Pentecost Sunday 🔥

Today is Pentecost Sunday 🔥 We grew up wearing red on Pentecost Sunday as a reminder of the flame of the Holy Spirit that lives within us. We celebrate God’s gift of the Holy Spirit. Jesus told the disciples to wait in Jerusalem for the Father’s gift of the Holy Spirit, from whom they would…

Saturday Mornings

Saturday mornings when I was growing up we went shopping. We may have had a soccer game or basketball game but we always ended up shopping for groceries and clothes at Seessel’s, Easyway, Goldsmith’s and Dillard’s followed by a treat at La Baguette. I have fond memories of those days but choose a slower paced…

Memorial Day /Decoration Day

As I lay in my bed tonight with a full belly of ribs and all the fixings I know not everyone celebrated Memorial Day the way we did. Grilling and an over indulgence of food are how we celebrate most holidays. Not being geographically close to my family or the servicemen of my family it…

New Beginnings

New beginnings are not just for New Year’s, New Months, or New Weeks! They can come on a Thursday the ninth day of May when you least expect it. Grief does strange things…we grieve the past, a person, a feeling, a season, or a hobby. However we hurt, we cannot dwell in that grief. We…

Soft Serve Ice Cream

Thursday in the pick up line I found out Shelton’s class would be eating ice cream sandwiches the next day at the AR party. I immediately went home and started baking large chocolate chip cookies using Danielle Walker’s real deal chocolate chip cookies 2.0. Next I was trying to come up with an ice cream…

Protein Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

These Protein Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are so good they will not last long in your house! I was looking for a granola bar with more protein without table sugar. I chose unsweetened coconut and a plant based vanilla protein shake powder with 15 grams of protein without sugar, gluten, soy, dairy, nuts, or fillers….

Sunday Night Soup

When the temperature dips thirty degrees I start thinking about soup. One of my favorite dishes is Seafood Curry at Disney’s Animal Kingdom restaurant Yak & Yeti. I thought I’d try a soup version using Salmon and ingredients I had on hand so I didn’t have to run to the store. This soup is so…

Tea Party Saturday

The cafe we played almost daily in the winter has been closed for some time now. The lure of longer days and warmer temperatures have drawn us outside. Yesterday we played outside after school thinking the rain was on its way for the weekend. So we decided to skip our chores and play as long…

Sunday -The Runaway Bunny

Sunday afternoon with the sun pouring through the window and I am staring out at the trees blowing as my sweet girl reads “The Runaway Bunny.” I struggle on Sundays between trying to observe the sabbath and getting organized for the week. Today after lunch I sat down with my mocha latte, pencil, and paper…

Shepherd’s Pie

Super quick & easy meal that will leave your family full and satisfied. Ingredients: 1 onion chopped 4 cloves garlic minced 1 lb grass fed beef 2 carrots sliced or chopped 2 ribs of celery sliced or chopped 1/4 cup Coconut Aminos ( or Worcestershire) I used coconut aminos 4 white or red potatoes for…

Taco Tuesday

Super Simple Taco Tuesday Ingredients: 1 onion chopped 1 lb grass fed beef 1 can organic pinto beans drained 1 can organic diced tomatoes 1/4 cup homemade taco season** Corn tortillas Directions: SautĂ© onion, then add ground beef. Once the meat brown add the pinto beans and tomatoes. Add taco seasoning and simmer 15 minutes….

Sausage egg & cheese biscuit

Today I updated our biscuit recipe to remove the goat yogurt since we recently learned that Shelton can no longer have table sugar and lactose. Previously we were told no cow dairy and now it seems no goat or sheep dairy either. This morning we had chicken sausage, egg & cheese biscuit! It was a…