Simple Family Food


Learn how to make simple family recipes and simple plus proven meal planning techniques to simplify your week  – so you can actually feed your family healthy meals faster. Appetizers, breakfasts, main dishes, desserts, drinks, snacks, and more. Most of our recipes are or can be made gluten and dairy-free and several are even Paleo and Keto-friendly!

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15 Genius Ways to Use Up All Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

In this post: Transform Thanksgiving leftovers into delicious meals with these genius ways to use them up, so you’re not wondering what to do with all that food! So the big day has come and gone – or it will soon and you’re super prepared! The family got together. Everyone gave thanks. And your Turkey…
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Easy Oven Roasted Veggies A Tasty, Simple Way To Cook Veggies

In this post: Here is a quick and easy recipe for oven-roasted veggies that makes a delicious side dish. Plus lot’s of tips and seasoning ideas.  Oven-roasted veggies are a super easy side dish for so many main dishes and they taste great added to salads and in soups as well. Here’s how to make…
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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus in the Oven – an Easy & Delicious Side Dish!

In this post: Looking for a simple and delicious side dish? Look no further than this bacon-wrapped asparagus recipe that you make in the oven.  When I cook, I tend to make the meat the main and somewhat special part of the meal, keeping the sides super simple. But sometimes I do love a little…
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How to Make Mashed Potatoes from Scratch – Easy, Creamy & Dairy-Free

In this post: Homemade mashed potatoes are easy to make and taste way better than mashed potatoes from a box. Learn how to make mashed potatoes the easy way! The best mashed potatoes are easy to make, creamy, and dairy-free. Here’s a how-to guide for making the best homemade mashed potatoes from scratch.  Tips and…
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The BEST Gluten Free Stuffing Recipe – for all your Holiday meals!

In this post: Classic, easy gluten-free stuffing that’s full of flavor and perfect for all your Holiday meals. Plus, it can be made ahead of time to simplify your day-of prep! Do you have a gluten allergy or sensitivity? This gluten-free stuffing recipe is the perfect alternative recipe to the traditional stuffing recipe that is…
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How To Cook A Turkey For Beginners (With Step By Step Instructions)

In this post: If you’re a beginner cook, the task of cooking a turkey can feel very daunting. But in this article, I’m giving you a step-by-step guide to preparing a turkey. It’s a great Thanksgiving or Christmas help for those who are trying their hand at making the family or friends’ Holiday dinner for…
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How to Make Homemade Gravy from Scratch – Any Kind + Gluten-Free

In this post: Easy homemade gravy recipe that is perfect for pot roast, turkey, chicken, or even poutine! Make it gluten-free by using rice flour or another gluten-free flour, or vegan by using vegetable broth. It took me years to learn to make gravy. Which is funny because once you know how it’s really not…
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Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner – Using Frozen Roast Beef!

In this post: Roast beef is a classic filling & nutritious supper. This slow cooker roast beef dinner recipe is extra simple because the roast is cooked in the slower cooker from frozen! A roast beef dinner is one of those classic meals that is all at once comforting, filling, and nutritious. And there is…
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Why I’ve Added a Caraway Dutch Oven to My Kitchen Cooking Tools

In this post: I’ve had an instant pot, a crockpot, and all manner of pots and pans before. But I’ve recently discovered that a Dutch Oven is a real handy workhorse to have in the kitchen.  Long before slow cookers and instant pots, Dutch Ovens were the original all-purpose cookware. Original designs have been around…
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Essential Kitchen Tools – 25+ Must-Haves for a Functional Kitchen

In this post: Here you will find some of my hands-down favorites and pretty much can’t-live-without kitchen tools! Every kitchen needs to have the basics – some pots and pans, serving dishes, etc. Essential kitchen tools make running a home, planning meals, and feeding your family so much easier! But if you’re just starting out…
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Ep: 004: Stocking Your Pantry & Preparing for Emergencies

  In this episode, I’m talking about the emergency fund you can eat, and getting yourself prepared for emergencies.  Listen on Amazon Music/Audible Listen on iTunes/Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify In this episode, Shannon discusses:  The emergency that prompted this episode Growing up up north and preparing for power outages, etc. Why she disagrees with…
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