Making the Perfect Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes are possibly the cheapest meal to cook…and who could ever not think of a big juicy steak without a perfectly cooked baked potato loaded with anything and everything sitting right beside it. The perfect potato has two essential parts—the skin and the inside flesh of the potato. Skin…As far as the skin, youContinue reading “Making the Perfect Baked Potatoes”

Russet the Rascal

So let’s check our Mr. Potato Head and his fellow companions….actually the group has two different cliques—each based on the amount of  starch and water that they contain. These groups are the following… Starchy All-purpose Waxy Let’s look at the characteristics of a starchy potato… absorbent almost all of the butter and cream that you placeContinue reading “Russet the Rascal”

Mr. Potato Head and His Friends

When you mention the word potato, most of us automatically think of McDonald’s French fries that have been fried in tons of oil or a great big baked potato stuffed with butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon, the kitchen sink, and so on and so forth. Yeah, I do realize that these are bad for you….But potatoContinue reading “Mr. Potato Head and His Friends”

Just Like Grandma and Her Grandma Before Her

For decades our mothers and grandmothers have all taught us to keep an open box of  baking soda in the fridge, but baking soda also can be used in many other ways to help whatever “junk” causes the “funk” around your home.       Home Odors Baking soda works by actually interacting with the odor particles,Continue reading “Just Like Grandma and Her Grandma Before Her”

Baking Soda and Your Health

Before moving on, let’s take a look at the other benefits that baking soda can offer as far as health.     1.Cancer..Research shows that baking soda may help alleviate chemotherapy side effects and help chemotherapy medicines work more effectively by making th4e aread around the tumors less acidic. Suggestions are to rinse your mouth three times per day withContinue reading “Baking Soda and Your Health”

Vegan OTBC Face Masks

Face masks are a great addition to any skincare regimen. They can help keep your skin clear and healthy, and help you unwind after a long day.   And doing a face mask while you are already in the shower is great because the steam from the shower opens your pores and allows the nutrients and vitaminsContinue reading “Vegan OTBC Face Masks”

Vegan Face Mask Recipes

Face masks are great for both winter weather—with its snow and hail, cold winds, and indoor heating systems—and summer weather—with the damage that may have been picked up from being out in the sun way too long.  They can also be great for many different skin issues, such as dry skin and acne breakouts. Below is a collectionContinue reading “Vegan Face Mask Recipes”

Baking Soda and Skincare

We have already looked at using baking soda as a deodorant, but let’s now consider how baking soda can help you have glowing, healthy, youthful skin. Some of the ways that baking can be used as part of your regular skincare routine include working as… Age Spot Remover Cure for Itchy Skin Exfoliating Foot BathContinue reading “Baking Soda and Skincare”

Book Review…Essential Oils: The Complete Guide: Essential Oils for Beginners, Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Recipes

    Essential Oils: The Complete Guide: Essential Oils for Beginners, Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Recipes is a guide book about essential oils written to “introduce you to the world of essential oils and aromatherapy.” The book was written primarily for beginners who have absolutely no prior knowledge about using essential oils and carrier oils.toContinue reading “Book Review…Essential Oils: The Complete Guide: Essential Oils for Beginners, Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Recipes”