Monday, January 25, 2010

All purpose cleaner

Disclaimer: This recipe is NOT edible. I will not be held responsible for any eating of it.

I got this for Christmas from a friend, and it works really, really well. She made hers with Palmolive, and it's really sudsy. She said she normally uses Dawn, and it's better. When I make it, I will try using Dawn.

1/4 c vinegar
2 tsp borax
3 1/2 cups hot water
20 drops of essential oil (lavendar, tea tree, lemon, peppermint)
1/4 c dish soap (add last)

Put it all in a spray bottle and shake.

I use it in our kitchen and bath, and it's been really great.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Yam Casserole

This one definitely does not meet Melissa's challenge. In fact, it is preparing fruits and veggies much like Aaron and Tom prefer to- coated in a thick layer of sugar.

4-5 medium yams boiled and peeled
4-5 Apples Peeled and sliced
Alternate Yams and apples in casserole dish.

Boil Together:
1 c. white sugar
2 c. water
4 Tb. cornstarch
1 tsp. salt

After thickened add 1/4 c. marg./butter
Pour sauce over apples and yams and cook 1 hour at 350
Add grated orange rind to sauce for flavor.

Be sure not to overboil yams-mushy is no fun! :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

A New Challenge

Okay, so as most of you know, I'm cutting out refined sugar from my diet. Like totally. I will spare you the details, but even the smallest piece of sugary cereal makes me incredibly sick. I do okay with brown sugar, but no white sugar at all. Right now, I know there's probably more that I can't eat, but the only thing I've been able to pin down for sure is sugar.

Having been raised in this family, I'm sure you can all see the problem this presents. So I need recipes that don't use sugar.

Ready go!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

I made this last night, and Tom said it was better than the storebought ones he loves. I may try making lots next time, and freezing them. They were a hit, though. I got them from, which is my favorite cooking blog. They have recipes that taste good, and can be cooked by the normal person.

Here's the link, because I'm lazy like that. (Actually, for some reason, I just haven't been able to copy and paste it here, and I don't have time to type it out.)