Homemade Gummy Worms (only 3 ingredients!)

If you’re like me, you’d like to keep as much processed junk away as possible. Sometimes it can be harder than you think. A fun solution for sweet treats can be to make your own candy. Not only are these slimy and sour homemade gummy worms super-duper easy to make, they are made with only three real food ingredients. Kids …

Perfectly cooked whole chicken in less than 30 minutes (easy and delicious)!- Scratch Mommy

How To Cook A Whole Chicken FAST!

One of my intentions for 2016 is to try to really focus on having almost everything that I consume be grown locally. My husband is on board as well (after we drafted up a list of list of a few nonnegotiable items like coffee. And, chocolate). Together, we have taken lots of baby steps towards local food over the last …

Nourishing Smoothie Add-In Ideas!

Nourishing Smoothie Add-Ins

This Machine Changed My Life My husband recently surprised with with a beautiful red Vitamix Creations GC. It was love at first sight (…for both my hubby & the Vitamix). ­čśë I use my new machine at least once a day, sometimes 2-3 times.┬áThis is NOT your average blender, at all. For example, your Vitamix will not leak. In fact, …

Support your kidneys - Learn how AND get a fantabulous dandelion smoothie recipe!

Five Tips For Kidney Health (& A Tasty Dandelion Smoothie Recipe)!

When my son was in the NICU, just a mere 24 hours after he was born, I heard the doctors tell me he had ÔÇťacute hydronephrosis and kidney failure.ÔÇŁ I had no idea what hydronephrosis meant, but I could assume kidney failure was tragic. How could my little man already be diagnosed with this?┬áHe wasnÔÇÖt even 24 hours old and …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread

I am back. You may have noticed that I took a brief two week hiatus from blogging and Facebooking, as I was out of town and spending time with my family. On Father’s Day last week my Papaw, who would’ve been 93 years old this week, peacefully passed away. He led a brilliant life. My Papaw (Ray)┬áserved in the United …

Cheesy Quinoa Crackers Recipe

Cheesy Quinoa Crackers

Do you ever just crave a crunch? I know that I do. When I gave up almost all store-bought chips and crackers, I was really missing that crunch in my life. Doesn’t it seem like you always want the things you can’t have!?

Quinoa Blueberry Bread - Quinoa Blueberry Mini Loaves - Delicious & Nutritious!

Quinoa Blueberry Mini Loaf Bread (nutrient dense & delicious!)

We love bread in this house. Like, love it. Like…really, really,┬áreally love it. Lucky for my husband (and son…and me), I realized that in order for us to continue eating bread, I had to learn to make it. This recipe has quickly become a favorite in our home. It is rich, tender, packed full of flavor (and┬ánever mind┬áthe fact that …

Carob Chocolate Chip Recipe

Homemade “Chocolate” Chips

For my loyal readers, you know that I just love chocolate (you may remember learning this in my Quinoa Carob Mini Loaves recipe). For my new or not so loyal readers, you may not know my love. Well, it’s pretty simple…I love it. I crave it. I need it in my life. When I found out that I needed to …

Homemade playdough is super easy to make and when you DIY playdough yourself you control ingredients (and colors and scents)! - Scratch Mommy

Homemade Playdough (customize with natural colors and scents!)

What kid didn’t play with playdough growing up? I remember opening up a brand new tub of playdough and squishing it, rolling it, and molding it for hours on end. Growing up, I never thought about the ingredients that are used to make store bought playdough, I just new I loved the colorful stuff. However, once I became an adult …