Recipes

Delicious Crawfish Filé Gumbo

I’ve been busy with physiotherapy and dental appointments the last 2 weeks, so I’ve been away from the blog. I know the most recent post was a recipe, but I’m missing New Orleans and am craving the food down there, so have to share this Crawfish Filé Gumbo recipe with everyone. Physio is going good. It’s helping already with just a few visits. Now if I could just stop hurting myself and having flare ups of MCAS and migraines. I’ve […]

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Tasty Instapot Black Beans

I love my Instapot! And I love Black Beans! I have problems eating anything that is slowcooked now because of the MCAS. It took me a while to figure out that was what was causing the problem and not the foods themselves most of the time. This is because the slower it’s cooked, the more time it has for histamine to form. It’s also why I have issues with leftovers – histamine forms the older food is too. And some […]

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Mouthwatering Crispy Gingersnap Cookies

I love a perfect mouthwatering crispy gingersnap cookie. I know many people would rather have a chewy soft gingerbread cookie, but not me. I love those hard packaged ones in the stores, but my recently discovered love of baking means I love making my own more! I need to get in the kitchen and make these during a cool snap (ha! See what I did there!) this summer. These are the perfect crispy gingersnap! They take a bit of time […]

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Scrumptious Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

I love Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, but sometimes I long for something homemade. I tried several different recipes and ended up condensing several into this finished product. I love it tremendously. You can substitute different cheeses into it if you’re daring. I haven’t tried many different ones, but I’ve heard gouda is nice. That might be the next one I try. You also need to be able to make a roux without burning it – this takes practice sometimes. If […]

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Enticing Instapot Beef Barbacoa

Guys! I jumped on the Instapot bandwagon about 2 or 3 months ago. Those things are amazing! Personal Health Benefits of Using an Instapot I have so much trouble eating anything that has been slow-cooked because of the Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (I’ll refer to this as MCAS pretty much from now on). Slow cooking, smoking, anything like that allows the histamine levels to grow pretty high, which makes my body go on high alert and in turn triggers a […]

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Amazing Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Yes, you can make Alfredo sauce at home yourself. And it is ah-maz-ing! I actually love this more than pre-made Alfredo sauce and the Alfredo sauce on pasta in most restaurants. I Learned Not To Burn Water! While I took a couple of years to work at home making jewelry, painting and taking care of myself, I started making all different kinds of food from scratch. Yes, folks, I LEARNED TO COOK! I stopped burning water! Everyone who knows me […]

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Heavenly Welsh Cakes (picau ar y maen)

West Virginia has a Scottish Heritage Festival every summer. It’s a blast to go to and there’s some great food, great music, and great fun. I had my first welsh cakes there a few years ago and fell in love. They’re just a tad sweet and keep well. Welsh cakes are a bit labor-intensive compared to some treats since you have to man the griddle or cast-iron skillet, but it’s worth it! History has it that these were often found […]

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Sautéed Wild Rice with Carrots and Cranberries

I’ve made this great sautéed wild rice recipe lots of times. This is a lovely recipe if you have time to steam the rice before sautéing in up. We’ve had this with Asian seasonings and Mediterranean seasonings and both are wonderful. Bare Cupboards – WIld Rice Feast This is an entrée for us, but it could be a superb side dish. Sometimes you just don’t have much with which to work filling the cupboards and refrigerator and use what you […]

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Delightful 25 Minute Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Anyone close to my husband knows that he abhors brussels sprouts. That was until I discovered this way of making that “horrid vegetable!”  He eats these with gusto and actually occasionally asks me to make them again. Now that first time talking him into trying them was like getting a 2 year old to try anything new. Nutritional Benefits of Brussels Sprouts Brussels sprouts are nutritional powerhouses. A serving contains 137% of your daily recommended daily allowance of Vitamin K […]

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