Pin of the Week #50- Chocolate Chip Cookies

P.O.T.W.
Happy Wednesday to each and every one of you.

Today is happy day because I turned in my two weeks notice at work. I’m transferring from a pediatric clinic to a chiropractic clinic. I’ve been at my current job for almost three years so I think that it’s a good time to switch jobs because I start to get into a funk.

For this week’s P.O.T.W. I wanted to share a recipe that my mom has used for years and that I love to use as well. Chocolate Chip Cookies. I think that it was a Nestle recipe but I can’t remember. This is also my first time writing a recipe, so bare with me.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

What you’ll need:

1 Cup plus 2 TBSP -Flour

1/2 tsp -Baking Soda

1/2 tsp -Salt

1/2 Cup -Butter or Shortening (I’ve found that shortening makes softer cookies) (you probably could use coconut oil instead if you wanted)

6 TBSP -Sugar

6 TBSP -Packed Brown Sugar

1 Egg

1/2 tsp -Vanilla Extract

1 Cup -Chocolate Chips (I like having a lot more than one cup of chocolate chips in my cookies. Feel free to put however much or little that you want.)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 Degrees.

2. In a small bowl combine: Flour, Baking Soda, and salt. Mix and set aside.

3. In a large bowl combine: Butter (or Shortening), Sugar, Brown Sugar, and Vanilla Extract. Beat until creamy. Add egg and continue to mix.

4. Gradually add in the flour mixture.

5. Mix Well.

6. Stir in Chocolate Chips.

7. Use a spoon to place dough on a cookie sheet. Or use your clean hands to form dough into balls and place on cookie sheet.

8. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. (If the cookies still look a little pale then you can leave them in the oven…I would keep a close eye on them though.)

You can place them on a cooling rack if you want but it’s not 100% necessary.

There you have it. A simple chocolate chip recipe that you can pull out and use on a rainy, sunny, or snowy day. :)

-Dana

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Pin of the Week #43- Homemade Candy

Pin of the Week

Happy Wednesday Pinterest enthusiasts and people that haven’t what an awesome tool Pinterest can really be! For today’s P.O.T.W. I found some recipes for homemade candy.

Fork & Beans has this one for Hard Watermelon candy.

Watermelon Candy

Watermelon Candy

Joyful Abode has this recipe for a version of Skittles.

Paleo Skittles

Paleo Skittles

And it’s always fun to make your own rock candy. Paging Fun Mums! has a tutorial.

Rock Candy

Rock Candy

Hope you enjoy your yummy sweet treats!

-Dana

Pin of the Week #38- Homemade Laundry Soap

Pin of the Week

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

For this I pick a pin that I’m making myself. There’s a huge possibility that we will be moving from our apartment to a house next year. I thought that it would be a good idea to start trying to back down on our spending now so hopefully it wont be as much of an adjustment whenever we really do move.

One of those ways will be to make our own laundry soap! I got this recipe from a friend who’s been using it for a while. My parents use the recipe but theirs is in liquid form instead of powder. I haven’t actually used it yet because I’m waiting till Sunday whenever I do my next load.

 What you’ll need is:

1 Cup- 20 Mule Team Borax

1Cup- Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soap

1/2 Cup- Baking Soda

And one bar of Fels-Naptha Bar Soap

You’ll need to grate up the bar of soap which can take a while, but then you just put everything in a blender so that it all gets mixed evenly!

All you’ll need per load is a tablespoon! Maybe two if you have a big load of if your clothes are super dirty! Hope this helps those of you that are trying to find ways to save money around the house! :)

-Dana

Pin of the Week #15- Homemade Zit Zapper

Pin of the Week

This week I’m going out on a limb and featuring something that I haven’t tried yet. It’s a homemade Zit Zapper from Homemade Mommy. From what I can tell this seems very easy to make and only takes two ingredients, Coconut Oil and Purification Oil.

Credit goes to Homemade Mommy for this photo.

Credit goes to Homemade Mommy for this photo.

Who doesn’t hate it whenever you end up getting a lovely zit on your face or somewhere else on your body. Personally my first thought it just to pop that sucker (Gross, yes, but I’m not not the only one that thinks that), but I know that’s not always the best thing to do. This seems like a much better alternative to scaring up ones face and body.

Let me know if you’ve tried this recipe before, or if you tried something else that helps make pimples and blackheads go way without all the pain that comes with squeezing them.

-Dana