10 Delicious Things Vegans Love
Jan04

10 Delicious Things Vegans Love

Although I’m not a vegan, I have plenty of vegan friends. I completely respect their decision to live a kind life. Unfortunately, the vegan lifestyle is often misunderstood. Vegans only use 100% plant-based food and products. Even things like clothing and cosmetics are a consideration for vegans. Although the vegan diet is restricted to what grows from the Earth, there are plenty of foods and recipes vegans enjoy. This...

Read More
How to Prepare Wagyu Steak Burgers
Jan01

How to Prepare Wagyu Steak Burgers

The holidays are here, and they make an excellent opportunity to show off cooking skills with large family dinners or small intimate gatherings. Cooking a unique take on a luxury meat – such as making Wagyu steak burgers – can be exciting for guests and surprisingly easy for you. Wagyu beef is known for its rich fattiness, which makes burgers unbelievably moist and juicy.     How to Prepare Wagyu Steak Burgers There are...

Read More
The Commuter Mom’s Guide to Healthy Crock Pot Cooking
Nov30

The Commuter Mom’s Guide to Healthy Crock Pot Cooking

When I think of crock pot cooking, I think of comfort food — the rich and thick, stick to your ribs (and thighs) kind of meals that grandma used to make. Those meals were delicious but not always nutritious. It is possible, however, to make healthy meals in a crock pot with just a few tweaks on your favorite classic recipes. What if you could skip the drive through and come to home to a hot and healthy home-cooked meal?...

Read More
Shea Body Butter Recipe
Jul09

Shea Body Butter Recipe

Shea butter is one of my favorite natural ingredients to work with. The skin benefits are really incredible. It’s a great moisturizer, skin smoother and it even has anti-inflammatory benefits. It’s important to find a high-quality shea butter that’s raw and unrefined to reap all the benefits. For this recipe, I use Alo Shea Butter. Pure and natural, this shea butter is smooth and soothing. It’s also...

Read More
How to Make Dilly Beans
Jun16

How to Make Dilly Beans

If you’ve never tried dilly beans, you’re missing out. FOR REAL! It’s like the best pickle you’ve ever eaten married a green bean and they had children. Honestly, you’ll love these things! We used the green beans from our garden along with some Dragon’s Tongue Bush Beans from Powerful Plants. We literally can’t stop eating these delectable beans. So, what are you waiting for? Let me...

Read More
3 Delicious Fruit Infused Water Recipes
Jun11

3 Delicious Fruit Infused Water Recipes

Summer heat and outdoor activities can leave you sweaty and dehydrated. It’s important to drink plenty of water when it’s hot outside, but plain water can get BORING! A great way to stay hydrated and get a vitamin boost is to make your own fruit infused water. I like to use both fresh fruit and essential oil when I make infused water, but you can simply use fruit or if you’re in a rush just use essential...

Read More
Tropical Sangria Recipe
May04

Tropical Sangria Recipe

The warmer weather is AMAZING lately. There’s nothing better than chilling by the pool and soaking up the sun while the kids splash around. This weather always makes me crave a delicious, refreshing drink. This is the perfect drink for pool parties. I’m planning to make a big pitcher of this on Mother’s Day. It’s always a crowd pleaser!  Let’s drink to warm summer weather with this Tropical...

Read More
Stuffed Banana Peppers
Apr28

Stuffed Banana Peppers

I’m so excited! We have a ton of giant banana peppers in our garden this year. I HAD to find a way to use them. Sure banana peppers are yummy pickled, but I wanted a more exciting recipe for these mellow beauties. That’s when I decided to create this unique stuffed banana peppers recipe.  This recipe is different than the usual hearty stuffed bell pepper. Since banana peppers are smaller and milder in...

Read More
DIY Peppermint Foot Scrub
Apr10

DIY Peppermint Foot Scrub

Warmer weather brings smaller clothes and cute sandals. But after our feet have been hidden in bulky socks and shoes during the winter, they may be in rough shape. It’s easy to make your own soothing foot scrub with a few simple ingredients. Use this DIY Peppermint Foot Scrub to revive your winter feet and get them ready for the Spring and Summer.  This cooling foot scrub recipe is made with soothing Epsom Salt,...

Read More
DIY Organic Facial Cleansers
Mar19

DIY Organic Facial Cleansers

It’s pamper time! Indulging in quality natural products is great, but sometimes you’re on a tight budget and simply can’t afford to buy yourself quality facial products. Here’s a great Natural Facial Regimen that’s affordable and full of natural and organic ingredients, but if you prefer to make your own, it’s simple! You can make natural facial products with ingredients that...

Read More
DIY Laundry Detergent
Mar09

DIY Laundry Detergent

I was shocked when I first learned that ingredients don’t need to be listed in cleaning products in the US. No wonder I was clueless about what was in my laundry detergent! Hiding in conventional detergents are dyes, optical brighteners, and complex fragrance blends that are known to cause allergic reactions. If a product doesn’t have an ingredient list, how are you supposed to avoid items you’re concerned about?  That’s why I...

Read More
Healthy Granola Recipe
Jan20

Healthy Granola Recipe

I love granola! That sweet, salty taste and crunchy texture are truly addictive. Unfortunately, most granola is loaded with sugar and isn’t the most healthy snack choice. So I got to thinking, why not make my own healthy granola?  This Healthy Granola Recipe is made with oats, pecans, sunflower seeds, coconut oil and plenty of other nutritious ingredients. The spices add a nice sweet flavor boost to replace some of the...

Read More
Piña Colada Smoothie Recipe
Jan18

Piña Colada Smoothie Recipe

I’ve been on a coconut kick lately. I’m addicted to drinking natural coconut water to replenish my body after exercise. I’ve also been enjoying coconut milk in recipes and straight from the glass. My youngest son, Alexander absolutely loves Piña Coladas. He’s all about anything with pineapple and coconut.  I was inspired by my recent coconut kick and my sons love of tropical fruit, so I decided to...

Read More
Turkey Mini Meatloaf Recipe
Jan08

Turkey Mini Meatloaf Recipe

Weeknight dinners can be stressful. Between homework and extracurricular activities, sometimes we’re left with little time to prepare healthy family meals. Meatloaf takes too long for a weeknight meal, but my family loves it so I came up with an alternative. This is a super-easy Turkey Mini Meatloaf Recipe. Sometimes it pays to take shortcuts and although it’s not 100% from scratch, it’s much healthier than fast food...

Read More
Halloween Zombie Punch
Oct31

Halloween Zombie Punch

I love Halloween! Dressing up in scary costumes and making fun “finger” food (pun intended!) and cocktails. Since Halloween falls on a Friday this year, it will make for an extra fun evening. I wanted to make a disgusting and delicious cocktail to enjoy while the kiddos knock on doors begging for a sugar rush. 😉 Hey, adults need a treat too!   I created a nasty looking, yet yummy Halloween Zombie Punch. If you know...

Read More