Just a quick secret here… My new favorite way to cook corn on the cob is in a crockpot. I just wrap the frozen corn cob in tin foil and toss it into the crockpot on top of whatever’s cooking. … Continue reading
Category Archives: Adventures in the Kitchen
I’ve been doing this for a few years now, so it always surprises me how many people have never heard of this easy little trick. Doing this removes pesticides and wax from fruit. It also helps your fruit to last … Continue reading
Microwaving Soap for DIY Laundry Detergent
I’d seen a few people on Pinterest who had microwaved their Zote or Fels Naptha Soap and then crumbled it. Since I’d always grated my own soap (which takes FOR-EV-ER), I was very excited about this possibility. (Looking for my … Continue reading
Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug
I feel like I should apologize in advance for this post… because after discovering this little trick, it’s hard to avoid the temptation to make a cookie! This recipe originally calls for butter and eggs, so I’ll be giving you … Continue reading
Healthy Alternative to Kool-Aid
I always get strange looks when I try to avoid cokes, kool-aid, and other sugary drinks for my kids. But with diabetes lurking on both sides of our families, I feel obligated to try to help my kids make healthier … Continue reading
The Green Cleaning Challenge
“…what’s that?” my friend asked, pointing to my jar of rags and basket. “Oh, I decided to try to switch to cloth towels instead of using paper towels.” “Oh. Why?” And in that moment, my brain stopped working. I stared … Continue reading
Super Easy Stay-Put Kitchen Towel
Towels are always walking off in my kitchen. They NEVER stay in place. And with two small children, we need to wash and dry our hands often! I ran across a blogpost that had a similar idea with a cup … Continue reading
S’mores… In the oven?!
We passed by the Walmart island that was set up with all of the items for s’mores, and I couldn’t help but feel nostalgic as I remembered summer nights by the campfire, making s’mores. So, wanting to share the wonder … Continue reading
Homemade Hand Scrub
I’ve really gotten into the homemade sugar scrubs, my favorite being an olive oil sugar scrub. So when I found a recipe for a “Gardener’s Hand Scrub,” I knew I had to try it. This was super easy to make! … Continue reading
Homemade Granite Cleaner
I have been searching for the perfect homemade granite cleaner, and I think I may have finally found it! I discovered this recipe on Pinterest yesterday, and it works great!
1/4 cup rubbing alcohol (or Vodka)
3 drops of dish soap
1 cup water
(A few drops of essential oil–I didn’t do that)
Mix together in a spray bottle, and there you have it! Easy!