Super Easy Beef & Barley Soup


Beef Barley soup has always been a favorite of mine. Not only is it healthy for you, but the taste is so savory it seems to melt in your mouth. I always associate this soup with cold blustery days. 

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Make It Yourself Monday: No-Bake Clif Bars!! Easy, Yummy & Healthy!

July 2013


This weeks "Make it Yourself Monday" is a recipe!

I thought these would be awesome to have on hand this summer for picnics, hikes, camping and more!

We love Clif bars at our house so I am more than willing to try out a homemade version.

These are sweet, chewy, a little crisp and packed with flavor!

These are sweetened with brown rice syrup, don’t include any sugar and are gluten-free.

These make an awesome snack, and are a perfect substitution for breakfast or lunch if you’re running late or on the go.

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Tuesday's Tip: Make Your Own Amazingly Easy Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk!!

March 2013


If you are like me there are just some items that you don't keep stocked in your pantry, but you find that you do need occasionally.

For me... this is sweetened condensed milk. I don't use it a lot, but when I do have a recipe that calls for it I find myself running to the store just to pick it up!

But that won't happen anymore!!! Because you can make your own with only 3 ingredients!! How awesome is that?!!

What you will need:

:: 1 cup hot water

:: 1 1/2 cups sugar

:: 1 1/2 cups powdered milk

This made a decent amount for me, so if you are looking for a smaller amount I would just cut the recipe in half.

It makes around what you would have with 2 cans.

If you have someone to help you, you could probably stir this all together in a bowl, but you will probably have really tired hands afterward. Laughing

I just put the hot water in my Kitchen Aid (you could use any blender) and I slowly sifted the sugar and powdered milk in.

Once it is completely mixed you can add it to a recipe or store it. I put mine in a used and cleaned Ragu jar.

Next time you need sweetened condensed milk I hope this recipe helps!

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