Pumpkin Pie Spiced Creamer – Dairy and Sugar Free

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Creamer--dairy and sugar free! Dairy-free coffee (and coffee substitute) lovers celebrate! Makes a great dessert or oatmeal drizzle too!

{Pumpkin Spice Creamer–yummo!  Tiffany is a new contributing writer on my blog.  This recipe for a non-dairy creamer is something that I have been working on on-and-off for awhile now, so I welcomed the chance to bring it to you now! Tiffany says it is soooo good that you won’t be able to not eat it all :).}

Those folks who don’t eat dairy, for whatever reason, must often feel left out of the pumpkin-filled fall festivities.

  • No pumpkin ice cream.
  • No traditional pumpkin pie.
  • No pumpkin pie spiced creamer.

My heart truly aches for you no-dairy-allowed-pumpkin-lovers. I adore the big orange squash too, and could easily keep Starbucks in the PSL business beyond November if they only gave me the chance.

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Keep Germs at Bay with Immune-Boosting Jam

Ditch the Germs with this Immune Boosting Sugar-Free Elderberry Jam! Super Easy and Deeeeelicous!

{It’s fall. Germs are EVERYWHERE–sniffles, colds, and the flu seem to pop up in families at record pace this time of year. Thankfully, today we have Melanie with us from Herb Geek (she really is just that–so if you want to learn about herbs, go and check out her site) to share a fabulous way to keep these bugs at bay–Immune Boosting Elderberry Jam.  I can’t think of a better way to ward off sickness, can you :)? By the way, the post is mainly Melanie’s, but I’m chiming it occasionally and the affiliate links are mine. If you end up purchasing raw materials for your Jam-Making Adventure after clicking through from here, then I might make a commission.  Feel free to share some jam with me as well :).

It’s absolutely that time of year again when a simple visit to the playgroup, daycare, or classroom can put the whole family under the weather for a week.

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Allergy-Free Meatballs with DF Cream Sauce (grain, egg, & dairy-free)

Meatballs! Dairy, Egg, and Grain Free! GAPS-Friendly :). Think you need to give up meatballs just because you are on a special diet? No way! These meatballs hold together and are super tasty even without dairy, egg, or grain! And they come with a great dairy-free mushroom sauce to boot!

{Any meatball lovers out there? My mom’s Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs was one of my favorite childhood meals.  My mom would simmer the sauce all day and then would serve us a bunch on a piece of bread when it was almost done…..

Mmmmmm…

Well, my son is deathly allergic to dairy and egg whites, and we are also gluten-free, so I haven’t attempted meatballs in a loooooong time.

So you can imagine that I am excited that today, Leah, from Ponderings From My Heart brings to you (and to me :)) a meatball recipe that should suit almost any family with special dietary needs. 

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Easy Homemade Ketchup (sugar free)

A Homemade Ketchup Recipe you can make in a flash. Find out how to make ketchup--simple, sugar-free and delicious!

My family LOVES ketchup.

Well, truth is, my boys and I love ketchup. Hubby is more of a mustard and hot sauce fan.

Over the years I’ve tried to make homemade ketchup a number of times, but I’ve always fallen short.

Either the recipe was “off” or it just took way too much time to replicate and keep on hand.

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Five-Ingredient Salad Dressing – Our New Favorite

Homemade Salad Dressing has never been so easy. Just 5 ingredients. And it's Oh-so-yummy! It's the new favorite on our dinner table!

If you aren’t making your own homemade salad dressing yet, I hope that this post gets you motivated to do so.

‘Cause I have another super simple salad dressing recipe that should be on your table.

Soon.

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Homemade Celery Salt (and how to use it ~ including a yummy surpise!)

Homemade Celery Salt. And how to use it--including a really yummy surprise!

Why would one want to make celery salt, you ask?  And how do you use it?

Well, before you just move on from this post thinking, “What’s so great about celery salt?”

Don’t.

I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll like.

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Our Favorite Salad Dressing – Five Ways!

This Homemade Salad Dressing Recipe is now our favorite. You can make it five different ways --and we love ALL of them on salads, veggies, rice, and more! Simple to make--inexpensive-- and YUMMY!

I’ve been meaning to get this recipe for Homemade Salad Dressing to you all for awhile now.

Life has been crazy and things really get in the way sometimes, you know?

Anyhow, this one is a real keeper.  And it’s a great homemade salad dressing for those with food allergies as well – no dairy and some substitutions that should make this work for anyone.

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Easiest Homemade Vanilla Liquid Stevia Extract

Liquid Stevia Drops convenient, but sooo expensive. See how easy it is to make them yourself! Enjoy this zero-calorie, natural sweetener in your beverages and baking and save money!

Liquid stevias are all the rage in sugar free eating and baking circles these days.

Have you seen them?

They are little dropper bottles full of super sweetness that you can add to your favorite beverages and sweet treats without:

  • feeding candida or
  • adding calories

I love them and with the amazing variety of flavors out there you can really go to town.

The only problem is, they are a really pricey.

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Nut Butter Fruit Dip | Dessert Sauce (with allergy and sugar free options)

This Nut Butter Fruit Dip is a great sugar-free and dairy-free dessert. It's a super easy recipe and you can use it as an apple dip, a drizzle for pancakes, etc., an ice cream sauce, or even eat it straight off the spoon :)!

I love dips.  Veggie dips.  Fruit dips.  HummusBean Dips.

My son doesn’t really like dip, but he will eat my dips on rice, plain, or spread them on breads and such.

As I mentioned on my Facebook page a few days ago, I was working on an Almond Butter Dip.

Anyhow, the was a complete success.  In fact, I couldn’t really keep out of it yesterday.

I always have to find the balance between making things that are good enough to share with all of you and yet not so good that I end up eating all of it.

(Well, I didn’t eat all of it, but….)

I typically don’t rush around to get a post out (gotta take it a little slow due to adrenal fatigue), but I thought you all might want to add this to your Healthy Superbowl Menu Galore.

I used to love those caramel apple dips, but they are loaded with all kinds of things that I don’t want to or can’t eat anymore:

  • high fructose corn syrup
  • partially hydrogenated oils
  • disodium phosphate
  • mono and diglycerides
  • potassium sorbate
  • white sugar

Ick.

This dip, while not caramel, is really tasty.  And is made of only healthful ingredients.

And it’s super fast to make!  My kind of recipe.

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Top 10 Posts of 2011 (Kitchen Tips, Health, Food Freedom and More!)

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So here is my final “Top 10″ post of the year.

I have to say, these have been a lot of fun.

It was so neat seeing what interested you all!

Anyway, I already shared the Top 10 Recipe Posts and the Top 10 DIY / “Make Your Own” Posts, and these are well, the others :-).  Everything from autism to food freedom to kitchen tips.

I really hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed writing them – that they give you help in your home, something to ponder – and in some cases, I hope that they inspire you to action.

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