Herbal Sleep Tea – The Ultimate, Effective and Easy, Recipe

Herbal Sleep Tea

We have been buying brands of sleep and stress teas like these – Yogi Tea and Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea. They seem to work well and are tasty, but when you’re buying pre-mixed blends, you are (generally) wasting money and have less control over the ratios of herbs, specific herbs and the … Read more

Donut Recipe – Whole Wheat Lemon Pound Cake

Donut Recipe

Who isn’t a sucker for sweets – all kinds and any time of day. In all our pasts a trip to Dunkin’ Donuts was certainly not unheard of.  However, donuts have been off many a list of edible foods for quite some time.  The good news is with a donut pan an … Read more

French Vanilla Ice Cream – Homemade with Fudge Sauce

Ice cream is one of those things that is just better when it’s homemade (unless you’re buying Ben & Jerry’s and then well…. who can compete with that…). French Vanilla ice cream is especially enticing and requires making a thin custard before freezing.  the extra work is worth it along with a … Read more

Banana Cookies – Just 2 Ingredients!

Sound dubious?  2 ingredients?  Amazing?  Cookie?  These words HARDLY go together, right?  Give it a try and  you’ll be impressed. 2 Ingredient Banana Cookies Ingredients 2 very ripe bananas 1 cup old fashioned oats (Buy them HERE) Directions 1. Grind up the oats in a food processor.  You don’t want to pulverize … Read more

Lemon Lavender Bars

You guys all know by now that we love lavender.  We posted about our top 10 uses for lavender not too long ago. Two more things that we love are dessert and lemons.  Lemonade is one of our favorite drinks.  So, when we ran across the idea of making lemon bars with … Read more

Homemade Mustard

Making food from scratch can take a bit of time, but it is so worth it. Not only do you know what ingredients are going into your meals, but your family will also appreciate the extra effort you’ve taken to make sure they are eating the healthiest foods available. This homemade mustard … Read more

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Ranch Dressing There, we said it.  Are you salivating? Many people have loved ranch dressing since they were a kid. Others have joined the ranch dressing crave later in life.  For most people, the only way you enjoyed ranch dressing was store-bought and in a bottle. When you’re young, you most likely … Read more

How to Make Mint Syrup

How to Make Mint Syrup

Oh, mint. Some people love it, some people hate it. Some people have a love/hate relationship with it. On one hand, you smell lovely and you make things taste delicious.  On the other hand, you invade gardens and pop up EVERYWHERE that you do not belong.  You are like an ex-friend who … Read more

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

Do you have big snackers in your family?  If you do, do you know, they say that eating several small meals or snacks throughout the day is more healthy and satisfying than eating three huge meals a day.  Many people have found that to be true. You may always be on the … Read more

Arugula Pesto

arugula pesto

One of the first things we love to plant as the weather starts to warm up, even ever so slightly, is arugula. This nutty-flavored green is a must-have in my garden.  And while it is delicious in a salad or on a pizza, one of my favorite things to make with it … Read more