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Vegan Pina Colada Ice Cream

Every summer my parents make homemade pina colada ice cream outside by the pool during family get-togethers and cookouts. Their recipe is absolutely THE BEST!!!! I realize I should be saying that about my recipe, but I have to admit that theirs takes the cake (or the ice cream???). But it’s no wonder that their […]

Creamy & Rich Hot Chocolate {Vegan & Paleo}

It’s been surprisingly warm here in Oklahoma, but last week we had a cold day so I made me and the kids hot chocolate after school. I forgot how much we love hot chocolate! To make my hot chocolate extra creamy I add 1/2 cup full fat canned coconut milk, it makes it super thick […]

Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake With Caramel Topping {Gluten, Grain, & Dairy Free}

We had such a long hot summer I am really welcoming all things fall. We’ve been eating lots of sweet potatoes after school and I’ve already made pumpkin pie, pumpkin cupcakes, and now pumpkin cheesecake. I’ve wanted to make a pumpkin cheesecake for well over a year now and I finally got around to it! […]

Dry Ranch Seasoning

I don’t know about you, but I come across recipes all the time that call for a packet of dry ranch seasoning. This recipe can be used as a 1:1 replacement in any recipe that calls for a packet of dry ranch seasoning. If you are looking to make this into ranch dressing or dip, click […]

Ricotta Cheese {Dairy, Soy, & Nut Free}

Dairy free ricotta on left, cows milk ricotta on right   *Next time I make this I’ll post a better picture, this one is very sad 🙁 This recipe was actually way down on the list and several weeks away from getting posted, but we loved it so much I just had to jump the […]

Spinach Artichoke Dip {Dairy & Soy Free}

For some reason I’ve been really craving spinach artichoke dip. I wanted dip that was rich, flavorful, and creamy… a dip that if I took it to a party no one would even wonder if I brought it. They would just assume that someone on a regular diet made it using cream cheese, parmesan cheese, […]

Cream Cheese Substitute Made From Dairy Free Yogurt!!!

I know I already have a good dairy free cream cheese recipe using cashews, but after I made my easy peasy sour cream made from yogurt I really wanted to make an easier (and cheaper) cream cheese the same way. At first, I had a bit of trouble getting the same thickness and texture as the small block […]

Easy Peasy Dairy Free Sour Cream {Dairy, Soy, & Nut Free}

**UPDATE** While I still love this easy recipe for baking and cooking, please see my NEW cultured dairy free sour cream recipe that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE and has the taste and feel of ‘real’ sour cream!!! Plus, it’s Paleo and still nut free 🙂   When I was at the health food store last […]

Dairy Free Soy Free Queso / Cheese Sauce

I love this cheese sauce! –And I’m very picky about my cheese. This is the same cheese sauce I used for my mac-n-cheese, just doubled. Then I added Ro-tel and green chilies – Mmmm…. And let me re-assure you that it doesn’t taste or smell like the gross dairy free cheese product you can buy […]

Easy Caramel Sauce {Paleo & Dairy Free}

  Oh. My. Goodness. Caramel Sauce! I love love love caramel sauce! I’m a chocoholic, but if you give me a choice between chocolate syrup or caramel I’ll choose caramel every time. It is surprisingly easy to make and can be used for all sorts of things. You can serve it, as I did, as […]

Dairy And Soy Free Cream Cheese Substitute

*See also my cream cheese substitute made from yogurt that works well in traditional powdered sugar frostings and my cream cheese frosting that is dairy, soy, and refined sugar free!!! As I was going through my recipe box this week preparing to buy groceries, I came across several recipes that called for cream cheese. Since […]

Parmesan Cheese

Even though I haven’t come up with a decent mozzarella or cheddar cheese recipe, all of my experimenting and learning about the different flavor profiles and taste components of cheese did pay off. It led me to this easy and tasty Parmesan cheese recipe. *Helpful Hints (I think this is going to become a permanent feature!) […]

Dairy Free Chocolate Truffles

When my husband tasted these he said, “Wow, some people would really like these!” While he liked them, the truffles were a little bit rich for his taste, but me and my daughter Ava couldn’t be happier. They have a rich milk chocolaty center with a chocolate coating then rolled in a topping of your […]

Paleo Ranch Dressing or Dip {Whole30}

*Looking for an egg free ranch dressing? I have you covered! CLICK HERE for egg free Paleo and Whole30 approved ranch 🙂 We LOVE this recipe! I always have this ranch in my fridge and my family swears it’s better than the bottled stuff I used to buy! It can also easily be converted to […]

Dairy Free Coconut Whipped Cream

  I tried a long time trying to figure out how to make a dairy free whipped cream but now I have it-coconut milk. While you may be skeptical of the coconut milk let me reassure you that it only has the slightest taste of coconut. It had my family asking for seconds and licking […]