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Gelatin Popsicles

Gelatin based popsicles might seem like an odd idea; however, they happen to be full of flavor and so easy to make. Plus – they don’t drip as they thaw. Seriously, these are essentially mess free. My toddler loves popsicles and the aftermath is always horrendous. There’s sticky syrup everywhere and colored dye on herContinue reading “Gelatin Popsicles”

Frozen Mango Lemonade

Winter strongly hangs on in Northern Michigan until well into May. Notoriously we will still have frost warnings until mid-June some years. Right around the beginning of April I start wanting garden fresh foods and light beverages to help ward off the late winter season blues. You can start finding different seasonal produce available inContinue reading “Frozen Mango Lemonade”

Vanilla Snow Ice Cream

Springtime might be starting to peek through in other parts of the country; however, winter continues to hang on through much of March here in Northern Michigan. I try not to be envious of those whom are able to start on their spring cleanup and enjoy the last parts of our frosty season here. IContinue reading “Vanilla Snow Ice Cream”

Vanilla Extract

My grandmother lived in southern Texas when I was younger. Whenever she travelled back to Northern Michigan to visit she often brought fresh produce like key limes and avocados. She also brought back vanilla extract. I didn’t fully understand why my mom appreciated the gesture until I was well into college. Have you ever lookedContinue reading “Vanilla Extract”

Elderberry Gummies

Cold and flu season has struck out household with an unwavering vengeance this year. I pride myself on the fact that we are normally extremely healthy; however, that is not the case lately. It seems like just when we get over one illness another roots itself in our bodies. Both of my daughters have gottenContinue reading “Elderberry Gummies”

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are relatively easy to make and I find they are great little gifts for friends, coworkers and teachers. Part of the appeal is the sensory details that make up the scrub. The first one that most people notice is the scent. This recipe has a fun peppermint scent perfect for holiday time. TheContinue reading “Peppermint Sugar Scrub”

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