Applesauce was something that I grew up enjoying, but only out of small, plastic containers. As I grew older, I stopped enjoying the treat, and assumed I didn’t like it anymore. Heather encouraged me for almost a year to try her homemade applesauce, but I always turned it down saying I wasn’t “an applesauce person.” That was stupid on my part.
Thankfully, last autumn, she made it anyway. This applesauce is delicious, and I look forward to the times when she cooks it up at home. Better yet, it’s really easy. I hope you’ll take the time to make it as well; it’s a delicious homemade treat that’s way better than the stuff that’s pre-packaged in plastic. Continue reading →
Last Thanksgiving, we were brave and hosted both of our families in our little house. It was a fabulous time, albeit pretty cramped. We made everything within our food choices, and even brewed some homemade cider for the occasion. You can read a little more about it here.
One of the creations from that holiday was this stuffing. It’s made with my corn-less corn bread, and US Wellness Meats sugar free pork breakfast sausage. I’m sure you could buy some ground pork and season it and come up with a decent stuffing, but I’m fairly confident that this is the secret ingredient. I was a bit baffled by the response to this stuffing (it’s good, but I totally made it up), but after returning to the recipe a year later, it still holds up. Sometimes you just get lucky. I hope you’ll enjoy it as well. Continue reading →
Growing up, corn was a regular part of my diet. Corn was my favorite vegetable; little did I know it was actually a grain. We ate it all sorts of ways–grilled corn on the cob, frozen corn microwaved and seasoned with salt and butter, creamed corn over mashed potatoes, cornbread, etc. My absolute favorite was cornbread. Those dense, slightly sweet squares of golden goodness never lasted long.
We really have enjoyed the benefits of a paleo diet for our own health and wellness, and we felt it was only fair to share the love with our dog, Mason, as well. He does eat a real-food, gluten-free dog food, but we have had mixed success with dog treats.
Leave it to my Mom to come up with a cool, paleo-friendly dog treat recipe. She also hit a home run with her mushroom soup. Another fun fact is that she loves crafting, and makes a lot of the napkins and place settings for our photo shoots. You can check out her stuff on her Etsy site. Continue reading →
One of my guilty pleasures growing up was always fish sticks and those breaded fish patties. They’d occasionally have them at school lunches, and my dad has always been a fan of the frozen fish from our local freezer section. I haven’t purchased anything of the sort in quite a long time, and shudder to think how (and from what) they’re produced, but they sure were tasty. Continue reading →