How to Make Your Own Garlic Powder

   I love garlic in any shape or form. A few years ago I tried the Frontier brand garlic powder and I fell in love with it. It was so fresh tasting. I added it to my Amazon Subscribe and Save program. I decided I had to have it on hand all the time. At […]

Fisherman Eggs + a Collection of Egg Recipes

Since we raise chickens & ducks for eggs, we often have an abundance of eggs. I’m always on the lookout for egg recipes. A couple years ago, I came across numerous recipes for Fisherman Eggs. Some were intricate & involved. Some were simple. We tried them with plain, canned sardines & fell in love. Recently […]

Creamy Fruit Salad

Recently, I needed to come up with a dessert that avoided gluten as well as the gluten substitutions. In other words, if it involved dough, batter or other bready type stuff, it wasn’t going to fly. A couple years after going gluten free, I began getting headaches just by baking with wheat for others the. […]

9 Things To Do With Bananas

You may have seen this post on a website I was a contributor for. When the website became read only & no longer publishing new content, I worried about the future of my posts. I am posting them here where I never have to worry about them getting lost in cyber space, should the other […]

How To Easily Declutter & Simplify Your Kitchen

I have a confession. I’m an addict. I’m addicted. I’m unashamed. See, I love all things kitchen. Appliances, gizmos, gadgets and doodads all have a way of finding their way into my kitchen. However, a while back, I realized what a mess I’d gotten myself into. I started purging. I decided to make sure that […]

Don’t Stress Whole Foods, Link Roundup

I know most of my readers are female, so I don’t mean to leave out any males in this post. As a mom, I write this from a mom’s point of view, to a mom’s point of view. It comes easy to me. However, this is for everyone that feels less than stellar in their choices.  […]

How To Juice a Juicier Lemon (and other citrus fruits!) + 26 citrus recipes

I love lemon. The boys love lemon. Hubba loves lemon. Lemonade. Lemon curd. Lemon bars. Cookies, cakes, etc. You get the point. When lemons go on sale. I stock UP! So last fall when I found a box of organic lemons from one of our local buying clubs, I jumped at the chance to buy […]

1 Day, 5 people, $15- Gluten Free, Real Food

Recently I received a gift card to Trader Joe’s in the amount of $10. I don’t normally shop Trader Joe’s. When we moved to the Knoxville area, there wasn’t a Trader Joe’s, but one opened this past fall. I hadn’t been. I decided I wanted to try to feed the 5 of us for one […]

A-Z 43 Kid-Friendly Real Food Snacks

A little over 4 years ago, we started purging our lives of processed foods. I started floundering for snacks my kids would love other than fruit & cheese. I was still new to real foods, & it seemed like all the things that were good for them for snacks took forever & were labour-intensive to […]

Caramelized Onions

Onion benefits *The benefits of onions are many. I’m listing just a few here for you. Not only are they loaded with vitamin C… Studies have shown onions to have antibacterial & antiviral properties. They’ve been shown to lower cholesterol, increase blood flow, help maintain blood pressure & can help in preventing & healing cancer. […]

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