Buttermilk Pancake Mix Recipe
Homemade Buttermilk Pancake Mix
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/08/2016 | 18 Comments
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Buttermilk pancakes are pretty much the gold standard in pancakes, but if you want to make a batch, you either have to buy a box of buttermilk pancake mix or have fresh buttermilk in the fridge, right? Nope.

There’s actually a third option: homemade buttermilk pancake mix. It has all of the convenience of a store-bought mix, and none of those mystery ingredients that you can’t pronounce. Here’s my recipe.

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Mulling Spice Mix Recipe
Homemade Mulling Spice Mix
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/17/2015 | 6 Comments
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We make a lot of mulled cider during the fall and winter months – even more now that we have our little cabin. There’s just nothing like starting a pot on the wood stove as soon as we get up in the morning. It smells amazing, and warms us right up.

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Jar of Homemade Taco Seasoning
Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/15/2015 | 2 Comments
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Store-bought taco seasoning mix is loaded with sodium, MSG and other additives that you probably don’t want to think about, let alone eat. So, leave those little spice packets at the store, and start making your own. It’s cheaper, healthier and tastier, too. Here’s how.

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Small Batch Chili Powder Recipe
Homemade Chili Powder Recipe
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/09/2015 | No Comments
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Chili powder is one of those must-have spice blends, but did you know you can make it yourself? Yep, you sure can, and today I’m going to show you how. I’ll start by showing you how to make a big batch – it should be enough to get you through all those fall and winter recipes. Then, I’ll show you how to make just enough for a recipe or two. Let’s get started!

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Printable Monogram Labels
Monogram Labels for Candles
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/12/2014 | 1 Comment
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Sometimes all it takes is a small detail to turn a nice gift into a really nice gift. I made a bunch of beeswax candles this week, and I finished them off with monogram labels.

Don’t they look nice?

If you’d like to make some to give as gifts (or to enjoy in your own home), you can!

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Crockpot Candied Pecans
Crockpot Candied Pecans
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/03/2014 | No Comments
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The best part of giving food gifts for Christmas (aside from the savings)> The research. Definitely the research. I mean, you wouldn’t want to give a food gift without trying it first, would you? Nope, that would make you a terrible gift-giver. So, I think you need to take this crockpot candied pecan recipe for a test drive this week. You know, just to make sure it’s gift-worthy. Clearly it’s the responsible thing to do.

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How to Make Bug Repellent Sticks
How to Make Bug Repellent Sticks
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/30/2014 | 16 Comments
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Last weekend, my family went on a camping trip, and it reminded me of a project that I’ve been meaning to get to for a while: turning my bug repellent bars into bug repellent sticks.

I’ve been saving our empty deodorant containers for a while, with the intention of making our own deodorant, but one day while I was storing our empties, it occurred to me that bug repellent in stick form would be genius. It would be faster to apply; you could keep your hands clean; and it would be easy to throw into a bag for trips.

So, that’s just what I made yesterday. This is the same all-natural, no-junk recipe that I shared before, just in a different form. Want to learn how it’s made?

Here are my step-by-step instructions:

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Printable Tea Bag Wrappers
Printable Tea Bag Wrappers
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/05/2014 | 1 Comment
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Need a Mother’s Day gift, a teacher’s gift or a small thinking-of-you gift? If you have a tea lover in your life, I have the perfect idea for you. Just pick up a box of tea bags, and replace the wrappers with these pretty printable ones.

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Printable Family Recipe Book
Printable Family Recipe Book
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/12/2014 | 42 Comments
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Use this free, printable recipe book to get all of your family recipes organized and in one spot. The cover has a label that you can customize with your family’s name before you hit print.

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Homemade Lotion Bars With Printable Labels
How to Make Lotion Bars
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/16/2013 | 44 Comments
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Lotion bars are just the thing for thirsty skin, but you can easily spend $8-$12 a piece for them at the store. Crazy! Fortunately, they’re easy to make, and only require three ingredients.

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How to Make Lip Balm
How to Make Lip Balm
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/10/2013 | 12 Comments
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Make a batch of lip balm, and you’ll wonder why you were ever willing to pay $2-3 for a tube. Seriously, lip balm is just too cheap and easy to make to hand over that kind of cash for it. Follow this recipe, and you’ll have 17 tubes (give or take) in less than 15 minutes time.

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Christmas Tea Bags
Christmas Tea Bags
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/02/2013 | No Comments
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Sometimes all it takes is a small detail to turn a simple gift into an exceptional gift …

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Rubber Stamped Candles
How to Make Stamped Candles
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/19/2013 | No Comments
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Like fancy candles, but prefer cheap candle prices? Here’s an easy project that will allow you to have both.

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Chestnut Butter
How to Make Chestnut Butter
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/03/2013 | 2 Comments
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Go gather some chestnuts. Then, use them to make chestnut butter. It’s a fun (and free) alternative to peanut butter, and it makes a great gift. Here’s how it’s made.

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Decoupauged Clothespins
How to Make Decoupauged Clothespins
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/18/2013 | No Comments
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Use them to hang laundry, as chip clips or to hold a pile of papers together – there’s no limit to the usefulness of clothespins. And when you dress them up with little bits of scrapbook paper, they become gift-worthy, too. Here’s how to make a set like you see above:

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