Easy Cheesy Hash Brown Muffins

So, today makes it one day past my due date. I've been doing good with the anticipation, but that is soon wearing thin. Let's get this baby out! The one nice thing about going late is I've had more time with my extra energy to get more things done. I'm known around my house as "Stuff Done Smyczek" ... there's always stuff I need to do. ...more
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How To Make Raw Probiotic Sauerkraut

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Meatless Monday: Home-Smoked Feta

Photo credit: Nancy Anne HarbordToday’s Meatless Monday post is an attempt to show the things you can take time over to enjoy if you’re not eating meat, to craft and flavour with consideration and attention. To make meals that evoke envy, not pity. Home-smoked feta!...more

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

We have been eating more gluten-free and vegan-friendly food around our house for health benefits.  I want my children to have healthier food options at home since they are already surrounded by unhealthy food outside of the home.  One of those types of food that they enjoy eating but have plenty of unhealthy options are sweets like cookies.  My son, Brody, loves chocolate chip cookies so h...more

Healthy Sweet Tooth: What Can I Use Instead Of Sugar?

It sounds good in theory but the agonizing reality of transitioning to a healthy lifestyle eventually smacks us in the face. Frantic, we conduct our own research, hoping to uncover that hidden gem that will make the process easy.  We go scouring the earth for that diamond in the rough- you know, that one study or tip that would prove we can be healthy without sacrificing our sweet treats....more

Torta Caprese

As the name suggests, the Torta Caprese (Caprese cake) originally comes from Capri, a beautiful little island, near Naples.Dark brown, a little bit crunchy on the outside but soft and moist in the centre, this delicious and decadent chocolate cake is widely appreciated all over Italy. It is also an amazing gluten-free cake, because it doesn’t contain any flour; although, in some recipes a little bit of flour might be used to dust the baking tin......more

Easy Potato, Bean and Sausage Skillet

My husband and I went camping a couple months ago, and since food is always a big part of any vacation, I wanted to make sure that we had some tasty dinners planned. We only have a tent though, not a big fancy trailer with a gourmet kitchen, so I knew that any recipe I picked needed to be easy to prepare. ...more

GF DF No Bake Banana Split Dessert

Do you remember Banana Split “Cake”? I sure do! It’s not a cake at all, instead it is a layered no-bake cold dessert.A family friend turned me on to this decadent dessert when I was in elementary school and when I started making desserts in my early teens, it was one I added to my recipe box....more