Category Archives: Cooking Tips

Soaking Beans & Our Allergy Home Meal Plan

A dear friend texted me last week asking if I soak my beans before cooking them in the crockpot.  {As a side note, she told me that she had several cans of beans in her hand at the store, but … Continue reading

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Beans, Beans…& Our Allergy Home Meal Plan

‘Tis the season for staying indoors more.  I say it’s also the season for stocking up your freezer.  Since soups, chilis, casseroles, and the like are typically seen on meal plans this time of year, why not plan ahead a … Continue reading

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Empty Cupboard Cooking & Our Allergy Meal Plan

I know that I’m not the only one who comes to dinner time (or later) and find there is no food to eat, let alone have something prepared.  While I do my best to avoid this situation through meal planning, … Continue reading

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Budget Tip: Lowering Food Costs & Our Allergy Meal Plan

In these tough economical times, or if you just generally try to live frugally, food can be a money sucker.  I do my best to shop sales, use coupons, buy in bulk, cook from scratch, and resist restaurants, but there … Continue reading

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Freezer Cooking Plug & Our Meal Plan

We have a busy week of camp in the morning and VBS in the evening, so I want to make sure all our meals are quick and easy.  In fact, I’m going to take several meals right out of the … Continue reading

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Benefits of Cooking Dried Beans & Our Allergy Home Meal Plan

You’ve all heard the benefits of adding beans to your diet.  (If you haven’t, do a google search.)  They contain a good amount of fiber, are easy to prepare, inexpensive, and a great meat substitute.  Let me challenge you to … Continue reading

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Cooking Tip: Lemons & Our Allergy Home Meal Plan

I learned a number of years ago that the best way to get the most out of a lemon (or lime).  This may be well-known to most of you out there already, but perhaps not.  (If I had a working … Continue reading

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Crockpot Hate & Our Allergy Home Meal Plan

My husband hates crockpots!  I know.  How dare he hate such a convenient kitchen appliance?  But it is true.  He does not like the flavor and texture of foods cooked in the crockpot.  Now, I actually have to agree with … Continue reading

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Cooking Tip: Cleaning Burnt Pans

I had the great idea recently to have a nice warm breakfast on a Sunday morning before heading off to church early.  I made the Steel Cuts Oatmeal recipe without the milk the night before and stuck it in the … Continue reading

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Q & A: How to Create Allergy-Friendly Recipes?

When people first find out about the food allergies in my home, they respond in astonishment, How do you cook anything? You must have to do a lot of extra work! My response is usually the same, It’s not too … Continue reading

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