Homemade Sloppy Joes

I have never really liked Sloppy Joe's.  Not just because they are sloppy, but because they just had a strange flavor to me.   For some reason thought, they sounded good to me and I decided to find a homemade recipe that I could make without using those cans of "sauce" with their questionable ingredient … Continue reading Homemade Sloppy Joes

5 Ways to Use Thieves Household Cleaner in Your Home

In an effort to rid our lives of toxins we are switching our cleaning materials to more natural alternatives.  Now search the internet for natural cleaners and you will likely find tons of recipes for baking soda and vinegar cleaners...maybe a drop of essential oil here or there for fragrance.  While I am sure these … Continue reading 5 Ways to Use Thieves Household Cleaner in Your Home

Homemade All-Natural Deodorant

I’ve become more and more crunchy over the years and I may have finally gone over the crunchy edge...I’ve started making my own deodorant. I know some of my non-crunchy friends just gasped and are vowing never to stand near me on a hot day again. But before you write me off as one of … Continue reading Homemade All-Natural Deodorant

Homemade Mounds and Almond Joy

Confession....I have a HUGE sweet tooth.  I know that sugar is bad for me.  I know that is zaps my energy, and decreases my immune system...but I love candy.  Recently Ryan and I decided that we were not going to eat candy anymore unless it is made with real food ingredients.  In other words, it … Continue reading Homemade Mounds and Almond Joy

Hot Cocoa (Honey Sweetened)

I love when the weather gets cold out and I can drink all my favorite warm drinks.  I'm not a coffee drinker, but I love a big mug of coconut creamer tea (similar to a chai tea latte).  I also love creamy rich hot cocoa.  I have tried many recipes over the years to avoid all … Continue reading Hot Cocoa (Honey Sweetened)

Mango Banana Pear Smoothie

We debated for a long time about whether or not to get a Vitamix.  I knew to justify the cost I would need to use it a LOT.  Well almost a year later and I use it almost every day.  We've used it for many things like cooking hot soup, shredding cheese, and making cookie … Continue reading Mango Banana Pear Smoothie

Homemade Sloppy Joes

I have never really liked Sloppy Joe's.  Not just because they are sloppy, but because they just had a strange flavor to me.   For some reason thought, they sounded good to me and I decided to find a homemade recipe that I could make without using those cans of "sauce" with their questionable ingredient … Continue reading Homemade Sloppy Joes