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Applesauce Bread

Ingredients

1/2 cup of softened butter
1 large egg
1 1/2 t baking soda
3/4 t nutmeg
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t kosher salt
1 1/2 cups of applesauce
1 t of pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, first blend together the butter, egg, & sugar.
Then add the flour, baking soda, spices, & salt.
After it starts to from a crumbly dough, pour in the applesauce and mix together.

I got this recipe from facebook.

Homemade Stain Remover (Shout)

Homemade Stain Remover (Shout)

Mix everything together and pour into a spray bottle.

Before you go to use it…if it’s been sitting for awhile, shake it up.  To use: spray on stains as you normally would.    Then launder as usual.

I got this recipe from:  onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2011/12/homemade-shout-stain-remover.html

Soft Molasses Cookies

1 cup butter softened, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup molasses, 2 eggs lightly beaten, 1/2 tsp. salt, 2 1/4 tsp. baking soda, 2 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1 1/2 tsp. cloves, 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 4 cups all purpose flour (I use whole wheat-fresh ground prairie gold) Mix all ingredients together.  Roll dough into balls.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 min.  Sprinkle tops of cookies with sugar while still warm.

Zucchini Brownies

I got this recipe from Vicki and they are delicious!!

1/2 cup oil, 1 and 1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 cup walnuts-chopped, 2 tsp. vanilla, 2 cups all purpose flour (I used whole wheat flour) 1 and 1/2 tsp baking soda and 2 cups shredded zucchini.  Mix everything together except zucchini and nuts.  Fold in zucchini and nuts.  Bake at 350 degrees unitl done.  Approximately 30 min.  9 X 9 pan makes thick brownies  9 X 13 pan makes thinner.

No mistake-this recipe DOES NOT contain eggs.

 

 

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Ingredients

  •  1 stick butter melted
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup canned pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2/3 cups flour (I use 2/3 cup whole wheat and 1 cup all purpose)

Get ahead
Freeze the whoopie pies for up to three days.

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter and brown sugar until smooth. Whisk in the eggs, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, 1 teaspoon vanilla, the baking powder, the baking soda and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the flour.
  3. Using an ice cream scoop or tablespoon, drop 12 generous mounds of batter, spaced evenly, onto each baking sheet. Bake until springy to the touch, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completelely
  4. Spread the flat side of 12 cakes with the cream cheese frosting. Top each with another cake.

I got this recipe from http://www.rachaelraymag.com/Recipes/rachael-ray-magazine-recipe-search/dessert-recipes/pumpkin-whoopie-pies

Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

 

 

 

2 cups flour (I use whole wheat)

2 cups sugar

3/4 cup cocoa

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 eggs

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup applesauce

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup boiling water

1. Preheat oven to 300ºF (this is a slow bake chocolate cake recipe)

2. Grease and flour a 9 in x 13 inch baking dish

3. Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix at medium speed until all the ingredients are blended and smooth.

4. Pour into the greased and floured pan and bake for 1 hour, or until done.

5. Frost as desired with your favorite frosting.

 

Recipe for homemade buttercream frosting

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter softened, 1 tsp vanilla, 3 tbsp evaporated milk.  Combine all ingredients and enjoy.  I got this recipe from a blog friend https://holcombfamilyrecipes.wordpress.com  I am not a big fan of chocolate but this cake is really good.

Oatmeal Muffins

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Oatmeal Muffins

  1 cup oatmeal
 1 cup buttermilk (or sour milk)
 1/3 cup applesauce
 1/2 cup brown sugar
 1 egg, beaten
 1 cup flour
 1 tsp. baking powder
 1/2 tsp. salt
 1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup raisins 

Mix all ingredients together.  Stir in nuts and raisins last after everything else is mixed. Put into muffin tin and bake at 400º for 20 – 25 minutes

Homemade Laundry Soap and Bluing

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I have just discovered this product.  Some of you ladies may already know about it but I had never heard of it.  You all know that I have made my own laundry soap for years.  I have always had trouble with it leaving my clothes looking dingy.  I would make a batch and by the time I used it up my clothes would be looking like I hadn’t even washed them.  YUCK!   Then I would buy a box of store bought detergent and use it up so my clothes would look clean again.  Then repeat the process.  So I was reading on line and one of the recipes was saying you could add bluing to your detergent.  What?  I immediately jump up to the google bar and type in, “What is bluing?” It is something you add to your wash to make your white clothes remain white.  You can buy it online.   Our local supermarket carried it.  Can you believe that?  I had never even noticed it before.   Well, as of right now, I am thinking it is the best thing since sliced bread.  I have been using it for about 2 weeks.  My whites are still white.  I think I have found my solution.  Also when using homemade laundry soap, my towels usually become water resistent.  They would not absorp water.  This has not happened since I started using the bluing.  YEAH!  I hope this post doesn’t sound like a commercial for bluing.  I just wanted you ladies to know, in case any of you have been having the same problem.  I also bit the bullet and purchased some lavender essential oil to add to it.   I avoided buying it for years because, well, everything you add to it makes the cost go up more and I wanted to keep it cost effecient.  But I really like for my clothes to smell nice after they have been washed.  I admit it.  I like smelly things (good smelly things). 

I also tried something new today.  I made my own fabric softener.  The recipe I used is:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 6 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 8 cups water
  • 10 -15 drops orangeessential oils (optional) or 10 -15 drops lemonessential oils (optional) or 10 -15 drops essential oils, of choice (optional)

Directions:

  1.  
    You will need a one gallon container.
  2.  
    First add the baking soda to the plastic container.
  3.  
    Next add 1 cup of water to start with.
  4.  
    Slowly add the vinegar to the bottle as the vinegar and baking soda will start to fizz.
  5.  
    Then add the rest of the water swirling around & cover venting the top a few times.
  6.  
    Last add the essential oil.
  7.  
    Add 1 cup in your final rinse cycle for each load but give the bottle a good shake to stir up the essential oil if using.

I got this recipe from food.com.  I want to remind you all that baking soda and vinegar fizzes at lot when mixed together.  Now, I knew this but for some reason I put my baking soda in and then just started pouring in the vinegar.  HUGE MESS!  My thanks to my darling girls who came to Mom’s rescue with lots of towels.  Anyway just a reminder.  I used lavender essential oil in mine, so now I have lavender laundry detergent and lavender fabric softener.  My clothes should smell great.

Well, that’s my day.  I hope you have a great evening and God bless.