Homemade Camp Cookies

Homemade Camp Cookies #diy #recipe

What was the one thing that my son asked for during his one-month summer outdoor adventure camp? Homemade cookies! Not just ANY cookies, but the ones I bake with love, like a mother does for her child who is backpacking through the wilderness, sleeping under the stars… dreaming of my cookies! How can a Jewish… 

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DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning

DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning

Confession – I am a nutrition fact label junkie. Now that I am a Mom, I am constantly reading food labels when I go grocery shopping and I am “that person” who stands and reads every label before throwing it into my cart. I am always trying to select the least processed foods to feed… 

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Homemade Oregano Pesto

Homemade Oregano Pesto

Last year, I planted some spicy oregano in my garden. I didn’t touch it after planting last season, but this year it grew so huge it was taking over my garden box, so I decided to cut the whole thing down and make a big batch of pesto with the harvest. This recipe is delicious… 

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Homemade Chamomile Salve

Homemade Chamomile Salve

I recently decided to try my hand at making DIY bath and body recipes. I’ve never made anything of this nature before, so I admit I was a little nervous about it, but I quickly discovered that it’s a lot like cooking. Once you understand the science of the bases, the benefits of your ingredients,… 

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Mini Strawberry Shortcake Favors

Miniature Strawberry Shortcake Favors

This is the absolute sweetest favor I have ever made! These mini strawberry shortcakes were packaged lovingly for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. The labels, which matched the decor, made them stand out and added that personal touch. A simple addition to these favors were the wooden forks, which were hand-stamped to match the color of… 

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Saturday Sips! Flavored Waters

Saturday Sips! Flavored Waters

Flavored waters are super easy to make, and add a special touch to outdoor parties, wedding receptions, picnics and gatherings with their burst of color and subtle hint of fresh flavor. The best thing about them is that they are all-natural, and can be made by using fruits and herbs that are growing right outside… 

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Pretzel Treat Baby Shower Favors

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My sister-in-law is pregnant with twin girls! I had so much fun hosting a baby shower for her, and since I’m an artist and designer by trade, I, of course, had to make her my own custom baby shower invitations and favors. I chose a rainbow unicorn theme, and the saying “Two Girls, Twice The… 

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S’more Trail Mix Baby Shower Favors

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I recently hosted a woodland theme baby shower for a friend and had to share this recipe I made for S’more Trail Mix. It was the perfect favor to send home with guests and a delicious treat to serve at the party as well. This recipe can easily be adapted to suit your tastes so… 

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Saturday Sips! The Bee’s Knees

Saturday Sips! The Bee's Knees with Orange and Lavender-Infused Gin

Happy Saturday, everyone! Since this is our first Saturday Sips post of the summer, we thought we’d start the season off with an easy old favorite: The Bee’s Knees cocktail. The Bee’s Knees is traditionally made by mixing gin with a honey-based simple syrup and a squeeze of lemon, but we’re going to shake things… 

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Mason Jar Ice Cream Cake

Mason Jar Ice Cream Cake

This portable treat is perfect for picnics, birthdays, or just about any occasion, such as Wednesday. Wednesday seems like the perfect reason to celebrate summer with a personal-sized ice cream cake, doesn’t it? You made it through more than half the week and so I say, “Ice cream for everyone!” The best part about this… 

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