Laura has been gardening, baking, cooking, and preparing food in her kitchen since September 2002 when she was married and became an official "domestic engineer".  She attributes much of her inspiration

to launch out in baking homemade bread to her husband, Mark, mother, and many friends along the way where she has learned to prepare different kinds of food. "I enjoy working from my home and being there for my husband to serve and love through the power of Jesus Christ." 

{Enjoy these ideas below for your home to prepare thoughtful gifts: healthy nourishing meals, snacks and beverages as I enjoy in our home and share with family and friends!}

It's a Wrap!
Veggie Wraps: Seasonal fresh veggies such as sprouts, peppers, onion, carrots, cukes, corn, spinach, tomatoes wrapped in flour tortillas with cheese, hummus, sunflower seed pate or walnut meat. Can be wrapped in a collard green or cabbage leaf. Can be made with flour tortilla or collard leaf.

Cold Cut Combo Wraps: Can be made with your choice of meat or a combination of Bologna, Salami, Turkey, Pepperoni or Ham with cheese and Seasonal fresh veggies and condiments.

1. Seasoned Couscous with seasonal veggies: Onions, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, carrots.

2. Couscous with sauteed veggies and chicken.

3. Freshly made Potato Salad with seasonal veggies: onions, peppers, celery.

4. Pasta Salad with seasonal veggies: broccoli, onion, peppers, celery, black olives, carrots with an oil and vinegar dressing. 

Side salads: 
1. House Salad: With Seasonal veggies and dressings on the side.
2. Chicken Salad: With chicken chunks and seasonal veggies and dressings on side.
3. Taco Salad: With venison ground meat, crumbled tortillas, seasonal veggies, sour cream and salsa on the side.

1. Taco Soup: Venison Meat, Beans, Tomatoes, Onions, Peppers, Spices
2. Chicken Enchilada Soup: Chicken, Veggies, Mexican Spices, Broth

3. Chicken Noodle Soup: Chicken, Noodles, Veggies, Broth

Plum Jam from the Rhodes House Kitchen

Jams, Jellies, Sauces, Pie Fillings:
Jalapeno Jam, Strawberry Jam, Plum Jam, Apple Butter, Peach Preserves, Blueberry Jam, Apple Sauce, Apple Pie Filling, Apple Butter BBQ Sauce, Sweet & Sour Sauce.

From Rhodes house kitchen

Pickled items & Salsas:
Green Tomato Sweet or Dill Relish, Sweet and Sour Pickled Veggies with JalapeƱos, Sweet Relish, Red or Green Tomato Salsa, Onion/Peppers Relish.

Breads: 1 & 2 #
-Whole Wheat, Herb WW, Raisin WW, Health Grain WW, Dakota
-Cornbread, Quiche
Mini Pies from the Rhodes House Kitchen
Rolls: WW Rolls, Dill Rolls, Sweet Potato

-Mini Pies, Cobblers, Crisps:
 Apple, Cherry, Lemon Meringue, Sweet Potato, Blueberry, Peach 
Sweet Potato Dessert

-Muffins and Sweet Breads:
 Sweet Potato, Blueberry, Banana, Apple.

Chocolate Delight

Zuchini Bread

Chocolate, Strawberry, Blueberry
-Cake in a Jar:
(Ready to eat cake with frosting in pint jar.)

Peanut Butter Chocolate, Ultimate Choc., Lemon Strawberry, Lemon, Spice Fruit Cake, Chocolate Caramel, Butter Pecan, Spice Caramel, Vanilla Blueberry, Strawberry Cheesecake.

*Yogurt Parfaits: *
With Seasonal fruit and granola

Chocolate Bark with dried Fruit

 Soup Mix in Pint Canning Jar

Soup Mix in Mylar Bag

Soup & Dessert Mixes:
Yield: Approx: 2 qts.

Texas Two Step Soup Mix, Enchilada Soup Mix, Minestrone, Chicken Noodle, Mexican Bean

Spiced Apple Cake Mix, Ultimate Chocolate Brownie Mix, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Mix,
Vanilla Pudding Mix with Dried Fruit topping,
Chocolate Pudding Mix with Chocolate Chips and Nuts Topping,
Whole Wheat Muffin Mix,
Chocolate Chip Muffins Mix

Breakfast Items
Yield: Two-Four Svgs.
-Grits Mix:
-Pancake Mix: Blueberry, Cinn. Apple, Dried Fruit.
-Cornbread Mix:

*Each mix comes in plastic bag with label, directions and homespun bow.

Flavored KT


Fresh Juices-
By the cup or 16 oz bottle made to order:

Apple Cider: Regular or Sparkling

Carrot Juice: Made fresh with organic carrots, and a vegetable blend of what is on hand (spinach, celery) with apple.

 - Raw Sunburst Juice: Pineapple, orange, apples, lemon, kale.

-Grape juice: Regular or Sparkling

Gourmet Herbal Tea Blend
From Herbal and natural 2014

 Gourmet Herbal Teas

1. Peach Rose: Oolong Tea (a mixture of green and black tea), Dried Peach, Pink Rose petals, Chamomile, Hibiscus, Dried Orange Powder and Peel.

2. Warming Spiced Chai: Ceylon Tea (Black tea), Ginger root, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Allspice, Peppercorns, Cloves, Anise, Fennel Seeds, Bay leaves, Stevia.

Blended Tisanes (Herbal Teas):

1. Get Well Herbal Tea Blend: Peppermint, Ginger root, Echinacea, Astragulus, Elderberries, Hibiscus, Cinnamon, Yarrow.

2. Relax-Headache Relief Herbal Tea Blend: Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Passion Flower, Valerian, Lavender, Dandelion root, Burdock root, Basil.

3. Citrus and Vanilla: Red Rooibos (Caffeine free), Orange Peel, Hibiscus, Rosehips, Dried Apples, Rose petals, Vanilla, Lemon Powder.

4. Evening Repose: Mint, Catnip, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Rosehips, Rose petals, Stevia.

5. Evening Sunset: Mint, Catnip, Hibiscus flower, Lemon Balm, Cinnamon Chips, Ginger root, Stevia, Dried Lime Powder.

6. Allergy-Care: Yerbe Mate (contains caffeine), Nettle, Mint, Lemongrass, Calendula, Red clover herb, Lavender flower, Fennel Seed, Stevia.

7. Soothing Throat Blend: Licorice root, Echinacea root, Orange Peel, Cinnamon bark, Ginger root, Fennel Seed, Cloves, Mullein.

8. Comfort & Strengthening Defense: Nettle, Red Clover, Elderberries, St. John's Wort, Sage, Ginger root.

9. Blossoms of Health: Red Clover, Nettle, Calendula, Lavender, Chamomile, Stevia.

10. Echinacea & Roots: Echinacea root, Dandelion root, Sarsaparilla root, Cinnamon Bark, Burdock root, Sassafras bark, Ginger root, Astragulas, Wintergreen, Vanilla, Stevia.

11. Twilight Calming Tea: Chamomile, Mint, Lavender, Lemon Verbena, Rose petals, Stevia.

12. Bedtime Tea: Calendula, Red clover, Mint, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Catnip, Lemon powder, Chamomile, Thyme, Stevia.

13. Nighttime Tea: Lemon Balm, Hibiscus, Passion flower, Hops, Valerian root, Lavender.

14. Herbal Chai: Red Rooibos, Ginger root, Cinnamon Bark, Cardamom, Anise, Cloves, Nutmeg, Bay leaves, Vanilla.

15. Winter Spice Tea: Red Rooibos, Cinnamon bark, Sarsaparilla root, Orange Peel, Licorice Root, Dandelion root, Ginger root, Cardamom seed, cloves, Dried Apple.

16. Very Berry Herbal Blend: Yerbe Mate (Contains caffeine), Elderberries, Dried Strawberries, Dried Blueberries, Gogi Berry, Dried Fig, Crystalized Ginger, Ginger root, Lemongrass, Nettle, Plantain, Lemon Powder.

***Kombucha Tea (Original or Flavored)***

The sky is the limit when it comes to flavoring Kombucha. You can buy yours original flavor (tastes reminiscent of apple cider vinegar) and flavor your own or buy mine already flavored, which have gone through a second fermentation and the flavors mingle wonderfully. These are some of the flavors I've done which is not exhaustive of what you can get. Enjoy!
(Grape, Pineapple, Peach, Peach/Nectarine, Lemon, Lime, Strawberry, Strawberry/Kiwi, Strawberry Lavender, Raspberry, Raspberry/Lemon, Cherry, Blueberry, Blackberry, Triple Berry, Tropical Delight, Lemon Berry, Lemon/Ginger/Raspberry, Ginger, Mango Ginger, Pineapple.) 

K.T. keeps pretty much indefinitely, but does best if kept refrigerated, especially flavored Kombucha!

 For more info about Kombucha Tea, click here for links.

{How to flavor your original flavor Kombucha Tea Video:}

Flavored Water:
Purified Water flavored with fruit and herbs.