Gluten-Free French Crepes

Gluten-Free French Crepes

“The Gwen” ~ Hickory Smoked Bacon, Raspberry Jam & Cinnamon Crépes are the ultimate breakfast food.  Their neutral flavor provides so much versatility, making them the perfect vessel for consuming both sweet and savory centers. There’s a local farmers market not far from home which…

cinnamon-roll icing

cinnamon-roll icing

This recipe is so easy and versatile.  Use it to top cakes, pastries, and cookies -that’s what you came for right?  Well, let’s just get straight to it.   Yields – 12-18 servings (enough to top a batch of 18 cookies or a standard 9…

apple cinnamon coffee cake

apple cinnamon coffee cake

Hands-down the best donut ever invented is the apple fritter.  Apple fritters are the ideal comfort food, which is why they’re the inspiration behind our Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake. Apples, being fall produce and all, remind me of all things ‘autumn comfort’; like sweatpants, coffee,…

love rocks

love rocks

Kids love scavenger hunts and collecting.  Collecting “things” is a common interest in most kids ages 5-7, but this activity is great for just about any age, as long as you can hold a crayon. Here’s what you’ll need rocks dish soap small bowl water…

“the wonder plant”

“the wonder plant”

I’ve had the same Aloe Vera plant in my kitchen since 2003.  It was a gift from my Grandmother and I’m proud to have kept it thriving and standing up to its nickname “The Wonder Plant” for nearly 2 decades.  Anyone can care for an…

Dark Chocolate Snowcaps

Dark Chocolate Snowcaps

Snowcaps, Crinkle Cookies, call them what you want, but these little mounds of goodness are like heaven in your mouth!  Believe it or not, I have never made a traditional Crinkle Cookie before this recipe came to life.  After searching the web for the perfect…

Salt Dough

Salt Dough

Salt dough is one of the easiest DIY crafts out there.  Uses for salt-dough are infinite; our two favorites -magnets and ornaments.  The recipe is so simple, so let’s not draw this out and get right to it! ingredients 1 cup of table salt 2…

Roasted Beet Salad with Creamy Shallot Vinaigrette

Roasted Beet Salad with Creamy Shallot Vinaigrette

There are so many reasons to LOVE beets!!  First off, they are a completely underrated superfood.  Beets are a root vegetable, packed with antioxidants, nutrients, and fiber.  They’re known to promote eye health, support brain function, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, encourage healthy digestion and…

Glow-stick Jack-o-lantern Jars

Glow-stick Jack-o-lantern Jars

Halloween is almost here!  Get your kids excited about the upcoming holiday with these super simple Jack-o-lantern Jars!  This is such a fun and easy activity for kids and everything you need can be purchased at your local Dollar store.  My littles love this so…

Pumpkin Spiced Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Spiced Snickerdoodles

These Pumpkin Spiced Snickerdoodles will surprise you!  They’re super easy to make, packed with pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, and oh so chewy!  The perfect marriage of fall flavor and classic holiday cookie. I’m not going to lie, creating this recipe took 3 tries!  I’m…

Halloween Reads for Kids

Halloween Reads for Kids

We love a good holiday-themed book!  Check out our top Halloween reads for kids; all on Amazon, under $10 and eligible for Prime! Ages 1-4 Ages 1-4 Ages 2-5 Ages 3-7 Ages 3-7 Ages 3-7 Ages 4-6 Ages 4-7

Boo Boxes!

Boo Boxes!

We were introduced to “BOOing” Prestons second Halloween.  If you aren’t familiar with being “BOOed”, it’s the fun sneaky act of leaving tricks or treats on someone’s doorstep, ringing their bell and running away.  We had no idea who on earth would ring our doorbell…

Crockpot White Bean Chicken Chili

Crockpot White Bean Chicken Chili

Mexican food is hands-down my favorite type of cuisine.  I could eat Tortilla Soup for daaaaaaaays!  After experimenting with recipe after recipe, I decided to just let my tastebuds guide me in perfecting the best Tortilla Soup.  Loaded with flavor, this White Bean Chicken Chili is…

Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread

Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread

No better way to welcome fall than a warm slice of Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread! Ingredients 4 large eggs 2 medium bananas, ripe 1 15 oz. can pure pumpkin 1/3 c. unsalted butter, softened 1/3 c. canola oil 1/2 tsp. vanilla 3/4 c. of sugar 3 1/2 c. of flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 3 tsp pumpkin pie…

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Cookies

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Need something to take to a fall potluck?  Don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen but want to impress your guests?  Look no further! 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Cookies are simple, delicious, and CHEAP!!!  Whip up a batch of these bad boys in less…

Kids Cashew-Carrot Muffins

Kids Cashew-Carrot Muffins

Busy mornings are an expectation in the Huth household.  As a result, I am always on the hunt for healthy, on-the-go breakfast options for my kids.  That’s why I created these muffins. These muffins are also naturally sweet, but I like to add a little…

Ornamental Allium

Ornamental Allium

This summer marks five years in our home.  We have created quite the oasis in your backyard and every spring I look forward to the bulbs rising, multiplying, and showering our yard with color upon color. At the end of last summer season, I scored…

Homemade Playdough

Homemade Playdough

I used to make Playdough all the time as a child.  These days, we go through Playdough faster than we do a gallon of milk.  The concept of putting the dough away after we were done playing with it took a while to click with…

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

When life hands you lemons…make bread!  This recipe is so easy, but complex in taste that you will fool all your guests into thinking you spent some serious time in the kitchen slaving away.  Whip up this citrus bread in less than an hour or…

Mighty Maple Snickerdoodles

Mighty Maple Snickerdoodles

Who doesn’t love a good snickerdoodle?  Well, I’ve added more love to this traditional cookie by swapping out vanilla for maple.  This little switch in extracts completely transformed these cookies; packing them with an aromatic maple flavor that’s to die for!  The ingredient list for these cookies…

3 is a magic number

3 is a magic number

3 Is A Magic Number This is my story. Although my whole family walked through all of these moments with me, it is written solely from my perspective. I want to preface this by saying that this is real, raw and not for the faint…

Creamy Lemon-Parmesan Halibut

Creamy Lemon-Parmesan Halibut

I’ve been blessed to be brought up in a family that loves to fish and hunt.  Although I do not participate in either sport (other than for play), I get to reap the benefits of annual trips to Alaska for fresh Halibut!  (Thanks Dad). Halibut…

DIY Kitchen Conversion Chart

DIY Kitchen Conversion Chart

This was by far the easiest upgrade to my kitchen thus far, not to mention inexpensive.  I was tired of all my measuring cups and spoons being a hodgepodge in my kitchen drawer.  Hanging them allowed me to free up space and find what I…

Spiced Blackberry Freezer Jams

Spiced Blackberry Freezer Jams

There’s nothing better than homemade jam and our Spiced Blackberry is nothing short of mouthwatering and decadent!  This recipe is low in sugar (compared to most recipes) allowing the vibrant flavor of the fruit to be its centerpiece.  With the additions of cinnamon and allspice,…

DIY Slime

DIY Slime

We’re having a heatwave in Portland right now…which is every parents nightmare when it comes to keeping kids inside and entertained.  Today’s heat-wave project is brought to you by…SLIME!  Making Slime is super simple and inexpensive.  It takes less than 10 minutes from start to…

Parmesan Summer Squash Bread

Parmesan Summer Squash Bread

Is it possible to have a bread be dense yet fluffy at the same time?  YES!  You can achieve this mouthwatering combination by using squash!  Many recipes for zucchini bread advise that you drain your zucchini prior to adding it to your batter.  However, in…

Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Like most parents, I am constantly trying to find a way to get nutrition into my kids.  My daughter has become the poster child of picky eaters, which just kills the nutritionist in me!  One secret I can share that has helped me combat this…

Kodiak Cakes

Kodiak Cakes

Kodiak Cakes are one of our favorite recipes to make together.  Preston is a super-picky eater but Kodiak Cakes are one way I know she’s getting an adequate amount of protein while still enjoying a sweet breakfast.   Although I love all things homemade, Kodiak Cakes…

Banana Bread French Toast

Banana Bread French Toast

If you are a french toast lover, just wait until you try my Banana Bread French Toast!  This delicious dish was somewhat of an afterthought.  My sister was staying in town for the weekend and it completely slipped my mind to stock up on breakfast…

Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

Banana Bread is one of my all-time favorite scents to whip up on a weekend morning.  Of course we all think of Banana Bread as a breakfast item, but this recipe is so delicious that it disappears from my kitchen within 3 days of baking! …

Winterizing Your Dahilias

Winterizing Your Dahilias

To dig? or not to dig? Dahlias can be a tender annual and in my experience, in growing and caring for dahlias for years, the best way to ensure your dahlias make it through the winter is to dig them.  I have tried both digging and…

25 days of holiday reading

25 days of holiday reading

An educational tradition you can feel good about! This is one holiday tradition you can feel really good about passing along to your kids.  25 days of holiday reading was something I started when Preston was of the age that books were entertaining.  We started…

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

This coffee cake has been in my family for generations.  It’s perfect the way it is, but can also be customized with just about any toppings you fancy; berries, nuts, you name it.  I LOVED this Coffee Cake as a kid and my daughter gets…

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup is a wintertime favorite for us!  Once the weather turns, my husband nearly begs me to make French Onion once a week.  This recipe is perfect with a toasted baguette and melted provolone or swiss.  But if you want to experience some…

DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

Hedwig the Owl Since I was a child, I can’t ever remember my parents buying us halloween costumes.  I’m sure at some point I will become too busy of a mom or run out of time to make my kids their own costumes, but 2…

Festive Peppers

Festive Peppers

Peppers were another new addition to our garden this year.  We never had luck with bell peppers in the past, somehow the bugs and the birds always got to them first.  Chris loves a little heat in the kitchen, so with one full-sun spot left…

Planting Pumpkins

Planting Pumpkins

I wanted to extend the life of my garden as far into the winter as I could this year, so I planted pumpkins.  We have tried pumpkins in the past with great success, but this year we also planted gourds. Much like my tomato experience,…

Mountain Bars

Mountain Bars

Mountain Bars are a classic ‘no-bake’ cookie.  My family has always referred to them as Mountain Bars.  In my dietician and culinary experience, there is just no way to make a traditional ‘no-bake’ healthy while preserving the taste.  So here it is…unhealthy in all its…

Raising a tiny gardener

Raising a tiny gardener

Although the summer of 2017 was a tough climate for growing, I was pretty impressed with the assortment of vegetables that arrived.  Thank goodness I have a tiny gardener who loves to dig in the dirt! Preston always seemed interested in being outdoors, but finding…

4 tips to make your hydrangeas last longer

4 tips to make your hydrangeas last longer

The spring of 2015 was the first year I added Hydrangeas to my yard.  After 2 years of maturation, I was finally able to start using them as cut flowers for my home. They make great centerpieces for parties but my one complaint has been…