Thousands of these critters are living in your home!

dust-mite with text

Yuck! What is that thing? It’s a dust mite. I learned about these guys a couple of months ago and was thoroughly disgusted. And chances are, there are thousands of them living in your home.

First of all, it’s not your fault! These critters have eight legs and at the end of each leg is a powerful hook or sucker. These guys will cling to anything and hitch a ride to a brand new, fun, and exciting place.

Can they hurt you? Well, they don’t bite. But according to their enzymes are powerful enough to “break down delicate cells and then go on to enter the body!” In fact, according to, “50-80% of asthmatics may have symptoms due to house dust mites.” Continue reading “Thousands of these critters are living in your home!”

Hamburger Soup for the Instant Pot

Hi there,

Just wanted to post a recipe for Hamburger Soup that I made in my Instant Pot (which, thankfully, I didn’t have to pay the full price for). 😉 My family loved it!

I based it off of THIS recipe.

Hamburger Soup



1# ground beef
1# ground turkey
2 cups chopped onion
2 cups diced potatoes
2 cups diced carrots
(I love using THIS chopper for dicing.)
2 cups shredded cabbage (used coleslaw mix)
2 (14.5 oz) cans of diced tomatoes
2 (14.5 oz) cans of tomato sauce
1/2 TB salt
1/2 TB ground mustard
1 tsp pepper
4-6 cups water
shredded cheese (optional)
chopped dill pickles

1. Select saute on your Instant Pot and brown meat when it says HOT. Once browned, drain fat if desired.
2. Open your cans of tomato products if you haven’t already, and add to the pot while the beef is draining. I like to process the diced tomatoes a bit because my family doesn’t like chunks of tomato in the soup.
3. Add the meat back in and add everything but the water, cheese, and pickles.
4. Add the water in small amounts until it’s about the thickness that you desire. Depending on the size of your pot you may not want to go much more than 4 cups. Do not exceed the Max line!
5. Cancel the Saute option. Place the lid on, making sure to close the vent. Select the Soup option and keep it at 30 minutes.
6. I let the soup naturally release pressure for 15-20 minutes and it still had to depressurize a bit when I opened the vent.
7. Top with shredded cheese and chopped dill pickles if desired.

I hope you enjoy!

30 Simple. Healthy. Dinners. (Post 3 of 3)

Here are the last 10 meals that I promised (don’t forget to check out Post #1 and Post #2). All of these meals can be made using The Best of Wildtree 8 Pack Set and our Garlic and Natural Grapeseed Oil Set. 😀

21 Black Bean Chorizo Soup

21. Black Bean Chorizo Soup

2 (15.5 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
8 ounces chorizo, diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 onion, diced 2 celery, diced
2 cups Beef Broth
1 tablespoon Wildtree Cajun Seasoning
½ tablespoon Wildtree Garlic & Herb Blend

Method of Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on high 4-5 hours or on low 6-7 hours. Serve with desired toppings.

Continue reading “30 Simple. Healthy. Dinners. (Post 3 of 3)”

30 Simple. Healthy. Dinners. (Post 2 of 3)

Here we go on our second round of recipes.

Click HERE for recipes 1-10.
Click HERE for recipes 21-30.


Cheeseburger Mac

11. Cheeseburger Mac

2 cups elbows, dry
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon Absolutely Onion Blend
1 teaspoon Wildtree Garlic Galore Seasoning Blend
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 – 15oz can of tomatoes, diced or crushed
2/3 cup milk
2/3 cup Wildtree Kids Cheez Blend
Method of Preparation:
Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain; set aside. Heat a
large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add the ground beef,
Absolutely Onion Blend, Garlic Galore, and pepper. Sauté until beef is browned and
completely cooked through. Half way through cooking time, add the
diced tomatoes. Reduce heat to low; add the cooked pasta and toss to
combine. Sprinkle Kids Cheez Blend over mixture and stir well to combine. Slowly stir in milk and mix well until nice and creamy. Serve with shredded lettuce if desired.

Continue reading “30 Simple. Healthy. Dinners. (Post 2 of 3)”

30 Simple. Healthy. Dinners (Post 1 of 3)

Thank you for stopping by to check out some great meal ideas. Let’s get right to it, shall we?
(Click HERE for recipes 11-20; and click HERE for recipes 21-30.)
Italian Beef Sandwiches

1. Italian Beef Sandwiches

1 yellow onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 (2 pound) beef bottom round roast
1/2 cup Wildtree Sweet Onion Dressing
1 tablespoon Wildtree Italian Salad Dressing Mix
8 whole wheat ciabatta buns

Method of Preparation:
Add onions, peppers, bottom round, Sweet Onion Dressing, and Italian Salad Dressing Mix to slow cooker*. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred beef and serve on whole wheat ciabatta buns.

*At this you can add all this to a freezer bag and freeze. When ready to prepare, simply thaw and add to slow cooker.

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{For the Freezer Friday} Chicken Soup

I don’t know about you, but we love soup in the winter time. Me… I love it anytime, any day, any season. 😀

Whenever I make soup, I like to make a couple of bags for the freezer, too. Like the last time I made chicken soup.

Chicken Soup Bowl


If I’ve already got all the stuff out to chop, might as well keep chopping.

Here’s what I added…




2 cups chicken broth

1-2 large chicken breasts

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp salt

1 T Adobo Seasoning (this is our favorite seasoning)

Mix it all together and freeze. When it comes time to cook the soup, simply defrost in the fridge and dump into your crockpot with another 4-6 cups of chicken broth. Feel free to add some frozen mixed veggies, or mushrooms, or whatever you like to add to your soup. You’ll be glad to have the base to pull out of the freezer. 🙂

Two chicken Soup mixes for the freezer.
Two chicken Soup mixes for the freezer.

Here are some more soups that would freeze well…

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Vegetable Fajita Soup (Add meat if you’d like.)

Ham and Cannellini Bean Soup (Do not freeze the kale.  Add towards the end of cooking time.)

and Tortellini Soup, just to name a few (Again, don’t freezer the spinach.)

All of these recipes use Wildtree ingredients, which you can get at a discounted price if you’d like. There’s no obligation to sell the products at all. You can simply enjoy the discount and all the goodies that come in your kit. If you want to know more, just fill out this form and I can answer your questions.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and God bless!


{Wildtree Wednesday} Pollo Asada Bowls (One Stop Crock)

I’m trying to add all of the recipes from my Once Stop Crock Workshop as I cook them.

Last week I made the Pollo Asada Rice Bowls.
Last week I made the Pollo Asada Rice Bowls.

They were a touch spicy for my family, but very good. I will definitely be making them again and cut back the Spicy Carne Asada. 🙂

Here’s the recipe… Continue reading “{Wildtree Wednesday} Pollo Asada Bowls (One Stop Crock)”

{Menu Plan Monday} February 2nd, 2015

Click on the picture for hundreds of other menu plan idea!
Click on the picture for hundreds of other menu plan idea!

Hi all! I’m running a little behind on my posts, so I’m going to get straight to the point here.
Dinners for the week…

MONDAY – Ranch Chicken Chili (from the freezer to the crockpot) and Corn Bread (recipe to come)

TUESDAY – Fajita Bowls

WEDNESDAY – Cheesy Chicken Tenders and Potato Pockets (recipes to come)

THURSDAY – Popcorn Shrimp and Dilled Cod with rice and veggies

FRIDAY – Easy Crockpot Lasagna (from the freezer to the crockpot – recipe to come)

SATURDAY – Brinner! (Pancakes, Eggs, and Bacon)

Sunday – Leftover Buffet or something simple

{Therapeutic Thursday} Cold and Flu Salve

It’s that time of the year when sickness is abound. I mentioned in my Young Living tab that my boys have been sick so much this season. And that’s why I decided to become a Young Living member.

I have been having so much fun with these oils! I have to admit that I’ve been wanting to experiment with making my own salves and such. Well now I have that opportunity! And the first thing I made was a Cold and Flu Salve.

I’ve been seeing pins for these Cold/Flu bombs that my friends have been taking (and kicking their germs to the curb!). However, my boys can’t swallow pills yet, so I made the salve for their feet.

Ooooo, Aaaaaaaah, don't they look so fancy?
Ooooo, Aaaaaaaah, don’t they look so fancy?
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Wildtree Wednesday ~ A couple more freezer meals

For simple, healthy, delicious recipes made with all natural products, check out my Wildtree Website.
For simple, healthy, delicious recipes made with all natural products, check out my Wildtree Website.

Last week, I planned to make a bunch of freezer meals while all the kids were away to school and other activities. One of my kiddos got sick on the day that I planned to do this, so it got postponed. However, I decided to make just a couple that night while I was making dinner. It didn’t take me any more time to make these 2 meals then it did to make dinner.

I decided to make Sloppy Skillet from a previous workshop. And while working on that I would make 2 portions of the Quick Crockpot Lasagna from the One Stop Crock Simple. Healthy. Workshop.

I'm ready to get down to business.
I’m ready to get down to business.
Continue reading “Wildtree Wednesday ~ A couple more freezer meals”