Forget the Hamburgler, have I ever told you about Ginger the jam stealing shetland pony? Well, when my mom was little she developed a serious case of pneumonia that left her bedridden for two months. During that time she became incredibly lonely, so my grandmother hatched a plan to delight her . . . by bringing her favorite pony into her [...] Continue Reading
It's a toss up with "best cooker ever" . . .
But I think my favorite job title has to be "best boo-boo kisser south of Puckett's station." Getting paid in kisses is even better than compliments about my baking skills, you know?But what do we do when kisses are not enough? For many who struggle with eczema (or whose children suffer from it), [...] Continue Reading
To the pyro-gourmaniacs, the lovers of all things that tickle the tongue with fiery goodness, I come with a gift. This simple hot sauce recipe is perfect over burritos, eight layer dip, and even eggs, but that's not the only reason to love it.In addition being rich in capsaicin - which is though to be anti-inflammatory, helpful for relieving [...] Continue Reading
Sanity is a moving target when parenting little ones, isn't it? Just when you convince your older child that creatively blending the words "frog" and "yuck" is not a good idea, you discover that your toddlers new favorite trick is to dip his older brother's toothbrush in the potty. (I wish I wasn't speaking from personal experience here, but . . . [...] Continue Reading
Call it a health vice if you want (I share my thoughts on that here), but I love my coffee. In college, I often visited my favorite coffee shop often to get my favorite -- a frozen cappuccino.
Blended Coffee Drink or… Dessert?
It seems like coffee shop drinks are getting more grande (have you seen the size of these things?) and more often than [...] Continue Reading
In a perfect world they never happen. We always apply homemade bug spray before heading outside, and when an afternoon picnic turns into an evening soiree swarming with mosquitos, we're prepared.But in the real world, sometimes a child decides to poke a stick in that "volcano" at the park, only to release a steady stream of angry [...] Continue Reading
Whether it's in the form of our classic homemade version or this spicy chipotle twist, we love mayo slathered on everything except chocolate cake . . . and bananas, and maybe a few other things. But mostly everything.How to Make Mayo
As nourishing as it is delicious, this creamy staple is rich in nourishing fats, vitamins A, E, D, B, K, [...] Continue Reading
Sometimes referred to as the "mushroom of immortality," the reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) mushroom has long been believed to promote vitality and resilience. Due to its rarity it was once mostly reserved for the Chinese emperor and his court, but these days it is cultivated in significant amounts, making it much more available.It is considered a [...] Continue Reading
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I'm Heather, aka The Mommypotamus. I’m a wife, mom, real food lover, research geek, and amateur homesteader. And potamus... obviously.