Family Fun, Homemaking, island life, Recipes

A Recipe for Christmas Fun

Way back when when I was a Pampered Chef Lady, I earned a stoneware gingerbread house mold. My oldest two daughters, the only kids at that time, were 2 years old and 4 years old. That was the first year we made a gingerbread house. We have made one every year since- with the exception… Continue reading A Recipe for Christmas Fun

For The Kitchen, Herbs

Cucumber & Peach Salad

I am in the middle of a  lovely and busy week.  Heather of the Texas Worm Ranch and I teamed up for a class on Tuesday.  We had a sweet, small group of ladies who enjoyed a wonderful herb themed lunch.  Those recipes will be posted later.  First, I need to post the recipe I… Continue reading Cucumber & Peach Salad


Swiss Chard- A Power-Packed Beauty In The Garden

Just two seasons ago I had know idea what to do with Swiss Chard.  But, I bought some because it is so beautiful- and it is pretty enough to be grown for gorgeous foliage all on its own.  But it would be just silly to not harvest and eat those beautiful leaves. One cup of… Continue reading Swiss Chard- A Power-Packed Beauty In The Garden

For The Kitchen, Herbs, Homesteading, Recipes

How To Make Herbal Tea

Cool weather makes one want a nice cup of hot tea, and an herbal tea will not only warm the soul but it will boost your immune system as well. To Make A Tea: Place one teaspoon of dried herbs in a  tea bag, a tea egg, or loose in a cup and pour hot… Continue reading How To Make Herbal Tea

For The Kitchen, Herbs, Homemaking, Homesteading, Recipes

Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary

I must say that for years, I had an aversion to sweet potatoes.  The only form in which I had ever encountered them was creamed with marshmallow on top.  While most of my family loved these at Christmas, I did  and do not.  Not until my husband requested sweet potato fries did I reconsider this… Continue reading Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary

Body Care, For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs, Homesteading, Recipes

Herbal Deodorant- A Recipe

As we journey along on our path to health, herbs are playing a huge role.  The home medicine cabinet can be stocked with so much that will keep the doctor away and keep your body humming like a well-oiled machine.  One of the items in my medicine cabinet that I wanted to replace was deodorant.… Continue reading Herbal Deodorant- A Recipe

Organic Gardening, Recipes

For the love of Salsa!

This is a post from the archives, but Cheyenne made a batch of salsa yesterday and she just nailed it.  That Salsa is so good, it needed to be shared again!   Me & Cheyenne (drinking bubbly apple juice) Cheyenne and I share a lot of things.  For instance, neither one of us can hide… Continue reading For the love of Salsa!

Homesteading, Recipes

Electrolytes For Livestock

When I need to give an animal electrolytes this is the recipe I use: Electrolytes 1 quart of water- boil and let it cool Dandelion greens and roots- place in the water after it has come to a boil, the herbs will steep as the water cools, strain before mixing with the rest of the… Continue reading Electrolytes For Livestock