How To Make Lip Balm

I live in the desert.  It’s hot here.  Very hot, – a very hot, dry heat.  I bet you want to move here now, don’t you? Truth be told it really doesn’t matter where you live, dry skin and lips are going to find you anywhere.  Luckily for me I come from a family full […]
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Homemade Mozzarella Demonstration

Some of you know by now that I’m a cheesemaker.  My specialty is fresh Italian cheese (surprise, right?) like mozzarella, burrata, and ricotta. Although burrata is all the craze these days, fresh pulled mozzarella is my favorite.  Feta is a close second and I make that too (Greece is close to Italy).  It’s a very […]
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Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

I love this  sugar scrub recipe and have been making it forever.  It sloughs the dead skin cells off your face and leaves your face feeling clean, supple and soft.   I discovered years ago that I can make products for my skin that are inexpensive, effective, and readily available anytime I need them.  It’s quite […]
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Sugar Scrub Recipe

  I needed a good sugar scrub recipe.  Why?  Because, like some of you, I am always in the kitchen cooking and cleaning and cooking and cleaning and cooking and cleaning (as my family constantly hears me mumbling under my breath…and sometimes not so under my breath)?   Between cheesemaking, where my hands are in […]
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How To Make Butter – With Video

  For a longtime I wanted to know how to make butter but I thought it would be really hard and time consuming.  The first time I tried to make homemade butter I mentally prepared myself for a long and laborious process.  After all,  it was butter I was making, right?  Well, wrong. I mean, […]
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Homemade Natural Dog Shampoo

  What would possess an otherwise sane woman to make her own homemade dog shampoo?  I love my puppy, that’ s what.  Well, he’s really not a puppy anymore.  He’s an eleven year old English Mastiff.  He’s sweet and cute and I swear he knows English!  His name is Bear.  In this house he’s  everyone’s buddy. […]
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Homemade All Purpose Cleaner

Homemade all purpose cleaner?  Cleaners in general ?  Wel…I have a confession, a deep dark confession.  Are you ready? Deep breathe…I hate to clean.  Not, I don’t like to clean, but I truly hate to clean.  See, I would rather cook for 30 with a 2 hour notice than clean anything, ever. There, I said […]
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