Monday, March 24, 2014

Make Your Own "Bisquick"

Years ago I came across a substitute recipe for using Bisquick when I realized I had run out of it.  I like the recipe so much that I have never bought another box of baking mix since.  

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Peppermint Lip Balm

Who doesn't like a good chap stick or lip balm?  Especially here in Colorado where the air is dry all the time and no matter hot or cold, I still get dried out lips.  I came across this recipe when I was making Christmas gifts last year from the same site that I got my hand salve recipe from,  This recipe is so close in nature to the previous post on Body Butter and uses a lot of the same ingredients while still proving to be virtually mess free!  Check out the video tutorial on making Body Butter and use the same method.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Homemade Vanilla Extract

You might have seen this handy trick on Pinterest or floating around on Facebook.  I decided to give it a try and make Christmas gifts from it this past year.  What is it?  Vanilla Extract.  That yummy golden liquid that smells so fantastic and makes your cookies, cakes, and ice cream burst with flavor.  

Monday, March 3, 2014

Homemade Mess-Free Body Butter

This past Christmas I had fun making lots of homemade gifts.  We were short on cash but I managed to make several neat gifts that I will continue making and using in our own family.  One of those gifts was hand salve.  I found this great recipe for hand salve at