A Homemade Green All-Purpose Cleaner

Make Your Next Baby Gift Homemade

Gift giving isn’t always a strong point for me.  I like gifts that are thoughtful and creative, something that often eludes me.  However, this time a good friend of mine just had a baby girl and I wanted it to be something homemade for the mother and baby.Read more......more

Kitchen Rematch: Mastering Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Browned Butter-Sage Sauce

Visit me at http://www.kitchenbound.wordpress.com for all of my previous posts! I tried making gnocchi once before with normal russet potatoes. My boyfriend at the time must've been trying to spare my feelings because it was atrocious. I can still feel them in my mouth. The gnocchi was composed of dense balls that were still mushy. Talk about time wasted. I yearned for a rematch. ...more

Is It Worth It? Homemade Laundry Soap

Hey readers!  I've got a new series coming at you every Tuesday called "Is It Worth It?".  The idea is to see if it's worth the trouble to choose one option over another.  Handmade or pre-made?  Organic or conventional?  Car wash or wash your own car?  You get the idea.  So, today's first installment is homemade laundry detergent. ...more

Photography challenge ; homemade!

How to make your own Peanut Butter

Wanting to be healthier has led me to look into all sorts of different things. Some of my friends have told me that making my own Peanut Butter would be easy. For the past few days I have been trying to find the best price for peanuts....more

Homemade Herbal Tea

 Homemade Herbal Tea is not only easy, but makes wonderful gifts. Many of the herbs that you can use in tea will be able to grow right out of your backdoor, or in a bright windowsill. While you do not have to dry your herbs to use them in tea, you will notice you will get a stronger flavor with dried herbs....more

Butter Problems

I had noticed that I left out a key part of making your own butter. If you missed the post you can find it here, Make your own butter.  One of the main problems that people find when making their own butter is it is a little too hard after they put it in the fridge. To counter act this you can do two things. Either leave your butter out, this shortens the shelf life of the butter. You can leave your butter out for two to three days before it goes bad....more

Homemade Blackberry Pomegranate Peppermint Green Tea Sea Salt Soak

I'm on a scrub and soak making kick lately.  I feel like my kitchen has turned into a test kitchen and my hands have never felt softer!  I wanted to make a foot soak because my feet are always killing me at the end of the day.  I took a few ingredients that I already had and experimented with them.  Last night I tested it out - and it was AMAZING....more

Mint Chocolate Lip Balm

A different recipe today...not one you can eat but a perfect homemade gift for the holidays!Ingredients:Petroleum jellySmall metal tinCocoaPeppermint extract or essential oilDirections:...more