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Here is a recipe I got from a friend (THANK YOU Deborah) for Homemade Laundry Soap. She had made a comment of how clean and good her clothes smelled, so I thought I’d give it a try. I LOVE the smell, and it has also saved me LOTS of $$$ making it. My hubby walked in and saw the boxes in the laundry room and said he felt he walked into the 1950’s!  Give it a try!


***Laundry Soap (DRY)***

* 1 grated bar of soap (Fels Naptha, plain Ivory, etc.; just as long as it is plain and doesn’t have any colors, perfumes, or lotions in it)  I use Fels Naptha, it smells SO GOOD!!!

* 1 cup Borax –

*1 cup Super Washing Soda (Arm & Hammer)

* 1 cup Baking Soda

Blend all ingredients well using a food processor if possible. ( I just put all in a plastice container with lid and shook it)


Use 1 tablespoon for a light load, or use 2 tablespoons per heavy load. Safe for HE, front load, septic, etc.

I normally grate the bar down with a cheese grater. It does take some time, but it works really well.
I found all of this at Krogers.


* 3 1/2 cups Nonfat dry Milk Powder
* 2 Cups sifted Powdered Sugar
* 1 Cup Powdered Nondairy Creamer
* 1/2 cup sifted unsweetened Cocoa Powder
In a mixing bowl combine dry milk, powder sugar, nondairy creamer and cocoa powder. Store in airtight container.
For each serving, place 1/3 cup of the mix in a mug and add 3/4 cup boiling water. Makes about 5 1/2 cups mix. 16 servings.
This was given as a gift to me from a friend at church~ Thank you Janissa for sharing the recipe with me!! In addition to Hot Cocoa, I add it to my second cup of coffee each morning~ YUMMMMMM
* 1 Gallon Apple Cider
* 1 Tablespoon Honey
* 4 Tablespoons Mulling Spice
* 6  Cinnamon Sticks
Wrap the mulling spice in cheesecloth. Add the mulling spice, cinnamon sticks, and honey to the cider. Simmer for 20 minutes over Medium heat. Remove mulling spice pouch and cinnamon sticks before serving!
I have been such a slacker in doing what I love and that is
sharing the tons of recipes I have. I’d be in the kitchen 12 hours a day trying
different recipes if I could. I guess the love to do that comes from my Mother.
She was a awesome cook and baker, and Mother and wife. Thank you Mom for all
that you taught me!!!
One of my New years resolutions is to seriously post a new
recipe each day.
As this year comes to a close, I pray Love, Hope,
and Peace be with you always and Blessings for you and your
families this coming 2012!