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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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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5 Easy Appetizers – Perfect for New Year’s Eve, Game Day or Any Cocktail Party!

In this post: I’m sharing five easy appetizer ideas that can be ready in ten minutes or less. Perfect for holiday gatherings, or even if it’s just you, your hubby, and the dog!  Serving fun appetizers doesn’t have to be hard! You don’t have to come up with super fancy food to serve your guests…
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Delicious Gluten Free Dairy Free Lasagna

In this post: One of the foods I most missed living gluten free and dairy free was lasagna. Until I figured out how to make gluten free dairy free lasagna that actually tastes delicious!! I don’t at all regret going gluten and (mostly) dairy free, because I feel way better when I eat that way….
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Foods You Can Grow Indoors – How to Feed Your Family Fresh Produce Year Round!

In this post: Did you know that it is possible to grow a ton of different kinds of foods that your family loves indoors? You don’t even need to do it near a window if you’ve got the right equipment! Here are several foods you can grow indoors, plus some things you’ll need to know…
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10 Easy Easter Dessert Recipes to Make the Weekend More Festive

In this post: Need a few Easter dessert ideas to make the weekend a little more festive this year? Then you’ll love these ten easy Easter dessert recipes! I know that there is definitely more to Easter weekend than dessert. It’s a weekend dedicated to celebrating the miracle that is our Saviour conquering the grave…
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Canned Potatoes: Side Dish Recipe with Mrs. Dash + More Ideas

In this post: Canned potatoes are a really handy pantry staple to have on hand. Here’s a basic recipe, plus several ideas for how to use them in your every day and emergency cooking.  When I was growing up, my mom kept a fully stocked pantry that included soups and canned veggies. As an adult…
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12 Alternate Places to Shop for Food (That You Likely Forgot About)!

In this post: Need some food, but the grocery store isn’t an option? Here are 12 alternate places to shop for food that you may have forgotten about! Whether your grocery store is closed for a holiday and you desperately need eggs or milk, or there’s a genuine crisis and you can’t find what you…
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How to Freeze Fruits and Vegetables for Long-Lasting Freshness

In this post: Anyone with some freezer space and about 15 minutes to spare can freeze fresh fruits and vegetables for long-lasting freshness. Here’s how! Freezing fruits and vegetables at home can seem like one of those complicated things that you can only do in a huge factory setting but actually, anyone with some freezer…
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Cooking with Canned Foods | Recipes Using Canned Food

In this post: Why you should keep canned foods on hand, how to cook with canned foods and delicious recipes using canned foods.  In general, cooking with canned foods isn’t my favorite. I much prefer to use fresh meats, fruits and vegetables in all my recipes and meals. However, canned foods are really great to…
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