Rehydrate with Healthy Homemade Gatorade or Pediayte

As the weather heats up here in central Texas, I find myself extremely parched more often that I would like. Although I down water, my body often needs some real hydration. If you have kids, you are familiar with the suggestion of pedialyte to rehydrate after or during illness or whenever fluids are needed. Unfortunately pedialyte is filled…

Pretty little green beans

Our spring garden has sprung. We had only moderate success with fall so we were not too hopeful about spring , but here they are, the prettiest little pole beans I ever did see. Charlotte picked them from the vine and gobbled them up. Joys of summer are upon us.

Homemade Brown Sugar (Using Demerara or Turbinado Sugar)

Turbinado and Demerara sugar are delicious alternatives to white table sugar. Both have larger crystals and naturally have a hint of carmel flavor.  I started using Demerara in my coffee and mmmmmmmm. They also has more trace minerals than the regular variety so if I am going to use sugar, I try to use turbinado or Demerara. Many…

Easy Homemade Chicken Stock (Slow Cooker Method)

I think I should change this blog to “Soup Lovers Anonymous.” I hope you like soup at least one tenth as much as I do. To continue on our soup loving adventure, I bring you chicken stock. The food blogging world has been abuzz with the use of chicken wings instead of leftover carcass or…

Thrifty Living: Pretty Little Spices (Frugal Bulk Option)

Aside: I’m starting a thrifty living series here where I’ll post my personal cost savings measures. Please feel free to leave your own in the comments or message me to guest post on the blog! Hey, quick money saving note. Buy your spices in the bulk section of your local health food store or grocery…

Homemade Healthy Banana Chocolate “Ice Cream”

Charlotte and I are a good team in the kitchen. She chops, whisks, stirs and blends. And she is a pretty patient toddler overall. I told her I needed her help making banana ice cream, and she was happy to comply. (Big surprise right?) I was floored by how creamy and delicious this turned out….

Homemade Vegetable Stock

The kitchen is such a place of refuge for me and more often than I can remember lately, we have been making soup. The vast majority of recipes I’m pinning or bookmarking or marking in my cookbooks are soups. Blame it on the gloomy end of winter here in central Texas. And what’s the main…

Delectable Homemade Green Machine (Green Juice) Recipe

My daughter loooves “green juice” from just about any of the vendors who sell it. I figured I could try my hand using frozen fruit, some juice and a little spinach. She absolutely adores our version that I bring her every day when I get her from school. The secret, apple juice. I’d never used…

Carrot Cutie Smoothie

Charlotte and I love our smoothies. I always try to have at least one veggie in them and she’s usually a fan whatever the color. This one did not disappoint with its bright orange hue. The flavor produced is fresh and easy to drink. Cuties, or mandarin oranges make great smoothie additions because you can…