s so many different potatoes to choose from.  I prefer Yukon gold potatoes for their natural creaminess and their beautiful golden color.  Yukon potatoes are also best […]

Chili Mac |

Easy Cheesy Chili Mac

Easy and cheesy comfort food that you will love. Add more heat with green chili or change the taste by adding fire roasted diced tomatoes. If you are not a beef eater, swap with ground turkey or chicken. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Sausage Mushroom Wild Rice Casserole |

Sausage Mushroom Wild Rice Casserole

Serve this as a dish at a potluck or your next family get together.  This is hands down my favorite casserole.  This was an invention between three different recipes.  Lots of vegetarian and vegan recipes use sweet potato so that was the inspiration of adding sweet potato into the dish.  The red bell pepper gave the dish a sweeter flavor and beautiful color.

Instead of sweet potato, try using butternut squash to alert the recipe. Also, I used shiitake mushrooms but you can use any other type of mushroom.  Shiitakes have a savory flavor so it compliments this dish well.