Bell Peppers…The What

When you think about peppers, the first thing that you probably think about is just how hot they can make your food…   But there is one type of pepper that contains hardly any capsaicinoids, the chemical typically found in peppers that are to blame for making other peppers so hot.   This pepper is theContinue reading “Bell Peppers…The What”

Making the Perfect Raspberry Pancakes and Waffles

    A towering stack of freshly made pancakes has been a classic breakfast treat for generations…not only for breakfast around here, it is also one of our family’s favorite meals for dinner. Pancakes are also relatively cheap to make…consisting of ingredients that most of us keep stocked anyway—such as flour, eggs, milk, and butter.Continue reading “Making the Perfect Raspberry Pancakes and Waffles”

Making the Perfect Raspberry Baked Oatmeal

The perfect raspberry baked oatmeal is warm, cozy and comforting…has a refreshingly sweet tart flavor…and is super easy to make…the perfect combination of almonds, lemon flavoring, vanilla, and berries with an absolutely heavenly smell. Eating baked raspberry oatmeal is almost like eating dessert for breakfast…but this dish is actually a great source of vitamin C, manganese, magnesium, zinc,Continue reading “Making the Perfect Raspberry Baked Oatmeal”

Making the Perfect Raspberry Muffins

 You would have think that a blog with the name “Muffins and Magnolias” would be sharing muffin recipe, after muffin recipe, after muffin recipe…but I personally think that that would be boring both for me, the writer, and you, the reader…right?! But every now and then I do plan on sharing a muffin recipe…and todayContinue reading “Making the Perfect Raspberry Muffins”

Can I Please Get Some Help Around This Place?

Now for a few DIY household cleaner recipes based on the essential oils that we just learned were best to ask for help around this place…. ********************* All-Purpose Cleaner 2C white vinegar 2C water 30 drops of lemon essential oil 20 drops of tea tree essential oil Mix ingredients in spray bottle Shake to combine.Continue reading “Can I Please Get Some Help Around This Place?”

I’ve Been Cleaning More Lately Than Ever Before…How About You?!

These days it’s more important than ever to avoid as many germs as possible, keep surfaces clean.  Now only that many of us have more time on our hands than we know what to do with.   So lately I have been playing around with different essential oils to create my own  cleaners in anContinue reading “I’ve Been Cleaning More Lately Than Ever Before…How About You?!”

Cleaning with Clary and Clarity

  Ever since this whole coronavirus thing hit headlines, I have had an insatiable desire to clean and purge every single thing in our house…hoping not to get sick…(We have also spent lots of our time organizing every inch of our house…perhaps I’ll write more about that later) But at the same time, I wantContinue reading “Cleaning with Clary and Clarity”

The Best Vegan OTBC Body Lotions and Creams

We all know the importance of choosing skincare, hair care, cosmetics, and almost any other household product in terms of not only trying to “save the Rainforest”… BUT does that mean that every product that we purchase from this moment forward will basically “suck” in comparison to every product that we have been using rightContinue reading “The Best Vegan OTBC Body Lotions and Creams”

Making the Perfect Cup of Hot Tea

Okay, so I realize that not everybody has had the privilege of growing up in the Deep South where people don’t even bother to take drink orders, but simply pass around huge glasses filled with ice tea as soon as your butt hits the restaurant dining table chairs…     So how do you makeContinue reading “Making the Perfect Cup of Hot Tea”

Herbal Tea…The What

Herbal teas, such as raspberry tea, consist of all sorts of ingredients—including tree bark, leaves, roots, herbs, aromatic flowers, fruits, spices, roots, seeds, and rare botanicals from around the world, This is what makes herbal tea different from other types of tea—such as black, green, and white teas—which all are made from the leaves andContinue reading “Herbal Tea…The What”