DIY Dryer Sheets (easier than you might think, with only 2 ingredients!)- Scratch Mommy

DIY Dryer Sheets (only 2 ingredients!)

I despise laundry. As you may already know (from this gingerbread pancake recipe and this slow cooker buffalo chicken sandwich recipe) I love to cook. But I really do not enjoying doing the laundry. I know we need clean clothes and I sure don’t want my kids to be the stinky kids at school, so of course I do wash …

How to pop perfect popcorn on the stove - Scratch Mommy

The Best Way To Pop Perfect Popcorn On The Stove

Like pretty much every kid on the planet my kids love to snack. Luckily for me they love fruit and that’s our number one go-to snack around here. But sometimes they want something crunchy and tasty and a little more fun. And of course I still want it to be healthy. And that’s where popcorn comes in. Popcorn is an …

Are lip balms safe- Learn about ingredients you do and don't want to use on your delicate lips. - Scratch Mommy

Are Lip Balms Safe?

For as long as I can remember I have been a lip balm addict. It all started in junior high when an older boy I liked was really into mint chapstick. I bought the same one hoping he’d notice and decide it meant we were supposed to be together. He never did notice me –or that chapstick — but it …

Light, Fluffy Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes (perfect year round and especially for the holidays!) - Scratch Mommy

Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes

Happy December everyone! While I love the fall and pumpkin everything — pumpkin crepes! pumpkin pancakes! pumpkin muffins! — I’m ready to say hello to the flavors of the holiday season. For me, the holidays mean eggnog and gingerbread and peppermint galore. Since I wait all year long for the holiday trifecta, I want those yummy flavors to carry over into …

Chickpeas after roasting and drying out - Dry Roasted Chickpeas on Scratch Mommy

Dry Roasted Chickpeas (a snack or side dish!)

My daughter started full day kindergarten in September and while I knew she’d be tired after school, I had no idea she would also be ravenous. She bounds off the school bus and heads straight for the kitchen. After a few weeks of the same after school snacks (apples with peanut butter! cheese and crackers! whole grain muffins!) we were …

Black Bean Brownies Recipe - Scratch Mommy

Black Bean Brownie Recipe

When it comes to cooking and baking, I’m up for pretty much anything. I love experimenting with ingredients to create delicious–and healthy– food from scratch. But, I’ll admit, even I was skeptical of black bean brownies. So, I know what you’re thinking…how can brownies whose main ingredient is black beans actually taste good? Let me tell you how! The black beans …

DIY At-Home Non-Toxic Dry Cleaning

Like many moms, I work outside the home and therefore a few days a week I need to shed the yoga pants, hoodie, and sneakers — aka my mom uniform — and wear actual pants and nice shoes. And, like so many  moms out there who are committed to living a life from scratch, getting rid of as many household …