• create,  essential oils,  healthy living,  recipe

    homemade bath salts

    A few weeks ago I did a make & take at my house with a few friends. We made diffuser pendants, bath salts & sugar scrub. Today I want to share with you how to make an easy bath salt that is perfect for gift giving! It’s not too late to whip some of these up for gifts! The original recipe is from TidyMom. To make Lemon Rosemary Bath Salt you simply mix together the following: Ingredients: 2 cups epsom salt 1/2 cup baking soda 2-3 tbsp fresh rosemary; finely chopped 6-8 drops lemon essential oil 2-3 tbsp lemon zest (optional) I didn’t use that much rosemary in mine because…

  • home,  recipe

    granny’s sugar cookies

    I have to admit, this is not my granny’s sugar cookie recipe. But it is a woman that I met a few years back and I ate my weight in her cookies when I was at her house a few Christmases ago. Last week I decided we needed more cookies in our life (even though I’m watching what I eat). Because, sometimes you just need a cookie (or two). Granny’s Sugar Cookies: 1/2c butter (I ended up using 3/4, my dough was very crumbly and dry. could be because of the type of flour or because I didn’t sift it. oops.) 1c sugar 1 egg 1/2t vanilla 2c sifted flour…

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    grandma’s graham cracker apple cake

    I’ve raided Grandma Blanche’s recipe box again for a sweet treat! Last time it was the pumpkin cake with caramel frosting, this time it’s Graham Cracker Apple Cake! This cake was super easy to make, smelled delicious and we really enjoyed it. Let’s get started! (I’ve typed out the ingredients & instructions below in case you can’t read Grandma’s handwriting) Ingredients: 48 individual bite size graham crackers (12 sleeves), finely crushed 3T butter 1/3c sugar 2 eggs, separated 1t vanilla 2 1/2t baking powder 1/8t salt 1/2c milk 2c chopped apples 1. cream shortening and sugar 2. add egg yolks & vanilla, beat well 3. combine graham cracker crumbs, baking…

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    grandma’s pumpkin cake

    I have wonderful memories of visiting my grandmothers during holidays and special occasions. Most of the time, they were in the kitchen making something delicious for us to eat. My grandma Blanche is now in a nursing home and a week or so ago my mom gifted her recipe box to me. She knew I’d be so excited to go through it and see what I could make. I also have my great grandma Lear’s recipe box, so be prepared to see some of Grandma’s old fashioned cooking up in here on a regular basis! I love looking through the handwriting, it makes me feel like I’m right there in…

  • gardening,  recipe,  Uncategorized

    homemade spaghetti sauce

    This year my very first garden couldn’t have gone any better (in my mind)…I had very low expectations for my first garden and the fact that it produced anything was beyond what I thought would happen. We’ve had peppers, zucchini, cucumbers & tomatoes like crazy. It makes me excited for next year! This past week I had too many ripe tomatoes and wasn’t sure what to do with them, so I did a quick search on Pinterest and found this recipe from Mrs. Happy Homemaker. She used tomatoes from the garden to make her sauce instead of a can and made it in the crock pot so I knew I…