Crustless Bacon and Swiss Quiche

Crustless Bacon and Swiss Quiche

Grab and Go Quiche… yes please! Here is a simple recipe for Bacon and Swiss Quiche that I can’t keep in my house! I make some things ahead so my life is easier and I honestly have to make 6 batches of this for a 2 week period… seriously! After I realized how much my family liked them, I decided to make them more grab and go to fit our lifestyle by using muffin tins to cook the quiche in. Here’s what you will need: 1lb bacon 1 large onion,…

2 Ingredient Ice Cream

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…

Are Consumer Labels Fooling You

Are Consumer Labels Fooling You

Labels can be very confusing! So, you’ve started eating better, you are trying to make more eco-friendly choices, and you are starting to feel really good about the changes you are making, but… are consumer labels fooling you? Today, you almost can’t pick up any product, from food to clothing and toys, without seeing an eco or green term or label, but often the labels mean very little. Companies are seeing the push for more natural and organic products, and are finding ways to pass their products off as such by…

25 Free Summer Activities for Kids

25 Free Summer Activities for Kids

Summer is here! It’s that time of year again and it seems no matter how much a parent intends on planning for it, summer sneaks up on you. I’m a firm believer in kids keeping themselves somewhat occupied but I like to plan activities or have things to assist in their summer fun, because while I want them to have fun, I want our family on a whole to have a blast too! Here are 25 free Summer activities for kids (or almost free), these are some things that we do…

Luffa Plant

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…

Hands on Learning

Hands on Learning

Earth’s Layers For school recently we have been learning about the Earth’s layers and I thought it would be fun to do some hands on learning along with the reading, so we made mini Earths out of homemade dough. To make the dough you will need 2 cups of all purpose flour, 1 cup of salt, 1 cup of water and food coloring in blue, green, red and yellow. Mix the flour, salt and water until you get a dough consistency and then separate into 4 separate pieces. Once that is done,…

Kids and Chores

Kids and Chores

Kids and chores can be a touchy subject for parents. Should my kids do chores? If so, what kind of chores? Should children be paid or should chores be just a normal part of living? Many think that chores should be expected with no reward, others think allowance (monetary or otherwise) for chores is the best option, and others believe that kids should be kids, not forcing chores on their children at all. I personally view chores and school as a child’s “job”, and just as parents have jobs which they…

Easter is more than eggs and bunnies

Easter is more than eggs and bunnies

  In a world of plastic eggs, chocolate bunnies, pre-made baskets and holidays that are over commercialized, I am sometimes asked how I can celebrate Easter with stories and candy yet keep true to my faith, but the truth is most traditions can be traced to more meaningful ideas and situations. Easter is more than eggs and bunnies, so… how do you help your family find the meaning of Easter through eggs, bunnies, chocolate and candy? In our family we try to use the commercial items to help tell a bigger story….

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…

There won’t be enough time… it’s ok

There won’t be enough time… it’s ok

  I wake up, late, to a sink full of dishes, laundry in the washer, dryer and on the kitchen table and as I look around, I see a few (a colony of) dust bunnies poking their heads out at me. My kids are in mismatched pajamas, refusing their breakfast, while running up and down the stairs because they think having the dogs chase them is hilarious. My husband hasn’t been home in 2 days because of his job and our home is in the middle of remodeling so we work and…