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Welcome to my Sustainable addiction! I am a DIY addict, Wife, Mother and Grandmother.  I enjoy sharing my all natural recipes, cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene items, gardening and all things sustainable. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

How do YOU fight off the FLU season? If you are like me you keep a steady supply of hand sanitizer in your car, purse, office and in the children's back packs. This helps BUT it also becomes expensive, drys out your hands and think of how much plastic you are throwing away! I know that I have run out before and felt like I was totally unprotected, Especially after leaving the gas station or grocery store! Have you ever thought about how MANY germs on on those gas pump handles or shopping carts? GROSS! I started making my own hand sanitizer about a year ago and WOW I was shocked when I realized how easy and inexpensive it is to make! 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

How to make Amish Friendship Bread Starter Mix

I recently shared some tips and tricks for feeding and using your Amish Friendship Bread Starter mix. I love using this starter mix for all sorts of things and most of my co-workers and neighbors love it as well!  If you have never received the starter or you are between batches and want to try your hand at making it yourself, it is extremely easy!  If you do any kind of baking in your home, I KNOW you already have all the ingredients to start this!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Amish Friendship Bread Starter Mix - How to Feed & Use

Amish Friendship Bread Starter mix is one of those gifts that keep on giving. Many "Church Ladies" will share this recipe with their friends throughout the year. Once you get a starter (1 cup) of this stuff you can keep it indefinitely. I love having this starter mix during the fall and winter as it can be used in so many recipes.Quite honestly once the weather starts turning warm though I would just make one final batch of baked goods and then wait until I got another starter. That was then, this is NOW. The one thing I have recently figured out is I did not have to keep on feeding it once I got tired of baking it or once the weather gets to warm to keep my oven rolling. I have compiled below for you the feeding schedule along with some tips and tricks that will help you to keep yours good for a long, LONG time!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Homemade Chapstick All Natural & .05 per tube!

I am so excited this morning! I finally got to try a new recipe that I have been wanting to do for the LONGEST time. Homemade Chapstick! The Best part??? It was about .70 for the batch of 13! That is .05 per tube!! Talk about procrastinating, I keep the items on hand so I am not sure why I never tried this before now, it is SO SIMPLE! It only requires 3
all natural items, 5 if you want to add flavoring and a little sweetness. The recipe gave me 13 tubes, took only 5 minutes AND everyone is now set with a spare tube, plus a few to give to friends!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Homemade Pizzas ~ Ready to Eat or freeze!


Pizzas have got to be one of the easiest meals on the planet. Typically when you think of getting a pizza it involves either a frozen thing from the grocery store or a phone call and a delivery or pick up, high in calories and not all that good for you..... I want to change your way of thinking on this little gem of a quick dinner. It does NOT have to be bad for you or a diet. It does not have to be classified as junk food! When you make it at home you are in control of the ingredients, you can make it as healthy or bad as you want. Whatever you decide to top it off with, one thing for sure is you will NOT have all those preservatives in it as you would a store bought frozen pizza and the taste is not comparable.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Hawaiian "Sweet" Yeast Rolls

I have to admit, the one thing I love about going out to eat is those delicious HOT & Sweet yeast rolls. They are right up there with a perfectly cooked steak! Do you know what I hate about going out to eat? Those yeast rolls! Why?? Because I cannot say no and I am certain the waitress knows this ~ I am certain she and my husband are in on this together! The plan I am sure is give me those delectable rolls, a small salad and keep my ice tea glass full and way before my steak gets to the table, I am full! The strangest thing always happens too, when I take my food home thinking I will have it the next day for lunch, it always disappears! Yes indeed I think it is all part of the master plan LOL.