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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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 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.

French Toast

French toast and pancakes are our boy’s favorite meals! They could eat it breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

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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 meal yet.

What you need:
2 Cups Loaf of FROZEN Bread (your choice – watch for allergens)
Plain or Vanilla Soy Milk
2 tsp Vanilla
2 TBL Sugar
1 TBL Cinnamon
Butter (dairy free – watch for allergens)

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How to:
Add all ingredients except butter to mixing bowl and whisk well.
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While mixing have your flat skillet on low warming up.
Take just a sliver of butter and put it on the four areas of the skillet each piece of bread will lay.

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Take a piece of frozen bread and quickly dip it into your French toast mixture.
Flip the piece over and quickly dip the other side into the mixture.
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Lay first piece of bread on skillet and continue doing the next 3 pieces of bread in the same manner.
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Cook on low until both sides are browned and not “mushy”

Serve with your favorite syrup! Enjoy ❤

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Real Snow – Snow Cones

This winter has been unbelievable. The “polar vortex” has definitely showed itself time and time again. With temperatures ranging from -35 to just a freezing for several weeks now dumping inches and inches of snow every couple of days we have had to find things that are fun and keep the kids entertained. First was the real snow ice cream (check that recipe if you haven’t yet) now it’s Real Snow – Snow Cones.

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 counted the calories yet :/
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What you need:
5 cups fresh snow (yup, not the yellow snow) Make sure its fresh and clean
1 packet of your favorite Kool-Aid
1 cup sugar
1-2 cups water

How to:
Collect your 5 cups or more if needed of fresh snow.
In a separate bowl combine, Kool-Aid packet (we used grape), 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water. Mix until sugar is dissolved. Judge the thickness as you are mixing. You want it to be more of a thicker syrupy consistency. Add more water if needed.
Fill the cup/bowl of choice with snow and pour Kool-Aid mixture over top. You be the judge how much you would like on your snow cone. Stir to combine with snow.
Serve and enjoy!
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Fun winter treat for the whole family!!!

Snow Ice Cream

Wait! What? Yes I said snow ice cream! This is FANTASTIC for those with food allergies! A fun treat that is SAFE!

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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 counted the calories yet :/

What you need:
5 cups fresh snow (yup, not the yellow snow) Make sure its fresh and clean
1 cup Very Vanilla Soy Milk (or your choice of any style milk
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Toppings of your choice
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How to:
With fresh snow in large bowl pour all ingredients over snow and mix, mix, mix with a fork.
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Mix until everything is all incorporated.
Snow Ice Cream has a more crystaly (new word) substance to it. Not as “creamy” as real ice cream
Serve into bowls and add the topping of your choice.
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