A brown belt for Big Guy – not that it’s important
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Tex Mex chicken chili
Saturday, 22 Jan, 2011 – 7:42 | Comments Off
Tex Mex chicken chili

Can I get an amen from everyone tired of eating off the kids’ menu?
OK, so maybe those of you with better parenting skills than I don’t suffer through the same cycle of spaghetti, mac and …

Garlic-free marinara sauce
Saturday, 27 Mar, 2010 – 9:13 | Comments Off
Garlic-free marinara sauce

This is versatile recipe – it’s our pizza, spaghetti, manicotti and lasagna sauce – that I’d make even if allergies weren’t a factor because it’s so easy to cook in bulk. Not to mention that …

Garlic-free Greek green beans
Saturday, 23 Jan, 2010 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Garlic-free Greek green beans

I don’t like green beans. At all.
I don’t despise them, though, in the “want to spit it out immediately” way that I hate lima beans. Green beans are just boring.
I cook them anyway, in part …

Garlic-free chipotle creamed spinach
Saturday, 16 Jan, 2010 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Garlic-free chipotle creamed spinach

How many ways can I screw up a recipe and still have it turn out OK?
At least three in the case of this one, and it turned out more than OK plus lower fat to …

Garlic-free baked beans
Monday, 26 Oct, 2009 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Garlic-free baked beans

Back in the day before the double shot of food allergies – mine to pork and Big Guy’s to garlic – my grandmother’s baked beans recipe was a go-to potluck recipe.
Based on canned pork and …

Steak with ginger gravy
Friday, 9 Oct, 2009 – 13:48 | Comments Off
Steak with ginger gravy

I conjured up this recipe while searching for slow cooker steak and gravy that doesn’t include canned soup and/or instant soup mix – the garlic allergy evicts those from this house. I never found what …

Egg-free, garlic-free honey mustard dressing
Monday, 5 Oct, 2009 – 21:02 | Comments Off
Egg-free, garlic-free honey mustard dressing

This recipe is another adult coupe against the kids – Mom’s sick of ranch dressing again.
I knew making it would mean Big Guy would resume his salad boycott, so we might have to become a …

Orange-carmelized onion salmon
Monday, 28 Sep, 2009 – 11:55 | Comments Off
Orange-carmelized onion salmon

Once in a while, the big people stage a coup. Last week, after pizza one night and macaroni and cheese the next, the adults were due an uprising.
I’d planned on plain baked salmon until I …

Garlic-free guacamole
Tuesday, 1 Sep, 2009 – 17:54 | Comments Off
Garlic-free guacamole

This one is so easy I can’t believe I ever bought store-bought. And, even better, the garlic-free version is more than acceptable.
Most recipes I’ve run across say to use a blender but currently lacking one …

Garlic-free taco seasoning
Sunday, 23 Aug, 2009 – 22:32 | Comments Off
Garlic-free taco seasoning

This another one that falls into the “I’d make it even if I didn’t have to” category, if for no other reason than to avoid all the extra salt an/or MSG that comes in commercial …

Garlic-free ginger vinaigrette dressing
Monday, 25 May, 2009 – 21:31 | Comments Off
Garlic-free ginger vinaigrette dressing

This is another fine recipe inspired by sheer boredom: I wanted salad for dinner this evening and I’m deathly tired of Big Guy’s favorite ranch dressing.
Not that I’m complaining, mind you. At least he’s eating …

Asparagus-cheese tart
Thursday, 14 May, 2009 – 22:22 | Comments Off
Asparagus-cheese tart

Look out, guys,  your momma is staging a coup. She does that every once in a while when she gets tired of tailoring meals around what you picky little bugs will agree to eat.
I was …

Egg-free, garlic-free creamy Russian dressing
Sunday, 1 Feb, 2009 – 0:30 | Comments Off
Egg-free, garlic-free creamy Russian dressing

Tonight’s winner in Cookbook Bingo: Russian dressing.
I’d never had Russian dressing before, and I don’t think Dad had either. But it was among the paper-clipped pages he’d marked in “Joy of Cooking,” which is how …

Cheesy ranch chicken
Monday, 26 Jan, 2009 – 12:49 | Comments Off
Cheesy ranch chicken

If you think cheesy ranch chicken sounds a lot like last week’s Chex Mix recipe, you would be correct.
The Chex Parmesan-dressing mix combination, plus desperation, was the source of my inspiration on this one.
The guys, …

Egg-free, garlic-free zucchini fries
Friday, 23 Jan, 2009 – 12:16 | Comments Off
Egg-free, garlic-free zucchini fries

I knew the zucchini fry recipe had potential when I heard about it back in the fall.
I also knew I had to proceed carefully lest I arouse Big Guy’s suspicions about anything that grows in …

Cheesy-ranch a Chex Mix even Big Guy loves
Sunday, 18 Jan, 2009 – 11:52 | Comments Off
Cheesy-ranch a Chex Mix even Big Guy loves

The magic of Parmesan strikes again.
When Big Guy met last night’s new round of Chex Mix, he was determined to munch around the margins, picking out the Goldfish.  Then he spied a spattering of toasty …

Faking egg-free fettuccine
Saturday, 17 Jan, 2009 – 12:00 | 2 Comments
Faking egg-free fettuccine

Most Italian dishes we’ve managed to adapt to egg- and garlic-free without even missing what’s not there.
Marinara sauce is just fine with extra onion, and lasagna turns out wonderfully with just cheese in the filling.
I …

Egg-free, garlic-free cocktail meatballs
Thursday, 15 Jan, 2009 – 13:09 | Comments Off
Egg-free, garlic-free cocktail meatballs

This is a favorite dating back to my single-girl hostess with the mostest days. I have no idea where it came from, but I freaked out momentarily a few weeks ago when I couldn’t find …

Sweet on peanut-free Cinnamon-Apple Chex Mix
Monday, 12 Jan, 2009 – 14:37 | One Comment
Sweet on peanut-free Cinnamon-Apple Chex Mix

Sometimes I like to get an objective opinion on new recipes because the reviews in my house are predictable: Boots will fawn embarrassingly, Big Guy will reject in on sight and I’ll think of 10 …

Homemade egg-free, garlic-free mayonnaise
Thursday, 8 Jan, 2009 – 14:55 | Comments Off
Homemade egg-free, garlic-free mayonnaise

How’s this for a ringing endorsement: I’m about to give you a recipe I really don’t like. A recipe I would use regularly only under duress, such as lack of an affordable alternative.
But it’s a …

Egg-free, garlic-free something like Caesar dressing
Wednesday, 7 Jan, 2009 – 14:47 | Comments Off
Egg-free, garlic-free something like Caesar dressing

Sorry to tell you, Dad, but there’s another love in my life and he’s been with me for years.
His name’s Caesar, and I could easily meet him for lunch and dinner every day. Maybe even …

Evil but easy macaroni and cheese
Tuesday, 6 Jan, 2009 – 14:27 | Comments Off
Evil but easy macaroni and cheese

I had a great scam going for two years, until a babysitter made Big Guy boxed macaroni and cheese without mashed broccoli, cluing him in for the first time that the “natural” color of stuff …

Garlic-free tequila-lime chicken
Monday, 5 Jan, 2009 – 14:53 | Comments Off
Garlic-free tequila-lime chicken

Do not let this recipe scare you: It will not get you drunk because the alcohol cooks out. Unless, of course, your sister is visiting and she talks you into making margaritas with the leftover …

Egg-free, garlic-free dill dressing or dip
Sunday, 4 Jan, 2009 – 12:16 | Comments Off
Egg-free, garlic-free dill dressing or dip

As a vegetable dip, this is a nice break from ranch or French onion. Not that I have a workable French onion dip recipe yet — most I find use dried soup mix, which has …

Egg-free, garlic-free Thousand Island dressing
Saturday, 3 Jan, 2009 – 12:55 | Comments Off
Egg-free, garlic-free Thousand Island dressing

It’s not exactly Thousand Island Dressing — more like 800 Island Dressing by the time I eliminated everything people are allergic to or picky about.
Allergies or fusiness felled boiled egg, green pepper and celery, now …

Garlic-free vinaigrette dressing in three speeds
Thursday, 1 Jan, 2009 – 15:00 | One Comment
Garlic-free vinaigrette dressing in three speeds

Yeah, I was the kid in alegebra class who always got gigged for not solving the problem the “right” way. I also had trouble learning to color in the lines. What fun is doing something …

Garlic-free, egg-free creamy lime dressing
Wednesday, 31 Dec, 2008 – 14:01 | Comments Off
Garlic-free, egg-free creamy lime dressing

This is another quick-and-simple recipe that will make you a fan of homemade dressings.
The original goes on a Santa Fe salad (I used corn, black beans, red onion and green chilies), but it works well …

Better than the original egg-free, garlic-free blue cheese dressing
Tuesday, 30 Dec, 2008 – 15:06 | Comments Off
Better than the original egg-free, garlic-free blue cheese dressing

Dad has to drop some poundage pronto, which means he’s eating like a bunny this week.
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. “Well, if she hadn’t baked all those cookies …” But it’s really not my …