LEGO Inspired Birthday

I’ve been looking through old photos and ideas for my second son’s upcoming birthday. He’s an up-and-coming master builder when it comes to LEGOS – it’s a bit of an obsession, really. His older brother was really into the building phase years ago, so I thought I’d share the party I previously threw to put…

Dandelion Lavender Salve

If you’ve been following my latest posts, you may have noticed I’ve been all about the dandelions lately. And why not? They’re plentiful and they’re free. So why not put them to good use? I’ve been busy getting my raised garden beds ready for Spring. With that comes a lot of digging in the dirt,…

Coconut Pumpkin Custard

This past Thanksgiving, I wanted to try to make something other than the standard pumpkin or sweet potato pie. We went to a Thai restaurant for my birthday and they had a delicious seasonal dessert the waitress said we must try. Coconut Pumpkin Custard.  She was correct, it was a must try! I mean, not…

Dandelion Citrus Jelly

  You’re making jelly with Dandelions? Those “obnoxious weeds” that pop up all over your yard? YES! Before you mow them all down, they actually have some healthy benefits!  Dandelions are rich in minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C (whew, that’s a LOT!) They contain more…

Squash Blossom Frittata

I sure have been dreaming of Spring moreso lately.  In preparation for my Spring garden, I’ve been looking through some recipes from last year’s garden and remembered this tasty gem! I had a whole bunch of blossoms appearing in my garden and wanted to put some to use other than producing tons of spaghetti squash…