Paleo Chocolate Milkshake

This is an old post… that never got posted.  I wrote it when I was pregnant with Avi… it’s crazy to think that was about two years ago.  When I found it this afternoon I was going to rewrite the whole thing and only keep the recipe.  But I wrote it then, and it brought back some memories that have faded.  I had forgotten that I was craving carbs with him and I didn’t remember this was a fix for me!  So I left it the way it was originally written…. read, taste and enjoy! Continue reading “Paleo Chocolate Milkshake”

Raw Peppermint Brownie Cookies

We didn’t have a CSA delivery last week because of the Labor Day Weekend. So I wondered what I was going to post since we didn’t get our weekly delivery of fresh veggies! I figured I should do something about food and good food at that! Usually Tuesday is my recipe day, but I haven’t written any new recipes lately. Continue reading “Raw Peppermint Brownie Cookies”

Plantain Crackers

I’m always looking for a new snack that isn’t too costly, doen’t take a lot of work to prepare and can easily be substitute for a desired convenience snack. For example my kiddos often want some sort of cracker or chip from the snack food isle at the grocery store. I try to avoid that isle at all costs, but sometimes you just gotta go down it! And to be honest, I want the snacks just as much as they do! Continue reading “Plantain Crackers”


Many of my friends know of our Sunday tradition… it’s a day of rest and I really LOVE how the pioneers really took that literally and didn’t cook, wash, or do any work of any kind! Now I do think it kinda went to the extreme, but I also think we do not take it seriously and don’t truly rest on the day of rest! I’ve certainly been known to throw in a load of laundry on Sundays. Continue reading “Popcorn”

Apple Date Dip

Eggplant and zucchini season have about passed, and we are also coming to the end of the apple season… however, I still have a bushel of apples sitting on my counter! I’ve already made some apple butter (I’ll post about that soon) and a little bit of applesauce and now I’m working on dried apples. Continue reading “Apple Date Dip”

Old Fashioned Cottage Cheese

Unfortunately I had an entire ½ gallon of raw milk that went sour.  I really didn’t want to dump it out, didn’t have the cultures to try making cheese and a few of my kids can’t have it at all, so I couldn’t try putting it in baked goods.  So what to do with it? Continue reading “Old Fashioned Cottage Cheese”



Recently I’ve been itching to purchase some [amazon_link id=”B001ELLBJS” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Great Lakes Grass Fed Beef Gelatin[/amazon_link] because of all the health benefits (post on this coming soon) it offers and for it’s many uses. I’ve especially been wanting to make some marshmallows for the kids to enjoy over a campfire and not worry about the high fructose corn syrup and food coloring in them (yes… even though they are white, they still have dyes!) So hopefully I’ll have a recipe to post on that as well before too long… but first off I started with Jello. Continue reading “Jello”

Almond Milk Shakes


Thankfully it’s warming up here in the DC metro area! I LOVE summer and warm weather! I really enjoy all things summer, no school, pool time, bright sunshine, lots of outside activities, letting kids run and yell outside as much as they want, planting gardens, eating fresh produce and my list could go on forever I feel! Continue reading “Almond Milk Shakes”

Hot Crab Dip


Last week we were short on lunch ideas and I was hoping to find a can of tuna in the closet to make some tuna salad for the kids. It was a no go. We were overdue for a grocery trip, but so busy with fun things to do that we hadn’t made it out! Continue reading “Hot Crab Dip”

Grain-free, Egg-free, Dairy-free Paleo Gingerbread


For some reason I’ve been craving gingerbread even though it’s spring and no where near gingerbread season.. .if there is such a thing! I was on a hunt for a good recipe. I wanted something a little sweet and a little spicy! Continue reading “Grain-free, Egg-free, Dairy-free Paleo Gingerbread”