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 […]

Beet Pancakes: Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Last year when we got beets every week from our CSA, I had to find something creative to do with them.  I happened upon Weelicious’ Red Beet Pancakes recipe, and though it sounded a bit gross to me, I took a chance because really, we were running out of ways to use up the beets. […]

Strawberry Almond Granola: Turn a Food Flop Into a New Treat (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)

Next week I’ll share Bookworm’s many food intolerances, but the one that I find most difficult is eggs.  Sure I could use flaxseed as a substitute. . . but Bookworm is also intolerant to flaxseed.  I’ve moved on to using chia seeds, but at this point, baking remains, well, let’s just say, experimental.  There’ve been […]

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans, Hot Dogs & Peppers

Problem:  Two hot dogs left in the refrigerator and four hungry family members to feed. Solution:  Create a new, frugal recipe using the hot dogs as an accent for flavor. Our grocery budget this month is VERY tight because we paid $850 for our upcoming veggie CSA that will start in June and run through […]