Maple Bacon Candy (Take Two)

Recipe for Maple Bacon Candy

I posted this recipe two days ago, but then it just…. vaporized. (I upgraded my server this week and it made things go a little strange for about 48 hours.) Everything *should* be fixed now though, so I’m going to try this again! This recipe is the result of a desperate experiment to find a new treat for my son when he was allergic to dozens of foods. He loved it! However, my daughter thinks it’s just plain … Continue reading

Grilled Sweet Corn with Fresh Herbs

Grilled Sweet Corn with Fresh Herbs

I so enjoy this time of year with all of its fresh fruits and vegetables! While we don’t eat a lot of corn in our house (my son was allergic for so many years that we mostly grew out of the habit), we never ever EVER turn down free food – especially when the grandparents come bearing armfuls of freshly picked, organic goodies such as this beautiful sweet corn they grew! Straight from the garden … Continue reading

Traditional Scandinavian Dandelion Syrup Recipe

traditional Scandinavian dandelion and green apple syrup recipe

This delicious way to use dandelions was sent to me by a reader in Denmark! She was kind enough to translate and share a few traditional Scandinavian foraging recipes with me, including this one for Dandelion Syrup that she makes each summer. Thank you Tina! You can visit her Danish blog by clicking HERE.   Below, you’ll find the recipe as translated. The only thing I did differently was to use 75 dandelions, since mine … Continue reading

Easy Honey Candy Crunch

Easy Honey Crunch Candy Recipe

A while back, I bought a copy of Rodale’s Naturally Delicious Desserts and Snacks by Faye Martin. It’s an out of print book, from 1978, but you can still pick up used copies from Amazon.com for only a couple of dollars plus shipping. I found the basis for this recipe in there, and once I made it, I just had to share. There are some similarities between it and my Honey Nut Brittle Candy Recipe, … Continue reading

Nutty Caramels

SCD legal caramels made with nut butter and honey

The idea for these tasty little honey-based treats originally came from the wonderful cookbook: Grain-Free Gourmet by Jodi Bager and Jenny Lass. They are suitable for anyone on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet or those looking to reduce their intake of refined sugars. Nutty Caramels 1 cup honey 1 cup peanut, almond, cashew or allowed nut butter 1 teaspoon coconut oil (original recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter, which you can use if not … Continue reading

{Healthier} Herbal Jello

I knew when I posted about making Herbal Jello as a great way to get therapeutic levels of herbs into a picky kid or too-sick-to-eat-much individual, that there would be some unable to use the recipe because of the sugar and artificial ingredients contained in regular Jello. While you can find Jello without artificial dyes & flavors (like these), I also wanted to post this addendum to show that you can make another version, without … Continue reading

Herbal Jello

Jello made with herbal tea to help sick kids feel better

You know when you’re a kid (or grownup) and you’re sick and you just don’t feel like eating, much less swallowing some horrid tasting mixture your mom gives you to help you feel better? Well, this is where herbal jellos come into play. They’re ideal vehicles to administer therapeutic doses of herbs to less than willing patients such as picky children, elderly folks with low appetite, and kind-of-cranky-when-they’re-sick adults that you may or may not … Continue reading

Honey Butter Finger Bites

Honey Butterfinger Bites

When I was in junior high school, I took a candy making class with my mom and sisters. It was a lot of fun and I learned so much from that day! This week, I was browsing through some loose piles of various recipes I had printed off over the years, looking for new ideas, and discovered that I still had the sheaf of handouts that the instructor gave everyone who attended. Not only that, … Continue reading