Meatloaf

So my husband is a very meat and potatoes kind of guy. I’m Italian and not meat and potatoes. I remember the first time I made him a meatloaf my husband told me it tasted like a meatball more than a meatloaf. After 12 years together I think I have perfected my recipe and come to find out our 2 children LOVE meatloaf too.

So now that I’m the odd ball out I end up making meatloaf more because my family goes crazy over it.

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Vanilla Chocolate Chip Meringues

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Our GFCF cookie jar was empty and again I was looking for a cookie that not only my daughter and I could enjoy but also the whole family.

I remembered I had a container of egg whites in the fridge from a recipe I had made the week before.

Egg whites are the main ingredient for one of my favorite cookies- Meringues!
They are a great pallet for many different flavors and mix ins. They are also natural gluten/dairy free.

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies

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My neighbor makes home-made strawberry jam. Let me tell you it is absolutely AMAZING!!! This year he was kind enough to give me a container of it. 🙂

Since they were so sweet to share I decided to make them some cookies in appreciation.

I had been wanting to make peanut butter cookies that my daughter and I could eat (Gluten and Casein Free) so I decided to make a double batch.

Even better than peanut butter cookies I decided to use some of the fresh strawberry jam to make peanut butter and jelly cookies!

Now if you don’t have a neighbor that brings you fresh strawberry jam- don’t let it stop you. Any kind of jam will do.

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Naked Egg

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My 3 year old LOVES science! So I try to have different experiments for him to do. I try to do a few each month. It could be something as simple as filling the kitchen sink up with water and letting him go around the house picking items, then he has to guess if it will sink or float.
Or sometimes I like to pick things that take a few days (also teaching him some patience) :-). That’s where the naked egg came into play. Continue reading

Hide the Veggie Hamburgers!

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I’m sure all kids go through this phase… You hear about it everywhere. The Veggie Stand Off! My son, Nicholas is 3 1/2 years old. I use to never have a problem getting him to eat his veggies but the last few months it has been almost impossible.
I tried everything! I only made his favorites, started making smoothies but nothing really worked.

Then one day I saw something on TV about taking roasted veggies, chopping them up and adding them to a meatloaf. Then it hit me- I could make hamburgers that were gluten and casein free for my daughter and packed full of hidden veggies for my son! It was brilliant!!! Continue reading