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.

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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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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Garlic Spinach, Cheese, and Chives Stuffed Mushrooms

Garlic, cheese, mushrooms does life get any better than that? Why, yes it does! How about a HEALTHY garlic cheese stuffed mushroom!

This is not allergy free.

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

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What you need:
Olive Oil cooking spray
6 Large White Mushrooms cleaned and steams removed
Fresh Spinach Leaves
1 TBL Minced Garlic
1 TBL Chives
6 Triangles of Spreadable Cheese (healthy version)
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How to:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with olive oil cooking spray.
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Add chives, garlic, and cheese triangles to a bowl and mix well
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Add spinach leaves to bowl. Tear spinach leaves into smaller pieces
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Mix very well.
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Spoon cheese mixture into mushrooms
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Cook in over for about 15-20 minutes or until top of cheese mixture just turns golden brown
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Serve and enjoy!
Great appetizer or side dish!

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!

Hot Dog Coney Sauce – Crock Pot

Nothing like a Coney Dog or as some call it a Chili Dog. These are a weakness for me and sometimes I just have to have them!

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: 897 for two coney dogs with coney sauce, buns, hot dogs, onion, and cheese (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.

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What you need:
1 lb Ground Beef
1 Large Onion Diced
2 oz Cans Tomato Sauce
Sugar
Mustard
Garlic Powder
cayenne Powder
Chili Powder
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How To:
Brown ground beef and onion in skillet until thoroughly cooked.
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Drain grease and run hot water over cooked ground beef while in strainer to remove excuse fat.
Return to skillet.
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Add tomato sauce to skillet.
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Mix well.
Now is time to all all remaining ingredients. I do not measure these – I eyeball them and add them to taste. Taste as you go. You do not want it super sweet so do not over do the sugar. You do not want it super sour so watch the mustard. Increase or decrease cayenne and chili powder to achieve the desired spice you would like.
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Mix and mix and mix until well combined.
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Add to crock pot on low for 3-4 hours.
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Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
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You can cook your hot dogs in a separate crock pot as well. Makes this a super easy lunch or dinner and increase your recipes for a large get together! Search for our Hot Dog Crock Pot recipe for how to.