Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins
There is an unmistakable nip in the air.  Our winter squash and pumpkin plants are all retired for the season.  We planted sugar pumpkins for the first time and what a harvest we raked in!  I'll be making pumpkin puree in quantity for our freezer, but we had to try those cute round gems out for flavor so I made ... Read More

Sweet Apple Cider Pickled Beets

Sweet Apple Cider Pickled Beets
The weekend of the 4th was a productive one for us.  We chose to hang around home to catch up on things.  The hubs repainted the Adirondack furniture he built a few years back.  They were transformed from a natural stain to a flat black to match the trim on our house. Beets, kohlrabi and kale were ready to pick ... Read More

Rich and Creamy Hot Cocoa : Dairy & Refined Sugar Free

Rich and Creamy Hot Cocoa

Rich and creamy hot cocoa is a must when temps are dropping to single digits.  In the spirit of the season we had our little grandkids in for a Christmas overnight complete with crafts, movies and festive food.  That includes hot cocoa. Someone couldn’t wait to craft….. I had been dreaming about a flavorful hot chocolate made with DIY Almond Milk and sweetened with … Read More

Pumpkin Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal : Gluten, Refined Sugar and Dairy Free

Pumpkin Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal

The northwest’s 90 degree sunny days quickly turned cold and blustery.  It’s that time again to send the family out the door with a warm breakfast.   Here’s one that cooks all night, ready to serve up creamy fragrant bowls of spicy pumpkin oatmeal first thing in the morning! Hearty and high in protein, it nourishes all the way to … Read More