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…

How to Cook a Pumpkin or Squash

Making homemade pumpkin made easy! It’s easy to grab a can of pumpkin but sometimes from scratch is best, especially when you have grown the pumpkin or squash in your own garden, but looking at a pumpkin or squash, it’s hard to vision them as delicious food and treats… however, turning them into yummy food…

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…

Crustless Quiche with Bacon and Swiss

 Grab and Go Quiche… yes please! So are you like me and busy… need some grab and go ideas? Check out this crustless 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…

Yummy Oatmeal Chocolate Muffins

Can Chocolate Equal Healthy… I hope so! So having kids means having snacks and sometimes it feels you have to choose between healthy and tasty, but here are some yummy oatmeal chocolate muffins that fits the bill for both, they are also flourless! Of course when one says healthy they don’t think chocolate and to…

Maple Pie with a Walnut Crust

Have you ever heard of a maple pie… neither had I! As part of our children’s home school studies, we wanted to incorporate life skills, like baking, and while learning about Canada, we found out their obvious love of maple syrup. Then tried our hand at this maple pie with a walnut crust. Before I…

Guilt Free 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… not to mention it’s guilt free ice cream… well as far as…

How To Grow A Luffa Plant

A Veggie and a Tool 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…

Easter Cupcakes

Cute and Festive Cupcakes These 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…

Easter Bark – an Easy Easter Treat

Kid Approved Easter 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 look like they took more time, money,…