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Recipes I've Shared:

Large Batch Salsa

There is a Mexican restaurant that we love going to that has an amazing salsa. This is the home version of that delicious salsa!
Please note that this makes an enormous amount of salsa - 11 1/2 cups!!


Incredible! (1 rating)
Gluten Free Marsala & Mushroom "Pasta"

Great served with a chicken cutlet!

Buffalo Style Ground Turkey & Potato Casserole

Buffalo style casserole with goat cheese which is cows milk dairy and gluten free.

Quick Turkey Taco Chili

Less than 30 minutes to the table for satisfying turkey taco chili.

Meat Sauce - Kinda Like Sloppy Joes

I like this served over rice. The taste is similar to sloppy joes but it is more of a sauce.

Basic Venison

This is a basic venison recipe which I use as a starter to make a few different dishes. One of the ways we like to use this is to put it on rolls with some melted "cheese". It is also very good made into a gravy with beef broth and served over rice or pasta.

Fry Sauce

We like to dip our oven baked fries in this sauce.

Red Lentil Soup

Simple yet delicious red lentil soup.

Dairy Free Gingerbread Cake

This is also basically fat free too!!

Dairy Free Shortbread

From the Allery-Free Cookbook

Dairy Free Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies

From Taste of Home and altered by me to be dairy free

Dairy Free Raspberry-Almond Bars

From The Milk-Free Kitchen Cookbook


Very Good (1 rating)
Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

From The Milk-Free Kitchen Cookbook.

Dairy Free Frosted Thin Brownies

From The Milk-Free Kitchen Cookbook

Rainbow Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti sauce with tons of veggies added!

Dairy Free Poor Man's Pierogies

Not light fare by any means but a dairy free version of polish comfort food.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Ham & Noodle Soup

This is a very thick and hearty soup.
If you like a brothier soup then please feel free to add more water and/or broth.

Quick Leftover Pork Loin Tex-Mex Chili

Quick and easy use for left over pork loin.
Delicious over rice!

Dairy Free Chocolate Layer Cake

This recipe is from the "Allergy-Free Cookbook" by Alice Sherwood. It is dairy, egg, and nut free.

This is by no means light or diet friendly...

Dairy Free Soft Sugar Cookies

This is a soft type sugar cookie that is not too sweet. Best frosted!!

Black Olive Bread Spread or DIp

This is great spread on warm bread or as a dip with chips!

Dairy Free White Bread

I do this dough using my kitchenaid mixer instead of mixing and kneading by hand.

Stuffed Pepper Soup

All the flavors of stuffed peppers in a satisfying bowl of soup!

Dairy Free Lasagna

Since finding out that I have IBS and thus dairy intolerant, I have started searching for new products and modifying the recipes that my family loves.

Mexican Style Meatloaf

This meatloaf is also really great when made with ground turkey instead of beef.
If you like it spicy then use pepper jack cheese instead of the cheddar jack.

Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic, & Basil

This is from "The Food You Crave" by Ellie Krieger.

This is adapted a little due to my husbands tastes compared to how it is written in the book.

Mexican "Lasagna"

This is a take on a Paula Deen recipe... I used the 98% fat free soups where possible and added the refried beans for additional fiber. While this is not something you should eat every day due to the calories, fat and sodium it is a nice change from the ordinary.

Imitation Crab Cakes

This recipe could be further lightened by using light or fat free mayonnaise.

Scampi Style Scallops over Angel Hair

This isn't an everyday kind of dish with its highish fat and calorie content, but it is a great special dinner for once in a while.

Special Comfort Mac & Cheese

You could lighten this up further by using fat free cream of mushroom soup - I just didn't have any on hand today.

Comfort Beef and Noodles with Peas

Not healthy but comforting to be sure.

Pink Lemonade Pie - lower fat

Not low calorie in any way - but it is lower in fat than the original version.

Chicken and Noodles

This is similar to a soup but should be thicker like a chowder.

Cheesecake cookie bars

This is a recipe that I have had for years. Not sure where it came from.


Very Good (38 ratings)
Chicken Thighs and Rice with Honey Lemon

One dish meal just add a veggie.

Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Not exactly healthy fare but good old comfort food.

Easy Skillet Creole Chicken

Simple skillet chicken with creole seasoning

Garlic Pork Alfredo with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Not the healthiest of fare but a throw together with items in my pantry.


Very Good (295 ratings)
Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Roast

A very easy way to make pulled pork in the slow cooker. This is a tangy BBQ sauce.

6 Grain Breakfast

This breakfast cooks itself overnight in the slow cooker! There's not a better way to wake in the morning.


Very Good (24 ratings)
Beef with Wild Rice, Mushrooms and Peas

A simple quick one pot meal.


Very Good (3 ratings)
Carne Guisada

This dish is excellent when served with Mexican rice and/or homemade tortillas.


Very Good (66 ratings)
Mandarin Orange Cake - Low Fat

Tangy citrus cake!


Very Good (7 ratings)
Navy Bean Soup

Classic Dried Bean Soup Recipe



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