January 24, 2013
This is where I'll be showcasing my recipes. I am currently in the process of writing them all down and trying to figure out exactly how much of each ingredient I actually use. I don't normally measure out my ingredients so this is going to be interesting! I'm also looking for a nice camera so that I can take pictures of the process. So until then I'll be posting recipes that I have found from various other websites. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! If you have a recipe that you would like me to feature, please feel free to contact me!
The following recipe I found at thekitchn.com in search of a great healthy, but filling snack for work. Enjoy!
Apple Sandwiches with Honeyed Peanut Butter, Oats and Raisins
Makes 3 sandwiches1 tablespoon rolled oats
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons unsweetened peanut butter
3/4 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon raisins
1 medium apple
Combine the oats and cinnamon in a dry skillet over medium heat and toast, stirring occasionally, until the oats are golden. Cool before using.
Mix together the peanut butter and honey.
Core and slice the apple into 6 rounds. (If you don't have an apple corer, you can slice the apple first and then cut out the centers with a small cookie cutter or knife.)
Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on 3 of the apple slices and sprinkle with raisins and oats. Top with the remaining apple slices to form sandwiches.
• If you are not eating the apple right away, you can brush it with lemon juice to prevent browning. A solution of 1/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon lemon juice does the trick without tasting too lemony.
• For strict gluten-free diets, be sure to use gluten-free oats.
January 31, 2013
With cold and flu season here, I thought I would post a great recipe I found the other day for Homemade Vicks Shower Disks. This recipe is from Sarah at beingfrugalbychoice.blogspot.com. She has a great little blog so hop on over and take a peak!Clicking on the first pic will take you there!
Sarah's Homemade Vicks Shower Disk Thingies
-Essential oils: eucalyptus, rosemary, and lavender.
1) Add baking soda to a mixing bowl. Updated to add - I don't really measure. Maybe 2-3 cups?
Added 4/7/12 - for anyone who is having issues with these being "crumbly", try using 1 cup of baking soda and 1/3 cup of water (plus maybe a few tbslp more) and baking for 20 minutes at 350. THEN add a few drops of each essential oils to the cooled "puck". That was a suggestion from a commenter and I tried it this morning with great success! I'm a quick shower taker (less than 5 min), and my "disk" was only about 1/3 gone at the end of the shower.
Additionally, I'm not a doctor (nor a butcher, baker, or candlestick maker), so if you have any medical conditions, contact a medical professional.
February 7, 2013
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. orange zest (optional)
1/4 cup butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Blend first six ingredients (milk thru orange zest) in a blender. Be careful to see that any flour clumps get well-blended.
- Blend in butter a little at a time in order to temper the eggs.
- Grease muffin tins well and distribute batter evenly between 24 tins (I did more like 18. Gimme Some Oven’s tins were slightly less than half-full. I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup and filled it almost full.) Bake for 15 minutes, or until puffy and golden on top.
- Served with your favorite toppings.