{Super Easy} Focaccia Recipe

This recipe is basically fail proof and can be used for a quick snack, lunch, dinner, or for sandwiches! Basically anytime you need a quick and delcious bread! You can use this as a base recipe to build on…have some extra garlic to fold into the dough? Fresh herbs? Got extra veggies to put on top? Pizza toppings? Throw it all on there! Seriously, the sky is the limit! When we are short on ingredients this is one thing I...

Bruschetta Recipe

I have always admired those folks who can just eat a tomato right off the vine. As a gardener, I wish I could do this. I try every summer, but the texture just does not flow well with my mouth feels and – yuck! I have to spit it out. But…if you jazz up tomatos in the form of ketchup, pasta sauce, pizza, soup and of course bruschetta then I am ready to chow down! This is one of the...

Sourdough Muffins

These super easy sourdough muffins are a perfect way to use up your sourdough discard. They are dense, flavorful and have just the right amout of sourdough tang! We love having these for breakfast and baking extra to have on hand for a snack. They are also super easy to adapt to whatever you have on hand! Feel free to toss in any seasonal fruits, chocolate chips, nuts, seeds, etc….to change things up a bit! Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat...

Sourdough Dutch Baby

Sourdough Dutch Baby Pancakes are great for a quick and easy, feed a crowd breakfast or lunch. It’s also a perfect way to use up excess sourdough starter so it doesn’t go to waste! We are big fans of dutch babies in our house because one giant pancake sure beats lots and lots of small pancakes to feed 4 hungry kids! Because the sourdough dutch baby doesnt use any extra flour it will not be fluffy like you think of...

Sourdough Biscuits

This is a super simple recipe that you can throw together for a quick breakfast or as a quick bread for dinner. It’s also a great way to use up some starter! Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teapspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cup  butter, cold  1 cup sourdough starter Directions: Mix together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda Cut in the butter – I like to use a cheese grater to get the butter in...

Mindful Mouth Rinse Recipe

Mindful Mouth Rinse is a blend of aloe vera juice + plant extracts + essential oils! This is a super easy recipe to make yourself and the best part is that you can easily tweak it to fit your own needs and what you have on hand. Not to mention its super affordable, esp when you start comparing it to other natural mouth rinses on the market. This recipe makes a concentrate which you will dilute with water before each...

Sourdough Cinnamon Buns

I think we are 2 weeks into our self isolation. I haven’t really been keeping track, but what I have been doing is baking. Baking lots and lots of sour dough goodness. We tried these for the first time on Birdie’s 3rd birthday tweaking what limited ingredients we had in our quarantine pantry and the results were DELICIOUS. My kids all dubbed these as the best cinnamon buns ever and they will certianly be my “go to” recipe when I...

Homemade Laundry Powder – Borax Free

With 4 kids we go through SO. MUCH. LAUNDRY. It was getting costly buying natural laundry detergents and powders. I have experimented with various recipes over the years, but always come back to this one. It is simple, safe, effective and CHEAP! Plus it is borax free and you dont have to grate any bars of soap. You can cut this recipe in half or double it if you are like me and like to have a large stock on...

Germ Farm Experiment

A couple of years ago we created our first Germ Farm Experiment at home. We swabbed the most commonly touched places around our home to see what is actually lucking on these surfaces. We were equally amazed and grossed out to say the least! I remember Bear was crawling at the time and his hands had the most germ colonies and our dogs mouth had the least! Now that the kids are older we set out to swab public spaces....