Flax’d Peanut Butter Blossoms

Flax seed is a great substitute for  eggs, oil, or flour  in many baked goods.   It’s heart healthy since it is high in omega-3’s.   So, I can eat a plateful, right?  I just made a batch of peanut butter cookies and substituted some of the flour with milled flax seed.   They turned out […]

The Best Fudge Brownies Ever

Fudge brownies with a dense, chocolatey center, and a shiny top. This recipe will quickly become your ONLY brownie recipe you’ll ever make. The Pancake Princess agrees. They’re easy to make and come out ready for a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. I make these brownies way too often. […]

Cupcake Crops of Carrots

This is so easy to make a very cute cupcake.   I bought a big bag of Starburst candy  and a bag of Twizzlers (rainbow). I cut a few of the green twizzlers into strips and  then cut them in about 1″ long pieces. Next, I melted an orange Starburst in the  microwave for no […]

Warm Belly

We had a snow day and the kiddos were so restless by 9am.  I figured a nice, warm bowl of oatmeal would settle them down a little.  Aside from the sweets I added, they did actually calm down a bit.  Something about a full, warm belly makes anyone relax a bit. I added a scoop […]

Banana Girl

The kids began their nightly “What is our bedtime snack?” routine. It’s usually something small – like sharing a banana. This night I got a little crafty. …and the kiddos were silent because as time went on, mom kept pulling more and more goodies out of the pantry. We ended up with this little number… […]

Homemade Chocolate Orange Lip Balm

chocolate bar unwrapped

Chocolate orange lip balm is one of my favorite all natural recipes.  The chocolate and orange are a perfect flavor combination. What better idea than to combine them into a lip balm.   Pin for later: After some time living in the south, I’ve found it can get pret-ty dry in the fall. –out of no […]