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Homemade Furniture Dusting Spray

HOMEMADE FURNITURE DUSTING SPRAY

  • 1-3/4 cups water

  • 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon essential oil (about 8 to 10 drops)

Combine the ingredients in a clean spray bottle of at least a 16 oz size.  Shake well to mix.

To use, spray onto wooden furniture and wipe off with a soft cloth to dust and clean the surface.

I got this recipe at http://www.themakeyourownzone.com

You’ll have to keep shaking this mixture as you use it to keep the oil and water mixed together, which really isn’t a big deal.  You already have the bottle in your hand to spray it, just give it a shake too!

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen

2 cups all-purpose flour (I used whole wheat)

2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 egg, slightly beaten
3/4 cup whole milk
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup granulated brown sugar or white sugar

Directions

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin.

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and sugar. In another bowl, combine butter, egg, and milk and mix well. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and with a spatula, stir until just combined. Do not beat or over mix; it’s okay if there are lumps in the batter. Gently fold the blueberries into the batter.

Spoon the batter into the muffin tray, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Bake for 10 minutes and remove from the oven. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with the granulated brown or white sugar and return the muffins to the oven to bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool for about 10 minutes in the pan before turning the muffins out.

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

Homemade Flour Tortilla

I got this recipe from http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/05/homemade-flour-tortillas/

Recipe: Homemade Flour Tortillas

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Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 cup Lard Or Vegetable Shortening
  • 2 Tablespoons (additional) Lard Or Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 cup Hot Water

Preparation Instructions

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large wooden bowl. Stir together.

Add spoonfuls of lard or shortening (use 1/2 cup PLUS 2 tablespoons), then use a pastry cutter to combine the ingredients. Cut mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Slowly pour in hot water, stirring to bring mixture together. Lightly knead dough 30 to 40 times, or until it becomes a cohesive ball of dough and is less sticky. Cover with a tea towel and allow dough to rest for at least an hour.

Roll into ping pong size balls, place on a tray, cover with a tea towel, and allow to rest for another 20 to 30 minutes.

When you’re ready to make the tortillas, head a dark or cast iron griddle to medium/medium-high heat. One by one, roll out balls of dough until very, very thin. Throw tortillas (one by one) onto the griddle. Cook on each side for 20 to 30 seconds, removing while tortillas are still soft but slightly brown in spots. Remove and stack tortillas, and cover with a towel to keep warm. Serve immediately or allow to cool before storing tortillas in a container. To warm, nuke tortillas in the microwave, or wrap in foil and warm in the oven.

Helpful tips:

* Make sure the water you pour in is very warm.
* Allow the dough to rest, both after kneading and after forming into balls.
* Roll out very thin.
* Get the heat right on your stove: Too hot, and the tortilla will burn in spots. Not hot enough, and the tortilla will begin to crisp before you can get it to brown. I get my stove between medium and medium high heat; that seems to do the trick.
* Use a dark griddle or cast iron skillet to brown the tortillas.
* Cook just long enough to lightly brown the tortilla in spots; don’t cook too long or tortillas will crisp. You want them to be soft and pliable when you serve them.
* Finally: Have fun! And enjoy them. They’re absolutely scrumptious.

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.

Gingerbread Coffee Creamer

Today I tried a new recipe.  Gingerbread coffee creamer.    I got the recipe from food.com I added 1 cup powdered milk to the recipe, as I like mine extra creamy. 

  • 2 cups non-dairy powdered coffee creamer or 2 cups powdered nonfat dry creamer or 2 cups powdered coffee creamer
  • 1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar blend or 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon clove

Directions:

    1. Blend well in a blender.
 
    You will see specks of the spice in the mixture.  I have already tried this recipe and I thought it turned out great.  I think I really like making all these flavored coffee creamer.
    I will leave you all with another fall picture.

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And a sunrise picture Grace took this morning.    Enjoy your day and God bless.
 
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Homemade Coffee Creamer


Honey Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Makes about 2 1/4 cups

Whisk together cream, milk and honey in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When the mixture begins to steam, remove from the heat. Whisk in vanilla. Pour into a glass bottle and store in the refrigerator. 

Hubby likes cream in his coffee.  I usually buy this from the store.  Today in my laziness, (I did not want to drive into town)  I decided to see if I could find a recipe to make our own.  I went to my favorite place, Google, came across this recipe and many, many more.  I chose this one because I had all the ingredients.  (Remember I do not want to drive into town).  I’ll test it out tomorrow morning and see if he likes it.  Anyway, I was very excited about finding this and couldn’t wait to share it with you ladies.  I”ll let you know if he likes it.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

  P.S.  I apologize to http://www.deliciouslyorganic.net.  I did not mention that this is where I got this recipe.  I have been asked to remove the recipe but if anyone is interested in getting it you can go to the above mentioned site.