Natural Alternative for the Cold and Flu Season…

Well the cold and flu season upon us.  Some of you may want to try a natural alternative.  When I’m not feeling well I like to enjoy a hot bath with blend of dried flowers, nourishing herbs and therapeutic essential oils.  breathing and soaking in all that steam.  Besides that it has Epsom salts to ease you aching body.

You might want to try these bath teas.  What is a bath tea.  It is just like a tea bag, but for your bath.  It is filled with herb, flowers, salts and essential oils.

Our Herbal Bath Tea – Cold and Flu Blend with European Dead Sea Salts, combine the benefits of the direct application of herbal nutrients to the skin with aromatherapy and the soothing properties of the bath.

This blend of dried flowers, nourishing herbs and therapeutic essential oils helps to support the immune system at the onset of a cold or flu.

Enjoy a relaxing herbal bath by soaking this European Spa & Bath Tea bag in a bathtub filled with warm water. Breath in the herbal steam for aromatherapy.


Therapeutic blend of flowers, herbs, vitamins and essential oils selected for their immune-strengthening, antiviral and antibacterial properties
Helps to support immune system at onset of cold or flu
Fresh, minty scent soothes the sinuses and helps to relieve congestion

Place tea bag in a warm bath. Soak the herbal tea bag for about 20 minutes until its aroma is released in the water.

Tea is not for drinking, bathing only.

Pimpinella Anisum (Anise) Seed, Rubus Fructicosus (Blackberry) Leaf, Calendula Officinalis, Sambucus Nigra Flower, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm), Linum Usitatissmum (Linseed) Seed, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Leaf, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf, Achillea Millefolium, Dead Sea Salt, Epsom Salt.

Contents: 2 Tea Bags. Dimensions: 4″ x 6″ bag approximately 8 oz.



A Facial You Need to Try….

If you love lush bars, you’re going to love our Charcoal Soap. Our charcoal face bar ideal for combination or oily skin, our mildly exfoliating charcoal facial soap makes quick work of excess oil to leave your skin matte and super clean.

Our Activated Charcoal Bentonite Clay Facial Soap is made by hand in small batches. It gently cleanses, moisturizes, lathers, and smells luxuriously luscious. Add this Natural Skin Care to your daily routine for half the cost of commercial soaps.

To create this soap bar, The Chocolate Chicken uses natural ingredients. Each bar of soap bar is made with Goat Milk, Honey, Activated Charcoal, Bentonite Clay, Saponified Oils (coconut oil, olive oil, avocado, palm oil, shea butter, castor oil and essential oils). We super-fat the soap with avocado oil so it only hardens 90% of the bar, leaving the avocado oil to immediately moisturize.

Activated charcoal will not harm your skin, which makes it a good addition to your cleansing routine. If you suffer from dry skin, use charcoal soap to replace harsher cleansers. For adults with mild acne, a charcoal cleanser can help prevent outbreaks.

Bentonite clay is another great clay that can be added to soap. It also has an amazing capacity to absorb toxins from the body making it great for oily and acne-prone skin. It is composed of volcanic ash. This soap does not contain any chemically produced scents or dyes.

All of our soaps and shampoo bars are paraben, sulfate and silicone free

We recommend keeping your soap dry between uses to help extend the life of the bar.

Dimensions: 3″diameter 1″thick
Each bar is a generous 4 ounces. All of our bars are hand cut, size and color may vary. $6.95

Casseroles, a Family Favorite

My family is a huge fan of casserole.  I love them because they can be made up ahead of time and even some can be frozen for a quick meal.  We often reminisce about grandmas cooking and the different casseroles we have shared.

Here is one of our favorite casserole.  Made with chicken and bacon. WHAT? BACON!! who doesn’t love the taste combo of that.  This creamy ranch flavored pasta with chicken and bacon is sure to be a hit with your family too!


Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
Yield: 4 servings *Prep Time: 15 minutes * Cook Time: 30 minutes

4 slices bacon, diced
2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon Ranch Seasoning or more to taste
8 ounces rotini
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
How to make alfredo sauce
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup heavy cream, or more, to taste
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9×9 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
To make the alfredo sauce, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Gradually whisk in heavy cream. Cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in Parmesan until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more heavy cream as needed; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Drain excess fat; reserving 1 tablespoon in the skillet. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
In a gallon size Ziploc bag, add chicken, 1 tablespoon olive oil and Ranch Seasoning, shaking to coat thoroughly. Add chicken to the skillet and cook, flipping once, until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes on each side; set aside.
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
Add pasta to the prepared baking dish and layer with chicken and alfredo sauce; sprinkle with cheeses and bacon. Place into oven and bake until bubbly and heated through, about 15-20 minutes.
Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Family Values and Nothing Wasted

Hi there! First off, if you’ve come looking for chocolate covered chicken nuggets, I’m afraid you’re gonna be a little disappointed. We’ve named our shop after one of our beloved Buff Orpington chickens. That’s right! She’s the prettiest little brown chicken, sweet as pie, and a fine egg layer. Don’t you worry, though, you’re still in the right place. I’m sure you’ll find something around here that you’ll like even more than a chocolate chicken nugget. (You know chickens don’t have actual nuggets, right?)

I grew up in a small mountain rancher’s community in Colorado where I learned how to use the resources around me, not waste anything, and work hard. It taught me so much more than just how to preserve and prepare everything under the sun, but also how to appreciate the little things, and not take a single moment for granted.

Now that I’m a grown woman with a family of my own, I’m passing down all those principles to the next generation. Work hard. Be kind. Say please and thank you. Everything you’d expect from a good, God-fearing family. So Etsy is a fine way for me to use a resource for the better good of my home. I started making soaps as a hobby and soon enough the house was full of it. I was giving it away to everyone and their cousin. And then my husband and I realized that if I could sell eggs from my chickens, I could sell soap from my cupboard. No need to give it all away, though I still do to the folks I love.

Nowadays, I’m working on on my new line of Hemp Salves, my husband and my son are involved in the business, too. My husband, known as “Dan the Man” makes all my soap molds, and my son helps me package and ship. In fact, it was my boy that recommended we call ourselves The Chocolate Chicken. We’ve even got the name trademarked. We’re definitely a family business, built on cooperation, love, and yes, chickens. So, have a look around, and help yourself to a handful of good old country homemade, waste-not-want-not, special made soap and shampoo products, made with commitment to quality over quantity and an abundance of love.

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Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) Salve

Our Hemp Cannabidiol Salve has ingredients that are well known for their natural pain relieving properties. In addition, they are packed with natural healthy fatty acid and rich in mineral and vitamins E, D, and A which are very nourishing for the skin.

I source my Hemp from a small farm in Croatia. Leaves of the hemp are harvested by hand and dried naturally. It is a fully eco – bio – organic production with green practice for fertilization. It grows in an environment surrounded by forests with clean air in the area where are no factories and highways. The strain is Finola hemp cannabidiol strain with up to 6% hemp cannabidiol, the best strain there is.

All-natural, plant-based salve that conditions your skin as you use it, soaks nicely into your skin, and will not leave you feeling oily and greasy. Herbal Relief Salve is very concentrated a little goes a long way.

Herbal Relief Salve is ideal for massaging. Bring your salve with you to your massage sessions for targeting deep relief.

Rub Herbal Relief Salve on aching joints, arthritic conditions, stiffness, sprains, as well as soothes sore, overworked muscles. Use Herbal Relief Salve on extreme dry skin, foot fungus, skin that my be growing and stretching rapidly. Rub on temples and back of neck soothing relief from headaches and stress

Loaded with great herb infused oils and anti-inflammatory essential oils, our pain salve WORKS! (Do not use on open cuts or wounds and keep away from eyes)

All Handmade with natural ingredient, Hemp Cannabidiol, Olive oil, Arnica oil, Lemon Balm oil, Lemon Grass oil, Cayenne oil, Shea Butter, Beeswax, 100% Grade A Hemp Oil, Essential Oils (Wintergreen, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Myrrh, Frankincense, Camphor, Chamomile Blue, Lavender, Orange).

FOR TOPICAL USE ONLY. Although many of the base ingredients in my products are organic, natural and edible, some medicinal herbs and essential oils should not be consumed orally and can have adverse effects if ingested.

Our salve has a melting point. If your salve melts it is ok, just place the salve in the refrigerator for a few hours and it will harden. Do Not Freeze.

We offer our Salve in two sizes 2 oz and 4 oz.

2 oz container. Inside diameter is approx 1 7/8 inch and outside diameter is 2 inches x 2″ tall.   $ 35.00


4 oz container. Jar without lid: bottom base to jar shoulder is 2 1/8 inches. bottom base to top of jar is 2 5/8 inches. The jar measures 7 3/8 inches in circumference.  $ 60.00

The Chocolate Chicken uses Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter in our soaps, shampoos, conditioners and salves. Theses oils are derived from nuts. If you are allergic to nuts, you may want to completely avoid using.
Please note that I am not a medical professional. You should speak with your physician before trying any of the oils mentioned above if you or your child have a tree nut allergy. It’s always better to be cautious.
These products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Theses products are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.