Tuesday, August 12, 2014

DIY SIMPLE Toothpaste that Whitens and Renews

What is one thing I absolutely LOVE?? That's right! Coconut Oil.

What do you need?
Coconut Oil (Of course)
Baking Soda
Essential Oils.

Mix together in a zip lock container, or a small Tupperware dish with lid.

As far as proportions... Wing it. I normally put a little more baking soda than the oil to make it a bit thicker, and rinse with Peroxide. I have seen several posts about baking soda and peroxide tooth pastes, but MEH, I'll stick with my way.

This Toothpaste combines the benefits of everything: oil pulling for detox, baking soda for whitening, and Peroxide for even more whitening!


OH, and when you are done- SMILE! It's always nice to have beautiful teeth. =)



Monday, June 3, 2013

Homemade Meatballs-The one and only

Personally, Never been a big fan of Meatballs.... BUT- These are AMAZING, Oober Easy too. =)


---PREHEAT TO 400 DEGREES---

OK- So Ingredients, here we go:

1 Lb Ground Beef (I always use extra lean, or ground Turkey works great too.)
1/2 Tsp.- Salt
1/2 Tsp- Garlic salt
1 1/2 Tsp- Italian Seasoning
3/4 Tsp- Dried Oregano
1 Dash- Hot sauce
1 1/2 Tbs- Worcestershire Sauce
1/3 cup- Milk
1/4 cup- Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup- Seasoned Bread Crumbs

**Mix all dry ingredients into the ground meat(excluding bread crumbs), Add hot sauce, and Worcestershire.  (Keep kneading) Add milk, cheese, and bread crumbs- Mix well.

Make a bunch of 1" balls, place on cookie sheet, bake for 20 minutes.

Hope you all loved this as much as I did.

Make sure to let me know how well it turned out for you. =)


- Unfortunately don't have a pic at this time, try to make these soon and will update

Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Like I have said before- I have a very picky eater.... The Boyfriend.

Homemade Alfredo Sauce, that is super easy, and taste even better? What's not to love?

1/2 cup- Butter
1 Pkg- Cream Cheese
1 cup- Milk (Most people believe to be a thick, delicious sauce it needs to be whole milk- No way)
1/3 cup- Parmesan Cheese
1 Tbs- Garlic Powder

** Melt butter  add cream cheese. One mixed up, add milk, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and salt/ pepper to taste.

Viola!  All done. =)

Homemade Creamy Italian Dressing

I dug through SO MANY different recipes that have lists a mile long for a simple salad dressing. In the end, Just had to make my own. My boyfriend is a picky eater, so here's my first and last attempt at making this Creamy Italian Dressing to die for!

Super Quick and Easy- Not to mention AMAZING!


1 cup -Mayo

2 Tbs- Vinegar (I prefer Apple Cider Vinegar)
1 Tbs- Sugar
1 1/2 Tbs- Italian Seasoning
1/4 tsp Garlic Salt
Sprinkle with pepper 

**Whip it up, and enjoy.



If you want it a bit more runny use a bit more Vinegar.


The thickness of this dressing could be used for a dip as well.


End Result? AMAZING-NESS!   My boyfriend puts this in everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. 


Let me know how well you all like my homemade concoction. =)




Friday, May 31, 2013

Homemade Coffee Creamer





Homemade Coffee Creamer – Over 2 Dozen Flavor Varieties!

Ok, so for whatever flavor of creamer you want, you start off with the same basic ‘base’ recipe.

14oz sweetened condensed milk
1 3/4 cup milk or cream (whole, lowfat, skim, almond, soy, heavy cream, half & half etc – whatever your preference, however the more fat, the more creaminess)

Mix the ingredients together well. I like to add them to a mason jar and shake it like crazy. You could also opt to use an old (washed) creamer container.

French Vanilla Creamer

2 teaspoons vanilla extract OR vanilla coffee syrup

Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer

2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste

Chocolate

2-3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
(1 tsp vanilla extract, optional)

Chocolate Almond

1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon almond extract

Strudel

1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract

Vanilla Caramel

2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate Raspberry

2 teaspoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons raspberry syrup

Irish Cream

2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon instant coffee
1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract

Coconut

2 teaspoons coconut extract

Samoa (like the Girl Scout Cookies)

2 teaspoons coconut extract (or sub coconut milk or cream of coconut, heated & strained, for the milk/cream)
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping

Peppermint Patty

2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Cinnamon Vanilla

2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Pumpkin Spice

3 tablespoons pureed pumpkin
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Honey Vanilla

1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Homemade Coffee Creamer - over 2 dozen flavor possibilities and one base recipe!

Almond Joy
1-2 teaspoons coconut extract (or sub coconut milk or cream of coconut if you heat it first, strained, in place of the milk & extract)
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup

Sweet Cream
Use 1 3/4 cups of heavy cream instead of the milk in the base recipe
2 teaspoons vanilla extract OR the inside of a vanilla bean, scraped
1 teaspoon almond extract

Chocolate Orange
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1-2 teaspoons orange extract

Hazelnut
2 teaspoons hazelnut extract

Chocolate Hazelnut
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
2 teaspoons hazelnut extract

Cinnamon Cake
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Salted Caramel
2-3 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
1/2 teaspoon salt

Eggnog
replace milk in base recipe with equal amount of heavy cream
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons rum extract
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Toasted Almond
2 teaspoons almond extract

Directions & Tips:
In all these recipes, anything that has a dry or thick ingredient (like cinnamon, honey, etc..) should be heated up with a small amount of your milk/cream from the base recipe so it can dissolve properly. You don’t want grainy creamer! Then, add the rest of the milk/cream along with the sweetened condensed milk.

If you want really creamy creamer, use heavy cream instead of milk in your base recipe.

I stick a piece of tape on my mason jar lid with the expiration date from the milk I used. I use this as a guideline as to when the creamer should be used by.

Please feel free to play around with amounts of extracts and other ingredients used if you like stronger or less intense flavors!! And, let your imagination turn, and make up your own combinations. Use this as inspiration to create your very own perfect homemade flavored creamer!