Homemade Vanilla Extract

Let me tell you a secret:  I never, ever use imitation vanilla extract when baking.  Pure vanilla extract is so worth the extra cost. Have you ever wondered how real vanilla extract is made?  And did you know that you can make your own homemade vanilla extract?  It’s so easy! You only need 2 ingredients […]

Homemade Hot Cocoa

It’s that time of year again – time to start thinking about curling up on the sofa with a good book, a soft chenille throw and a cup of steaming homemade hot cocoa with marshmallows slowly melting into swirls of creamy goodness. Well, it would be if we weren’t having a heat wave and it […]

Homemade Easter Baskets

Homemade Easter Baskets Last year I made these Peep baskets for my grands and they were a big hit!  So far, all my grands are boys so I couldn’t make them too frilly!  You can find the directions here.  These are easy and fun and the boys loved them!  They were very impressed that I made […]

Homemade Biscuits & Deer Sausage Gravy

I never thought I would be blogging about biscuits.  My mom is the queen of biscuit making.  Me, not so much.  I’ve watched my mom bake biscuits since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, never using measurements or a recipe.  She’s been baking them since she was eighty years old. Here’s her recipe! I just […]

Homemade Peppermint Candy Serving Tray

I heart Pinterest.  I really do.  Except when spell check shows me that it is not a real word.  It may be a made-up word, but it has saved me countless hours of research.  Because now, everything you ever wanted to know about, well, any and everything, is on Pinterest.  🙂 Since I’m smack dab […]