Parrot Cake

I wanted to try a dump cake in the crockpot, so I checked the pantry and all I could find is a box mix for carrot cake and some canned pears.  Hey, why not?  I checked around online for a generic…

Edible Weed — Wood Sorrel

I have found another “wild edible” in our yard!  Wood sorrel is a plant I am very familiar with, at least by site, but only recently learned its name and that it’s edible.  Wood sorrel, when eaten fresh, tastes very…

Egg Holder

I recently learned that eggs from my hens can be kept out of the fridge, at room temperature, for quite some time compared to eggs bought at the grocery store.  If coated in oil, they can stay good for a…

Fried Milkweed Blossom Buds

We are learning about wild edibles in our backyard and getting brave trying a few of them.  This week it was the flower buds from the Common Milkweed plant.  I think I remember being told as a child to never…

Campfire Brownie Experiment

What do you do when you want dessert over the campfire, but you’re all out of s’more stuff?  EXPERIMENT!  I looked through the pantry and found a box mix for brownies and wondered if I could make that work….somehow….over the…

Overnight Crockpot Crumble

I’ve been experimenting with overnight breakfast recipes, and this one is a winner.  Crockpot Crumble is like a fruit crisp, and you can use just about any fruit in it you like.  I’ve made Apple Peanut Crumble in the crockpot (recipe…