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Massel stock makes chicken-less stew taste like chicken

I was first introduced to Massel’s bouillon and stock products earlier this year when they asked me to do a few blog posts after reviewing their products. At home, I like to use products that are gluten-free and dairy-free for my family and without a lot of added “stuff”. What I didn’t know at the […]

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Vegan Polenta tastes great with Massel Bouillon

I suppose we all get used to brands and products that we like. But, as we know, sometimes change is good. When Massel approached me with an opportunity to review their products, I was curious since I had not tried it before. I liked the fact that their products are clean, free of things like […]

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Real Simple Delicious Soup Review

 Thank you to Real Simple Delicious for providing product samples for my review. When you’re craving a nice, comforting bowl of soup but aren’t prepared to make it from scratch, there are other options besides resorting to a can. One refreshing example is the Real Simple Delicious line of soups from Cook! These tasty, gluten […]

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Your Gluten-Free Holiday Meal

This could be your holiday dinner plate! If you think that eating gluten-free means your holiday meal will be anything less than fantastic, you need this mini e-cookbook that I just published. Whether you are looking to include a single gluten-free dish or makeover your whole holiday meal, this is the book for you.  Feel […]

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Vegetable and bean soup recipe

One thing I’m good at is looking in the fridge and seeing a meal I can create. One friend said to me once “You look at a cucumber and see 5 ways you can use it. I look at it and see a cucumber.” Well, that’s why I’m here! On this particular night, I had […]

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beef stew gluten-free

Gluten-free beef stew recipe

When the weather turns cool, I think comfort foods. With a busy day ahead, I knew my crock pot would come in handy. Once again, it delivered, even with a power outage toward the end of its cycle! Here’s a delicious recipe for beef stew which I have converted to gluten-free. To make it “with […]

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easy chicken broth

Homemade chicken broth recipe

Often, when I see chef’s on TV saying, “Oh, just make homemade chicken broth; it’s so easy”, I think, do they have soccer games, birthday parties and laundry to do? But every once in a while, like after I have a rotisserie chicken, I will make my own broth. When it’s all done, I realize […]

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Easy Black Bean Soup

Easy Black Bean Soup recipe

Soups are economical and easy to prepare. Generally, the way I make it is the same. Sauté the vegetables with seasonings. Add broth and other pantry ingredients. Bring to a boil and then simmer. My soup recipes all have a pattern. Once you learn how to make soup, it’s so easy to change a few […]

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How to Make Soup

For some people, soup can be a hard dish to make. My mother used to say if you didn’t season it correctly, it would taste like dishwater (true, very true). So, this is where The Family Chef comes in. I’m here to teach you how to make soup. I like to make soup for my […]

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Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Beef Chili recipe

One day, when I opened the pantry, I noticed some dried black beans. It made me think of chili and then I remembered I had some sweet potatoes I needed to use up. I pulled out a pound of ground beef from the freezer and decided to make a sweet potato, black bean and beef […]

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