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Hot Chocolate Jar Mix Recipe

Ingredients:
1½ cups skim milk powder
1½ cups white sugar
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
¾ cup non-dairy creamer

To Make this Jar Gift:
Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir well. For a finer mix, combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix well.

Store in an air tight container.

Directions:
Place 2 or 3 tablespoons in a mug and add boiling water.

If desired, print the hot chocolate directions label shown at right. Attach the label to the jar with white glue, or tie on around the lid with ribbon and a couple of short cinnamon sticks.

Decorate the jar lid with a circle of fabric or lace, tied on with ribbon or raffia.

Variations:

•For Mocha Hot Chocolate, place 2 or 3 tablespoons of hot chocolate mix in a mug and fill with hot coffee.
•After processing all other ingredients in the blender or food processor, empty mix into a bowl and stir in 1 cup of mini marshmallows.
•Replace the plain non-dairy creamer with a flavored creamer such as French Vanilla or Hazelnut.
•For spiced hot chocolate, add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to mix, or ½ teaspoon nutmeg and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon.
•For raspberry hot chocolate, add one package of raspberry koolaid to the mix and increase the sugar to 2 cups.




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2/10/10 9:19 A

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Goldfish Bowl Bites

2-6oz bags of plain Goldfish crackers
1-6oz bag of cheddar goldfish crackers
1-6oz bag of pretzels goldfish crackers
1 cup pecans halves
1/2 cup butter,melted
1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1 envelope ranch-style salad dressing mix(powdered)

Heat oven to 250 degrees F.
Combine crackers and pecans in large shallow roasting pan. Combine melted butter,worcestrershire sauce and salad dressing.Pour over crackers; gently stir to coat.Bake 50 mintues, stirring every 15 minutes.Spread out on wax paper to cool. Then store in airtight container.


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2/10/10 9:11 A

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Fruit Loops Trail mix

1-15oz Box of fruit Loops cereal
1-15oz bag of mini pretzel twists
1 lb ag of M&M's
1 box of raisins
1 can unsalted peanuts

Mix all together and store in airtight container.ENJOY!

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11/23/09 10:51 P

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Essential Oil Room Air Freshener Spray Recipe
Basic

• 1 cup distilled water
• 8-10 drops essential oils, of your choice

Deodorizing Room Spray

• 6 drops bergamot essential oils
• 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil
• 2 drops lemon essential oils

Pet Deodorizing Room Spray

• 6 drops cedar wood essential oils
• 3 drops tea tree oil

Apple Pie Spice Room Air Freshener

• 6 drops cinnamon essential oils
• 3 drops clove essential oils

Orange Spice Room Air Freshener

• 5 drops orange essential oils
• 2 drops cinnamon essential oils

Mood Lifter Air Freshener Spray

• 4 drops chamomile essential oils
• 3 drops orange essential oils
• 2 drops yang yang essential oils

Stress Reliever Air Freshener Spray

• 4 drops lavender oil
• 3 drops rose essential oils
• 2 drops clary sage essential oils (optional)

Sleepy-Hour Relaxation Air Freshener Spray

• 4 drops lavender oil
• 3 drops chamomile essential oils

Directions
Basic: Pour the cup of distilled water into the spray bottle. Add the drops of essential oils and shake very well. Cap the bottle, and allow to sit for a few hours before using. Shake the bottle before each use to evenly distribute the scented oil throughout the water. Use the label to describe what sort of air freshener each bottle is. And be sure to use the fine mist setting on your bottle, so the spray will be distributed nicely in the air. Here are some interesting ideas for wonderful air freshener sprays, but you can go ahead and create your own favorite blends using scents that you love the most! To use the following recipe, just add the recommended amounts of essential oil to the spray bottle with the distilled water, and follow the instructions as above. Please note that essential oils can vary in potency- for this reason, you can add or reduce the amounts of essential oil recommended in each recipe, if you find that the essential oil you've bought is either stronger or weaker than expected. Deodorizing Room Spray: Add to the distilled water in the spray bottle, shake well and spray as a fine mist. Pet Deodorizing Room Spray: Add to the distilled water in the spray bottle, shake well and spray as a fine mist. (If you have pets like I do, this spray is great for around the litter box, or just for freshening up the entire house!) Apple Pie Spice Room Air Freshener: Add to distilled water in the spray bottle, shake well and spray as a fine mist. I love this one sprayed in the kitchen! Orange Spice Room Air Freshener: Add to distilled water in the spray bottle, shake well and spray as a fine mist. Lovely spicy orange scent! Now, here are three blends made to change your mood for the better! It's been proven that with the effects of aromatherapy, just the way things smell can alter your mood. Mood Lifter Air Freshener Spray: Follow directions as with other recipes above. This recipe will make you feel more light hearted, and less depressed. Stress Reliever Air Freshener Spray: Follow directions as with other recipes above. This air freshener will help relieve stress, and it smells really wonderful! Sleepy-Hour Relaxation Air Freshener Spray: Both of these essential oils have wonderful, sedative effects. Spray a little in your bedroom a half hour before going to bed, to enjoy the soothing effects of these natural sedatives. Or spray a little on your pillow or bedclothes to enjoy a whole night of wonderful, restorative sleep.




Soda Bath Fizz

You'll need the Following:
1 1/3 c. Epsom Salts or Sea Salts
1 1/3 c. Baking Soda
1/2 c. Powdered Milk
1/2 c. citric acid powder (I purchase this in bulk at walmart in the pharmacy section or at health food stores in the beer/wine making section)20 Oz. Plastic Soda or Water Bottle, washed out & Dried thoroughly (or 24 oz and add 2 T. More powdered milk)10-15 drops of Vanilla Essential Oil Or Essential oil of your choice (Please note, Fragrance oils Can be used, but they tend to irritate sensitive skin. Essential oils are pure & less likely to irritate or cause reaction.) See differences Now.. How to Make Them! In a large bowl combine the salts & baking soda , stirring thoroughly. Carefully add in the powdered milk, squishing it through your hands or sifting it to break up any lumps.
Next, add your essential oils for your desired fragrance (see list of ideas below!), and blend well. Finally, add your citric acid, and mix it in if children are making these, be sure they wash their hands immediately following this step.) Next, Roll a piece of paper into a cone shape to use as a funnel, or use a funnel & carefully pour the bath fizz gently into the bottle. The Contents may settle a bit, tap it gently on the counter, continue filling & then cap it off tightly. Now.. It's time to decorate your ...Soda Bath Fizz. (This is a view of what your fizz can do!)You can decorate your bottle several ways.... by adding a strip of paper (printed on your computer) as a label, or with pretty ribbons. Let your imagination run wild as you design a "soda".
"Flavors"
Cream Soda Fizz: Vanilla Essential Oil
Cherry Vanilla Fizz: simply add 2 pkgs of unsweetened Cherry Kool-aid to the above recipe. The color will be a very light pink, & smell delicious.
Ginger-Ale : Omit Vanilla Essential oil & add 10 drops Ginger Essential Oil & a couple small slices of dried ginger root if desired. "Ginger Ale Fizz - soak out whatever "ales" you."
Tropical Paradise: add 2 pkgs tropical punch kool-aid
Grape Soda Fizz: Omit Essential Oil & add 2 pkgs Grape Kool-aid
Orange Soda Fizz: omit essential oil & add 2 pkgs orange kool-aid
Orange Cream Soda Fizz: vanilla essential oil & 2 pkgs orange cool aid.
Attach a Tag:
I'd "Soda" like to wish you a Merry Christmas! Add a couple Tablespoons to a full tub, It's Soda-lightful! We're Soda-Lighted to wish you a Happy Holiday




Edited by: ANGELMOM37 at: 11/23/2009 (22:54)
Tracy -Guelph,Ontario


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11/23/09 10:48 P

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Cinnamon-Brown sugar Pancakes

3 cups flour
½ cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
Sift all ingredients together into a container and continuing to mix well and blend all together. Pour into jars.
Attach label: Cinnamon- Brown sugar pancakes
Beat one egg in a medium bowl and add ¾ cup milk and 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Add 1 ¼ cup of mix until moistened. The batter will still be lumpy. Do not over mix. Cook on a hot, lightly greased griddle over medium heat.


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10/25/09 2:22 P

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Chai tea mix

1 cup powdered dry milk
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 cup french vanilla powdered creamer
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups instant tea powder
2 tsps. ginger
2 tsps.cinnamon
1 tsp. clove
1 tsp. cardamon powder

In a large bowl,combine milk powder, non-dairy creamer,vanilla flavored creamer,sugar and instant tea.Stir in ginger,cinnamon,cloves,cardamon.In a blender or food processor,blend 1 cup at a time until mixture is the consistency of fine powder.Makes 4 cups of mixture.

Serve:Stir 2 heaping tablespoons of Chai tea mixture into a mug of hot water.


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10/25/09 2:16 P

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Candy cane Syrup

8oz corn syrup
1/4 tsp. peppermint exact
2 drops of red food coloring

Combine all ingredinets.Place in a jelly jar and attach a gift tag that says Candy cane Syrup.



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10/25/09 2:13 P

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Shake it and bake it

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. paprika
2 tsps.salt
1/2 tsp. Basil or oregano crushed
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp.powder Thyme
1/2 cupi crushed crackers
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

This mixture will coat six pounds of chicken.Mix all ingredients together shake until evenly mixed.Only take out what you need and keep in a sealed air tight container.Moisten chicken with water or milk.Place one at a time in the bag and shake.Place chicken in a shallow baking dish.Bake at 350 f for 45-60 minutes.



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10/25/09 2:02 P

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Babecue Chicken Dry Rub

1 cup Paprika
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup garlic powder
1/4 cup dried ground chipotles peppers
1/4 cup salt
4 tbsps.ground cumin
2 tbsps.onion powder
2 tbsps.black pepper
2 tbsps.red pepper
2 tbsps. celery salt

Mix thoroughly together.pour into a small clean jars and seal.
Rub some of the miture all over your chicken.Grill or bake until cooked through.

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Goal weight : 140
Total weight loss so far:125.4 lbs
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10/25/09 1:57 P

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Savory Onion bread mix in a jar

1/4 cup dehydrated onion flakes
3 1/3 cups bread flour
2 tbsps.granulated sugar
1 tbsp. powder milk
1 1/2 tsps. salt
1/2 tsp.dried sage
1 envelope yeast

Place the onion flakes in a small zip type bag and set aside.Combine remaining ingredients,except for the yeast,in a one quart jar. Add the bag of onions and yeast tp the top of the mix and close the jar. Store the mixin a cool dry place.Keep mixture in refrigerator or freezer until ready to use.

Savory Onion bread
1 jar onion bread mix
1 1/8 cups warm water (105-110)
1 tbsp.vegetable oil or olive oil

Just mix ingredients as you would for white bread.Knead,let rise,punch down and form loaf and place into greased pan.Let rise again and bake in a oven 350f for 35 minutes or until golden brown and loaf sounds hallow when tapped.

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Goal weight : 140
Total weight loss so far:125.4 lbs
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10/25/09 1:48 P

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Raspberry Coca mix

3 cups instant hot cocoa powder
1 package of unsweetened raspberry kooli-aide

Blended together well, and place into an airtight jar.And decorate the jar!

Uase 2 heaping tablespoons of mix into one cup of hot water.

Tracy -Guelph,Ontario


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Goal weight : 140
Total weight loss so far:125.4 lbs
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10/25/09 1:44 P

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Pumpkin Pie creamer

4 tsps.ground cinnamon
2 tsps.ground ginger
2 tsps.nutmeg
1 tsp.ground cloves
1 tsp.allspice
1 cup non-dairy creamer

Combine all ingredient together bledned well.

Tracy -Guelph,Ontario


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Current weight : 180
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