The Best Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake
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The Best Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake

Summer is my favorite time of year for many reasons, and one of them is fresh strawberries and homemade strawberry shortcake. Strawberry shortcake is an early summer treat for our family so I only make it a couple of times during the year. We like it best when the berries are local and ripe. I…

7 Layer Salad ~ Dairy & Egg-Free Options
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7 Layer Salad ~ Dairy & Egg-Free Options

This 7 layer salad is the most requested salad I have ever made. It’s also my favorite dish on Thanksgiving and Easter. All the flavors and textures are absolutely perfect together, and to be quite honest, I can hardly put down my fork in between bites! Think big when you choose a bowl to serve…

Mom’s Chocolate Zucchini Cake ~ Gluten-Free & Vegan options
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Mom’s Chocolate Zucchini Cake ~ Gluten-Free & Vegan options

Mom’s Chocolate Zucchini Cake is a great reason to grow zucchini. This easy chocolate cake will likely have you going back for seconds. If you prefer a lighter version, substitute the butter with 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce; no one will ever know. And if cake isn’t your thing, bake some cupcakes with chocolate drizzle….

How To  Pick And Cut A Watermelon – No-Fail tips
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How To Pick And Cut A Watermelon – No-Fail tips

How to pick and cut a watermelon… There’s nothing quite like a sweet juicy watermelon but sometimes selecting one can be tricky business. With that said…I wasn’t very good at picking a sweet, juicy watermelon. My mom is a pro at this. She thumps on a few of those big round, sometimes oval-shaped fruits and…

Incredibly Flaky Biscuits ~  Dairy-Free & Vegan Options
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Incredibly Flaky Biscuits ~ Dairy-Free & Vegan Options

Incredibly Flaky Biscuits are the real deal. The biggest challenge we have is not making them every night! The soft, flaky layers of these irresistible biscuits will have you grabbing for two or three at a time.  It’s probably a good idea to make a double batch because the leftovers make fantastic egg and ham…

 Old Fashioned Potato Salad  ~ Gluten & dairy-free options
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 Old Fashioned Potato Salad  ~ Gluten & dairy-free options

My grandma, like so many grandmothers…made the best old-fashioned potato salad! I use to love picking the extra big chunks of potatoes out of the salad when I was little. A creamy, homemade salad dressing is a “win-win” as you will find with this potato salad. The dressing is actually my mom’s recipe, and it…

Macaroni Salad ~ Gluten-Free and Vegetarian
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Macaroni Salad ~ Gluten-Free and Vegetarian

 This is your basic macaroni salad…nothing fancy, just good old-fashioned taste.  This salad can be made gluten-free as well, substitute your macaroni for gluten-free and check the label of your dressing. Miracle Whip is gluten-free and lactose-free. Add some crumbled bacon or sliced olives for variety and pizazz. This is how we love it! Even…