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Peppermint sugar scrub (using essential oils)

sugar scrub

I decided to make Peppermint Sugar Scrub for Jason's work friends, since I had made my own and really loved it. I had found a few on Pinterest that I really thought were cute, they were red and white stripped, like a candy cane! So cute, I used my own recipe and made it candy cane striped, but you could do anything that you want!  Ingredients 2 cups white or cane sugar 1/4 cup liquefied coconut oil, I set my jars of oil in hot water before I make this (add this slowly and combine, … [Read more...]

Safeway and Lucerne Dairy Farms #LucerneDairy

Lucerne packaging makeover

We are super picky about the food that we buy in our home, I have always been the "nervous type" when it comes to food... any of my friends who have eaten with me can vouch for that; actually, anyone who has talked to me about food can vouch for that! The thing is, in our house (and most homes) dairy items are serious business that we just can't live without. Milk, butter and cheese – are some of our family's staples and need to be purchased regularly. Lucerne is the only brand that covers every … [Read more...]

SweetWorks easy Christmas bark recipe and giveaway

Sweetworks giveaway

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. I've talked about SweetWorks before, and how much I love them, and I'm here to offer you an amazing SweetWorks holiday recipe to share with your family and friends!  About SweetWorks It started with a little ingenuity, a lot of hard work and a passion for providing customers with the best in premium … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving recipes #PartyToGo

Fall recipe round-up

Every year I use [mostly] the same recipes, ones that I have found, and that we really love. For the most part I make them exactly as instructed. I make an entire dinner from scratch, with a little bit of help from Jason (with the turkey), and usually from Chelsea at the last minute (which is awesome!) I wanted to share a bit about our Thanksgiving this year with you. I am going to link to all of the recipes that I made, since I really didn't have time to take my own pictures I will share the … [Read more...]

Brown sugar meatloaf -Shepherds pie- recipe


You might be thinking that brown sugar meatloaf doesn't sound very good, and it's not good... it's great! I found a recipe for it, and made it, but it had too much sugar for us, so I changed it around and here it is. Be sure to scroll down and enter the awesome giveaway at the bottom of the post too! Ingredients for brown sugar meatloaf  1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup ketchup 2 pounds lean ground beef 1/2 cup milk 2 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons … [Read more...]

Gluten free blueberry cobbler

Gluten Free Blueberry cobbler

I've posted this gluten free blueberry cobbler before, but I wanted to share it again because I love it so much! Take it to a potluck, knowing that everyone can enjoy it, because it's gluten free. You add a little bit of ice cream, and you have an amazing dessert for your weeknight dinner.  Gluten Free Blueberry Cobbler Ingredients 1 1/2 cups of Pamela’s baking mix (gluten free) or Bisquick mix 1 1/2 cups of sugar, divided 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of … [Read more...]

Red, white, and Blue 4th of July Recipes

Sweet and salty sparklers

I have another Red, white and blue 4th of July recipe for you to enjoy!  Sweet & salty sparklers Layered with white chocolate and studded with sprinkles and M&M’s, our pretzel treats add flare to any party spread. Cover a baking sheet with waxed paper. Melt 1 cup of white chocolate chips in a medium, heat-safe bowl according to the package directions. Use a spoon to drizzle 1pretzel rod at a time with chocolate (you’ll have enough chocolate to make a dozen), … [Read more...]

Red, White and Blue 4th of July drinks

Red, White, and Blue 4th of July drinks

Red, White and Blue 4th of July drinks! I have another simple 4th of July recipe idea for you! Red, White, and Blue 4th of July drinks! What could be more festive?  Red, white, and cool cubesTricolored spritzers offer a refreshing way to celebrate the Fourth. Make several trays of ice cubes with beverages colored red, white, and blue (we used cranberry juice, water, and Powerade Mountain Berry Blast). To serve, place the cubes in separate buckets and let guests make … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Recipes

Freezer Pop Sabers

Looking for easy Fourth of July Recipes? One of the easiest patriotic recipes that I know of is this simple Freezer Pop Saber! Freeze Pop Sabers:Feel the force of ice-cold refreshment—and keep hands unfrozen—with these felt cozies. For each, cut a 3- by 4-inch rectangle from gray felt. Fold it over a freeze pop and use fabric glue to seal the side and bottom edges. Clamp the fabric closed with binder clips or clothespins, if needed. Slip the felt off the pop. Glue on stripes and dots of … [Read more...]

Easy Raspberry muffins

Raspberry muffins

These easy Raspberry muffins are perfect for summer mornings, or as an after dinner snack, this recipe is fabulous! A delicious combination of nuts, fruit and yogurt is  packed into this muffin. Nutty toasted wheat germ boosts the flavor while adding vitamins and minerals. Ingredients- 1 cup walnuts 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons baking powder 1 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt 3/4 cup … [Read more...]