Grain Free Lemon Meringue Pie with Toasted Pecan Crust

Sweetened only with honey and free from any type of grain, this lemon meringue pie was a mainstay treat for my son when he was on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for two years. My kids actually prefer this without a crust, so I rarely make it with one unless it’s for show.  (Or blog posts!)  For this occasion, I added one made from ground pecans. It’s not the fastest and easiest pie in the world … Continue reading

Honey & Lemon Sore Throat Candy Drops

Honey & Lemon Sore Throat Drops

This week, a cacophony of coughs, sneezes and complaints about sore throats and stuffy ears can be heard throughout our house as a pesky cold runs its course through the family. A common home remedy for soothing sore throats is lemon juice mixed with honey; however, that isn’t always so easy to swallow, especially if you’re a kid. That’s where these tasty little sore throat candy drops come in. The inspiration for these comes from … Continue reading

Homemade Violet Jelly

Homemade Violet Jelly

While researching violets, I found several references to homemade violet jelly. It looked beautiful, but I wondered… would it taste like you were eating a mouthful of flowers? That didn’t sound all that appealing to me. Regardless, I decided to try it out basing my experiment on a recipe for mint jelly. My first batch tasted delicious! Everyone loved it, only it didn’t set up; it was more like syrup. I did some research online … Continue reading

Homemade Doggie Breath Freshener Treats

Homemade Dog Breath Freshener Treats

We love to spoil our pets, but our little dachshund’s tummy can’t handle most commercial dog treats. And, let’s face it. “Dog breath” didn’t become a commonly used insult for no good reason. She was in need of a treat to satisfy her snacking urges and a bit of breath freshening to boot. Enter this terrific recipe for homemade doggie breath freshener treats that we received several years ago for subscribing to a magazine. We … Continue reading