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savory crepe

Savory Crêpes

On a recent trip to Toronto, Canada with my husband, we took a day trip to Niagara Falls with some friends. I found a highly rated French cafe called Paris Crêpes Cafe that we visited.  I loved the many savory combinations on their menu. We all ordered something different and everything was amazing. It inspired me to get […]

vegetable soup

Vegetable Soup

The first meal I made on our Daniel fast this week was this super easy Vegetable Soup. All I did was chop up a lot of veggies (about 8 cups worth), added some seasoning and spices, some diced tomatoes and water. I had some ready-made brown rice, so I added about 1/3 cup of brown […]

date honey in bowl

Date Honey

As a family, we are starting a Daniel Fast tomorrow for the next 3 weeks. Our church is entering into a season of fasting and praying during the month of February as we seek God’s will for our new pastor. If you’ve never done a Daniel Fast, it’s a partial fast where you don’t eat […]

Bairdell and Alicia

Bairdell and Sourdough Bread

Bairdell. My grandmother. The bread maker. The one who showed me how to make bread as a little girl. I watched her punch it down and practically beat that dough to death. As a young teenage girl, she made bread for her family daily. She was a good cook. She taught my mom to cook […]

green chile chicken chili

Green Chile Chicken Chili

We have had a serious case of the sniffles lately, combined with all the other symptoms of a cold. I have been craving a spicy green chile something or other lately. I decided to put together a hearty chili with all the flavors of a good Green Chile sauce as the base. It helped clear […]

essential oils lotion
Essential Oils

Lotion with aloe, yes please!

I’ve been making diy lotions and body butters for over a year now. Mostly because of my desire to remove toxic chemicals from my home and what I allow into my body. The body butters are usually made with coconut oil, but has one of the longest absorption rates. I find that after a shower […]


Sourdough Patty Melt

Since I’ve been obsessed with all things sourdough lately, I put together this delicious sandwich one night this week. It was so good and such a hit with everyone that I made it a second time. Last weekend, I made a loaf of sourdough bread, then made another midweek so we could enjoy these sandwiches […]


Sourdough Starter Buttermilk Pancakes

Saturday mornings are usually relaxed and lazy in our house. We enjoy a large family breakfast or sometimes brunch depending how late Amiya, our toddler, lets us sleep in. Pancakes are usually on the agenda, at least half the time. Buttermilk pancakes are my favorite and now with our sourdough starter in the house, I’m […]