Thanksgiving Leftovers-Cranberry Syrup & Waffles

If you happen to have any leftover cranberry sauce after the holidays, this Cranberry Syrup & Waffles recipe is a perfect idea to make use of some leftovers. It is a quick, and easy recipe that will be great for the fall and winter months as well. This recipe uses almond extract in the sauce and batter, rather than the somewhat routine vanilla extract. It is a perfect accompaniment to the tart cranberry flavor.

Dairy Free Easy Cream of Mango Drink

A Dairy Free Cream of Mango Drink that can be whipped up in a flash. Perfect for entertaining, or even on a hot day. The recipe calls for only three ingredients, one of which is ice.

Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo

This Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo is a decadent dish of chicken breast, broccoli, and egg noodles in a creamy garlic Parmesan sauce that has been adapted for the lactose intolerant.

chicken alfredo

Sweet Potato Pie with Caramel and Walnuts

This Sweet Potato Pie with Caramel and Walnuts with a rustic looking homemade pie crust comes together quite easily, and with a small amount of pie dough. It not only uses a coconut based caramel sauce, but it also has a very lovely mashed sweet potato filling with chopped walnuts.

Spring Rolls + Peanut Dipping Sauce

spring rolls + peanut dipping sauce

This Spring Rolls + Peanut Dipping Sauce recipe is a must try for entertaining, or any time you want a stockpile of spring rolls without having to order take-out! There are many tips I am sharing below, for the newbie spring roll maker, such as myself. I felt like a total failure the first day I made these. Ha! They sure were delicious, though. The second day was much better, as far as appearances were concerned.

Spring Roll Tips and Tricks

Lets face it. Growing up my elders never told me, April-One day you are going to need to know how to fold and seal rice paper wrappers. Didn’t it ever dawn on them that this day would creep up on me, and make me feel like a total rice paper wrapping disaster? Well, I figured it out. Not on the first day though. The first day I made these ridiculous misshapen messes, that I am pretty sure did not qualify as spring rolls. The rice paper was all bunched up, and it was actually pretty darn funny and tasty though, at the same time. The second day, I had to get serious, because I couldn’t possible bear to have pictures of those terrible spring rolls on my phone, or on here. Ha! So, if this is your first time trying to recreate those wonderfully addictive spring rolls you dream about when you are planning on going to a Vietnamese restaurant, then this is a read worth cruising over. Hope these Spring Roll Tips and Tricks help you along the way.

Pot Roast with Parmesan Garlic Toast

Are you ready for some Pot Roast with Parmesan Garlic Toast? That has a nice ring to it. This recipe post will include a pot roast, and a garlic toast recipe. These pair well together, and make for a wonderful comfort food meal. Use this recipe any time you need to feed up to 6, if you want left-overs for meal prepping, or if it is cold outside and you want something to warm you up.toast and roast

Balsamic Fig Sauce with Honey

This Balsamic Fig Sauce with Honey was yet another recipe that went along with my cheese board. This fig sauce works great with soft cheese’s, and has just the right amount of tart and sweetness. It is also another fall inspired recipe, and if you are lucky enough to find some of the sweet gooey candy drops, aka figs, then you will love this idea. This tastes wonderful on top of some ricotta and crackers. balsamic fig sauce

Apricot and Cranberry Chutney

This Apricot and Cranberry Chutney was something I made for my cheese board, which went great with some lactose free ricotta and crackers. Since it is now fall, I thought this would be a great way to use up some dried fruits, along with some fresh herbs.

Fruit Filled Cheese Board

lactose free cheese board

Now this may seem like a contradiction, me having a gorgeous cheese board on display, but there are still plenty of cheese’s to be had-even if you are lactose intolerant! It is true! From aged hard cheeses, to homemade lactose free ricotta, these cheese’s will surely delight a part of you that is secretly craving cheese. Nothing’s wrong with that. 🙂 There are even more cheeses that are lactose free than just the ones I have pictured, so if you are wanting something a little softer like a jack cheese, that will work too. Or, if you are wanting something more aged like a Romano cheese, that will do to!