Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Homemade Carpet Cleaner

Make a solution of 1/2 cup ammonia combined with 1/2 gallon of water. Use a rag to gently scrub the carpet. Repeat until clean. This may also be used in a carpet cleaner. Removes even the toughest spots. Test a hidden area first!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Simple Easter Egg Coloring Recipe

Easter is coming~and I am heading to Texas.
I am going to dye Easter eggs with my grand babies.
Here is a simple recipe for color using ingredients you already have. 

Boiled eggs

 1 c. of hot water,

 1/2 tsp. plain white vinegar, 

 2-3 drops of food coloring

Monday, April 7, 2014

Homemade Window Cleaner

This morning I am noticing just how dirty Old Man Winter left my windows
Let the spring cleaning begin.  
With a house full of dirty windows I am making up my own window cleaner.
It works wonderful ~  and makes a whole gallon for pennies.

Window Washing Liquid

2 Tablespoons Ammonia
1 teaspoon Dishwashing Soap
1 pint Rubbing Alcohol
2 drops of Blue Food Coloring

Into empty gallon jug put 2 Tbsp regular Ammonia, 1 tsp liquid dish soap, 1 pint Rubbing Alcohol, 2 drops blue food color. Carefully fill jug with water (it sudses up if you don’t go slow) and label jug.

Revelation 21:5

 And he that sat upon the throne said, 
Behold, I make all things new. 
And he said unto me,Write: 
for these words are true and faithful.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Haystack Bird's Nest Candy Recipe

Haystack Bird Nests

12 ounces white chocolate chips
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup shredded coconut, sweetened
Food coloring, optional

  • Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler. When melted, add food coloring of your choice. 
  • Stir in the almonds and coconut, coating well. Place a heaping tablespoon of the mixture onto a baking sheet that has been lined with wax paper, forming the mixture into the shape of a bird nest. 
  • Refrigerate until fully hardened. Fill the nests with jelly beans or candy of your choice. 

Grandma Jean's Pickled Beets Recipe

If you have visited an Amish home or Restaurant~ you know that Pickled Beets are on most tables. I just love them. I would buy them from my Amish neighbors for about $8.00 a quart. I found this recipe in my Grandma's recipes. It is so good! Hope you enjoy!

2 cups sugar
3-1/2 c. white vinegar
1-1/2 c. water
1 t. salt
1 T. cinnamon
1 T. all spice
4 16 oz. cans small whole beets, drained
4 1-pint canning jars and lids

Combine sugar, vinegar, water, salt, and spices in a large kettle; bring to a boil over medium heat. Add beets. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes; cool. Pack into hot jars; cover with liquid. Store in the refrigerator up to 3 weeks.

Chicken Salsa~

1 bag of 4 pound chicken breast ~ frozen
1 can Mexican style tomatoes or 2 cups homemade Rotel
2 cans of beans or 4 cups cooked beans
1 package of Taco Seasoning
1 cup salsa

Pour all in ingredients in the crock pot and cook on low for about 6 hours or until chicken just shreds and fall apart.

Serve on flour tortillas, taco shells or make nachos with Chicken Salsa.

Homemade Peach Pie ~ Made With Canned Peaches

2 cups of canned peaches
1 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 stick of butter

* Drain the juice from peaches and place in a saucepan. 

* Mix sugar, cornstarch and nutmeg together and then stir into peach juice. Now add butter and  cook on low~ stirring constantly until thickened.

*Place peaches into prepared pie crust. Pour thickened juice over the top.

* Place top pie crust on top and bake 20 minutes or until golden brown on 350 degrees.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Homemade Cleaning Recipes

Side Dishes

Casserole Recipes

Meat Dishes

Pie Recipes

Cake Recipes

Bread Recipes

Cookie Recipes

Soup Recipes

Candy and Holiday Recipes

Breakfast Recipes

Canning Recipes

Sauces And Mixes~



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