Homemade Strawberry Milk

When I was a little girl, my grandfather drank a lot of homemade strawberry milk every May when fresh local strawberries were abundant.  Now, I love to make this for my kids.  More accurately, I love letting them make this for themselves.  Recall all of your happy chocolate milk moments, then …

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Make Your Own Homemade Strawberry Honey!

I start dreaming of strawberries in January, so my family gets very excited when they finally arrive in May!  We eat whatever is fresh and in-season (easy to do when you live in NC!).  This year, we made homemade strawberry honey, homemade strawberry jam, homemade strawberry kiwi jam, homemade strawberry …

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Chocolate Chip Cake

We all have a favorite birthday cake, something we look forward to all year long.  My kids ask for strawberry icing and sprinkles.  I love a good chocolate cake with seven-minute icing.  And my husband loves Chocolate Chip Cake.  I make it for his birthday every year, which means I …

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Made in a Pinch Tip – Foam Soap Refill

Whenever my kids walk in the house, or into the kitchen I say ‘Wash your hands!’.  We love to save money and help the planet at the same time.  When our twisted peppermint foam soap dispensers emptied (leftover from the holidays), we made our own foam soap refill.  Choose your …

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Try making homemade hummingbird food!

Spring is here!  🙂  As soon as I see azaleas blooming in my yard, I make hummingbird food. I have two Best-1 32 oz. Hummingbird Feeders and I love them. Replace the hummingbird food every 7 days, though I sometimes stretch it a little longer.  The same hummingbirds travel to …

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Toddler Oatmeal (also Baby oatmeal)

When my kids started eating rice cereal as babies, we knew we wanted to start feeding them oatmeal every morning as soon as possible.  (My mom always told me oatmeal ‘sticks to your ribs’ all morning long.)  Around the 9-12 month mark, we started blending up the oats and feeding …

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