Category Archives: Alternative Ingredients

Information on the use of alternative ingredients in standard recipes i.e. the use of gluten-free flours in the place of wheat flours; the use of artificial sweeteners, etc.

Quinoa & Brown Rice Salad

This recipe started out as a simple side dish salad (because it has a fantastic mix of salad veggies and ingredients in it) intended to be the “starch” part of a meal but also meant to fulfill that “salad” role. It has … Continue reading

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Sausage Cheese Sauce w/Vegetable Medley (Salsa di Formaggio Salsiccia con Medley di Verdure

 The way we usually serve this  Sausage Cheese Sauce w/ Vegetable Medley (Salsa di formaggio salsiccia con medley di verdure) is over Tomato Crepes (Crepes di pomodoro). Together it combines Italy’s wonderful flavors with French style and technique, a fusion of the best of each, for a totally unique dinner entrée … Continue reading

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Lite Country Gravy

• • • • • • • • Originally created to cut some of the fat and the sugars while keeping all the flavor and sensory goodness of Granny’s Traditional Recipe, this version of Lite Country Gravy has become not only our … Continue reading

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Chicken Fried Chicken Steak (Oven-Fried)

Chicken Fried (Chicken Steak)                          Serves 6-8 Holy Moly! What a redundant sounding name for a recipe! The thing is we wanted to make sure the title is truly descriptive … Continue reading

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Ham & Cheese Waffles

Ham & Cheese Waffles This recipe makes 2 full Belgian Style Waffles but doubles or triples easily. This is one of those recipes you’ll keep handy not just for breakfast. You’ll keep it at the ready as a “go-to”  for a speedy answer … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Pork Tenderloin Roll-ups

                                          While the bit of fussing it takes to accomplish this dish is maybe too much for a busy week … Continue reading

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Strawberry Shortcake for 18

Strawberry Shortcake for a Crowd Remember the original premise of this website?  Use what your have in your pantry and adapt when you can to make your cuisine yummy and easy without sacrificing nutrition, quality or integrity. This is a good … Continue reading

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Hurry-up Gluten-Free Taco Casserole

Who doesn’t love Tacos? For the busy family, there’s only one real problem with tacos:  they are somewhat labor intensive to prepare.  So the obvious answer to that objection to this toothsome  dinner is to turn it into a casserole.  The … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Salad Dressings

There are occasions when your taste buds  just won’t settle for plain bottled dressing on that beautiful salad you put together from hand prepared or pre-washed and combined greens, nuts and fruits, no matter how much or how little time you have to “get … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free ~ Pound Cake Style Yellow Cake

Talking to a friend recently about the need for gluten-free recipes I was surprised to hear her relate that she’d not enjoyed a single gluten-free food that she’d tried.  I found that totally disappointing in that many of us share … Continue reading

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