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Honeydew Lime-Mint Cooler

When we moved in to our house, mint was taking over the ‘L’ shaped planter in the front.  We pulled most of it up and transplanted some into a couple of pots.  So I found myself searching for recipes with fresh mint.  I found this lovely simple salad (I think I left the cilantro out, but I am sure that would be yummy too) and made it for our house warming party.  I wasn’t completely sure Continue reading


Apple Cider Pancakes

I am so excited about this recipe BECAUSE these pancakes are sweetened with nothing more than apples.  No sugar.  No honey or agave or maple syrup.  Just apples!  Yet, they are sweet enough even to eat plain.  My girls Continue reading

Another thing I love about doing this here blog is it gives me an outlet for my photography hobby.  And a reason to practice.  I knew pretty early on in my photography hobby that I had little desire to Continue reading

I found this recipe at JoyfulAbode.  When I saw these ingredients, I wasn’t so sure.  But the fact that her toddler gobbled them up and that the recipe is so simple, I figured it was worth a shot.  Plus, they are nutrient packed and free of sugar other than that which naturally occurs in the sweet potatoes.  So if these “cookies” are a hit, they are something I wouldn’t even mind packing for part of their lunches.

Here’s the Recipe… Continue reading

I love roasted carrots.  I usually just coat them in olive oil and stick them in the oven.  Yum!  But the orange and thyme add a little zip and zest that take these carrots to a whole new level of yumminess.  Soooo GOOD!

Orange Thyme Roasted Carrots

Orange-Thyme Roasted Carrots

Adapted Slightly from: Eat. Live. Paleo


8-10 Carrots, peeled and cut into 2 inch strips

Olive oil

Juice from 1/2 juicy large orange

5 or 6 garlic cloves, with peel on

Salt to taste

Thyme to taste


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Lay carrots out in a roasting pan or 7×9 baking dish.

3.  Drizzle olive oil and juice of orange, season with salt and pepper, and mix well.  Throw in a a few garlic cloves, and sprinkle with thyme.

4.  Cover the pan with aluminum foil and put in the oven.  Roast for about 45-60 minutes, or until a fork easily goes through the carrots.

These are now one of my family’s favorite favorite sides!

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