DIY Body Lotion

Is your skin still trying to recover from the harsh winter? Try out this super-simple recipe for a do-it-yourself, super rich lotion. . . . → Read More: DIY Body Lotion

Felted Dryer Balls

OK—no snickering at the title of this post.  It could have been worse.   I could have simply  titled it “wooly balls.”   🙂

I tried to be proactive all year and keep on the look out for cool homemade gift ideas.    During the months of November and December, I would like to share . . . → Read More: Felted Dryer Balls

Butter (DIY)

In my recent Día de Muertos post, I mentioned making my own butter for the Pan de Muerto recipe from Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

I wanted to post the procedure here.

But first….a “remember when.”

In the early 80s my mom had her heart set on a KitchenAid stand mixer.   Mom had many careers before she retired, . . . → Read More: Butter (DIY)

Chipotles

How to make your own chipotles and a hot sauce update. Peppers, peppers, everywhere… . . . → Read More: Chipotles

Hot Sauce (DIY)

With all the peppers, I started making hot sauce again.

Jalapenos and Santa Fe peppers.

I have four or five varieties of jalapenos—Tam (a mild one), Mammoth, and just regular old hot ones.  I also picked up a Santa Fe pepper plant.   The Santa Fe variety is also called Guero and can be picked in . . . → Read More: Hot Sauce (DIY)