Sunday, September 17, 2017

Frito Bars

I found the perfect recipe for a tailgating party, potluck or any day of the week!! This recipe is a yummy combination of salty and sweet. With only four ingredients you can create your own tasty "candy" bar that everyone will enjoy. Just a little warning though....these are a sinful treat full of sugar but they won't last long!!!
Frito Bars

1 package (9 1/4 oz.) corn chips
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup creamy peanut butter

Spread entire bag of corn chips on a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat; stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar. Boil for 1 minute and then remove from heat. Add the peanut butter and mix until well blended. Slowly pour melted peanut butter mixture over the chips. Place into refrigerator to cool and then cut into pieces. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

DIY Moisturizing Lotion

My daughter and I have been blending our own rich moisturizing lotion for the past few years. Our hands and heels crave an extra rich emollient to combat the dryness during these cold winter months. From our experience this recipe works miracles...especially when used on your feet right before you go to bed at night. It is the perfect mixture of thick cream but not too greasy. The great thing about making your own is that you can choose your favorite scent and also adjust the amounts to your preference. In the past we have used lavender scented baby lotion, classic scent pink baby lotion and almond hand lotion. You can also replace the petroleum jelly with 8 ounces of solid coconut oil. Have fun experimenting with different combinations to create your own personalized blend of moisturizing lotion!
 DIY Moisturizing Lotion

8 ounces Vitamin E lotion (both small jars)
8 ounces Petroleum jelly (1/2 the container)
17 to 21 ounces of your choice of lotion

Blend all together with a hand held mixer in a large bowl until it is fluffy like frosting. Store in  small air-tight glass jars. (I like to buy small jars at Dollar Tree.) These make great gifts for friends!