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Homemade Hand Cream

1/2 c. almond oil or olive oil
1/4 c. coconut oil
1/4 c. beeswax pastilles
20 drops essential oil


Combine almond oil, coconut oil, essential oils and beeswax pastilles in a glass jar. Place the jar in a saucepan filled with 2 inches of water and heat on medium.
As the ingredients start to melt, stir occasionally to incorporate.
Once the beeswax and oils are completely melted and blended, pour into the container you will use for storage. (I use old cold cream containers and half pint mason jars).
This cream may feel oily when first applied. That will go away after a few minutes when it is absorbed into the skin.

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Wellness Juice Shot Recipe


3 stalks CELERY
1 Granny Smith APPLE
1 LEMON, slice off peel but leave on pith (white part)
2-inch piece fresh GINGER ROOT


Juice in juicer. Top each shot with a few dashes of cayenne pepper. Makes approx 1.5 cups.

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taco seasoning mix

2 tsp. chili powder

1 1/2 tsp. paprika

1 1/2 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. onion powder

3/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. sea salt

dash cayenne

Combine all ingredients. Use instead of 1 package of taco seasoning mix. Makes 3 tablespoons.

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Homemade Poultry Seasoning


2 3/4 tsp. rosemary

1 1/2 tsp. ground thyme

1 tsp. basil

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. black pepper

Mix everything together and store in a glass jar.

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Thousand Island Dressing

1 cup mayonnaise ( I use Hain Safflower)
1/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup pickle relish
1 Tablespoon minced onion
1 hard boiled egg, chopped (optional)

Mix ingredients, cover and chill.

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Italian Dressing Mix

1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoon oregano
1 Tablespoon dried parsley
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried celery flakes

Shake ingredients together and store in a jar.
To make Italian salad dressing: Mix 2 Tablespoons dry mix with 1/4 cup vinegar (I prefer red wine vinegar), 2 teaspoons water and 1/2 cup olive oil.

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Homemade “Emeril’s Essence” Seasoning Blend

Yield: 1/3 cup


1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper (if you like it spicy, use more)

1.In a small bowl, add all of the above ingredients and mix well to combine. (I use the back of spoon to mash/grind the ingredients together.)
2.Transfer to a small, clean jar.
3.This seasoning mix is not only a great accent for meats, poultry and seafood, but is also delicious on grilled or roasted veggies!

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Cream-Of Soup Mix

2 cups dry milk powder (non-instant is preferred) Dairy Free? Use rice milk powder.

¾ cup organic cornstarch (to avoid GMOs)

1 teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon dried thyme

½ teaspoon dried basil

½ teaspoon dried parsley

¼ teaspoon black pepper

Mix all ingredients together with a whisk. Store in an airtight container.

To make into soup, combine 1/3 cup dry mix with 1 ¼ cups water in a small saucepan. Whisk until smooth. On medium heat, bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes, until thick. Cool. This amount = 1 can condensed cream-of soup.

For Cream-of Chicken Soup: use 1 ¼ cups chicken broth instead of water.

For Cream-of Mushroom Soup: use water; add ¼ cup diced, cooked mushrooms to soup after it thickens

For Cream-of Celery Soup: use water, add ¼ cup diced, cooked celery to the soup after it thickens or add a dash of celery seed to the mixture while it’s cooking.

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Maple Walnut Blondie

1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 ounce cream cheese (2 tablespoons), softened
1 tablespoon maple syrup

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
2In a bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and walnuts. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
3In a large bowl, mix the melted butter and brown sugar with a mixer. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well. Add the flour mixture a little at a time until combined. Stir in white chocolate chips. Spread into the 8×8 pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until center passes the toothpick test. I like mine a little on the gooey side. Remember right out of the oven they may seem gooey but once they cool they set up more.
4Serve warm with ice cream and Maple Butter Sauce.
5For the Maple Butter Sauce: In a small bowl add the butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese, and maple syrup. Blend with a mixer until smooth.
6When ready to serve, heat the maple butter sauce for about 30 seconds in the microwave and pour over warmed blondie and ice cream.

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Crock Pot Italian Chicken Recipe

(Makes 4-6 servings)

4 chicken breasts
1 packet dry zesty Italian dressing
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 (10.75 ounce) cans cream of chicken soup

Place chicken in a slow cooker and sprinkle Italian dressing over it. Combine cream cheese and cream of chicken soup in a small post over low heat and warm until melted through; pour over chicken. Cook on low 4-6 hours. Once chicken is done, you can leave the chicken breasts whole or shred them. Serve chicken over pasta or rice.

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