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Natural Insect Repellent Spray

It is getting close to that time of year that you want to begin thinking about keeping those insects outside of the house.  Wouldn’t you rather do it without chemicals?

Natural Insect Repellent Spray

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 10 drops citronella essential oil
  • 10 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil

Mix together in a spray bottle and spray around doors, windows and other problem areas.  You can even spray outdoors around sitting areas etc.

 Natural Insect Repellent Spray

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Eggs – in a muffin tin..

I like biscuits and English Muffins.  I also like making breakfast sandwiches.  I seen a pin on Pinterest for cooking eggs in a muffin tin to make them round, I WAS going to try and use a mason jar ring on a skillet to see if I could get a round shape, but trying the muffin tin sounded easier.  Here are my eggs in a muffin tin.  Some are scrambled and some are not.  I only ate the not scrambled ones, they were delish!

eggs in a muffin tin

Directions:

real difficult… get your pen and paper.. okay, ready?

Break open egg into greased muffin tin (I used coconut oil).  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-18 min depending on how done you would like your egg, keep in mind the egg will continue to set/cook after you remove it from the oven.  If you want the scrambled ones, scramble the egg up in a bowl first.   Shewwwwie that was rough! 😉

We ate these with sausage, and a homemade honey-butter spread on English Muffins, they made for a delicious, quick and easy breakfast.


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Homemaker Gone Natural’s BBQ Sauce Giveaway!

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Don’t miss our BBQ Sauce Giveaway on our facebook page!!


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Milled Wheat Biscuits – Soaked Grains

milled wheat biscuits soaked grains

I found this recipe that called for soaking your grains and adding apple cider vinegar to the recipe and thought…hmmm, well, maybe..  This is now my new favorite biscuit recipe 🙂

Milled Wheat Biscuits-Soaked Grains

  • 2 1/2 cups milled wheat flour (I milled soft white wheat berries)
  • 6 tablespoons high-quality butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt

Put flour in a bowl and cut in the butter until a crumble forms.  Add milk and apple cider vinegar.  Cover with dampened dish towel or cheese cloth and allow to sit overnight to soak your grains.

After the soaking period, add the baking soda, baking powder and seasalt.  Knead these ingredients into the dough, approximately 10-15 kneads.  Roll dough out to just under desired thickness of biscuits.  Cut into biscuits.  You can use a biscuit/cookie cutter for round biscuits, but I just cut mine into squares/rectangles like the girl did from the original recipe and it worked out great. 

milled wheat biscuits soaked grains dough

Bake at 450˚ for 8-10 min or if baking on a stone about 11-13 min.   We ate ours with gravy made from bacon grease and milled wheat.  Well, I also snuck some in with strawberry preserves for a snack 😉

Here is the link to the original recipe I found:

Buttery Whole-Wheat Biscuits. To blow your mind.


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Sweet Joes with a Kick

Sweet Joes with a kick

 

Sweet Joes with a Kick

Brown the beef with the minced onion and garlic, add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for 10 min. Serve on Dinner Rolls for awesomeness!


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Dinner Rolls – milled wheat

Dinner Rolls

Dinner Rolls – milled wheat

  • 1  1/3  cup  Warm Water
  • 1/3  cup   Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I use this)
  • 1/3 cup   Honey (I use raw, I try to get local)
  • 2 tsp   Sea Salt
  • 1   Egg (free range)
  • 4  1/2  cup   Milled Wheat Flour (I milled 2 cups hard red 1 cup hard white)
  • 1 TBS  Dry Active Yeast

Combine ingredients in order into your bread machine.  Choose dough setting.  Once timer beeps remove and knead about 5-7 times then pull off balls of dough about the size of 1/2 your fist and shape.  Place rolls on cookie sheet and allow to rise for about 30 min then bake at 350 degrees for about 20 min or until golden brown.  I used these to serve sloppy joes on 🙂


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Hydrating Salve

image depicts 4oz jars with 2oz in it, yours will be full 🙂

I am making and shipping orders of my hydrating salve. This salve is super moisturizing, naturally healing for your skin, and a little goes a VERY, VERY long way. The base is grapeseed oil, beeswax and coconut oil I add vitamin E and customize with essential oils. (i.e. you may want lavender, tea tree and geranium for a mild case of eczema or eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender for osteoarthritis, eucalyptus and lavender to sooth muscles etc) The salve is $18 for a 4 oz jar. I just started offering this in my shop. I hope you enjoy.