Recipes

  • Homemade Stovetop Potpourri

    December 9, 2016

    As I’m writing this our house smells like….you guessed it…Christmas!!! Stovetop potpourris seem to be the “in” thing these days, replacing seasonal candles and old school potpourri, and I am totally on board! Basically you gather a handful of ingredients, put them in a saucepan with water to simmer, and enjoy the fresh, seasonal smells ...

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  • Homemade Elder-Blossom Nectar

    June 15, 2016

    Inspiration for our HOMEMADE ELDER-BLOSSOM NECTAR came from one of my favorite children books, “Linnea’s Almanac” by Christina Bjork and Lena Anderson. L rediscovered the Linnea books a couple weeks ago and has been poring over each page. In the July section of the book is a recipe for Elder-Blossom Nectar. Since I had never ...

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  • Elf Donuts, Fairy Donuts, Wee Folk Donuts

    December 14, 2015

    What kid wouldn’t love making these teeny, tiny “donuts” for the fairies, gnomes, and Santa’s elves? They’re just too cute! L and I make chocolate-sprinkle donuts, powdered sugar donuts, and cinnamon sugar donuts; because, you know…it’s nice to give the wee folk some options after all. We make these “donuts” throughout the year for L ...

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  • Acorn Donut Holes

    November 24, 2015

    Another adorable, little treat that I like to make around Thanksgiving, along with our No-Bake Acorn Cookies, is our Acorn Donut Holes! They are perfect for breakfast snacking, leading up to the main event. I make some with toasted coconut and some without to add some variation to the plate and to please all the little ...

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  • 4-Ingredient, Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies (GF)

    November 9, 2015

    These 4-Ingredient, Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies may just be the quickest, easiest, and sweetest cookies to make! They’re naturally gluten-free as well. These cookies are great for kids just learning to cook, because they can do most of the steps all by themselves! And that little thumbprint, it gets me every time… Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg strawberry ...

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  • Homemade Sugar Skulls

    October 12, 2015

    Sugar Skulls aren’t a typical Halloween craft and that’s because they’re not one! Calaveras de azúcar,  as they are pronounced in Spanish, are a sweet decoration originating from the Latino celebration los días de los muertos or “The Days of the Dead.” Celebrated from October 31 until November 2, many Latinos remember their loved ones who have passed ...

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  • Pumpkin Pancakes (GF)

    September 29, 2015

    I came up with this PUMPKIN PANCAKE recipe years ago and it remains a favorite in our house! Every Fall I wait for that first cold and rainy day and we have pumpkin pancakes for dinner! Paired with some bacon and homemade, baked apples, the meal couldn’t be more cozy, more filling and it couldn’t ...

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  • Lemonade Play Dough

    August 5, 2015

    We love scented play dough at Our Beautifully Messy House and summertime is the perfect time to make LEMONADE PLAY DOUGH! I came up with this recipe a couple weeks ago, while mixing up some play dough to take with us on vacation to the beach. And the kids LOVED it!!! It’s always nice having play ...

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  • Patricia Polacco’s THUNDER CAKE RECIPE

    June 3, 2015

    “Grandma looked at the horizon, drew a deep breath and said, ‘This is Thunder Cake baking weather, all right. Looks like a storm coming to me.'”   If you haven’t read the book “Thunder Cake” by Patricia Polacco, get yourself to the library or a local book store and get your hands on a copy pronto…you and ...

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  • Homemade Butter in a Jar

    March 2, 2015

    Have you ever been to a restaurant that along with fresh, baked bread served homemade butter? It’s the smoothest, fluffiest, creamiest butter you’ve ever tasted and truly, nothing compares to it! Now you can make your own at home in only 10 minutes! This afternoon L and I made HOMEMADE BUTTER IN A JAR and ...

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