Sweet and Tangy Cucumber Salad

This recipe is a summer favorite. My mom has made this my entire life and summer just isn’t right with out this salad!

It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: I have not taken a calorie count on this yet.

What you need:
1/2 Cup Distilled Vinegar
1 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 tsp Celery Seed
2 Med/Lg Cucumbers – peeled and sliced
1 Med/Lg Onion – peeled and sliced then cut slices in half and separate
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How To:
Mix all ingredients except cucumbers and onions until sugar is dissolved.
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Add Celery Seed.
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Add cucumbers and onions. Toss well.
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Place in fridge for at least 8-12 hours before serving. Toss around a few times while in fridge.
Serve and enjoy!
Perfect side dish for any summer meal! Great for carry ins and get togethers.

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Sweet and Tangy Cole Slaw

I am extremely picky with my Cole Slaw. I haven’t made it in years. It just sounded good for today and I needed a no mayo (egg/dairy) recipe. This slaw rocked! I will be making this many more times for sure. Cook outs will rock with this side dish!
Took me all of 10 minutes to make! Even better!

It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: I have not taken a calorie count on this yet.

What you need:
1 lb bag Cole Slaw Mix
2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp celery seed
5 TBL vegetable oil
6 TBL Apple Cider Vinegar
6 TBL Sugar
1/2 Cup Distilled Vinegar
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How to:
Add all ingredients to sauce pan except slaw mix over medium/high heat until sugar is dissolved.
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Dump slaw mix into bowl.
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Pour mixture over slaw mix and toss well.
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Cover and place in fridge. Stir every few hours until served.

This is so good! Sweet and Tangy taste with every bite!
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Grilled Veggie Kabobs

We have been grilling a TON of veggie kabobs lately. Almost with very meal. You can make these to fit your tastes. Tonight we did mushrooms only! Yum!

It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: I have not taken a calorie count on this yet.

What you need:
Veggies of your choice
Examples:
Onion, Mushrooms, Zuchinni, Carrots, Sweet Peppers, Spicy Peppers, Potatoes, Asparagus, tomato, etc.
Worchester Sauce
Garlic Salt
Olive Oil

How To:
Prepare all veggies by washing, slicing, and chunk cutting.
Place all prepared veggies in a large bowl.
Add some (I do not measure you do not need a lot just enough to coat) olive oil and garlic salt.
Toss with hands.
Now add Worchester sauce and toss with hands. I add quite a bit of this.
Layering veggies of your choice on your Kabob.
Sprinkle one more time with garlic salt.
Grill until veggies are tender/cooked to your taste.

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Savory Baked Beans

What man doesn’t like baked beans? What do they say “it’s the musical fruit”. 🙂

These baked beans are just the right amount of sweet and bacon with a down home taste.

It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: I have not taken a calorie count on this yet.

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What you need:
Any brand of country style baked beans – large can
Mustard
Ketchup
Light Brown Sugar
5 slices Microwave Bacon
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How to:
Empty baked beans into casserole dish.
I do not measure ketchup, mustard, light brown sugar. I eye ball it.
I use approx. 2-3 TBL ketchup, 1 tbl mustard, and 2-3 TBL Light Brown Sugar.
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Stir and mix well.
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Top with bacon.
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Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cover in foil and bake for 30 mins.
Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
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Serve and enjoy!
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BBQ Pork Chops – Crockpot

Who does not like RIBS! The messier the better! Ribs are one of my signature meals. I typically make them in the oven first then grill. I wanted something different so played around with my crockpot and ribs. My grilled ribs are a favorite of our friends and family. I can not wait to share my crockpot ribs with friends and family now! They turned out amazing! If I must admit better than my grilled ribs!

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It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: I have not taken a calorie count on this yet.

What you need:
1 Rack of Ribs
2-3 TBL Worchester Sauce
1-2 Bottle of your BBQ Sauce
1 TBL Minced Garlic
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How to:
Mix all ingredients into crockpot. Save about 1/4 bottle of BBQ Sauce.
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Slice your ribs into 3-4 rib sections and place in crock pot. Do not allow ribs to sit on each other.
Stand them up on edges and against wall of crock pot.
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Cover with remaining BBQ Sauce.
Flip rib sections around to cover them in sauce.
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Turn on high and cook 6-8 hours.
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Preheat oven to broil.
Once ribs are cooked through remove from crock pot and place on foil lined cookie sheet.
Cover ribs with BBQ sauce from the second bottle.
Broil for approx. 10 mintues or until BBQ Sauce begins to bubble and slightly carmelize.
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Serve and enjoy! These are finger licking good!
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Quick Fruit Salad

I love fruit of almost any kind. This is a quick easy fruit salad that can be made in advance and the longer it sits in the fridge before serving the better it is!
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It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: I have not taken a calorie count on this yet.

What you need:
Any fruit you would like.
I used apples, a banana, strawberries, and grapes.
Equal parts of lemon juice, water, and sugar.
For this I used 1/2 Cup of each lemon juice, water, and sugar.
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How To:
Peel, Slice, Dice, and Clean your fruits.
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Add your lemon juice, water, and sugar into a large bowl and mix well until sugar is dissolved.
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Now add your fruits and mix well!
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Cover with lid and place in fridge for at least 2-3 hours.
Serve and enjoy!
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Hot Dogs in the Crock Pot

Making hot dogs in a crock pot is as easy as 1-2-3. The taste is amazing!

It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: 150 for 1 hot dog (based on the food brands I used) Read your labels for accurate calorie counts. Follow package serving size for accurate counting of calories. I measure everything per plate/bowl based on serving sizes listed on all packages/containers to determine calories.

What you need
Hot Dogs
Crock Pot

How To:
Easy!
Dump your hot dogs in the crock pot turn on low and cook approx. 2-3 hours. About half way through cooking rotate bottom hot dogs to top and top hot dogs to bottom. Do NOT add water.
Once your cook time is up turn crock pot to warm and leave until ready to serve!
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That simple!