Hot Chocolate Mix - The Happy Housewife™ :: Cooking
Are you looking for an easy homemade gift to give during the holidays? How about some hot chocolate mix? Everyone LOVES hot cocoa during the holidays.
DIY Brownie Mix
Everyone needs an easy DIY from-scratch homemade brownie mix in a jar. One that tastes better than the store-bought processed version, whips up super quick and doesn't use any special ingredients.
Homesteader's Gift Guide
The holidays are upon us and it's time to get all those gifts for the homesteader in your life. Take it from me, a fellow homesteader, these are the top gifts that I've ever received (or bought for myself!). Everything from the cast iron in the kitchen to organizing the garden, personal care items, and more!
Traditional Hot Cross Buns - Easy Recipe from 1950
The best Traditional Hot Cross Buns, an easy recipe from the 1950’s. Made with or without raisins, or substituted with dried fruit of your choice. Complete with the added healthy bonus of being completely refined sugar free! #hotcrossbuns #traditional #bread
How to Smoke Cheese
Smoked cheese is so versatile and works great at special dinners, party appetizers, or even as simple snacks when that need for comfort foods strike. Here is a step by step guide on how to smoke cheese yourself, and feel like a pro. #Traeger #smokedcheese #appetizers
How to Make Beeswax and Lard Candles at Home
How to make natural beeswax candles with just two simple ingredients. DIY instructions explain which wicks and molds work best, and why I choose not to use essential oils. #beeswax #candles #diycandles #lard
How to Make Homemade Lotion Bars - Just 3 Ingredients
Some lotion bar recipes can get really complicated, but this one is so easy using just 3 ingredients. Perfect for dry skin using natural coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax, this combination absorbs quickly leaving a non greasy feel. #lotionbar #coconutoil #dryskin
Green Bean Casserole from Scratch
Making a creamy green bean casserole from scratch is nearly as easy as the traditional version we see on Thanksgiving tables using canned soup and french fried onion strings. My version is made completely from scratch, with homemade cream of mushroom soup, green beans, and a delicious twist that makes this recipe the VERY best green bean casserole recipe you'll ever make, I promise!
Make Homemade Vinegar with 1 Ingredient
Learn how to make fruit vinegar from scratch with just 1 ingredient! Once you see how easy, and delicious, it is to make without any special equipment, you'll never go back to store-bought. #fermenting #fromscratch #DIY
5 Historical Christmas Foods from 100 Years Ago or more
Enjoy the nostalgia of Grandmother’s recipe cards and vintage cook books? Here you will find 5 historical Christmas recipes dating back a hundred years or more. Not only are they delicious, but make a great conversation piece at your Christmas parties. #vintage #historical #Christmas
7 Holiday Essential Oil Blends for a Natural Homestead
Want to ditch the synthetic air freshener, but still want your house to spell clean and fresh? Aromatherapy is known as a safer alternative that can also help promote sleep, diminish stress so you can relax, boost energy, and more. Here are 7 Holiday Essential Oil Blends to use in a diffuser. Complete with a link to an essential oil safety guide! #essentialoil #diffuser #airfreshener
How to have a frugal, but not cheap, handmade holiday
There is a huge difference between being frugal and cheap. Learn what the difference is so you can have a frugal handmade Christmas instead of a cheap one. #giftgiving #handmadeChristmas
5 Secrets to a Homemade Stress Free Christmas
If you want to have an old fashioned Christmas, where the focus is on decorations, ornaments, and gifts being handmade, dinner is less about the recipes and more about relationships, and generally cutting out the stress factor, then you my friend are in the right place. #Christmas #homemade #Christmasgifts
Farmhouse Style Stocking Holder
Enjoy a rustic Christmas with this no mantle stocking holder. Mount it to any wall in your home to hold all your Christmas stockings. If you want it to hold stockings full of gifts make sure you mount it securely to studs. Use a piece of recycled wood to create this fun holiday DIY project. You don't need a fireplace to hang stockings anymore!