Showing posts from 2021

How to Make Cinnamon Dough Ornaments Garland

Learn how to make cinnamon dough ornaments to make a garland.  I hang my cinnamon ornament garland on my mantle, but it also looks cute on a tree.  This a fun craft for kids to make, or you can make them yourself for adorable DIY Christmas decorations.

Family Fun New Year's Eve Ideas + Gummy Bear Mocktail Recipe

Get family new year's eve ideas to celebrate the new year with your entire family.  I also have a cute gummy bear mocktail recipe that's a fun way for kids and adults to have a bubbly drink while waiting for the ball to drop.

How to Make a Sweater Winter Wreath for Front Door

How to make a sweater wreath.  This adorable winter wreath DIY is made with Dollar Tree supplies and an old sweater.  This beautiful old sweater hacks is a great way to repurpose an old sweater from your closet or from a thrift store into a Dollar Tree wreath.

How to Make Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs

How to make peppermint hot chocolate bombs.  These are a delicious twist on a regular hot cocoa bomb made with a white chocolate and peppermint outer shell and filled with hot cocoa.  I also added candy cane bits and marshmallows.

How to Freeze Dry Cheese at Home WIth Harvest Right Freeze Dryer

Learn how to freeze dry cheese with a Harvest Right freeze dryer. Freeze drying is a great way to preserve cheese for much longer than other methods, and it rehydrates really well to use in cooking. How to Freeze Dry Cheese Everything tastes better with cheese, so that’s why I don’t want to be without it. The price of cheese her stays fairly consistent, but I like to save when I can and buy in bulk. Cheese is difficult to preserve since you can’t can it. You’re limited to freezing it or placing it in the fridge. Even then, it only lasts for a few weeks in the fridge. It lasts longer in the freezer, but I find that the texture is off. Sure, I’ll use frozen cheese for recipes, but it’s just not the same as fresh cheese. Besides, we’re trying to limit what’s in the freezer by using our freeze dryer for shelf stable foods. When I got the Harvest Right freeze dryer , I wondered, can you freeze dry cheese? Thankfully, freeze dried shredded cheese and freeze dried cheese slices freeze dry

Wooden Block Snowman Dollar Tree Christmas DIY Ideas

How to make a wooden block snowman.  These cute Dollar Tree Christmas DIY ideas are perfect for kids or adults to make.  You can use them in a three tiered tray or add a string and use them as ornaments or hang around the house for a cute holiday decoration.

Christmas Potpourri in a Jar Stove Top, Slow Cooker, Instant Pot + Free Printable Gift Tag

Learn how to make Christmas potpourri. You can make this with fresh ingredients for smell of Christmas potpourri or use dried ingredients to make Christmas potpourri in a jar. You can simmer this on the stove, in a Crock Pot slow cooker, or in an Instant Pot.

How to Make a Hollow Chocolate Ball With Candy Inside

How to a chocolate ball with candy inside.  These are adorable Christmas chocolate gifts for kids.  They are easy to make with a half sphere mold, and you can fill them with your choice of candy.  They are similar to a DIY wonder ball, and you can make them for any season or occasion.

How to Make Salted Caramel Apple Cider Bombs Recipe

How to make apple cider bombs.  These are like hot chocolate bombs, but they are salted caramel apple cider bombs that make a delicious cup of hot apple cider.  They have a caramel outer shell and powdered apple cider inside.

How to Make Fruit Powder at Home With Freeze Dried Fruit

Learn how to make fruit into powder.  Fruit powder can be used for cooking or for DIY beauty recipes.  Making dried fruit powder yourself can save you a lot of money, and it's a great way to get a fresh fruit taste for your recipes.

Homemade Gingerbread Latte Recipe (Starbucks Copycat)

Learn how to make a gingerbread latte recipe Starbucks recipe.  This also has directions to make a Starbucks gingerbread syrup recipe that you can make once and then use for several more lattes.  This has a hot gingerbread latte recipe and an iced gingerbread latte recipe.

How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar With the Mother

 Learn how to make apple cider vinegar with the mother.  I use apple cider vinegar for my hair, skin, chickens, and for cooking.  You can even save your apple peels to make homemade apple cider vinegar, so this is truly a free way to get ACV for your homestead. How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar With the Mother We have an apple orchard, so we have 100s if not 1000s of apples each year.  I use them in a lot of recipes, and now I'm going to teach you how to make apple cider vinegar from fresh apples. I actually use the peels to make homemade apple cider vinegar.  I like to buy ACV with the mother, and it's more expensive than the jugs of ACV.   However, when you learn how to make apple cider vinegar with the mother, it's free if you use apple scraps. This diy apple cider vinegar does take a few weeks to make, but once you have the mother, the second batch won't take as long. If you've wondered how do you make apple cider vinegar, keep reading.  I also have some tips and

How to Make Air Dry Clay Christmas Ornaments

Learn how to make air dry clay Christmas ornaments.  These make cute holiday decorations, and the kids can help once the homemade air dry clay cools.  You can turn these into diffuser ornaments for DIY essential oil gifts. Air Dry Clay Christmas Ornaments Each year, I like to make small gifts for volunteers at a non profit I work with.  I usually make a sugar scrub or soap, but this year I wanted some aromatherapy Christmas gifts. My Simply Earth box came with directions to make diffuser ornaments, so I decided to make those to give as gifts.   I made my own air dry clay, which was easier than I thought it would be.  It worked really well, too!   The November 2021 Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box had several aromatherapy Christmas gifts.  Each month, you get 4 full sized bottles plus supplies to make 6 recipes. The November box has: Candy Cane blend Cassia Lime Winter Spice Lavender Buds Test Tubes (for bath salts) Lip Balm Tubes Gift Tags Labels  Recipe Cards I shared the oatmea