Easy French Toast Casserole

On lazy weekend mornings, and when it’s crazy cold outside, I like to make french toast casserole. You can use just about any type of bread but I like to use bread that has gone past its prime and needs to be used up. This can be stale loaves, uneaten english muffins, the remains of the French bread from dinner, etc. This morning I made some using a large baguette we used for the previous night’

Hot and Sour Seafood Soup Recipe

I simply love this recipe for Hot and Sour Soup. It takes the classic soup that we love from our favorite Asian restaurants and mixes it up a bit. This recipe can also be made a variety of different ways because I used to gobble it down when I was a vegetarian as well (minus

Ylang Ylang and Fennel Ice Cream

The inspiration for this ice cream began when I had a similar flavor at a local artisan ice cream shop. The sweetness of fennel and the floral notes from the Ylang Ylang essential oil just sang to me. And because I can source grassfed cream from the same local farm, making our own version was a no brainer. It is good….no REALLY good. It is silky, sweet, and luxurious. The addition of the candied fennel seeds also gives

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Instant Pot Deconstructed Cabbage Rolls

So I got a wonderfully large head of cabbage from my local CSA delivery service this week and I wanted to try my hand at making cabbage rolls. As often happens though, when the time comes to actually make the recipe, it seems like too much work. Blanch the rolls to soften them, fill them up, roll them, cooking time is too long, etc. Instant Pot to the rescue. I took all the ingredients I wanted to use for my cabbage rolls and tossed it all in the Instant Pot. In six minutes we had a lovely deconstructed cabbage

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Making Yogurt in a Lux Instant Pot

So you have an instant pot and you want to make yogurt. Everyone is making yummy yogurt in their Instant Pot’s right? Sadly, all the recipes you come across tell you to use the yogurt button and you don’t have that button because you have the Lux version. Well you too can make yogurt, no worries. Here is is the

Kombucha Recipes for Beginners

So you are brand new to kombucha brewing. Or maybe you have tried your own brew and decided you are ready to branch out and be more adventurous with flavors. Either way, here are a few recipes that are good for beginners to try and easy to add to your routine. Basic Kombucha Recipe If you are just trying to make a basic kombucha you will need a few items. Keep in mind

Natural Cleaning Recipes: Non Toxic Products for the Eco Friendly Home

Books are written about recipes all the time, but “Natural Cleaning Recipes” is a bit different. This book focuses on cleaning recipes that can be used to sanitize not only the home, but anywhere else that needs cleaning as well. What most people don’t realize is that a lot of simple ingredients that they have […]

3 Things: Comfort Food (plus, a super easy recipe for Chicken Soup)

The days are shorter up here in New England and the nights are bitterly cold. It’s kind of bleak! As I type this, there’s 8 inches of the fluffy white stuff on the ground and this girl is going nowhere today. On top of that, I’m feeling a good mope coming on and the beginnings of a cold. Which means one thing: COMFORT FOOD! Now, that’s going to be a challenge right now

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Snowball cookie recipe

Cookies…we can’t quit you. Yeah…we know. You ate your weight in cookies over the holidays. And you’re probably all on the “get in shape for the new year” thing. But, wouldn’t a cookie taste good right now? Just one lil’ cookie… Snowballs, Sandies, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Italian Wedding Cookies…whatever name you know it by, this classic treat graces many a

The Ever So Grateful Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipe

Are you as excited for all of the Thanksgiving food as we are? Bring on the turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes! (Sure, and a vegetable…if we have to.) Thanksgiving is full of so much delicious butter-laden food, and that food deserves to be washed down with something equally delightful. Yes, wine is a safe go-to, but how about impressing your fellow diners with a cocktail? We know that mixing family that doesn’t always see each other with copious amounts of booze isn’t always the best idea, so we have the perfect solution – a Campari-based

Taro Coconut Ice Cream

I came across delicious taro for the first time in an Asian market where I ordered taro bubble tea. I ordered it because the of the lovely purple color but quickly fell in love with the flavor. Afterwards I would often buy taro buns or taro popsicles from this same market as occasional treats. Last week I noticed that the thai market had several boxes of taro root for sale and I bought some

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How to Make Chia Pudding

I have a huge bag of chia seeds that I have been meaning to use up. I usually use them in Kombucha but I haven’t made very much since we moved to our homestead. Go figure! Anyway chia pudding sounded good but how exactly do you make it? The video below shows you how step by step. I love how simple it is! You only need a handful of common ingredients and some time in the fridge to let it soak. Plus you make it in my fave…mason jars! This recipe will be perfect for taking to work for breakfast. Fix

25 Delicious Blueberry Pie Recipes

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Hawaiian Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe

Theme parties are the best. They really are. Anyone who disagrees might be secretly be a robot who is dead inside. Who doesn’t love an excuse to go all out and play time traveler or a different person for a day? One of the great things about theme parties is that they really help narrow down your decision on what to bring. I was recently invited to a luau and while excitedly researching ideas on what to make, I started to notice a common theme. Ever notice how almost every recipe for Hawaiian or luau

25 Delicious Cinnamon Roll Recipes

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Slow Cooker Blueberry Oatmeal Recipe

Looking for high fiber breakfast ideas? Check out our super easy Slow Cooker Blueberry Oatmeal Recipe here!

Fun with Snackimals – Cinnamon Crunch Snackimals Snack Bars Recipe

I have exciting news to share with you, I’ve been chosen as a Barbara’s Mom-Tourage Ambassador for the year. As an ambassador, Barbara’s will be sending me lots of their snacks and cereals for our family to enjoy try over the year. This just gives me another reason to play with my food! My first goodie box from Barbara’s included 3 different flavors of their Snackimals cereals and Snackimals cookies. The cookies were quickly tossed in the kids backpacks for school snacks, they are already asking me for more!! Be sure to “Like” Barbara’s Bakery on Facebook and help them name their Snackimals!! They are having an awesome giveaway that will let anyone (18 and

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Acai Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl Recipe

We just got back from a week in Hawaii and I’ve fallen in love with acai bowls and I had to try and recreate one when we got home. It’s kind of like eating a smoothie in a bowl with a few ingredients not blended in the smoothie. If you’d blend it in a smoothie, you can use it in a smoothie bowl. Organic Whole Milk Greek Yogurt from @Stonyfield is USDA Organic, Non GMO, and Gluten Free.Click To Tweet I’ve used a few of the new samples I’ve