Freezer Friendly Homemade French Fries

We love french fries, but we don’t like the cost of frozen store bought ones–or all of the icky chemicals that come with them. We never buy store bought frozen french fries anymore.  Now, I prepare them specifically for the freezer, and we can pull out the amount we want on the night we want […]

Chicken Apple Sausage, Kale and Rice Soup – OAMC, Dairy Free

My husband was hungry for this recipe this weekend, so I dug through the archives and found it.  We all enjoyed it (well, except one child), so I thought I’d share it again! Two things have been abundant in our Tuesday CSA delivery–kale and beets.  Kale is a powerhouse vegetable, but I wanted to find […]

Weekend Food Prep Experiment: The Answer to the Quest for More Time?

I love freezer cooking, but lately, it hasn’t been the best fit for our family.  (Argh!  Can you believe I said that?)  I love, love, love freezer cooking, but maybe for this season of our lives, it’s not working. Big Freezer Cooking Session Problems In recent months, I’ve run into some difficulties with freezer cooking: […]

Freezer Cooking Session, January 2017

My mom went home after visiting us for 5 weeks.  I’ll greatly miss both her company and her help around the house!  To try to ease the transition and since Sprout’s had grass-fed beef on sale for $3.99 a pound, I decided I’ll make a slew of beef freezer meals this Sunday and Monday.  (Whenever […]

Paleo Freezer Cooking Plan For December, 2015: A Recap

This semester, we’re going to be insanely busy.  In addition to our normal homeschool work, the kids are involved in two co-ops.  One meets for 4 hours one day a week.  There, Bookworm will take hockey, art, and calligraphy.  The girls will take gymnastics, art, and ballet.  I love this co-op because it’s a frugal […]

Getting Organized: Meal Planning and Cooking

Life’s been a whirlwind lately.  We went from being housebound for six weeks in August and September thanks to the bus strike to being busy almost every day with homeschool activities, shopping, appointments, etc. Lately, things have felt very out of control to me.  The house is cluttered and messy, I’ve been indulging in sweets […]

Pumpkin Carob Cookie Bars – Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free

One of my favorite food bloggers, Jessica at Good, Cheap Eats, is experimenting with gluten free living to help with an autoimmune condition.  She posted a recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.  Of course, I’m always on the look out for good gluten free recipes, and these bars looked delicious! There were just […]

Banana Cake Muffins: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free

I used to love banana cake.  However, once I had to give up many of the main components–gluten, dairy, and eggs–I figured my banana cake days were over.  But this week, after a little experimentation in the kitchen, I found banana cake can once again be in the food repertoire, and it’s delicious! (This post […]

Pumpkin Spice Muffins Recipe – Gluten Free, Dairy Free

This post contains affiliate links which help support Mom’s Plans. I’m constantly searching the web for new recipes. However, I rarely follow the recipe exactly as is.  Instead, I make changes based on what we have on hand and what my kids like as well as our food intolerances. I was looking for a simple […]

Inside Out Taco Casserole – Dairy Free, Gluten Free

I was searching for a way to use up our green peppers when I happened upon this recipe for Inside Out Stuffed Green Peppers.  The problem was that I didn’t have canned tomatoes, and we can’t eat Worcestershire sauce because of the gluten. So, I took some liberties and turned it into an Inside Out […]