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Friday, February 16, 2018

Lemon Sugar Scrub

Here is another sugar scrubs from the holiday.  This one is one of my favorites.  Lemon smells so fresh and clean.  I think you will enjoy this one too.

The package up really nice for gifts. 
Simple ingredients.
Start with 2 cups sugar
Add 10-15 drops of lemon essential oils
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
Mix well. 
The jar it up.

Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe

2 cups sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil melted
10-15 drops lemon essential oil

If you have it you can add some lemon zest to the mixture.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Cape Cod Cranberry Loaf

This is another recipe from back during the holidays.  One of the things I love about the holidays is fresh cranberries. I never realized how many things you can make with fresh cranberries.  This bread is good anytime of the day but it is really good for breakfast.  Cut you a piece, spread a little butter on it and lightly toast it.  I think you will like it. 

This recipe makes one nice size loaf.  You could make it in the small loaf pans if you would like to give some away or freeze a loaf or two.  It might make three but I now it would make two good small loaves. 
I know you have seen the bags of fresh cranberries in the produce section.  Buy a bag or two next year.  Buy three and put one in the freezer.  One day I want to go and watch them harvest the cranberries.
Rinse and look through the cranberries and discard any that are soft or bad.
Start by melting 4 Tablespoons of butter.
2 eggs
Add the melted butter after it has cooled a little
Zest from one orange
Then juice the orange
You need 1/2 cup of the juice.
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup walnuts.  You can use any nut you like but the walnuts go really well with the cranberries and orange.
Measure out 2 cups cranberries
Rough chop them.
Then mix well.
Pour into a sprayed loaf pan.  Place in a preheated 375 oven and bake 55-60 minutes.
I have to share my new trivets.  I found these at the craft show in December.  I thought they were really cute.  They had all kinds of shapes and sizes.
The bread fresh and warm from the oven.

Cape Cod Cranberry Loaf Recipe

1 large orange-zested and juiced
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
4 Tablespoons melted butter
2 cups chopped fresh cranberries
3/4 cup walnuts

Bake 55-60 minutes at 375.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Turnip Green Soup aka Swamp Soup

I have a confession for you.  I didn't eat this recipe.  I made this for my husband.  I don't like turnip greens or white beans.  A friend of mine told me about this soup and said she didn't like turnip greens either but she liked this soup.  And also who wants to eat something called  swamp soup? I will warn you I get where they came up with that name.

Don't say I didn't warn you.  And in true turnip green fashion it smelled up the kitchen too.
 You can use ham or smoked sausage.
 Start with 2 Tablespoons butter
 Chop an onion.  Melt the butter and saute the onions in the butter
 This didn't make it into the ingredient picture. Add to the onions.
 4 cups water
 Add the water to the pot
 Add all 32 oz of low sodium chicken broth
 Add 2 cans of white beans.  Drain and rinse.  The rinsing gets rid of some of the sodium in the beans.
 Add 1 lb chopped turnip greens.  If frozen thaw them.  You can use fresh but you will have to cook a little longer.
 Salt and pepper
 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
 Add about a lb of ham or smoked sausage
 Stir well and cook on low for at least 20 minutes for the flavors to blend.
Then enjoy.  I should have made him some cornbread to go with it but ran out of time.

Turnip Green Soup Recipe

2 Tablespoons butter
1 lb ham or smoked sausage
chopped onion
1 pkg Knorr vegetable mix
32 oz chicken broth
4 cups water
2 cans drained and rinsed white beans
1 lb turnip greens
salt, pepper and garlic to taste.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Cinnamon Coffee Body Scrub

Here's another sugar scrub for you.  You coffee lovers will love waking up to the smell of this scrub.  This one has a small hint of cinnamon to make it a little different.  I think you will like it.
These cute little jars are perfect for gift giving.
You probably have everything you need to whip up a batch today.
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup coffee
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
Mix well. 
Then store in your little jars. 

Cinnamon Coffee Body Scrub Recipe

1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup coffee