Child #2’s Chimichangas

Yesterday, as you may know, was Cinco de Mayo, or Mexican independence day. We, in the states, tend to celebrate it too. Hey, it’s another reason to party, people! So, Child #3 decided that she would make chimichangas. She has been perfecting this recipe for a while now, and I’ll tell you, they are awesome!Continue reading “Child #2’s Chimichangas”

A Rainbow Promise & Chocolate Sauce

The other day we had a pretty strong storm here in Wisconsin. However, when the clouds moved East, the sun shined in the West and a beautiful rainbow appeared. It reminded me of that very first rainbow and the promise that went along with it. God has not abandoned us, even though the mortgage companyContinue reading “A Rainbow Promise & Chocolate Sauce”

Vanity Pancakes

Every once in a while we have breakfast for dinner. This is especially popular during Fridays in Lent, when we do not eat meat. Yesterday, Child #2 decided to make vanity pancakes. Vanity pancakes are light and fluffy. We generally make at least a double batch, since a single batch makes 20, 6″ pancakes. TheseContinue reading “Vanity Pancakes”

Did Someone Say Cake?

Ever since I was a child, our go-to yellow cake was a confection titled “Church Supper Cake” that my mom had found in some church cookbook. It was rich and flavorful and a favorite in our house. Then celiac disease. I have been trying for quite a few years to perfect this recipe into someContinue reading “Did Someone Say Cake?”

Three Cheers for Cherry Pie Filling

Ever wanted to make your own pie filling, but not sure where to start? Well, never fear; your recipe is here! I started making my own pie filling when I got tired of the sicky-sweet canned pie filling that was available in the stores. Cherry was especially problematic. I like tart cherries. So, if youContinue reading “Three Cheers for Cherry Pie Filling”

Impasta Lasagna

Tonight I made a cheater’s lasagna recipe. It’s easy, quick, and can be made vegetarian very easily. Here’s what you need: 9″ x 13″ pan Your favorite cooking spray 1 lb. of your favorite gluten free pasta, divided 30 oz. your favorite spaghetti sauce, divided 6 cups cottage cheese, divided 1 lb. extremely lean groundContinue reading “Impasta Lasagna”

Not So Leftover

We had a bowl leftover mashed potatoes from a dinner a couple nights back. What to do? Our favorite way to use up leftover mashed potatoes is the following recipe: Garlic-Cheese Potato Patties 4 cups leftover mashed potatoes 1 Tbsp. granulated onion 1 Tbsp. granulated garlic 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 1/2 cup cheese powderContinue reading “Not So Leftover”

A Day for Chocolate Cake

Today is officially Chocolate Cake Day. Did you know? Well now you have an excuse to partake in one. We were very fortunate that Child #2 decided to make Grandpa’s Favorite Chocolate Fudge Cake all on her own. Usually we make it together, but I, like everyone else besides Child #2 is suffering from oneContinue reading “A Day for Chocolate Cake”