Making Homemade Lotion Bars

Lately I’ve been feeling a pull back to “natural homemade” interests. Last week I met with a friend and we pooled our resources to try out a recipe for homemade lotion bars that I found on the internet. It was fun! And it was super easy. While the kids played together, my friend and I got busy in the kitchen, making two batches of 6 bars in very little time. The recipe calls for coconut oil and either shea or cocoa butter or both. After polling my Facebook page, I decided to go with both, since they both have different

Home Canned Pasta Sauce

Until a few weeks ago I’d never eaten homemade pasta sauce (let alone home CANNED pasta sauce.) NEVER. I’ve always bought canned sauce from the store. After making and trying homemade pasta sauce I feel like my tastebuds have been cheated for the past 33 years. Seriously. Our first batch of pasta sauce didn’t last very long so this week I helped my mom make some more! For this batch we used Mrs. Wages Pasta Sauce mix. Scoring the ends of the roma tomatoes and blanching them makes the skins slip right off. Look – see? Naked tomatoes. Blend them

Thirteen Things You Can Make With Flour

It’s no secret flour is a major staple in any kitchen. And yet for many years of our marriage I rarely had it on hand. As if you needed any further proof that you ought to keep plenty of flour on hand (or in case you do) here’s a list of some things you can do with all purpose flour. Thirteen Things You Can Make With Flour Look below to check out these five fun flour recipes: Natural and Safe Playing Dough Homemade Glue Paste Homemade Clay (Air Dry or Bake) DIY Flour Fingerpaint Simple and Safe Cloud Dough Then

Bringing Frugality Home – Homemade Yogurt

Originally published November 9, 2008. Making your own yogurt is really so easy! And frugal, too. ************ If you like yogurt, but you don’t like the price – have you ever considered making your own? Stephanie at a Year’s Worth of CrockPotting has a recipe for making homemade yogurt in your crockpot – and it’s really easy! REALLY. EASY. As she said, it came out a little on the thin side – but the Dannon fat free plain yogurt I buy is also a little thin, and I don’t mind it. Next time I think I’ll let it sit a

5 Easy Steps to Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

The hot pan of buttermilk biscuits is pulled from the oven, the biscuits steaming and perfect: slightly hard and crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy and wonderful on the inside– no, it’s not a dream! This is your kitchen! And these are biscuits even the most inexperienced and novice chef can make with success. Wanna Know How? 5 Easy Steps to Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits 1. Set your oven at 400 degrees to pre-heat. Does this really count as a step? I mean, really. All you have to do is turn the knob. Yet, it’s important to do this first