2 Ingredient Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream! Most people are always looking for easy, healthy recipes and for ways to use up their bananas. This 2 ingredient ice cream recipe fits the bill and is a hit with the family! What you’ll need depends on what you like. I made 3 different versions of this ice cream and all were great! We began with banana and peanut butter, moved to banana berry and ended in banana and chocolate! For all versions you will need to peel your…

Luffa Plant

Grow a veggie, grow a tool, grow a Luffa plant Are you looking for something new to plant in your garden this year, something that you can eat and use as a tool too? Well look no further than the Luffa plant! A couple years ago, while shopping a seed catalog, I came across this plant and thought…”interesting”, so I gave them a try. What caught my eye was that these gourds are what are used to make bath luffas. I wasn’t sure how it all worked but it really couldn’t…

Easter Cupcakes

These Easter cupcakes were a hit but I will go on the record and say that I am not a fabulous baker, I would like to be, but I am not. I can follow a recipe but I can’t just “Martha Stewart” some awesome tart with folded in blood oranges. Cakes frighten me because I haven’t mastered the “how to’s” of icing and it looks more like a blob. Not to mention that my family and I try not to eat too much sugar, though we love making special occasions…

Easy Easter Bark

Kid approved treat! We all want things to look nice and I really appreciate the time people put into many of the things that I see on places like Pinterest. Of course many of them are so over the top, I mean there are preschool treat bags that took more time, money and effort to create, then many people put into their wedding favors. Personally, I am for things being appealing but on the easier side of things and that is where my easy Easter bark comes in! You really couldn’t…

Easter Confetti Eggs

My oldest and middle child are only 50 weeks apart, in fact my second born was due on my first born’s birthday, but I had to be induced and that “awesomeness” wasn’t to be. Sometimes their birthdays are right after Easter, depending on when it falls, and for a preschool birthday party one year I bought some discounted Easter confetti eggs for Easter as party favors. I purchased a couple cartons of eggs that were a dozen eggs each, made with actual egg shells and filled with confetti, to be thrown or…

There is more than one way to dye an Easter egg

  So, as Easter approaches the time to dye Easter eggs is at hand, and while many might buy the packets of compressed colors at the box stores, the truth is, they do hinder the experience with color limitations, they call for the use of vinegar, which many people oppose, not to mention that there are those that are completely organic and using commercial dyes are out of the question. There is more than one way to dye an Easter egg and over the last 3 years the below are…

Making Jell-o eggs

Bringing some Color to the table! When I was younger my grandmother made eggs in jello molds for Easter, they were cute and yummy and I thought why not give them a try. I didn’t think making Jell-o eggs would terribly hard and so I set out to try. It is important to say that you need to start with a specified egg mold or, I as I used, a plastic egg (I used jumbo) without holes in them. Those might be hard to find but without them obviously the…

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

Yummy and Fun! 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…

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…