How to Make Flavored Vodka

Flavored vodka can make the difference between a good summer cocktail recipe and a GREAT summer cocktail recipe.  It is also incredibly easy to make flavored vodka at home with just a few simple ingredients.  I am always amazed to see how much more expensive flavored vodka is than plain vodka when I make a run to the liquor store.  For very little effort on your part you can easily make flavored vodka at home and save yourself some money!  Here are a few tips to get you started and once my vodka is done 'incubating' I will share a recipe with … [Read more...]

Chocolate Espresso Cake Recipe and Basic Cake Decorating Tips

This cake recipe was inspired by a product I received at no charge but all opinions expressed here are my own. I love to bake but cakes are one of those things that I am a little hesitant about making.  Sure, if it is just a basic cake recipe that you bake and eat...I can do that!  I can beat batter, pour and use my oven.  What REALLY scares me are the cakes I have to dump out of the pan that they baked in and then DECORATE.  I have a serious problem with decorating things with frosting.  Even cupcakes.  Yes, I dislike making something as … [Read more...]

How To Make Homemade Almond Butter

This post about How To Make Homemade Almond Butter has been sponsored by Ninja Kitchen Mixers. All opinions are my own. Have you ever wondered how to make homemade almond butter?  If you have looked at the price tag, I bet you have! At my local grocery store, it costs almost $9!  Talk about an expensive snack!  Yes, it's healthy and yes I'm thrilled that my family happily spreads almond butter on apples, bread, and crackers.  But the price tag is breaking my grocery budget! Not long ago I was in Sam's Club and saw a huge bag of almonds for … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Applesauce

Making homemade applesauce is not hard.  Honestly you only need a few ingredients, a pot and a spoon.  Unless you have access to your  own apple trees, making homemade applesauce is not going to be particularly cheap.  I live in Georgia and buy organic apples.  My small batch of homemade applesauce this weekend cost me about $7 and fed 4 people as a side dish with our pork roast.  So, why make homemade applesauce when it is expensive and so easy to find prepackaged at the grocery store?  Because, honestly, you have never tasted anything so … [Read more...]