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  1. Home Environment
    Seeking recipe for something like this. TIA
  2. Christmas
    Okay, many of us I know want more ideas for the holidays of things we can do/make at home, with what we already have. So I thought I'd ask you to share things you have done, want to do, plan on doing that cost nothing or next to nothing for the holidays. I'm thinking of making some coasters...
  3. Make It Yourself
    It's been a life time goal of mine to learn how to make everything that effects me directly myself. I try to do it as naturally as possible, household supplies, toiletries, cosmetics, etc. Lately I've been working on the cosmetic aspect of that goal and I feel like I've run into a wall. I love...
  4. Christmas
    With the way the economy is, and how Christmas always pops up quickly for some people. I thought it would be nice to have a thread for those of us who pinch our pennies (out of habit or necessity), to help give the kids a wonderful Christmas. - find leftover or broken crayons (anyone with a...
  5. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    Hi everyone, I don't know if there is a thread out there for making your own sauerkraut but I thought I'd share one I use a few times a year. Of course, you can buy sauerkraut in shops but I find commercial method is by adding vinegar which significantly alters the taste and diminishes...
  6. Sauces
    Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe DescriptionThis is a 'from scratch' recipe for canned sweetened condensed milk. (The brand name equivalent would be Eagle Brand) Its so easy, I may never buy a can again. This recipe makes the equivalent of one 14oz can (BTW I know this isn't...
  7. Question and Answer
    I'm all about making homemade cleaning products. I make my own bleach cleaner with a squirt of Dawn detergent, bleach and fill the rest of the bottle with water. A friend of mine told me the blend of Dawn and bleach creates toxic fumes. I've never heard this and have never experienced any...
  8. Kitchen Basics
    What are some things you tried homemade so now do not like store bought? I used can refried beans but then I learned how to make it homemade. So good! Now in a pinch I use canned but it just does not taste good anymore. What are your like homemade much better than store bought?
  9. Lifestyle challenges
    I have been doing some searches online about all of the convenience foods we purchase but we could be making them homemade!! It's especially rewarding when you have all of the ingredients already & you actually save money instantly! I have a couple recipes I want to make but I was wondering if...
  10. Laundry
    I have been making my own laundry soap for over a year. I use the same recipe for whites, colors and darks. What has been puzzling me all this time is how my whites get so white but my darks have not started to fade. My whites are fabulous and my colors are still beautiful....all with the same...
  11. General Chat
    Odd title sorry, but I need some clarification. And or snappy comebacks. I started doing a farmer's market locally. I sell eggs from the chickens and homemade hats made by myself. In order to sell at this kind of market, your craft item has to be handcrafted. Some hats I crochet and most I...
  12. Food for Kids
    I ran across this recipe in an Amish Cookbook my mother gave me recently. I haven't tried it yet but plan to add it to my next meal plan. Fruit Roll Ups 1 (3 ounce) packages gelatin (any flavor) 1 cup boiling water 3 cups miniature marshmallows Combine all ingredients in saucepan. Heat and...
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    Today I made some natural cleaning supplies. They worked beautifully but I hated the smell of vinegar that they left behind. It seems kind of silly to be chemical free when cleaning and then use a chemical air freshener so I made my own. These bundles could be made from any aromatic herb. I...
  14. Home Environment
    Holistic Herbal: Homemade Soft Scrub
  15. Pregnancy
    I wasn't sure where to put this, so if it belongs elsewhere please move. Homemade Diaper Cream 2 tablespoons organic olive oil 2 tablespoons castor oil 1 teaspoon beeswax 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E oil 1 teaspoon zinc oxide* 5-10 drops lavender essential oil Makes approximately 2 ounces...
  16. Just Tips
    I did an Advanced Search and didn't see this mentioned, so here goes: 1 cup water 1/2 cup baking soda (or washing soda for really bad stains) 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide I saw this on a blog I read.
  17. Homesteading and gardening
    OK, I've assembled the parts of the container mix following the recipe below: South East Texas Tomato Festival Container Gardening The only thing I didn't put in is the micronutrient powder/manure. I'm trying a few different things that I have on hand already. However, manure is cheap and...
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    Well, I've gone and caught the garden bug big time! I have lots of pots but don't want to spend major bucks filling them with potting soil. It's so very expensive. I found a couple of recipes for homemade container mix. The components are inexpensive and readily available: South East Texas...
  19. Question and Answer
    Help, I have made homemade dishwasher detergent and it works better than my re-formulated store bought, but it isn't cleaning all the way. Any thoughts?
  20. Question and Answer
    I'm looking for a cheap homemade bread recipe to make breadcrumbs out of... Thanks!
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