Pork chops, ground beef, and chicken thighs are three items from the meat department on my grocery list every week. The reason for this is simply because there are so many different meals you can make with these ingredients. Most importantly, these proteins are the basis for meals which are easy to plan ahead of time.
You have to understand the way my schedule works. I grocery shop for the whole week after church on Sunday. Going to the store any other day of the week just doesn’t make sense with our family’s schedule. With me working a full-time weekday job and my husband working nights and weekends, we take advantage of whatever time we can to enjoy life together as a family. Meals are an important part of this together time.
In order to accomplish this together time, I plan meals which won’t keep me in the kitchen when I could be spending time with my family. My go-to recipes have always been ones which are easy to plan ahead and quick to execute.
Everyone in the family enjoys this ranch pork chop recipe because it includes that magic ingredient “Ranch dressing mix.” You can’t go wrong with ranch in our house!
I like it because it can be prepared ahead of time and freezes well. The extra added bonus is this pork chop recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and egg free.
As many of you know my husband has adopted a gluten free and dairy free lifestyle, so now I am learning to adapt to his new dietary needs. So it has been a learning process for me, and something I am happy to share with anyone else that might need the same type of recipes. Over the weekend I had a craving for pie and I knew I had to find a gluten free dairy free pie crust recipe and after trying a few out I found one that I loved and worked like a charm! Making a pie crust from scratch is so easy. If you didn’t make it you would have no idea that this recipe was gluten free and dairy free! Continue reading
Do you need an easy dip recipe? Did you know that the Lipton® Recipe Secrets Savory Herb with Garlic Soup Mix you have in your cabinet is perfect for dips? I have a huge problem my husband is dairy-free and finding dairy-free dips is difficult. I was elated that I could find a quick dip that tastes great.
Do you also need a dairy-free 3-ingredient dip recipe that tastes great and no one else will know that it is dairy-free unless you want them to know? I was so stumped on what to make before I found this recipe. I only had a couple of minutes, and I had to make a treat for my party. I know that it is easy to keep Lipton® Recipe Secrets Onion Soup Mix on hand in my cabinet for those moments when you need a dip, and you need one quick. I also use them in a lot of my crockpot meals and of course as they are intended for soup I didn’t realize how many flavorful soups that you can make into dips. There are 6 Lipton® Recipe Secrets flavors that will turn your recipes from good to SUPER. I chose the Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Savory Herb with Garlic Soup Mix for my dip because I had it on hand. I used it in my crockpot for a chicken dish I make. You could actually use the dip recipe below if you double the salsa in it and place it over the baked chicken. The recipe for this 3- ingredient dip is simple and quick to prepare. It was a party pleaser. I know my friend liked it so much she texted me for the recipe.
So you have a recipe that calls for heavy cream right? And the problem is…you don’t do dairy. What is one to do!? Well, since you are here, I’m going to guess you are looking for some dairy free heavy cream right? Fear not! You have come to the right place. My husband has recently taken on the gluten free dairy free diet, so I’m always finding ways to make some of my favorite meals dairy free. Let’s check out how you can make dairy free heavy cream shall we?Continue reading
This week my daughter started her first season of soccer. This is a really big change for us because we have spent the last 3 years in the dance studio. My daughter decided it was time for a change and I told her I would always support her in her activities so that is what has led us to the soccer field! Every Saturday we have a game, and the parents are responsible for bringing snacks to the games. I’m up next week and I just found up that a child on our team has a dairy allergy. So I wanted to think of a yummy dairy free treat to bring to the team. Continue reading
I know school has already started back, but down here in the south we still have about a month of hot temperatures left in the year. (maybe even longer, the weather here is weird). So I’m still in summer mode, and when it comes to summer desserts, you can’t beat a cold bowl of ice cream. But as many of you know, I’ve been all about some healthy eating and ice cream doesn’t really fit in there. Or it didn’t until I discovered that I could make homemade dairy free ice cream quickly and easily! It’s only 3 ingredients and takes about 4 minutes to make. I promise it’s going to become one of your favorite dessert recipes! Let’s check out how to make it:Continue reading