Month: December 2015

Time To Rest & Reflect ~ My Corner Of The World

Another Christmas has come and gone. I am always a little sad about it as it’s my favorite time of year. I’ve even started decorating prior to Thanksgiving to try to stretch it out as long as possible. The snow, the music, the baking,…

Merry Christmas Eve

It’s 11:00….AM and I’m drinking a margarita and snacking on Christmas cookies. Someone has to test the cocktails before Christmas brunch tomorrow! We wouldn’t want to set out a disappointing cocktail. Food prep is well underway, the house is being straightened, last-minute gifts have…

Toasted Coconut Pecan Toffee

I’m knee-deep in Christmas preparations but never too busy to make a few favorites. I love the Christmas holiday and I look forward to the family traditions we’ve established over the years. One one of them of course, is holiday goodies. This year I veered…

Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps

I love gingersnaps and so does my husband. Especially this snowy time of year with a good cup of tea and a bit of coconut milk. I try to have a homemade treat available to snack on when he returns from traveling for work and…

Incredibly Easy Instant Pot Pork Ribs

I’m in love with the Instant Pot. What more can I really say? And no, they aren’t paying me to promote their product. It’s just that good. Although I wouldn’t argue if they wanted to. I’ve been battling the flu or a flare or…

Headache & Migraine Relief Roller

You may be one of the lucky few who never suffer from an occasional headache or migraine. If that’s so, you can also use this essential oil combination for sore, tense muscles, and nausea. But, for those of us who do have those dreadful…

Slumber Bedtime Potion

I’m happy to say I survived four days of granola and nuts. I don’t get along with nuts and grains very well. We have a love hate relationship. I love them, and they hate me. I tied and labeled the last of it a…

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce & Grain Free Flat Bread

I’ve heard from numerous people that they’re afraid to use their Instant Pot. I can tell you firsthand, there’s nothing scary about using the Instant Pot. It is absolutely SIMPLE! I mean truly, an 8 year old could run it. Seriously people, I’m not…

Cherry Chocolate Chip Granola with Caramelized Pecans & Walnuts

You are not going to want to miss out on this granola. It is full of dried cherries, mini chocolate chips, and caramelized pecans and walnuts.  This is my third and final granola recipe for the holiday season and it is FABULOUS!  The previous…

Pumpkin Spice Granola with Medjool Dates

Here’s a another fantastic granola to make for your family or share with friends for the holidays! Beautiful and golden and made the house smell so spicy and wonderful! Tomorrow I’ll post my third and last granola recipe for this holiday season. You can…

Maple Almond Raisin Granola

I love granola. It’s sweet, a bit salty, crispy, chewy. All great things in one. Plain, or with dairy free milk, or half and half if you can have dairy. On top of ice cream, on top of yogurt, over fruit, on a hike,…

Homemade Intensive Organic Night Cream for Face & Neck

I have a lot of people tell me they aren’t creative or crafty in or out of the kitchen. I don’t believe that’s true. I believe that all of us, no matter who we are, have a little bit of art inside us of…