Learn how and why you should buy food in bulk- Scratch Mommy

Learn How And Why To Buy Food In Bulk

When I moved into my first apartment I was abnormally excited about grocery shopping for myself. It seemed so…adult. But, despite the excitement, there were still parts of grocery shopping that required a little more knowledge – and courage. Like ordering from the meat counter. “Which one? I don’t know. The one that is enough to feed two?!?” And, inevitably, …

Strawberries are high in Vitamin C, which is fantastic for your skin! Learn how to eat your way to healthy skin- Scratch Mommy

Eat Your Way To Great Skin!

When I was in high school, it was the early 2000s. The internet was dial up, social media outlets, blogs, and gossip websites were still on the horizon and if you had a cell phone you were really, really cool. So, to entertain ourselves, we reached to teen magazines for our celebrity news, fashion advice, beauty tips, and fun. One …

Parmesan Herb Popcorn- Scratch Mommy

Parmesan Herb Popcorn

There is this preconceived notion that being a “hostess” is a gene and either you are born with it or your not. And, if you don’t possess the Martha-esque, Pinterest-worthy, party maven genes, forget it. It’s a lost cause. So, don’t even try. I think this is ridiculous and honestly believe one of the kindest things we can do for …

Bacon Brussels Sprouts Recipe

As an avid gardener in the Midwest, my backyard garden is nearly all cleaned up with the exception of a few cold weather crops like kale, cauliflower, carrots, and brussels sprouts. These veggies happen to be some of my favorites and it’s likely because without the parade of tomatoes, summer squash, peas, beans, and more…they really get to shine. The …

What's a pregnant momma to do when she is craving coffee? Why, create homemade hot cocoa and homemade marshmallows, of course! This clean eating recipe is perfect for the entire family, and super fun to make!

Hot Cocoa and Homemade Marshmallows

A couple of weeks ago I shared that I am expecting a baby on my personal blog. Come April, I am going to be a real Scratch Mommy…not just a proud chicken mom! While I am completely overjoyed and loving this time (particularly since I am now well into my second trimester…), there are a few things that I do …