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

Oven Roasted Carrot Fries with Honey Mustard Glaze

Oven Roasted Carrot Fries with Honey Mustard Glaze

If you need a healthy but delicious side item for your family dinner, this oven roasted carrot recipe is the perfect fit! I find it difficult to get my son to eat vegetables these days, but adding a honey mustard glaze to carrot fries turns a boring vegetable into a...

Easy Cinnamon Candle Recipe with Beeswax

Easy Cinnamon Candle Recipe with Beeswax

This cinnamon candle recipe with beeswax makes the perfect ambience for the fall holiday season. It also makes a great craft to do with kids which can then later be turned into a gift for grandparents. I started making candles this year when I realized that it's...

Best Ever Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas

Best Ever Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas

Oh my it's been quite a while since I posted a recipe but I felt like this one needs to be shared. I had numerous sweet friends have babies this summer and what better way to convince them to let me come over and hold them by bringing a tray of my instant pot chicken...

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

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...

Toddler Approved Spinach and Banana Smoothie

Toddler Approved Spinach and Banana Smoothie

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...

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

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

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...

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

I often find, the first few things I do in the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. Yet, as I get older I tend to feel a bit achy when I wake up. I'm sure you can relate! If you find yourself relying heavily on caffeine to function, or want to promote...

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