Recipes

Lavender Lemonade (by request!)

Feeling a little stressed?  Kids making crazy?  Or making you crazy?  Missing summer already? Try a tall cool glass of Lavender Lemonade...both for you and the kids!  This has been a favorite recipe of ours for many years.  I love it in the summertime but it is nice...

Traditional Southern Dessert!

I had some of my kids over for dinner this weekend and offered a choice of either peach cobbler or banana pudding.  My daughter chose banana pudding.  This is a down home southern comfort food.  You can't do it justice with a box mix....nor is it healthy.  I haven't...

Creamy Basil Dressing & the Next Soap Making Class!

I had the privilege of speaking Monday night to a local herb group.  I had so much fun!  This was a diverse group of people - men and women of all ages! I was asked to speak about using herbs in various rooms in the home (cooking, cleaning, personal care and medicine)...

Fresh Strawberry Pie!

We had company last week...well really not company...more like family!  When this young man visits I like to make his favorite dessert - Strawberry Pie. This isn't your normal Strawberry Pie.  You don't cook it and you don't use jello!  I haven't used jello products...

Recipe Review – Caramel Cake!

My dear friend Julie posted a picture and recipe  for Caramel Cake on Facebook recently.   I make a caramel cake but it is a time consuming recipe and this one looked easier.  I quickly sent her a message asking if she had made the cake.  I get my best recipes from...

Philly Steak and Cheese – homegrown!

One of the favorite meals in our house is a philly steak and cheese sandwich.  I just cooked a small roast from a cow we raised ourselves.  We like our roast medium rare.  Here's how we build it.... Start with some whole wheat rolls (homemade I hope!) - sliced and...

Do you do this?

Do you ever eat something out that you would love to make at home?  Do you ever "analyze" the recipe and try to re-create it?  This is one of my favorite things to do! It's a challenge and I know the end result, if I succeed, is a healthier and more economical version...