Monday, January 6, 2014

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Biscuit Treats

My dogs love their treats. Most dogs do, right? Buying them at the store is nearly impossible when you’re trying to avoid anything that’s not made in the U.S. so I came up with my own recipe for treats and the dogs LOVE them. Our four dogs can’t get enough of them and will even steal them from each other when the other isn’t looking.

Not only are these apparently tasty (and even smell nice while they’re cooking!) but they’re incredibly easy. It’s mostly like making a cookie for your pooch.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Natural Scent Jars

These would make excellent gifts but even better for your own home! I'm going to make a couple this weekend.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Make your own Bacon

Mindie over at The (mis)Adventures of a Born Again Farm Girl is at it again.. this time she made her own bacon! YUM! Who can resist reading this gem?

"Bacon. Reading or hearing that one word can make many people drool. There is just something about bacon that makes everything better. But store bacon can be so disappointing. Those packages of thinly sliced, mostly fat, strips of meat are bacon (I guess) but honestly, I prefer a nice butcher block bacon with a little more meat to it. We have started trying to source our meat from more ethical sources then those found in store bought meat, so when our pig was butchered, we decided to try our hand at making our own bacon. Not only was it easy to do, but the taste and quality, well, store bacon is history in our house."

Monday, December 9, 2013

12 Handmade Christmas Ornaments

"This time of the year seems to ooze in creativity! We simply love seeing all the wonderful ideas that are linked up each week at our Uncommonly Yours link party. This week there were quite a few Handmade Christmas Ornaments. What a special way to capture memories and create keepsakes…."

Friday, December 6, 2013

Top 38 Easy and Cheap DIY Christmas Crafts Kids Can Make

Christmas is a special time of the year. Not only because you feel the jolly Christmas spirit everywhere around you, but also because you can spend much more time with your family. If you’re looking for some fun activities you can do with your kids to keep them busy and to get into the holiday spirit, we’ve found some amazing, easy, and eco-friendly ideas for you from crafters and bloggers around the web. Most of the crafts are made from items you may already have around the house or things that are easily accessible and inexpensive.

Crispy Parmesan-Cauliflower “Poppers”

"These tasty little Crispy Parmesan-Cauliflower “Poppers” just may make veggie-fans of your kids, yet. They’re a great way to incorporate more veggies into their diets, but in a more comforting yet still-healthful way, perfect as an afternoon snack or even as a scrumptious dinner side for the whole family to enjoy. And though you may still have to use a bit of gentle pleading to get them to eat their veggies from time to time, these crispy little treats should definitely make that job a little easier, while making their mouths and tummies a lot happier, indeed. Taste what’s good and pass it on."

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Santa Hat Cheesecake Bites

These would sure make a great treat at a party this Christmas!

  • 18 Oreos finely crushed to about 1 3/4 cups*
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp butter, melted and divided
  • 2 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup + 1/3 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 25 fairly small, fresh strawberries (or more if cutting more squares)
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar