Sweet and Spiced Acorn Squash Soup

Sweet and Spiced Acorn Squash Soup

A yummy soup for a cold day! So, this past growing season my compost pile produced several acorn squash plants and a bounty of fruit! I was super excited and couldn’t wait to use them. The year prior we had grown them for the first time, however, we planted too many. This year we only planted 3 plants BUT they didn’t grow for some reason 🙁 Obviously you can understand my surprise when I saw these acorn plants growing beautifully out of my compost pit, of course the dilemma became…

How to Bake Pumpkin and Squash Seeds

How to Bake Pumpkin and Squash Seeds

Seasonal Snack and lots of fun While you are hollowing out those pumpkins for Jack O Lanterns or for pies or perhaps you are making some squash soup, you might ask yourself… what should I do with the seeds? Well, here’s how to bake pumpkin and squash seeds! If you are like me you will want to bake them into yummy snacks! It’s easy and sometimes the best part of cutting open a pumpkin or squash! There are so many ways to do this, so I will include my favorite…

Crustless Bacon and Swiss Quiche

Crustless Bacon and Swiss Quiche

 Grab and Go Quiche… yes please! So are you like me and busy… need some grab and go ideas? Check out this quiche and see if it doesn’t work for your family! My kids don’t even like swiss cheese and they can’t get enough of this bacon swiss quiche. Notice the print option below for easy access to this recipe later and don’t forget to come back and let me know how you like it or head over to my Facebook page to share your pics 🙂 Print Crustless Bacon…

Easter Confetti Eggs

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…

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…

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…