Three Big Reasons Why You Should Grind Your Own Flour

Three Big Reasons Why You Should Grind Your Own Flour
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Why should you grind your own grain when there’s perfectly good flour available at the grocery store and online?

We’re all so busy that there has to be some seriously good incentive to warrant taking on another chore. 

So here the three main reasons why I own a grain millRead More »

Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake

Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake
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Sometimes life calls for chocolate, and when it does, it’s usually an I-need-it-right-now-but-don’t-want-to-make-an-entire-pan kind of thing.

That’s why God made coffee mugs (I’m pretty sure he didn’t intend for them to be used for actual coffee *gag*). And it’s one big reason why I keep a jar full of gluten-free cake mix in my pantry. Not THE reason, but a big one. You never know when a chocolate craving’s gonna hit. 

This… Read More »

Why I don’t use Shaving Cream

Why I don’t use Shaving Cream
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I don’t use shaving cream. Is that weird? 

I guess it may seem weird at first, but it works out really well for me, because I’ve found something that works better.

Soap. 

Yes, really. 

But not just any soap. See, most of the bars and bottles you pick up at the store, are detergents. The big difference is that they’ve had the natural glycerin, which is the moisturizing and softening component, removed. 

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Chicken Processing Day On The Farm

Yesterday, we spent our entire morning processing chickens. I’m so very thankful for neighbors who trade processing days with us. It’s lovely to get together to work, while our kids play nearby.

With their help, we were able to have 25 cickens done and in the cooler by lunch time. It just wouldn’t have been possible without them! 

It may sound like a super gross job, and I suppose it is if you’re not used to handling meat, but really, it’s not bad! The… Read More »

Homemade sausage

Homemade sausage
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Gabriel and I really love sausage - and it’s becomming one of Haddassah’s favorites as well - but we gave up buying sausage from the store. Instead, we make our own.

If you’re concerned about all the nitrites and nitrates use to preserve commercial sausage, you’ll really love this recipe!

Sausage is really easy to make (We even make our own Read More »

Healthy Kid Snack Recipes

Healthy Kid Snack Recipes
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Do your kids constantly beg you for snacks? Or are mine the only ones? wink

I have a tendency to get in a rut with making the same snack over and over again. To combat that, I’ve compiled a list of 27 healthy kid snack recipes from my fellow gluten-free bloggers to keep handy. These look so amazing! I’ve already tried several that we love, and can’t wait to try more! I think the crispy chickpeas are going to be a hit!

For the sake of space, not all of… Read More »

April/May/June Date updates

You may have noticed that I dropped the ball on the whole monthly date post thing the last couple months.

So what happened? Well, the answer to that is pretty easy actually. 



Gabriel started going out of town for work, two of my sisters and my dad decided to get married this summer, making us ├╝ber busy (that, by the way, is the reason you’re only seeing two posts per week over here these days), and well, life happened. 

I really thought April… Read More »

Healthy Blender Drinks

Healthy Blender Drinks
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Hi all! Today I’m excited to bring you a recipe from Deborah of Journey to Natural Living. Deborah has been a friend of my family’s for many, many years, and while my blender gets used mostly for Easy Blender Mayonnaise, she takes blender recipes to a whole new level in her book Naturally Sweet Blender Treats. 

This recipe from the book looks perfect for this hot summer weather. I don’t know about, but I love… Read More »

Homemade Itch Relief Spray

Homemade Itch Relief Spray
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I worked really hard memorizing poisonous plant and what they look like hoping to avoid getting poison ivy this year. 

Aaaand it didn’t work. 

Last week I somehow got into it, and I’m blaming the goats. I love my girls, but unfortunately, they love poison ivy the way I love chocolate and peanut butter (which is together, and a lot), and when they get it on their coats, they rub it off on me. 

My husband seems to have developed an imunity to poison ivy - lucky him, right? - but I just itch, and itch, and itch. Same thing with misquito,… Read More »

Gluten Free Blackberry Crumble

Gluten Free Blackberry Crumble
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Blackberries are getting ripe again. Woohoo! I’m so excited! Picking wild blackerries is one of the big highlights of summer for me. Yes, I know they’re prickly, and that I’ll probably get chiggers, but the rewards are worth it! 

As much as I love blackberries, you would think the berries we picked and froze last year would be long gone, but we still have one quart left. Time to remedy that and make room for this year’s produce!

One of my favorite indulgent desserts through the years has been fruit crumble. I remember having it when I was… Read More »