Banana milk smoothie 1   Recently updated!

I had a pretty difficult afternoon today, and needed something special to bring brightness to my day. So it was time for a banana milk smoothie! This is similar to a banana milkshake, only no ice cream and a little thinner. Here is a picture of the banana milk, which […]


Mason jar score 2   Recently updated!

I’ve been looking for quart mason jars for a month or so now. I think with the pandemic, people are more into cooking and canning, so they’ve been out of stock almost everywhere! Normally mason jars cost about $12 for a dozen. But they had them on amazon for $50 […]


Crock pot deconstructed cabbage rolls 1   Recently updated!

Last night I made these deconstructed cabbage rolls in the crock pot. They were very tasty! If you haven’t had cabbage rolls before, they are ground meat with spices rolled in cabbage leaves topped with tomato sauce. But it takes a lot of work to wrap them in individual cabbage […]


Salsa 3   Recently updated!

Brad eats a ton of salsa, and since I’m feeling better and cooking more, I figured it’d be cheaper if I started making my own salsa again! I use a recipe adapted from Brad’s mom’s recipe. Mine is a little different as I use more tomatoes and I don’t peel […]


Paleo cashew bread 1   Recently updated!

I just made a really really simple and very tasty paleo bread that uses cashews and a touch of coconut flour. I got the recipe from https://www.laurafuentes.com/paleo-bread-for-sandwiches/. Below are a couple of pictures of the bread, which is a smaller loaf, brown and very shiny. Below that is the recipe. […]


Sit pretty check-in 1   Recently updated!

Hestia was having a problem of backing up when I was trying to get her to sit pretty, and also not being very stable in the position. So I tried something I haven’t seen in any of the youtube videos I’ve watched about it—having her sit back against a wall. […]


Starting to sit pretty

Yesterday afternoon we started working on a new trick with Hestia—sit pretty! This is when they sit on their haunches and raise their front paws up. I’m teaching it using luring. So I have her sit, and then hold a treat over her nose, a little up and back so […]


Snickerdoodles (gluten free)!

Yesterday I made snickerdoodles! These are cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla flavored cookies and are soooooooo tasty. As usual, they are gluten free and naturally sweetened. They have a depth of flavor and moistness that I’ve never had in snickerdoodles before! I got the recipe from https://www.bakerita.com/snickerdoodles-gluten-free-paleo-vegan/ . I’ll post a […]


Curried butternut squash and mushroom soup

To go with my fancy soft pretzels I made a curried butternut squash and mushroom soup. This soup was a cinch to put together and very tasty! I got the recipe from https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/268182/curried-squash-mushroom-soup/. Below is a picture of the soup, and below that the recipe. The soup is quite yellow-orange […]