Gluten-Free Cookie Baking Tips + Recipes

Being in my kitchen and going after my family’s hearts via their stomach is a passion of mine. A gluten-free and dairy-free diet was recommended for my son thirteen years ago when he was diagnosed as high functioning autistic with Asperger tendencies. In all honesty, that put me into a tailspin when I started looking […]

Solar Cooking 101

Can you really use the sun to cook your food?  Absolutely!! There are SO many incredible benefits to harnessing the sun to cook your food.  Being that our home is 100% solar powered, it only seemed fitting to utilize our free resource to do our cooking and baking as well.  Believe it or not, but you can cook and bake everything you can make in a conventional oven in your Sun Oven with the exception of fried foods. I spent a good portion of last year doing a solar cooking series here on our website and also on our […]

A Collection of Christmas Cookie Recipes – Featuring Mammy’s Sour Cream Cookies

Tis’ that time of year again….  WOW, where did 2014 go…  I am convinced that Idaho is in a warp time zone… I LOVE baking and one of the special benefits for me is that my Mountain Boy enjoys spending time with me in the kitchen helping…  Most kids would be in the kitchen to […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake in the Sun Oven – Solar Cooking Series

Oh how I LOVE the sun!  I am as solar powered as my home and now I have an All American Sun Oven to do all my summer cooking. As most of you know we are very frugal and try to eliminate as many extra expenses as possible.    So being able to cook with the […]

Homemade Peppermint Patties

Do you remember the peppermint pattie commercials where a person would be swept away by the sensation of a cool minty breeze? Those images are still stuck in my mind! And great memories, too – I remember sharing peppermint patties with my Pap. I love preparing food for my family because I know we’re making memories […]

Honey Candy Plus Other Things From The Heart ♥

I love giving gifts to my loved ones, no matter what time of year it is. Most of the time, my gifts go straight to someone else’s belly. 😉 Because I desire to keep things as traditional and simple as possible, to me there is nothing better than receiving a handmade or handcrafted gift. Even […]

Gluten Free No Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

  Well everyone – don’t those cookies look delish??? The Mountain Boy has been taking his hand in the kitchen this week.  We have been busy canning deer burger, carrots and pumpkin.  Stay tuned because I will be sharing my knowledge on the above with blog posts and videos! I am very proud of Austin […]

Cookie Recipe Round Up – Share Your Recipe Here

With the holidays upon us and cookies on the mind, I thought I would do some cookie round ups! Join me in sharing your favorite Cookie Recipes below! If you have some Gluten Free Cookie Recipes that you would like to share, feel free to do so here: NOTE:  If you do not have a […]

Gluten Free Cookie Recipe Round Up – Share Your Recipe Here

With the holidays upon us and cookies on the mind, I thought I would do some cookie round ups! Join me in sharing your favorite Gluten Free Cookie Recipes below! NOTE:  If you do not have a blog or website, but you have a recipe you would like to share, PLEASE do so in the […]

Trayer Wilderness Grandma Robertson’s Spicy Pumpkin Pie

I love how in life you are BLESSED with those special people that enter your life for a reason!  Melinda Roepke you are that special someone!!  The special someone who blessed our wilderness home with the BEST pumpkin pie EVER! My entire family thanks you with all our hearts!  The Mountain Boy drools over anything […]