My oldest son turned 9 last week. One of the ways he wanted to celebrate his birthday was to make Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. This ice cream is simple to make, delicious to eat, and is a big hit with anyone who enjoys minty flavors.
We were able to get raw cream from our local dairy, so that’s what we used this time. … Continue reading
Over the summer, we picked up a flat of peaches from our local farmers’ market. We ate most of them simply as they came, raw and either whole or cut in slices. After we had consumed about half of the peaches, I decided to freeze some so we could have a special taste of summer in the middle of the winter.… Continue reading
When we told our boys that we were staying home over the holidays, of course they were disappointed. Like my husband and I, they were looking forward to seeing their extended family as well as the celebrations that accompany the holidays. Since we changed plans at the last minute, we had no celebratory plans of our own, so we decided to do some new things to make the time special.… Continue reading
Yesterday hosted a small birthday celebration for a dear, long-time friend (over 25 years!). She and the other friends present routinely spoil my boys, as well as my husband and me, so we took advantage of the situation to put together something special for them.
While we were visiting/taking care of my grandmother, we made our first pumpkin pie of the season. And it was delicious. Now that we’ve been reminded of how much we love pumpkin flavored treats, my boys are begging for more.
If you’re interested in making a simple, delicious Pumpkin Custard, which also happens to be grain-free, gluten-free, Paleo, and GAPS friendly, you can find my recipe HERE.… Continue reading
When you’re looking for a snack that both tastes delicious and nourishes your body, here is a perfect candidate: half an avocado topped with a scoop of sauerkraut.
Sauerkraut not only has all of the health benefits of cabbage, but – as long as it is traditionally fermented and unpasteurized – it is also filled with healthy-gut-supporting probiotics. In addition to supporting digestive health, raw sauerkraut can boost circulation, stimulate your immune system, and reduce inflammation (Organic Facts, 2015). … Continue reading
It’s summertime, and this week it’s very hot. In our house, this means it’s time to make ice cream.
We haven’t made a lot of ice cream so far this summer. I’ve still been mostly sugar free and we just returned from our second big road trip of the summer, so we’ve been gone quite a bit. But this week’s heat wave along with my boys’ sweet requests combined to put me in an ice-cream-making mood.… Continue reading
Most diaper rash creams contain a variety of chemicals that you probably don’t want to put on your baby’s delicate skin. Whether you’re looking to rid your home of toxic chemicals as a whole or are simply concerned about what you are putting on your baby’s bum, this simple recipe is the one for you.
This recipe uses shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, and essential oils to make a cream that is soothing and healing for baby’s delicate skin.… Continue reading
While we were at my brother’s house in December, he and my sister-in-law made us some wonderful pancakes. The pancakes were simple, delicious, and we all loved them. In fact, my boys were completely head-over-heals about having a breakfast that involved maple syrup. (In our house, maple syrup generally signifies an occasional treat, not breakfast.)
The other day a friend commented to me, “You should make a healthier eggnog recipe. The stuff available in the market is so full of toxic junk.” I pointed her to the healthier, Homemade Fruit-Sweetened Eggnog recipe I posted during the summer earlier this year.
Just in case you also forgot the recipe was there, I figured I’d mention it again.… Continue reading