Posted in December 2012

Whole Wheat Un-Sugar Cookie

Whole Wheat Un-Sugar Cookie

These cookies are a great alternative to regular sugar cookies. They are sweetened with honey and use a combination of whole wheat pastry flour and light spelt flour. Start by creaming butter and honey. Add sour cream, eggs, vanilla and baking powder. If you have a mixer I would suggest using it because this makes … Continue reading

Spelt Pancakes

Spelt Pancakes

This weekend we celebrated Christmas with my side of the family. We had a very nice evening of visiting, eating and baby holding. My cousin brought her newest addition. I could have snuggled that little guy all night. Toddler and baby were also excited to see their cousins and to open and give gifts. Since … Continue reading

Spicy Sausage Buns

Spicy Sausage Buns

This year we are having our Christmas a bit early as the little ones grandparents are going on a holiday. We will be celebrating with them this Saturday. Part of our holiday traditions involve an appetizer cook day. This year we made bread rolls with two types of fillings, ham and cheese puffs and these … Continue reading

Carrot Cupcakes

Carrot Cupcakes

I had these gorgeous purple carrots from my local farmers market and had a major craving for carrot cake but didn’t need an entire cake just a nibble or two. Add dollar store muffin liners and Christmas tree decorations and I had an easy activity for toddler. With the help of a friend toddler had … Continue reading

Meatless Monday- Pierogi Lasagna

Meatless Monday- Pierogi Lasagna

Eating meatless meals doesn’t need to be complicated, expensive or involve a trip to the store for specialty ingredients. Pierogi Lasagna is an easy, cheap meal to put together. It can even be made ahead or frozen. Prepare the ingredients: Boil five to six medium to large size potatoes. Any kind you have on hand … Continue reading

Homemade Giving Recipes

Homemade Giving Recipes

We have been really busy doing advent activities, making our Christmas gifts, preparing for tonight’s Christmas pageant and generally enjoying this Advent season by spending time together. Here is the gift package we put together for toddler’s Sunday school teacher. Coconut Caramel Corn Pop 1 cup organic popping corn using your desired method. I used … Continue reading

Bread Bag Tutorial

Bread Bag Tutorial

Our church is having a seniors luncheon for the holidays and I volunteered to make some baked goods for door prizes. The first thing I thought I would make is a loaf of home baked bread but while good it’s kind of boring. So I whipped up one of these cute bread bags to put … Continue reading

Meatless Monday- Stewed Beans

Meatless Monday- Stewed Beans

Tonight we had friends over for a yummy meatless Monday meal – stewed beans, basmati rice, roasted cauliflower and homemade greek style pita bread. Here’s how it was made. Place two cups dry navy beans into a Dutch oven and cover with three cups water. Add some sea salt. Bake at 350 for 1 1/2- … Continue reading

Lemon Powder

Lemon Powder

I really love True Lemon. It’s kind of expensive but totally awesome. However due to its cost I don’t often get it. I’ve wondered about making some myself and then I found a big bag of organic lemons for like three bucks. It was fate! Here’s how I made my fake not as good but … Continue reading

Eco Christmas Tree

Eco Christmas Tree

Like our Christmas tree this year? I saw this project on Pinterest and though it would be really cute until I started looking into felt and how it’s made. Then I found felt which has been made from recycled post consumer plastic bottles. The felt is called Rainbow Classic Felt and is made by The … Continue reading