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
Are you looking for a healthy, warming, caffeine-free alternative to hot chocolate? This golden milk recipe might be exactly what you’re looking for.
My boys and I love this, whether as a relaxing drink before bed, or as an afternoon treat. It even works well as a morning starter. It’s slightly sweet, a little bit spicy (like a chai is spicy, not like a salsa is spicy), and full of healthy ingredients.… Continue reading
When it’s cold and snowy outside, as it is today, I find myself desiring hot drinks. While I typically drink plain hot herbal tea, I sometimes mix it up with other things. Today, I wanted a Hot Spiced Chai.
The warming spices were perfect on a cold, blustery day, heating me up from the inside out. The richness of the cream made the drink feel like a special treat. … Continue reading
The other day I was talking with a friend who lives in Southern California. When I said something about all of the baking with pumpkin we’ve been doing, she responded, “It’s still 90-degrees here. It’s too hot to bake. Can you make up a recipe for pumpkin ice cream?”
So today we hit a high of 72 and I decided it was time to experiment.… Continue reading
Fresh roasted pumpkin is wonderfully delicious. Taste wise, it’s a big step up from canned pumpkin, like the difference between almost anything fresh and canned. But tackling a big whole pumpkin can feel intimidating, even if my normal method of roasting a pumpkin (or any type of winter squash) is pretty simple.
This method of roasting a pumpkin is easier than my normal way.… Continue reading
We eat a lot of trail mix in our house. The simple combination of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit is easy to grab when we need a quick snack, and is perfect to bring as a snack when we’re on the go. We simply grab the jar out of our refrigerator, toss it into the backpack, and we’re off.
Our latest favorite trail mix blend is super simple, but wonderfully delicious (and addictive!).… Continue reading