Recipes from the heart

 

Nothing was more comforting when I was growing up than something homemade from mom. It still is today!

I was blessed to be raised by a mom who never lost her vivid imagination. She is the DIY queen.

Much of the recipes on this page are from her. I will sprinkle in a few of my own as well.

When it comes to homemade, we live by a philosophy. If you don’t have everything the recipe calls for, just look in the back of the cupboard. You may find a hidden gem that will make the dish turn out just right!

Please excuse my limited supply of homemade recipes as I work to add more! As always being a mommy takes precedence over everything else.

Healthy homemade recipes for the whole family

Healthy Basil Pesto Recipe

Healthy Basil Pesto Recipe

Basil is such a hearty herb to grow. If you are a novice gardener and forget about it for a bit, your basil will still thrive and provide plenty of delicious leaves to harvest all summer long. I only have room for a small backyard garden so everything I plant has to...

DIY After Sun Lotion with Aloe to Heal a Sunburn

DIY After Sun Lotion with Aloe to Heal a Sunburn

Did you know you can heal a sunburn faster and nourish your skin with your very own DIY after sun lotion? When you use your own ingredients you know exactly what is going on the largest organ of your body...your skin! You can pick and choose things that promote...

Healthy Coconut Popsicles Recipe

Healthy Coconut Popsicles Recipe

Basil is such a hearty herb to grow. If you are a novice gardener and forget about it for a bit, your basil will still thrive and provide plenty of delicious leaves to harvest all summer long. I only have room for a small backyard garden so everything I plant has to...

Toddler Approved Spinach and Banana Smoothie

Toddler Approved Spinach and Banana Smoothie

Did you know you can heal a sunburn faster and nourish your skin with your very own DIY after sun lotion? When you use your own ingredients you know exactly what is going on the largest organ of your body...your skin! You can pick and choose things that promote...

Red White and Blue Popsicle Recipe for a Fun Fourth of July

Red White and Blue Popsicle Recipe for a Fun Fourth of July

When the heat turns up and fruit are in peak season, I get so excited to make new popsicle recipes for my family. Today I have a healthy coconut popsicles recipe for you! I love using coconut milk as a base for popsicles because it’s so creamy. It almost feels like...

Cilantro Lime Instant Pot Chili

Cilantro Lime Instant Pot Chili

My husband absolutely loves chili. He is known for his famous white chicken chili and has even won a few chili cookoff competitions in the past! I hope to one day to post his recipe if he will ever share his secrets with me! But today our chili isn't white. We are...

Delicious Morning Detox Drink to Start Your Day Out Right

Delicious Morning Detox Drink to Start Your Day Out Right

Our family absolutely loves 4th of July. We are a military family and as patriotic as they come. Each year we celebrate 4th of July with fireworks, festivities, and this red, white, and blue popsicle recipe. For the past few years we've hosted a backyard barbecue for...

No Guilt Peanut Butter Date Cookies

No Guilt Peanut Butter Date Cookies

Spinach and banana smoothies are the perfect way to get a ton of nutrition in a picky toddler. Not only are they easy to make but green smoothies taste delicious. Today I am going to share my favorite morning smoothie recipe. We make this at least twice a week to get...

Nourishing Belly Butter Recipe for Stretch Mark Prevention

Nourishing Belly Butter Recipe for Stretch Mark Prevention

I remember when I first found out I was pregnant I started googling things like "stretch mark prevention tips" and "best lotions to prevent stretch marks." I lathered all kinds of creams on my belly from day one. But I got further along in pregnancy, my skin began to...

Refreshing Mint Kombucha Recipe to Soothe Your Troubled Tummy

Refreshing Mint Kombucha Recipe to Soothe Your Troubled Tummy

Since pregnancy, my stomach has been on the struggle-bus. I can't handle spicy food anymore and find myself having tummy trouble more often than ever before. My heart truly goes out to all those who have guts issues. I have officially joined that club! In our home, we...

Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe
World Best Tamale Pie