20 Real Food Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

real food vanilla icecream

 Yum! Summer’s not quite over – especially for us here in Arizona! But I figure homemade ice cream recipes are good year-round. 🙂 Sometimes we think of ice cream as an unhealthy, sugar-filled, fat-laden overindulgent treat with no merits. But I really feel differently! Sure, most store-bought ice cream is just exactly that. (Although, Haagen … Read more

Healthy Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups

Healthy homemade fruit leather / fruit roll ups - sooo simple

I’m sure we all remember those bright red, flavorful, STICKY squares, wrapped in plastic, aptly named snacks, Fruit Roll-Ups. Well, did you know you can make your own flavorful, HEALTHY homemade fruit roll-ups? No trip to the store required. “How on earth can fruit roll-ups be healthy?” I’m sure you’re wondering. It’s because of the … Read more

16 Delicious Homemade Nut Butters

You can make your own homemade nut butters, just the way you like!!!

Healthy stuff is great, right? Sure. Sometimes, however, the healthy stuff you want, you can’t exactly find at the store. Or if you find it, it’s super expensive. Take, for example, coconut butter. Almond butter. Sprouted almond butter. Peanut butter with no sugar. Whatever it is, nut butters are usually either too hard to find or … Read more

How to Make Homemade Broth Cubes for Instant Broth

Homemade Instant Broth Cubes - a healthy instant way to keep broth on hand!

Broth, once something that I used to be intimidated to try, has become a staple in our home. (Here’s a simple homemade broth tutorial I recently wrote if you’re interested in learning how to make it easily at home.) After the process of making broth, there is only really one minor drawback as far as I’m … Read more

Quick and Easy Homemade Magnesium-Based Deodorant

magnesium deodorant in roller bottle with roses

You know, back when I started my blog in 2013, not a lot of information existed on the dangers of antiperspirants. I’m really so pleased that the word has spread and more and more are aware of the problems in commercial deodorant. Problems such as aluminum, parabens, etc. Through the years, I would mix together … Read more

18 Healthy Homemade Breakfast Cereal Recipes

18 Healthy Homemade Breakfast Cereal Recipes

Homemade breakfast cereal recipes – what a strange thing to consider! But if you’ve given up grains or cereal in general, or if you or your kiddos are dealing with food allergies and sensitivities, it’s pretty understandable that you’d have an interest in making homemade cereal. Some of you more adventurous types might just want … Read more

Homemade Scorpion Repellant

DIY scorpion repellent recipe

  April 1, 2015: Me to my oldest son: “Son, you’d have to get up *pretty* early in the morning to pull an April Fool’s joke on your mama.” [15 seconds pass] My 8 year old son: “Mama, come quick!! There’s a scorpion in the pantry!!!” Me: “GASP!!!!!! WHERE????!!!” Son, beaming: “April Fool’s!!” Grrr. 😉 … Read more

10 Ways to Make Homemade Gluten Free Flour

how to make homemade gluten free flour

Are you ever surprised by the amount of people who are choosing to go gluten-free? Are you one of the people who has found they feel much better without gluten? At first it was written off as a fad, but more and more people are finding they function and feel better when they choose to … Read more