Greetings CSA families! The green beans, collard greens & swiss chard are coming along slowly still. I promise we planted more than what you have been getting. I’m personally feeling impatient about the garden progress. I usually have loads of beans and squash (my favorites) by this time and I go out each day […]
Favorite Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Everly’s kindergarten snack day was this week at school. We are gluten free so snacks always take some advance planning. Her class knows she is gluten free but we understand that not everyone will remember or care about her not being able to eat glutenous snacks… so I do my best to find her delicious […]
Fruit Filled Gluten Free Clafoutis Variations: A delicious puff pancake to try!
In our house, we first fell in love with the puff pancake thanks to Nathan’s TV reporter travels back in Arizona. If I remember correctly, a bed and breakfast he stayed at served a puff pancake called a “German Baby” or “Dutch Baby” (derived from the German pfannkuchen) that he really fell in love with. It was […]
Throat soothing tea: A natural cold and flu home remedy
We’ve had a case of respiratory sickness, since the week before thanksgiving. It all started when I went to observe a Montessori class in prep for enrolling Everly. The sick kids and germs were running rampant. First Everly got sick, then Adalyn. Nathan got it next, then they passed it around a bit… I was […]
Winter weather drink recipes favorites: Hot Toddy & Egg Nog
When I think of the holiday season and drinks of the season only two come to mind and I’d like to share them with you today. No holiday season is complete without Eggnog in our house! Starting at thanksgiving I get cravings for it. I usually like mine nonalcoholic but on a cold winters day […]
Cream of [whatever] condensed soup mix. A dry, homemade, wholesome recipe
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been on the journey to eat better. I’ve smaked a few walls along the way, one being the incessant use of premade ingredients in recipes. Recipes that call for “a package of crescent rolls” or “a can of cream of mushroom soup” drive me crazy and make me […]
Garden Fun, Homestead Lessons & Baked Kale Chips
Now that spring is here we all get to start and end our days out in the fresh air again. We couldn’t be happier! This morning…
Kombucha: Digestions Friend & How You Can Grow Your Own Kombucha Starter.
Somewhere along the way we discovered kombucha at a natural food store, it was actually Nathan and his love of tea. He was surprised when he took his first drink because of how different it tasted. Very much fermented with a hint of vinegar. He had me try it too, I wasn’t a fan but […]
Enjoying homegrown goodness, from my garden to my table.
If you are reading N’s blog you probably already know about the veggi garden in our backyard. It’s a good little garden with lots of yummy stuff. We are stoked to have a much longer growing season here, we can grow more fun stuff now. We have things like corn, zucchini, tomato, peppers, basil, lettuce, […]
Really, 5 min cake in a mug? You becha!
Yeah, so thanks to Witchypoo’s talks of birthday cake and wine I was having my own cake craving yesterday. She recommended I search for the 5 min cake in a mug recipe for some instant chocolate goodness and I found it here. Calls for tablespoons of sugar, flour (specifically cake flour), cocoa powder, milk, oil […]
DOLE Recipie Review, what do you think?
I got some DOLE canned fruit and notification of a contest DOLE is running right now, the DOLE Make me a Chef Essay Contest. It runs from March 16 through May 8 and all you have to do is write a 200 word or less essay on “How DOLE Canned Fruit is part of your […]
Perfect pie crust and old school Nintendo.
I made a turkey pot pie from scratch yesterday and was pretty pleased with the pie crust recipe so I wanted to share it here on the blog. I searched high and low for a good from scratch pot pie recipe and kept coming across the call for “crescent rolls” as the “pie crust”. To […]
Making ladyfingers from scratch
Earlier in the week N wanted to make up a batch of ladyfingers. The goal was to make homemade Tiramisu, one of his favorite desserts but you need ladyfingers to make it. We searched high and low for ladyfingers in the stores last weekend, nobody sells them. Being the baker that I am I suggest that […]
Wordless Wednesday & Wilted Asparagus Tip.
Got Wilted Asparagus? If you buy fresh asparagus you have probably experienced asparagus wilt after the bunch has been in the fridge for a while. You know it gets all droopy, soft and looks like it needs to be tossed out… I was surprised to learn how many people don’t know that the limp asparagus […]
A recipe plug, cook a whole chicken!
I just joined keyingredient.com known for it’s Cookbook Printing and recipe database. I added one of my own recipes (specifically mysalt crusted chicken recipe) to their site today and I found this cool little widget that I was able to embed in this post. If you like trying new recipes or want to share some […]
Counting calories to GAIN weight…
Get ready, I have joined the bloggy giveaway carnival and my giveaway launched this morning! If you want a chance at winning a Custom Gifts by Talina exclusive check the giveaway post. I also wanted to post an update on my calorie count & gaining weight saga. Counting your calories shows you lots about your […]
Old-Fashioned Know How- Do it yourself remedies part 2
Good lord! The people have spoken and apparently old-Fashioned Know How- Do it yourself remedies are a favorite among my readers and fellow stumblers. A few days ago I shared a microwave cleaner I discovered and I also shared a home made recipe for spackle or wall hole patch and the comments/ hits went through […]
Make your own Alfredo Sauce
I discovered a really yummy alternative to buying ready made Alfredo sauce! All you need is cream cheese, milk and some other simple ingredients. I really like this recipe and was amazed at how easy it was.. Don’t think I’ll buy ready made Alfredo sauce ever again. I copied the recipe from all recipies.com for […]
Moist roasted chicken recipe- Salt cocoon locks in flavor
I saw this recipe done on television back in November 2008, I tried it and was delightfully surprised with how easy and unique this recipe is! Who knew roasting a whole chicken was this fun, easy and insanely delicious? The added bonus is that you can make several more chicken meals with the remains of […]
Get your free 2007 holiday E-book today!!
This year I got involved in a fun free holiday E-book. I submitted my favorite cookie recipe to the E-book and I am excited about trying all the fun recipes others have submitted to the E-book! If you need some holiday ideas you should check this out! The theme of this years E-book is centered […]