• Always Amazing Pie Crust

    Hi and today I am posting a very much anticipated recipe! Last week, I posted my Berry Pie recipe and since then I have received numerous requests for my pie crust recipe so I decided to sit down this last weekend and type it up for you. Making your own pie crust is so much better than the store bought, makes you feel like you have super powers. It is so easy to make, just takes a little bit of time but so worth it. People always comment “I can’t believe you make your own crust!” They think it is difficult and maybe you are one of them, I ask…

  • Grateful

    Hi friends! A little different post today, this isn’t a recipe or maybe it is. I wanted to talk about gratitude and how it affects us because being grateful is so important for your soul! Grateful is defined as a “feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful.” How often do I say thank you? To those around me or to God. I am sure not enough! I was brought up with manners and you always say please and thank you and I have taught that to my kids but do I really mean it or is it just habit? When someone holds the door for you? or lets you…

  • Egg Muffins

    I have a great recipe today for you! Now that school has started, the rush to get out the door or to start lessons may keep us from fueling our bodies properly to save time. We all know our brain needs food in the mornings to work properly but we are in such a hurry that it is so much easier just to down a bowl of cereal or grab a granola bar and head out the door. I am guilty of this more then I care to admit! I do notice a big difference in myself when I eat something that feeds my body and brain rather than just…

  • Berry Peach Pie

    Hi friends! The whole cake or pie debate has always been an actual debate in my house. I am a cake person while my husband is a pie person. I have gone my whole life thinking pie was just okay and nothing extraordinary. Well over the past few years my taste buds are changing and I find I actually prefer pie, in some instances, and this is one of those instances. My husband’s birthday was coming up and he used to love the berry pie found in the freezer section of the grocery store but being me, I like to make most things myself because I can control the sugar…

  • Egg Roll Bowl (Gluten-free, Whole30)

    Hi friends! Do you love egg rolls?  I love egg rolls, they used to be one of my favorite things to order from our local take out place. Sadly, I learned that they are not that great for you because of the shell and the fact that they are deep fried. The inside of the egg roll, though,  is really good for you if you make it at home and bonus super delicious! You can have this on the table is 30 minutes or less, which makes for a great busy weeknight meal to help you avoid the drive thru so you can stay in budget and stay healthy. I…

  • No Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

    Have you ever had those moments where you NEEDED some type of food? Well the other night after supper I NEEDED chocolate! I am sure you have been there where the craving is so strong that nothing else will do. Well, of course, I had absolutely no chocolate in the house (a very rare occurrence) usually I have some form of chocolate, even if it is just a bag of chocolate chips but there was none to be found. So I broke out my old recipe notebook that I jot down recipe creations or variations of recipes passed down to me over the years. In it I found my No-Bake…

  • Chili Rubbed Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce

    Hi friends, super excited to share this recipe with you! I was flipping through my old recipe notebook, this notebook is where I write down all my recipes that I make and try, and saw Chimichurri sauce. I haven’t made this in a long time, so long in fact that I had forgotten how it tasted. I knew I had a bunch of cilantro in my fridge that needed to be used, I hate throwing things away! I didn’t have all the ingredients to the original recipe so I just improvised. Most times improvising makes a great tasting meal, sometimes it does not and we end up eating eggs haha!…

  • The Sunshine Blogger Award

    Hi friends! I have had the honor to be nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. What is this award you ask? The Sunshine Blogger Award was created to showcase bloggers who are creative, uplifting, and inspiring. It also helps to bring recognition to so many talented and dedicated bloggers. There are a few rules to the award and nominations so that we can get to know and discover fellow bloggers. These are: 1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in your blog post and link back to her /his blog. 2. Answer the questions the blogger asked you. 3. Nominate 11 new bloggers to receive the award and give them…

  • Fluffy, Melt In Your Mouth Pancakes

    My kiddos (and hubby) were begging the other day for pancakes, I guess who can blame them pancakes are yummy! I love a good stack of pancakes drizzled with maple syrup and maybe topped with fresh blueberries or raspberries. So I went into the kitchen and opened my baking drawer and realized I was out of baking powder, ugh, I had it on my list but hadn’t made it to the store yet. I couldn’t let my family down, after all I promised pancakes, plus I really wanted them at this point. I remember my mom saying one time you can substitute baking soda and cream of tartar, I just…

  • Maple Refrigerator Pickles with no refined sugar

    Hi friends! I have been busy processing all the fresh veggies I have collected from my local CSA and my own garden. I seem to be really good at growing tomatoes and potatoes but nothing else seems to keen on growing in my yard, good thing I planted 13 tomato plants. Well, this week in my CSA basket I received some pickling cucumbers, not enough to warrant pulling out the canner and making a whole day of it so I decided to make some good old fashioned refrigerator pickles. They are ready to eat in 24 hours after sitting in your fridge and can stay good for several weeks. They…