Make it Yourself Monday: Apple Sauce

Forewarning; I used honeycrisp apples so my apple sauce came out a bit chunky and tart. Regardless of this fact it was actually pretty fun and easy to make and it tastes delicious, but next time I might use a type of apple that’s a little softer and sweeter. Ingredients 4 Apples 1/4 cup Water 1/4 cup Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon (optional) Directions  Put all … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Apple Sauce

Make it Yourself Monday: Toothpaste

The first time I tried to make toothpaste I swear I almost threw up. If you haven’t heard it before; baking soda is salty. This time went a whole lot better and now I’m hoping to stick with it. Ingredients 1/4 cup Coconut Oil 1/3 cup Baking Soda 20-30 drops Peppermint Oil 1/2-1 teaspoon Sugar or Sweetner (Optional) Directions Combine all ingredients Add more baking … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Toothpaste

Make it Yourself Monday: Hummus

This is a recipe that is much easier than I ever would have thought. It’s cheap too! Ingredients 1 15 oz Can Chickpeas (Drained) Juice from 1 Large Lemon 1/4 cup Tahini Approx. 1/4 cup Olive Oil 1 clove Garlic Directions Put all ingredients into food processor Blend everything together until smooth Add olive oil as needed for desired consistency Enjoy! See what I mean? … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Hummus

How to Assemble a Charcuterie Board

This one may or may not actually need instructions but I think it’s still worth sharing. Charcuterie boards are great at parties, for holidays and any other special occasion you can think of. Ingredients Cheese (at least 1 hard and one soft in most cases) Cured Meats Fruit Olives and Pickles Crackers Veggies Sauces (Mustard, Jam, Hummus, etc.) Nuts (optional) Directions Cut all ingredients into … Continue reading How to Assemble a Charcuterie Board

Make it Yourself Monday: Tea Towels

Tea towels are great because they are so easy to make, completely customizable and make amazing gifts. Supplies 1 Yard Muslin Ruler Pencil Fabric Scissors Pins Sewing Machine Thread Fabric Paint Stamp(s) Directions Fold muslin in half and with your pencil and ruler draw a 26″ x 18″ rectangle Cut out the rectangles and pin them facing each other Sew fabric together half inch from … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Tea Towels

Make it Yourself Monday: Wrapping Paper

Of all the “Make it Yourself Monday” posts it’s quite possible I had the hardest / best time with this one. While I am very aware I could have printed the wrapping paper and saved myself all of those hours; to me something hand-painted shows your friends and family that they mean enough to you to invest some serious time. Supplies Kraft Paper Acrylic Paint … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Wrapping Paper

Make it Yourself Monday: Peanut Butter

This was the easiest recipe I’ve ever made, hands down. But more than that it was also one of the yummiest. Ingredients 2 cups Peanuts 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup or Honey Canola Oil or Sunflower Oil as needed for texture Directions Throw everything into a blender or food processor Let it run for 3 minutes or so Add oil or sweetener as needed Blend to … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Peanut Butter

Make it Yourself Monday: Bread

The world’s oldest food… maybe. But regardless, bread is a classic, a staple in American life. I tried one of many recipes, I particularly wanted to make seed bread as I try to incorporate more seeds when I can.  Ingredients 2 1/2 cups Rolled Oats 1 cup Sunflower Seeds 1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds 1/2 cup Chia Seeds 1/3 cup Ground Psyllium Husks 2 teaspoons Sea … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Bread

Make it Yourself Monday: Laundry Pods

I know, I know; I already did this one. But trust me, it’s different this time. I’m still mad about laundry prices and wanted to share one other type of detergent that you can make at home. Ingredients 3/4 cup Washing Soda 1/4 bar grated Castile Soap 2 tablespoons Hydrogen Peroxide 1/4 cup White Vinegar Directions Place washing soda and grated soap in bowl Mix … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Laundry Pods

Make it Yourself Monday: Pesto

What is one to do with spare walnuts… Oh right, Pesto! And yes I know that most people use pine nuts, but walnuts are easier to find so I use them instead. Ingredients 1 cup Fresh Basil Leaves 1/3 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3-4 tablespoons Walnuts 2 cloves Pealed Garlic Salt & Pepper to taste Directions Throw everything into … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Pesto