Play Dough

I started making my own play dough for 2 reasons.  First the store bought play dough can get expensive when you have play dough playing addicted children and also one of my little munchkins tends to try to each everything.  So I didn’t want my little cutie gobbling up mystery ingredients in the store bought…

Crochet Easter Basket With Decorative Edging

For Easter this year I decided to make my kid’s Easter baskets!  It took me a while to settle on a pattern.  First I made a tiny basket to get an idea of what I needed to do to make a full size Easter basket the way I wanted! My first prototype of the Easter…

Sweet Honey Cornbread

My husband really loves cornbread.  So I make it every now and then but I’m always trying to find a way to make it better!  This batch I made a few weeks ago I decided to have some fun with different ingredients I do not normally use in my cornbread, and if I’m being honest…

Homemade Foaming Green Tea Face Cleanser

This is the 2nd step in the double cleansing method!  I’ve begun using the Korean Skincare Method which consists of some things that were new to me and some things that I’ve used for a long time!  A water based cleanser is something that most of us have used before.  I used to buy mine…

Homemade Oil Cleanser

Oil Cleanser?  I know you’re thinking, “WHAT????”  But seriously it’s awesome!  I learned about the double cleansing method while researching the Korean Skincare Method!  It’s awesome!  For example, have you ever washed your face and then gone to bed only to wake up and find you have a black streak of mascara on your pillow…

Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Fruit Dessert!

For my son’s baptism we had a luncheon at our house after.  This is one of the desserts I made for it!  All of the desserts I made we no bake desserts because, well my oven wasn’t working!!  So I did all no-bake desserts because I could no-bake! But it worked out and this was…

Marble Cupcakes

I had a little leftover batter from making cupcakes for my son’s birthday party.  Some for white cake and some for chocolate cake.  So I decided to to mix them together to make some marble cupcakes for fun! Ingredients: 1 recipe White Cupcakes 1 recipe Rich Chocolate Cupcakes Directions: 1.  Make above cake recipes 2. …

White Cupcakes

I will be honest my favorite kind of cake is hands down chocolate!  But my son doesn’t really care for chocolate so much.  But my son is so thoughtful of others that he wanted both kinds for his birthday so his friends would all have the kind of cake they liked.  And my “cake” I…

Zesty Chicken Alfredo

This is one of the many Freezer Meals I made last month!  It’s my husband’s favorite of them all!  I call it “zesty” because I make my alfredo sauce a little differently than most people do!  I love the flavor of lemon!  So I have a habit of adding lemon to many dishes where you…

Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

I really love chocolate!!!! For my son’s birthday last year he couldn’t decide if he wanted chocolate or white cake for his party so I went ahead and made both!  Personally I love the chocolate best, but that is really not a surprise!  With this recipe I don’t use frosting because when it is topped…

Smooth Chocolate Ganache

Sometimes I just find frosting to be too sweet and rich for me!  But do you know what I can never get enough of?  Chocolate!  I find that I really enjoy ganache on top of chocolate cupcakes!  But really, isn’t everything made better when you add a little chocolate! Ingredients: 1 cup heavy cream 1…

Crochet “Frozen” Snowflake Blanket

My daughter LOVES everything Frozen right now.  Queen Elsa and Frozen are her number one favorite things right now.  So I decided to make her a “Frozen” Snowflake Blanket for Christmas this year!  This blanket took me quite a while to make.  From start to finish it took 3 months total.  This pattern is not…