Marvelous Morel Hunt

This week was my first real morel hunt. A couple days ago I found one morel, just one but yesterday we found about 50! My friend Stephanie, fellow plant and wild foods geek like me, and I went on an afternoon hunt for morels. She had been looking before so she knew where to look … Continue Reading

Recipe for Herbal Smoking Blend & Contest!

Last Christmas I gave my brother in law an herbal smoking blend for his pipe and he loved it! So he asked me to make a bigger batch of it this week. If you don’t want to make it yourself, you can always order a blend pre-made from Mountain Rose Herbs. The herbs in the … Continue Reading

Oh So Yummy Banana Nutella Muffins

I felt like baking today, just because. Each I day I receive an email from Mavis Butterfield from She is like the energizer bunny of gardening, cooking, saving money etc. Today she posted this fabulous recipe with bananas and nutella baked in a oh so yummy muffin. Yep I made them! Banana Nutella Muffins!!! … Continue Reading

Recipe for Amazing Peppermint Mocha Hot Cocoa

With the new year, we all – well many start to think about shedding the unwanted weight from the holidays. I know I can stand to lose 5-10 pounds for sure! Last January I began the Trim Healthy Mama plan and did pretty well on it but it only lasted for a couple months. Sigh…However … Continue Reading

How To Dehydrate Kale

Kale is a nutritious and delicious veggie! Well according to SOME of us it is, to OTHERS we must hide said veggie in meals so they do not know it is there. 😀 If the name “sneaky chef” wasn’t already taken, I would probably be inclined to use it. Hiding the kale is not as … Continue Reading

10 Days of Goodness: Recipe for Struffoli

Yes I said S-T-R-U-F-F-O-L-I. Don’t go all crazy on me thinking I have gone nuts talking Italian and stuff!!! Struffoli is just a word meaning AMAZING Honey balls. It is like crunchy dough covered in honey and then covered in non pareil sprinkles – so stinking good! I mean COVERED in honey!!!! Usually if my … Continue Reading

10 Days of Goodness: Making Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks

Are you trying to squeeze in a few more last minutes presents? Are you too tired to do any more shopping? Well here is another present for you that you can make with your kids or with a hubby, a friend or just yourself. No matter, anyone who receives these as a gift will hug … Continue Reading

10 Days of Goodness – Cranberry Coffee Cake

Mavis Butterfield from One Hundred Dollars A Month posted this divine looking cake and I just HAD to share the recipe!!! Cranberry Coffee Cake – oh my. I can imagine it with a cream cheese icing or a vanilla sugar glaze. Here is the recipe below or you can click the link above for the … Continue Reading

10 Days of Goodness: Recipe for Chewy Granola Bars

Granola is one of my favorite treats! Most of the time, that is unless you buy those tiny prepackaged granola bars that are full of sugar and other junk!! I have a couple of recipes for granola that I use with the first being the most popular. Feel free to change the ingredients around. Add … Continue Reading

Recipe For Tarragon Parsley Pesto

Have you ever had a tarragon pesto before? I FINALLY tried fresh tarragon for the first time last month while volunteering at the UGarden(University of GA Garden). Tarragon is simply amazing! I looked up a few recipes and tweaked one to my liking. You can eat it on crackers, veggies, mix with pasta or serve … Continue Reading