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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mashed cauliflower

Make this Easy, Dairy Free Mashed Cauliflower Recipe!

Are you avoiding potatoes? Make this easy, dairy free mashed cauliflower recipe instead! Made with garlic, this makes a nice mashed potato substitute. Dean and I no longer eat potatoes very often. Don’t get me wrong…we’d love to. It’s just that we’ve found that the inflammation and subsequent aches and pains from that are not…
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White chocolate toffee shortbread

Easy Gluten Free Shortbread Made with White Chocolate & Toffee

Shortbread is a quintessentially winter treat. But if you can’t have gluten, it can be hard to find gluten free shortbread. No more! Here’s an easy gluten free shortbread cookie recipe made with white chocolate and toffee.  Admittedly, I’m not much of a baker. So much so that we have a couple of friends who…
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Absolutely the Best Homemade Peach Coffee Cake Ever

Although it’s not inherently a fall dessert, this homemade peach coffee cake is absolutely the best coffee cake ever! Plus, technically the colors are still very autumnal!  At the time I’m writing this, it’s smack dab in the middle of pumpkin spice everything. Coffee, lattes, cookies, pies, cakes. You name it, it’s pumpkin spice season…
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Butterscotch Hot Chocolate Recipe

Butterscotch Hot Chocolate – Made with Only 3 Ingredients!

This easy to make hot chocolate with butterscotch is rich and delicious…and perfect for cozying up by the fire on cold winter nights! Butterscotch is my absolute favorite flavor. For real. I would choose butterscotch over chocolate any day. Or fudge, fudge is good too. Anyway, we can talk about fudge another day. Right now,…
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Apple Orange Cranberry Holiday Sangria – Make a Pitcher!

This apple orange cranberry holiday sangria is the perfect mix of fruit and spices for the winter months! Make up a pitcher & have it ready to serve guests! I think I may have mentioned it before, but sangrias are one of my favorite beverages! Which means, I’m very excited to share this apple orange…
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The Best Homemade Mandarin Chicken Salad Recipe You’ll Ever Make!

In this post: Make this salad a meal! Here’s the best homemade Mandarin Chicken Salad you’ll ever make! Plus you can use rotisserie  or canned chicken to save you time in the kitchen! With this Mandarin Chicken Salad recipe, you’ll be hooked after just one bite. There’s just something so refreshing about the flavors of…
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Coconut Rum Hot Cocoa – Warm Up Your Winter Evenings!

Everyone loves a cup of hot cocoa in the middle of winter. This recipe for coconut rum hot cocoa is sure to warm up your winter evenings! For us grown ups, sometimes it’s fun to add something a little extra to our hot chocolate, right? This recipe for coconut rum hot cocoa is sure to…
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homemade hamburger helper

Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe – Dairy Free and Gluten Free

Pure comfort food, in a hurry, without any bad stuff! Our Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe is simple to make and tastes great! And it can be made dairy free and gluten free too! I’m fairly certain if you grew up in North America you’ve probably had Hamburger Helper. If you don’t know what that is…
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Blueberry Flower Tarts – The Cutest Little Treat!

Make these cute little blueberry flower tarts with the kids or for a summer picnic! We’re back with another blueberry recipe (July is National Blueberry Month)! This time we’re sharing Blueberry Flower Tarts. Aren’t they so adorable! They are perfect for spring brunches, baby showers, picnics, or as Easter basket stuffers. And they come together pretty…
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Make these yummy, family-favorite blueberry oat muffins for breakfast or a quick snack!

Blueberry Oat Muffins – A Yummy, Healthy Breakfast Muffin Recipe

Make these yummy, family-favorite blueberry oat muffins for breakfast or a quick snack! While I’m not a huge fan of oats, my family loves them! And these blueberry oat muffins make the perfect breakfast food! Here’s a quick little video recipe for you! More Muffin Recipes Fresh Strawberry Muffin Recipe – May is National Strawberry…
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