Poppy Seed Dresssing

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This recipe can be used for green salads, but also works well in a mixture of avocado, grapefruit chunks, lettuce greens and apples.  I also use it in a mixture of different greens, cubed Granny Smith Apples and toasted almonds and this dressing for a break from standard green salad. Place these ingredients in a food processor: 1/2 c. honey 1 t dry mustard 1 t salt 1/3 c. apple cider vinegar 1 inch chunk Read More

Basic Salad Dressing

You can put these ingredients in a jar and shake or use a small food processor to blend well (which is what I prefer) 2 t honey (I measure to taste because if you use lemon juice as your second ingredient, it will be more tart) 1/2 c freshly squeezed lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, wine vinegar or rice vinegar 1/2 olive oil 1 clove crushed garlic 1-2 T tahini-which you can find in the Read More

Two Easy Recipes for Home Made Baby Wipes

Easy homemade baby wipes

Wipes can get to be very expensive, but taking a few minutes to make them from scratch can save you some money.  Plus the ingredients are much simpler and healthier than store bought ones.  I have one recipe that is more on the “natural” side, but uses a few ingredients you may have to look for at health food stores.  The other uses ingredients that are easy to find.  Either way, you will save money Read More

Home Made Whole Wheat Bread

Bread finished

I have been using this recipe for 12 years because it’s such a great recipe.  I can work on it around the other things I am doing at home and before I know it, we have a wonderful aroma in the house and fresh bread to eat!  You can embellish with things like sunflower seeds, etc, but we usually keep it simple.  It stores really well in the freezer (I slice it first) as well.  It is also very cost Read More

Pancake/Waffle Dry Mix Recipe

Keep this mix handy to make a quick batch of waffles or pancakes!  Recipes for both are under the mix recipe. PANCAKE/WAFFLE DRY MIX RECIPE 8 cups whole wheat flour(You can substitute 2 c. oat flour for 2 c. flour if you like.  You can also substitute any amount of the white flour for the whole wheat if you prefer) 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons Read More

Homemade Laundry Soap

Easy homemade laundry soap

This laundry soap costs literally pennies per load to use.  VERY economical and easy to make!  It’s also free from so many of the chemicals that are loaded into most commercial laundry soaps. Homemade Laundry Soap 1/3 bar Fels Naptha or other type of soap (at Walmart in the aisle with household cleaners) ½ cup washing soda (at Walmart in the laundry soap aisle) ½ cup borax powder (at Walmart in the aisle with household Read More

All Purpose Cleaner

All Purpose Cleaner 1 tsp borax 1 tsp washing soda ½ c white vinegar 2 cups hot water 25-30 drops of essential oil(tea tree, grapefruit, or eucalyptus…I use lemon grass) 24 oz spray bottle Mix Borax, washing soda, and vinegar in a large bowl or measuring cup.  Slowly add the water and stir. Allow it to cool and then add some essential oils.  Using a funnel, pour it into the spray bottle.