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Tag: recipe

Nature’s Seasonal Beauty

Remember A Charlie Brown Christmas special when the gang tries to find a tree for their holiday play and all they find are brightly colored, shiny, blinking metal trees? Even back in 1965 when the iconic movie was made, they knew that the holiday…

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Adventures in Breadmaking

Tips and tricks on why and how to get started with making your own sourdough bread from scratch.

Adventures in Cheesemaking

Mmmmm cheese. I LOVE cheese…all kinds – extra sharp cheddars, nutty bries, soft goat, slices of provolone, bleu, smoky, dilly, stinky, fruity, crumbly, moldy, give it all to me. There are so many amazing cheeses and so many different ways to enjoy them. I…

Laundry Detergent – Take 2

One of the challenging parts about making your own products is the testing to see if they work. As consumers, we all want our shampoo to clean our hair, smell nice, be easy to use and affordable – we want our laundry detergent to…

Pork Egg Roll – 2 Ways

There is a big movement right now to leave out the carbs and eat foods out of a bowl. I gotta say I am a big fan of food in bowls. I am definitely from the mindset that food should mix…my kids would gasp….

Salves, Creams or Lotions?

My family has had many issues with dry, irritated skin on our hands during the winter months. Lots of extra hand washing and dry air… It’s a constant battle. Years ago, we found that the only thing that worked for my husband and didn’t…

Hasselback Potatoes

I spent this cool, windy March day with the windows open because the fire alarm was blaring. I guess this is what happens when you try out a few recipes and aren’t a seasoned chef. I had intended to share 4 different ways to…

Easy DIY Make Up Remover

I don’t wear makeup often. But, I do like a polished look even though my husband says I look better without makeup. (what a sweet man to give me a reason to let go) But truly, I just got into the habit of not…

Lip Balm for Beginners

I don’t pretend to know what I am doing. This whole clean ingredient/DIY journey is unfolding right in front of your eyes. I am a beginner. But, I embrace my lack of knowledge and my willingness to try. I always tell my kids, “we…

No Poo Shampoo – Does it Work?

I never thought that shampoo was something I could DIY. All the ingredients on those bottles are things I could never get my hands on. But, recently, I have realized that all those ingredients are things I DON’T want to get my hands on…..or…