Thursday, October 17, 2013

Perfect Peanut Butter

Finally tired of trying to stir the oil into my natural peanut butter, I scraped the whole jar into a food processor. After less than 30 seconds, the separated peanut butter was blended to perfection. To add natural sweetener, I added 3 Tbs. of honey and blended again. The result: smooth, creamy peanut butter with a light, slightly fluffy texture. Back into the jar and into the fridge and it's done. This is it folks, I'm never going back to hydrogenated oil peanut butter again!
Before: oil and dry crumbly peanut butter

After: smooth and creamy, perfectly dreamy!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


We've all seen the ubiquitous vanities that pervade the yard sale landscape. They are usually beautifully made and antique to boot, but let's be honest, who sits down to do their makeup anymore? I found this former vanity at a yard sale for $5. One can of white spray paint and a little disassembling later, we now have lovely matching bedside tables. Snag a vanity the next time you see a deal and see what you can do!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Bake Sale Idea

Happy October everyone! Fall is definitely here and so are the bake sales. I made the following cupcakes for a library bake sale and they were quite the hit.
Using icing, attach a mini vanilla wafer to a Hershey kiss. Top with a mini chocolate chip.

Place inside a punch cup for easy transport.
For the cupcakes, I tried a crazy recipe that's floating around online and behold, it worked! Just combine a yellow cake mix with a 15oz can of pumpkin and bake as directed. I added 1 1/2 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice to mine. Yum!