We are in full fledged spring cleaning mode over here. Of course we are starting with our favorite room of the house!! The kitchen!!! We love using simple and effective solutions, so we started with our favorite natural cleaners, baking soda and vinegar. Cleaning with baking soda and vinegar have long been used as safe alternatives to toxic chemicals. But we were shocked to learn that when they are used together, they are pretty much ineffective!!! What?!?! Read on to learn more…
The skill of cooking hard boiled eggs is essential to your cooking repertoire. Especially around Easter time! Eggs are a powerpacked food source (high in protein, low in carbohydrates, full of nutrients!) and hard boiling them makes them fast, easy additions to any snack or meal. But searching the food world for the correct method is completely confusing.
You’ve found yourself with an abundance of lemons. You could easily turn that bowl full of lemons into lemonade ;). But maybe you want some inspiration for a few other tasty things. Here are seven recipes we love for incorporating lemons.
We aim to add a little zest to your winter… with citrus fruit! Their juicy insides are bursting with flavor (and vitamin C)! We’ve gathered a few tools we deem essential for brightening your winter meals.
We love our kitchen tools to be versatile. We want them to earn their keep in the cupboards of our kitchens. So, it is in this spirit that we rejoice in sharing a few crafting uses for our candy molds.
You an easily recycle your old crayons. Cut away the torn wrappers, break into small pieces, and melt in your desired mold.
A few tips…
Be sure to use a mold that can withstand heat – stay away from the clear plastic molds.
Crayon wax is hard to remove. Once you’ve made crayons in your molds, they should be designated for crayon making.
Place your mold on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Again, crayon wax is hard to remove.
Check out this post from HGTV for more details.
These soap jellies bring whimsy to your hygiene routine! Using common household items (shower gel, gelatin, water!) you can easily create these cutie little soaps.
Think of all the fun colors and scents you could create!!!!! Check out this post from Buzzfeed for more details.
Our molds can also be used with other soap mixtures. These soap gemstones from Poppytalk are gorgeous.
And those little gold stars – edible glitter!!! Brilliant!
Making these bath bombs are another great way to utilize your molds. The possibilities are endless with scents and colors – but also shapes! Any of our molds would be suitable for making bath bombs.
Check out this post from Make Life Lovely for the details. She also has the cutest printable tag – Hello Valentine’s Day gifts!!!!!
These bath bombs include dried rose petals – hello glamour!!!! I can think of so many loves in my life who could use a little extra pampering. I think these just might do the trick.
Take your crafting to another level with these cement hearts! (Be sure to use cement, not concrete. It has rough pebbles in it.)
Using cooking spray, you can pour cement into mold and it will be easily released when it hardens. Amazing! Check out the directions from Blog A La Cart.
Stick a few magnets in the cement, and you have cute decorations for your fridge! Details for the project can be found here: At Home In Love.
Which of these projects will you start with?
Valentine’s Day is a moment to celebrate the love in your life. Yes, this means your significant other.
But it also means everyone else who fills your life with goodness – teachers, neighbors, friends, coaches, parents, and children. The world is a much lovelier place with those people in it. You ought to show them a little love, too.
You don’t have to spend a lot of time or money making something special for them. It’s really about the love you’re putting into it. Making a handmade confection is a way to make something meaningful for these special people.
Candy molds are a fun and easy way to make homemade goodies. If you’re looking for a gift for friends or neighbors, molding chocolate and candy is an easy way to share a little love.
In our store, an entire aisle is devoted to displaying the various forms of the candy mold. They are fun and quirky, elegant and decadent, silly and sweet. And we think you should use them.
They can be used in many applications, including food, but also arts and crafts. We typically like to fill them with chocolate, but mostly we just love chocolate. They candy mold really has a lot to offer to the professional and the amateur alike. Let us share a few basics with you.
First…Which mold should you buy? [Read more…]
I use a sheet pan nearly every day. Roasting, baking, prepping, and toasting! All this love and attention can take a toll, resulting in an over seasoned pan. You know the ones, with the crusty, burnt splotches. They work okay, but they are unsightly. Over the years, we have developed a three-step approach to keeping our pans shiny. Here are our essential skills for sheet pan care.
I’ll never forget the first time I roasted broccoli florets. Their flavor was no longer a nuisance to endure but a delight to enjoy. The crispy edges and caramelized, deep flavor excited me. I’ve been roasting vegetables ever since.
And I definitely roast more than broccoli. Just about every vegetable has made its way into my scorching hot, pre-heated oven over the years.
If you’re new to roasting vegetables, we hope you’ll give them a try. It has become a skill that is essential to creating easy, delicious, and healthy meals.
If you’re a roasting pro, stick around. We can all use inspiration for some variation. (check out this philosophy on a slow and low veg roast).