Thursday, August 30, 2012

Recipe for the Week - English Muffins

Dear Readers:

Have you ever wondered how they make English Muffins?  I have, and so, I went on the search for a recipe...a very old recipe and easy.  So this week, we learn how to make English Muffins.  

Don't forget to check out the coupons posted this week on my web page to see if there is any that can be used for the ingredients.
  • For Coupons.com - Click - HERE     
  • For RedPlum - Click HERE 
  • For Coupon Network.com - Click HERE
  • For CellFire - Click HERE
  • For SavingStar eGrocery Coupons - Click HERE

For those new to my web, this recipe page can be found by clicking on the words 'Current Recipes' in the upper left hand corner of the page.  To find older recipes, click on the words 'Archived Recipes'.

If you would like to receive a weekly email from me when I post a recipe, notify me at hjcouponlady30@gmail.com and I will place you on my list.  As stated in my privacy policy, I do not share email information with other parties.

Enjoy!
Helen

13 SURPRISING USES FOR HONEY

Dear Readers:

I am an advocate for honey.  I use local honey to treat my allergies - 1 tablespoon a day.  And when I get that nasty upper respiratory bug, I use it to make a Hot Toddy, which eases the cough that over-the-counter cough medicine and most of the prescription cough medications don't do.  Today, a friend shared the following information from www.care2.com:


13 Surprising Uses for  Honey

Health
1. Relieve Hangovers. Had a little too much fun last night? A few tablespoons of honey, which is packed with fructose, will help speed up your body’s metabolism of alcohol.

2. Heal Wounds, Cuts, Scrapes & Burns. Don’t reach for the Neosporin the next time you cut or burn yourself — simply apply honey to the affected area. Honey works as a natural antiseptic.

3. Soothe Sore Throats and Coughs. Combine honey with the juice of one lemon and drink. It works like a wonder!

4. Remove Parasites. Hopefully you’ll never have to use this trick, but if you do, combine equal parts honey, vinegar, and water and drink. The combination of these three ingredients is the perfect parasite killer.

Beauty
5. Moisturize Dry Skin. Honey is a fantastic moisturizer, especially on dry patches, like your elbows or hands — even your lips! Rub onto your dry, patchy skin and let it sit for about 30 minutes before washing off. Honey also makes a great lip balm!

6. Condition Damaged Hair. Honey is a great natural conditioner. You can simply add a teaspoon of the stuff to your regular shampoo to smooth your damaged locks. You can also combine it with olive oil for a deeper conditioning. Let it soak for 20 minutes with your hair wrapped in a towel before shampooing as usual.

7. Have an Amazing Bath. Relax your body and soak your skin in a soothing bath. Add 2 tablespoons of honey to 1 cup of hot water and let it dissolve for about 10 minutes. Add 2 or 3 drops of lavender essential oil and add it to your bath.

8. Remove Acne. Stubborn acne can really benefit from a small daily dab of honey. Place a band-aid over the pimple, and take it off 30 minutes later.

9. Give Yourself a Facial. Combine 2 teaspoons of milk with 2 tablespoons of honey. Cover your face with the mixture and let it sit for 10 minutes before washing off.


Food
10. Boost Your Energy. Quit turning to coffee for your daily energy boost! Replace your cup of Joe with a cup of tea. Mix in a tablespoon or so of honey.

11. Substitute Honey for Sugar in Baking. For every cup of sugar a recipe calls for, replace it with 3/4 cup of honey. For best results, add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and reduce another liquid in your recipe by 1/4 cup. Also, reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees.

12. Make Almond Milk from Scratch. You’ll find a great recipe here.

13. Make Infused Honeys. Why have plain old regular honey when you can have ginger lime honey or hot pepper honey?! For these and more infused honey recipes, click here.

 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Recipe for the Week - Quick Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Dear Readers:

Sorry that it has been a couple of weeks since I posted a recipe.  We all like to think that we don't get sick, however, over the past two weeks, I've leaned that I am not Superwoman.  With a trip to the hospital and a couple of weeks of recovery, working on my web page was not a priority.  I would like to say I am completely out of the woods, but I have some minor surgery in my near future, but hopefully, I will be able to work on may page without a lot of difficulty.  

This week's recipe is simple, but delicious, and is an absolute 'go along' with coffee or tea - Quick Cinnamon Coffee Cake. 

Don't forget to check out the coupons posted this week on my web page to see if there is any that can be used for the ingredients.
  • For Coupons.com - Click - HERE     
  • For RedPlum - Click HERE 
  • For Coupon Network.com - Click HERE
  • For CellFire - Click HERE
  • For SavingStar eGrocery Coupons - Click HERE

For those new to my web, this recipe page can be found by clicking on the words 'Current Recipes' in the upper left hand corner of the page.  To find older recipes, click on the words 'Archived Recipes'.

If you would like to receive a weekly email from me when I post a recipe, notify me at hjcouponlady30@gmail.com and I will place you on my list.  As stated in my privacy policy, I do not share email information with other parties.

Enjoy!
Helen

Monday, August 20, 2012

Have been in the hospital and not posting!

Dear Readers:

Sorry that I have not updated my web page since August 7th.   I have been ill and in the hospital.  This has been the first day that I've been able to get back to the computer and will be updating and posting new items.

Helen 


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Recipe for the Week - Glazed Onions

Dear Readers:

I love going to the grocery store or the farmer's market this time of year.  All those wonderful vegetables and fruits.  This week's recipe is very simple and uses one of my most favorite vegetables...onions.  This recipe was a favorite of President Washington...Glazed Onions. 

Don't forget to check out the coupons posted this week on my web page to see if there is any that can be used for the ingredients.
  • For Coupons.com - Click - HERE     
  • For RedPlum - Click HERE 
  • For Coupon Network.com - Click HERE
  • For CellFire - Click HERE
  • For SavingStar eGrocery Coupons - Click HERE

For those new to my web, this recipe page can be found by clicking on the words 'Current Recipes' in the upper left hand corner of the page.  To find older recipes, click on the words 'Archived Recipes'.

If you would like to receive a weekly email from me when I post a recipe, notify me at hjcouponlady30@gmail.com and I will place you on my list.  As stated in my privacy policy, I do not share email information with other parties.

Enjoy!
Helen