Friday, January 31, 2014

Valentine's Wreath DIY

 I miss my bright Christmas decorations, so decided I needed a new wreath for my door.
This was cheap and not hard to make. Although I don't shy away from sewing projects, today's is all hot glued.
Also, my door looks so much more festive.

Dove Body Wash DIY

I love dove body wash. It's especially nice on my sensitive skin--I have hay fever and so my skin has a few complications. Need a recipe?

And how much better is it to make your own? It only takes 25 minutes or so, and you can save a buck!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Cherry Lime Cupcakes

My affinity for pudding helped me brainstorm these lovely cupcakes. The frosting is lime, there are cherries in the batter, and they are filled with cherry pudding.
Since I made them for a get together that began at 10 a.m., I used some short cuts to make things easier.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Golden Rolls

Three years after this recipe post my husband still asks for these. And my 7-year-old Craigslist bread machine that leaped off the counter 6 months ago is still great at making bread dough. (I was shopping and it was making me pizza dough. I think it somehow rocked itself off the counter. Either that or it came alive while I wasn't looking like something out of The Brave Little Toaster.)

*Updated 8-8-17*

I have simplified the recipe a little -- previously I used wheat flour, bread flour, and oat flour. Now I just have white and wheat flours because it's easier. Do you have favorite recipes you have adapted?

Ranch Punched Potatoes

This flavorful dish has the delicious taste of Ranch Dressing without lots of grease. It has creamy potatoes below and crispier chunks above.
The best part? You probably have everything you need to make it right now.
This is a great last-minute dinner side dish idea.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Carrot Cake Pancakes

Today's recipe has the style of cake and the health awareness of carrots and whole wheat. Pancakes are probably my favorite quick bread, both to make and eat. These ones are tasty with butter and powdered sugar.