Black Bean Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

Black Bean Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

I enjoy making a few salads at the beginning of the week to have available for quick healthy meals when things get busy.  I store my salads in glass mason jars which make them easy for grab and go situations.  This black bean sweet potato quinoa salad has become a favorite of mine, it is packed […]

Field Trip Fun:  Criminal Investigation Services

Field Trip Fun: Criminal Investigation Services

I am so grateful that we live in a community full of active homeschoolers, we are often so busy that I find it difficult to fit in ‘school’. I am also grateful that we live in a location that offers many fun and often free field trips.  This years’ first field trip fun was scheduled at […]

Homemade Ketchup:  Same Taste, Less Sugar!

Homemade Ketchup: Same Taste, Less Sugar!

I am SO excited about this homemade ketchup recipe.  This homemade ketchup tastes the same as store-bought ketchup but has WAY less sugar.  Considering my son has been known to lick the ketchup off of his plate, lower sugar is a good thing. It’s funny, my son doesn’t like tomatoes but he LOVES ketchup.  I know that […]

How to Make Vegetable Meatless Crumbles

How to Make Vegetable Meatless Crumbles

Recently, I had a recipe and was tempted to buy a bag of frozen meatless crumbles.  While at the grocery, I looked at the ingredients of a few brands and found that using store-bought meatless crumbles was not an option for me.  They weren’t an option because they contained gluten.  This led me to make […]

Gluten-Free Instant Pot Mac & Cheese

Gluten-Free Instant Pot Mac & Cheese

Making gluten-free Instant Pot mac & cheese is quick, easy, ooey-gooey, and delicious.  I had a hard time finding a gluten-free mac and cheese recipe that pleased everyone in my family.  The Instant Pot changed that! Making gluten-free mac in cheese takes about 10 minutes using the Instant Pot and the results are delicious.  Everyone […]

Instant Pot Refried Beans

Easy & Delicious Instant Pot Refried Beans

Homemade refried beans are a favorite in our home.  I have been making refried beans in my slow cooker for years, recently I decided to try cooking them in my Instant Pot.  I was extremely pleased with the results of this new cooking method.  Instant Pot refried beans are so easy to make.  They taste […]

Not back to school fun

August 2016 In Photos: NOT Back to School Fun!

We tend to homeschool year round and actually get more school stuff accomplished in the summer.  The summer is perfect for staying inside and tackling new ideas and interests because summer is HOT here in Florida.   Another reason to spend time at home during the summer months is that places are crowded when the schools […]