A Gift of Pie

"I read 'pie'. The rest is just 'blah, blah, blah'" Dean Winchester, Supernatural And yes, they taste as good as they look!! What a year, right? If you're anything like me, you're probably done with 2020! I know the struggles we've faced, and I also know that many others have, and are, dealing with so …

Ham and Potato Casserole

Comfort Food My son wants me to publish a Gluten and Dairy Free eCookbook. Here’s the start of that. Ham and Potato Casserole I'm reposting this recipe to correct a formatting problem I had. It is April 9, 2020, which means we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. We haven’t hit the …

GFDF Egg Free Zucchini Muffins

Breads and Muffins When I started Good Food Dear Friends a little over a year ago, I meant for my main focus to be gluten and dairy free sweets and treats.  In fact, the name even says it all.  Good Food Dear Friends was born from Gluten Free Dairy Free (GFDF).   Those were the food …

Nasturtiums and Potatoes

"Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching." No, this is not a recipe post. I'm sure if you check Google, there are probably recipes with nasturtiums and potatoes...well, in fact here's one for you. But that's not what this post is about. It's actually about learning and trying new things. When we decided to …

Finally….

"First, think. Second, dream. Third, believe. And finally, DARE!" Walt Disney Could that quote be any better? It is perfect for how I am feeling and the announcement I am about to make: My online store for amazingly delicious gluten and dairy free baking mixes, as well as soothing herbal tea blends, is FINALLY OPEN!!! …

Dandelion Wishes

"When you look at a field of dandelions, you can either see a hundred weeds or a hundred wishes." I have fallen in love with the humble dandelion this year. I started really working with herbs, learning about them and all the amazing things they can do for us, late spring to early summer last …

Keep Calm…and Love Chickens!!

"One day we will have a world where chickens can cross the road without anyone questioning their motives." Unknown 2020 will be the year Holland Girl Farm begins to look and act more like a farm, or at least a homestead. This is the year I add livestock and a berry patch/grape arbor to our …

In Search of Protein

“When life gives you lemons, ask for something higher in protein.”  Unknown Now, y’all are going to think I’m crazy, and after that crazy post Monday, you're probably already thinking I have a few screws loose. Haha!! I was on a help session with a "Happiness Engineer" from WordPress, trying to fix some bugs in …