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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Peanut Butter Cookies Just Like Grandma Used to Make!

These peanut butter cookies are just like the ones my grandma used to make! Except these days I used white rice flour to make them gluten free. 🙂 They still taste the same! I must apologize to those of you who can’t have peanut butter – because these Peanut Butter Cookies are amazing! They also…
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Classic Egg Salad Recipe – Great for Summer Picnics!

Perfect for summer picnics or family reunion pot luck lunches, this classic egg salad recipe will have you drooling for more! (This post was originally sponsored by Clever Girls and Cage-Free Eggs.) Whether it’s a picnic in the park complete with red buffalo check table cloth and wicker basket or a family reunion pot luck…
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Spinach, Herb and Garlic Crustless Quiche Recipe

Want to wow your family at brunch? Make this Spinach, Herb and Garlic Crustless Quiche Recipe and bring it with you! Delicious and filling! So, I’m pretty sure you all know how busy things are around here regularly, yes? You know – kids and contests and DIY projects. Oh my! You’re probably just as busy,…
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3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken

The slow cooker is frequently my best friend when we’re busy. This pulled chicken recipe uses only three ingredients and is super quick and tasty! No matter what’s happening, I’m still mom and everyone still needs to eat no matter how busy I am. Enter the slow cooker, a busy mom’s best friend, and our slow…
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Gluten Free Dairy Free Poutine

Gluten free, dairy free poutine. Made with a small amount of butter (or healthy butter substitute, broth and non-dairy cheese substitute. Delicious! Every once in awhile I feel a little bit deprived because of generally avoiding dairy products and gluten. I certainly feel better being gluten free and dairy free, but there are just those foods that…
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Chocolate Avocado Pudding – Vegan and Dairy Free!

 A smooth vegan chocolate pudding that’s super tasty and healthy – and made with avocados! I have to admit I adore avocados. Homemade guacamole is my absolute favorite thing to eat with rice crackers or Beanitos (corn-chip-like black bean chips). Awesome party food! Avocados are so versatile – I put them in shakes to thicken them…
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apple crisp

My Mom’s Apple Crisp | Recipe

Apple crisp is a classic North American dessert that can be made in a hurry. Perfect served warm alone or with ice cream. One of the best parts of the autumn season is the abundance of apples. Red ones, green ones, tart one, sweet ones. And all the good things you can bake with them, like…
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Chili Lime Mayo

Chili Lime Mayo – So Good with Fries & Sweet Potato Fries!

A spicy-good dip perfect for fries and sweet potato fries! We’ve been a little obsessed with sweet potatoes around here lately – and we’re totally LOVING Alexia Sweet Potato Fries! (The people at Alexia have no idea we’re writing this, btw. We just think there sp fries taste so dang good!) We’re also dip people…and ketchup is just plain…
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Mango Cashew Chicken – Like Takeout at Home!

Mango cashew chicken recipe that’s oh-so-close to takeout! Without the potential allergens and high price, make this delish dish at home! Several weeks ago a sweet friend and I had an unexpected opportunity to go out for lunch. She suggested a little Thai place that served us the most delicious Mango Cashew Chicken and Coconut…
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Baked Deep Fried Pickles – Tastes Like the Real Thing, But They’re Baked!

In this post: These baked ‘deep fried’ pickles have a tangy crunchy and make a great snack or appetizer! Have you ever had fried pickles? Deep fried pickles with Ranch dip? So tasty! But so not good for you. Not healthy (hello! deep fried!) and certainly not gluten free. So I made these und-fried fried…
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