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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Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

Moist and delicious this simple gluten free banana bread recipe is made with rice flour, tapioca starch and soft bananas. Sometimes it’s tough to enjoy eating gluten free banana bread. Many versions I’ve tried have been dry, crumbly and bland. Making my own seems to be the only way to get a moist and delicious gluten…
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Shirley Temple Recipe (with Orange Juice)

In this post: A classic Shirley Temple Recipe the way it should be – made with Orange Juice. Plus a version with alcohol for the adults! Ya gotta love a good drink recipe. And this Shirley Temple drink recipe does not disappoint even the adults!    Yes, yes. I know the Shirley Temple is totally…
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Baked Ziti Recipe – Can Be Made Gluten Free and Dairy Free!

 A simple casserole that can be made gluten, dairy and meat free in under an hour! My dad had this rule when I was growing up – when it’s hot outside and the air conditioning is on, do NOT turn on the oven! Seriously. From June until about mid-September the oven wasn’t an option for cooking. It’s…
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Halfway Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

An easy to put together, dairy free, flavorful halfway homemade Caesar salad dressing. As promised when I shared our Halfway Homemade Croutons recipe last week, I’ve got a yummy halfway homemade Caesar Salad Dressing recipe to go with. Making homemade Caesar salad dressing from scratch isn’t usually possible around here. Who am I kidding? It…
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Halfway Homemade Croutons

Using store-bought gluten free bread, these halfway homemade croutons are easy and delicious! Awhile back I mentioned that even halfway homemade is better than preservative laden pre-packaged foods. It’s totally true. I would rather eat something almost from scratch than something out of a package any day! Which brings me to these halfway homemade croutons. They’re only…
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halfway homemade spaghetti sauce

Quick Homemade Spaghetti Sauce – Ready in Under 30 Minutes!

 Easy-peasy homemade spaghetti sauce to pair with pasta for a quick meal! I’ve always loved to cook. Not gourmet meals by any stretch of the imagination, just simple yummy dishes. I’m no Ina Garten or Julia Child, after all. But I do love to spend time in the kitchen creating delicious food for my family and…
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Creamy Coleslaw Recipe – Perfect for Summer Picnics, BBQs and Potlucks!

Easy and quick to make this creamy coleslaw recipe is the perfect side for bbq burgers hot off the grill or our famous Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken! Summer is the time for picnics, lazy days on the beach and family barbecues. The last thing anyone wants to be doing is slaving in the kitchen for hours….
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