Homemade Miracle Whip Recipe

This is a recipe to make homemade Miracle Whip which I think is arguably better than store bought.

 

What you will need:

–   3 large egg yolks at room temperature
–   2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
–   2 Tbsp honey
–   1 tsp salt
–   1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
–   1 3/4 cups light olive oil

 

What you will need to do:

1.   In the bowl beat the egg yolks until they are thick and sticky.

2.   Add the vinegar, honey, salt and mustard.  Continue to beat for about a minute.

3.  Very slowly add the oil while continuing to mix.  Be patient on this step to get the best tasting Miracle Whip.  It’s best to add only 1 Tbsp at a time.

 

DIY/Frugal Tip ~ Chip Clip as Bookmark

Here’s a great way to keep your cookbooks open when you’re trying to make a recipe.  Use a chip clip to your cookbook.

 

 

DIY ~ Apple Candles

Make your home smell delicious by coring an apple, place a candle inside and enjoy!

 

 

Homemade Stove Top Stuffing Recipe

Looking for some tasty stuffing without having to stuff a turkey or getting it out of a box?  Here’s an easy recipe to try.

What You Will Need:

The Spices You Will Need:

–   ½ tsp of ground sage

–   ½ tsp of dried sage

–   ½ tsp of poultry seasoning

–   1 tsp of instant chicken bouillon

–   1 Tbsp dried chopped celery

–   2 tsp of dried parsley leaves

–   1/8 tsp pepper

–   2 tsp dried minced onion

    The Contents For The Stuffing You Will Need:

–   3 Tbsp of butter or margarine

–   1 ¼ cups of water

–   4 cups of dried ½” bread cubes

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Mix all the spices together.

2.    In a saucepan, mix the water, butter and spices together.

3.   Slowly bring to a boil on medium heat.

4.   After the contents have been brought to a boil, let simmer for about five minutes.  Then stir in the bread cubes and let cook for about two minutes or until the liquid is absorbed but make sure to continually stir while you’re doing this.

5.  Finally, let it stand for about five minutes before serving.

Kids Crafts — DIY Play Dough Recipe

Looking for some ideas of what to do with your children during the summer?  Why not make some play dough.  I’ve never met any child that doesn’t love this project.  Best of all, it only takes 15 minutes and the ingredients are things that you’ll have in your kitchen.

What You Will Need:

–  2 cups flour
–  1 cup salt
–  1½ tablespoons cream of tartar
–  2 cups water
–  2 tablespoons olive oil
–  Food colouring

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Put all ingredients, one at a time, into a large pot.

2.  Mix all of the ingredients together on the stove, over medium heat.

3.  The ingredients will begin to form but keep stirring or the contents won’t mix properly and could possibly burn.  You will know what the play dough is ready when the contents start to clump together and shed from the sides of your pot.  When this does occur, take away from the heat.

4.  Take a handful of flour on a dry surface and place the dough there so it can cool for 3-5 minutes.

5.  Begin to knead the dough and while doing so, add a few drops of food colouring.  (I would recommend just adding 1-2 drops at first and then slowly add more until you get your desired colour).

6.  Finally, you should be done.  When the play dough is not in use, place in the fridge, in a sealed tight container or Ziploc bag, where is should last about a week.

DIY / Frugal Tip ~ Ease a Headache with Lavender

 

Try massaging a little bit of lavender oil to each temple, when you have a headache for pain relief.

 

DIY ~ Plastic Bag Food Crumble

 

Looking for an easy way to crush something, like cookies or croutons, for a recipe without the big mess? Fill the ingredient in a Ziploc type bag and then run your rolling or use your mallet to get the job done.

 

DIY / Frugal Tip ~ Reduce the Convenient Food

We all are in a time crunch now and again; however, if you can, avoid or cut back on buying frozen, microwaveable or foods like that, you’ll notice a difference in your grocery bills as these items definitely cost more than making them yourself.

 

DIY Hand Sanitizer

Here is a way that you can save money by making hand sanitizer at home.  All you need to do is mix the following ingredients together:
–   1 tsp of rubbing alcohol
–   2 tsp of vegetable glycerin
–   1 cup of aloe vera gel
–   8-10 drops of lavender or whatever essential oil you’d prefer

Craft Idea ~ Paper Curls Valentine Wreath

Paper Curls Valentine Wreath

 

 

A wreath covered with paper curls bursts with Valentine’s Day.  Lovely over a mantel or on a door, this valentine wreath is easy to construct which I found at the Better Homes website.

What You Will Need and Need to do:

Tightly wrap 1×6-inch strips of patterned paper around a pencil to curl. Glue the end of each curl into a loop. Hot-glue the paper to an 8-inch foam wreath form. Repeat until the form is covered. Lightly brush liquid adhesive over the paper curls, and sprinkle with glitter. Print a Valentine’s Day sentiment on patterned paper, back it with a felt circle, and add a white stick for a paper lollipop embellishment.

 

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