Fruit Round Salad
A round thick cut of watermelon surrounded by strawberries, mulberries and raspberries. This makes a wonderful dessert on a dinner table or breakfast for two to four people.
Hot Buttered Rum Apple Cider
Last year, when we stopped off at a little bar and grill in Upper Michigan, I recall seeing a hot drink menu. Hot Buttered Rum Apple Cider was a drink on the menu.
I remember taking a picture of the menu to try and recreate the drinks myself, although the picture has disappeared.
Pickled Beets Canning and Preserving
Ah, summer! The garden is thriving and we all want to preserve our fruits and vegetables as long as we can. One of our favorite vegetables is beets. Fresh, roasted, boiled or canned, no matter how you slice them up, we enjoy them. Today’s job, pickled beets canning and preserving them.
If you haven’t enjoyed a deep fried turkey as of yet, I urge you to try it this year for Thanksgiving. Deep frying provides a crispy outside skin and super juicy meat on the inside AND no, it is not greasy. Read on how to deep fry a turkey.
Onion Soup Mix – Dry Mix Recipe
I am not sure how much I spent on a popular, name brand onion soup over the years. Until, I was given this recipe from a friend.
I was excited to purchase the ingredients to try the mix for myself. Thankfully, I did. The recipe makes 2 cups of mix or the equivalent of 8 envelopes at a 1/3 of the cost of the name brand mix.
Homemade Chicken Gravy Mix
Make up your own packets of chicken gravy. Simple, handy and much more economical than store bought.
Lavender Sugar Scrub
Why pay high retail prices for lavender sugar scrub you can make at home? Once you purchase a few ingredients you can make this heavenly smelling scrub for yourself or give as gifts.
Skittles Infused Vodka
Infused vodka’s are expensive in speciality stores and even more draining on the pocketbook when going out for a night on the town. Try your hand at making Skittles Infused Vodka.
This is one of our families favorite vegetable dip recipes. It is easy to whip up a batch of vegetable dip dry mix recipe and then bag them into single serve small bags.
Make these never ending fabric dryer softener sheets and have soft, static free clothing that smells amazing.
Foaming Vanilla Bubble Bath
I’ve been dealing with a nasty stomach bug for a few days, so I decided yesterday afternoon that a bubble bath with a new magazine was in order.
Photo Credit – Whitney in Chicago
Make up a batch of homemade ranch salad dressing for salads or dipping purposes.
Shower Jellies Recipe
My daughter is addicted to shower jellies. However, they were becoming a large expense when we had to order them from a large, well-known company. We made a video for her last shower jellies recipe she made. Which was a success.
3 Sweet Treats from One Mix
Why buy the expensive boxed brownie mixes when you can make up a batch of homemade brownies from scratch and enjoy them?
Make this versatile brownie mix that can make 3 sweet treats. The mix can be stored in the pantry for 6 months and pulled out when you would like to make brownies, hot fudge or brownie crinkle cookies.
Creamy Ham Pasta Salad
Spring and summer scream pasta salads. I make a variety of pasta salads because I don’t have to cook lunch for the children. It is easy for them to grab a quick bowl when they are ready to eat.
We have been blessed with an exceptional berry season this year. After filling the freezer with plenty of berries for the winter and making a few tortes my daughter and I decided to try our hand at making raspberry, blackcap and blackberry freezer jams and also experiment with natural dying of clothing using raspberries.
Homemade Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Using a Simple Sugar Syrup
Nothing screams summer more than kicking back and relaxing with a glass of ice cold lemonade. It’s twice as nice with homemade fresh squeezed lemonade using a simple sugar syrup.
Bird Seed Suet Filled Egg Shell Recipe
Want to make a healthy treat for the birds this winter? Try this bird seed suet filled egg shell recipe and add whatever ingredients you think your backyard feathered friends will like.
Homemade Birdseed Ornaments Make Your Own
Follow the recipe for these birdseed ornaments and the next day you have sweet treat for your birds. The ornaments would make wonderful holiday gifts for friends and family as well as wedding favors for your guests.
Baked Kale Chips
My teenage daughter was the one who said we must try to make kale chips. I held off for many years. One weekend when we had a little extra time, I decided it was time to try. After making them I said that I should have gave in to making them sooner.
This is one of my favorite snacks to make for school bake sales. I normally make it up in school colors in clear Cello Bags. It is very simple and economical to make!
The recipe was also warmly accepted by my sons football team as a quick snack after games.
You can double the sugar mixture if you would like the popcorn to be completely covered.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! On today’s agenda is raking the yard, making Reuben sandwiches, visiting the zoo and then indulging in some green beer.
An old high school friend of mine that I re-connected with on Facebook has been stating her son loves vegan whoopie pies. Truthfully, I had to look up what a whoopie pie was.
Brandy Slush in Ice Cream Pail
Brandy Slush in Ice Cream Pail Recipe is one of my favorite holiday drinks. You don’t need to limit this drink to the holiday season though. I have served it at many of my home parties as well. It goes over extremely well at summer parties!
One of my families favorite Christmas candies is homemade caramels. Caramels are extremely easy to make but it takes time to wrap them.
This is one of the easiest treats I make and they never seem to last through the season; unless I hide them. All you need are waffle pretzels, Rolo candies and either plain M&M’s or Pecans.
Fresh Creamed Freezer Corn Recipe
Wondering what you can do with all that garden fresh corn on the cob? Try this fresh creamed freezer corn recipe and you will enjoy that sweet corn taste well into the winter.