Saturday, April 10, 2021

How To Whiten Clothes Naturally


My husband is allergic to bleach, to whiten clothing this is what I do:


1. Soak white clothing overnight in warm water with 1 cup of white vinegar. I will use this water in my wash cycle.


2. In a basin, tub or bucket, Slice one-two lemons, add hot water. Toss in clothing. Soak overnight. Remove lemons before washing. I will use this water as part of my wash cycle.

Wash cycle:

To wash machine, add laundry & water from above, Add hot water to make it hot again....Add laundry soap (I use homemade or Dr. Bronner's 18 in 1 natural soap).....1 cup baking soda......1 cup of peroxide 

Rinse cycle:

Add 1 cup of white vinegar to water and some essential oils to make it smell good.


Line dry so that the sun can bleach them.

This is the soap I use. I use it for doing dishes, cleaning, bathing the dog, cleaning kitchen surfaces, bathing, washing my hair. It is very concentrated and a little goes a long way. Love this stuff! My last purchase was peppermint. My next purchase will be a bottle of the tea tree for my dog. It helps with fleas/ticks.


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Peanut Butter Pie



8 oz cream cheese

2/3 cup creamy peanut butter

14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk

1 pint real whipping cream (whipped)


Chocolate curls, mini chocolate chips or finely chopped Hershey milk chocolate candy bar

Combine all ingredients except topping and beat until light & fluffy. 

Top with a topping of your choice

Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

Cherry Cheese Bars | Strawberry Cheese Bars | Blueberry Cheese Bars



1 cup finely chopped walnuts (Set aside 1/2 cup for topping)

1-1/4  flour

1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)

1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco

1/2 cup flaked coconut


8 oz pkg softened cream cheese

1/3 cup granulated white sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

21 oz can of fruit pie filling (Blueberry, Cherry, Strawberry, Apple etc...) Your choice

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Set aside.
  • Combine flour & brown sugar, cut in Crisco until fine crumbs form.
  • Add 1/2 cup of nuts and coconut. Mix well.
  • Scoop out 1/2 cup of crumb mixture and set aside. 
  • Press the remaining crust mixture into the bottom of the greased pan.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes....while it is baking start the filling.
  • Filling:
  • Beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg & vanilla until smooth. 
  • Spread this over the hot baked crust. Return to oven. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Spread the fruit pie filling over the cheese layer.
  • Combine the reserved walnuts and crust mixture together and sprinkle evenly over the top.
  • Bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Cool and cut into bars.

Compliments of Tammy V


Pound Cake

2 cups butter
8 oz cream cheese
3 cups white granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups cake flour
6 eggs

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Grease and flour a Bundt pan....set aside
  • Combine butter, cream cheese, vanilla & sugar. Beat until creamy.
  • Add one egg, stir. Add 1 cup of flour.
  • Repeat the above step two more times.
  • Add remaining 3 eggs, one at a time stir with each addition.
  • Pour into Bundt pan and bake for 90 minutes.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Shrub | A Healthy Fruit Drink From the 1700's


To a 1/2 gallon jar I added this:

2 cups of raspberries, mashed (see photo below, I purchased the fruit in the store, each container held 1 cup) I would prefer my own, but I currently don't have any. You can use any fruit you prefer. I plan to experiment with different fruit and different sweeteners. This is my first batch. Organic fruit is best. 

2 cups of organic apple cider vinegar with the mother in it. I used Braggs.

2 cups of your preferred sweetener. I used raw sugar. You may want to try maple syrup or honey. The choice is yours. 

Shake the jar well. Allow to sit for 3 days before you use it. No need to refrigerate.

When ready to use, filter with a sieve.  I plan to mix it with sparkling mineral water. I had this bottle laying around so that's what I will use. In the below video she suggested adding about 2-3 tablespoons of the concentrate to the water. Looks like she added about 1 cup of the sparkling water. See below video. 

Below is the video I got it from.

Haymakers Homemade Punch Recipe


To a 1/2 gallon jar add:

Juice of one lemon......Next time, I may just leave slices of lemon in it.

1/3 cup of  organic apple cider vinegar with the mother in it. (I use Braggs)

Sweetener of your choice...I used 3/4 cup of raw honey. You can also use real maple syrup or raw sugar.

2" piece of ginger, peeled and chopped.

Fill the remainder of the jar with filtered water.

Shake often. (I give it a shake every time I walk into the kitchen) We allow it to sit for 2-3 days before drinking. We have it sitting on the kitchen counter. If you have refrigeration you can place it in a refrigerator.

Reminds me of lemonade. Below is the video I got it from.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Almond Joy Cookies


1 1/8 cups all purpose flour (1 cup plus two tablespoons)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter softened (1 stick)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes (shredded coconut)
3/4 cup sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In small bowl whisk to combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
Using mixer cream butter and sugars. Add vanilla and egg and mix just until incorporated. Slowly blend the dry mixture into the creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips, coconut flakes and sliced almonds.
Using 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop drop by rounded spoonfuls onto parchment covered cookie sheets. Bake for 9-12 minutes. Allow to cool for ten minutes before moving to cookie cooling racks.