Easter treats

Easter treats

  I don’t know if it is that as Easter comes, so does Spring, but I find myself in a frenzy of crafts and recipes at Easter time, more so than even Christmas. I wanted to make some Easter treats and found myself with these hits! Chocolate Nests These are so good, like so good, and very rich so one of these is a delicious treat. My family loved them, even my husband, and they are very simple to make. What you will need… 1 package of dark chocolate chips…

Festive Deviled Eggs

Festive Deviled Eggs

  With Easter comes tons of boiled eggs and probably deviled eggs. If you use regular food coloring to dye your clean, boiled eggs, keep the dye and make some festive deviled eggs. After the kids find all of the eggs, it becomes time to make something of them. Deviled eggs are a favorite and to make festive deviled eggs, carefully crack the eggs and remove the shells, rinse the eggs and place an egg in a jar or cup of dye and allow them to sit for a few…

Food with Love

Food with Love

  Valentine’s Day is almost here and boy has it turned into a 3 ringed circus. From expensive jewelry to endless roses and gifts going to not just your sweetheart but to your children, their teachers and even pets, this holiday, which is originated from Bishop Valentine performing weddings in secret, has gotten out of control, however, you can still show your love, without going over board, and a great way to do that is food with love. Every year I freeze pink milk (dyed or strawberry) into a heart…

Gluten free pancakes

Gluten free pancakes

  Love pancakes but not into gluten? Try these gluten free pancakes! These pancakes will be an awesome addition to your life and you only need 3 ingredients, banana (nice sized), eggs and oil or grease for the pan. I will note here that having used both, ripe or extra ripe bananas will not work as well, you want them to be just turning yellow or almost ripe, for the best results. The instructions are too simple, mix a banana and 2 eggs in a mixer, grease your pan and…

Groundhog Day, it’s silly but fun!

Groundhog Day, it’s silly but fun!

Happy Groundhog’s Day Every year people mention how stupid Groundhog Day is, but I personally like it. Groundhog Day may seem like a crazy holiday to celebrate and trust me we don’t go crazy, I mean it is a day about a rodent predicting the weather, but I like to have fun with my family and any time I can squeeze a little of that in, I try. I think groundhogs are cute and there is something about the ritual, the hoping that spring will come quicker. It is a little…

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Update 2/13/15 at bottom  Pudding is a very simple but delicious treat. Children tend to like it and it is easy to make, the only problem I have is, I don’t like eating from boxes unless it is necessary and I tend to buy few things that way. I don’t like preservatives, and in general, you can’t get away from them entirely, but the less boxed food the better. This includes pudding.  Most store bought puddings include preservatives and artificial colors and flavors, so we have avoided them, and I haven’t found…

Carrot greens…not just for bunnies!

Carrot greens…not just for bunnies!

  This year I planted carrots for the first time and I didn’t do a rotation, just one planting to see how it would go. We don’t use tons of carrots, the kids like to eat them, but my thoughts were leaning more toward freezing them for stews and such. I harvested recently and began to cut them up. We have rabbits so I fed a few of the carrot greens and tops to them, but my son kept eating them, not the ones I threw in the rabbit pen, lol,…

Green tomatoes…overlooked gems

Green tomatoes…overlooked gems

Tomatoes, to me, seem to be about the easiest garden plant to grow. They can basically break in half, they will mend themselves and still grow, you can grow an entire new plant from a broken stem and they really don’t require too much attention. Every year is different, weather wise, but no matter when the frost arrives, there are always tons of green tomatoes. The first thing that comes to mind of course, are fried green tomatoes, which was one of my great grandmother’s favorite things to have, but…

Pumpkin Treats

Pumpkin Treats

  Holidays are so special! As a family, you only get so many together, yes the kids will come back again and someday with their children, but it will never be the same as when they were all small, so I try to make them special and memorable, especially since my husband and I don’t have a large family to share it all with. One of the ways I do that is with treats, here is another easy but fun and delicious treat for the Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving seasons!…

Festive Fall Bark

Festive Fall Bark

  Well, for better or for worse, Fall is here. I personally love this time of year and I think it’s because I missed out on it growing up in Florida, where you have summer, hurricane season and the 3 weeks that it is too cold to wear shorts, but I do love Fall, with it’s crisp air, the color changes on the tree, the apple cider…there is really so much to love! To get us in the festive mood, I made a treat for the family, a Festive Fall…