DIY Vanilla Extract

DIY Pure Vanilla Extract

There is no other scent quite as intoxicating and seductive as that of the vanilla bean. Capturing the essence of this precious fruit for use in baking is remarkably easy to do at home—DIY and gluten-free. With two ingredients and a little patience, you are on your way to making pure vanilla extract. Quality vanilla […]

Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween Cupcakes

I enjoy decorating cupcakes almost as much as I enjoy eating them. Decorating these Halloween cupcakes is so easy that anyone can do it, even a grown up! You can, of course, use your favorite cupcake and frosting recipes but I used

Cashew Butter

How to Make Homemade Nut Butters

As someone who tries to make nearly everything that I eat from scratch, I have found myself involved in some really fun DIY challenges in my kitchen. Earlier this year I started making my own

Natural Oven Cleaner

How to Make Your Oven Sparkle Without Chemicals

I am not a fan of the self-cleaning feature on my oven. I truly hate that smell of Teflon being heated to obscene temperatures. I refuse to use it because I hate that smell more than I hate looking at my grease, spills, and messes. Unfortunately, I also do not like the store-bought

Coffee Cellulite Scrub

Written by Carol Kicinski

Egg Boil

Workbook Illustrated: How To Boil Eggs

Place eggs in a pot and cover completely with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 11 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the eggs to a bowl filled with ice water. Let the eggs cool in the water for 3-5 minutes. Peel and enjoy. […]