Homemade Bread Crumbs

1. Lay out bread that is stale or will be stale before it molds.
2. Lay on cookie sheets and bake in oven/ 350 degrees, 5-10 mins, until toasty.
3. Put in food processor or blender, blend until they are very tiny crumbs.
4. Put in tupperware container. You can add spices if you like seasoned bread crumbs. i always put Italian seasoning in    mine.
5. Put container in freezer to keep.

Use In:
~ meatloaf, in place of crackers
~ to bread chicken
~ to bread pork chops
~ in meatball mixture
~ to make salsbury patties ~ to bread chicken crescents


2 c white flour                      1 c salt

2 c. water                            2 TBSP veg. oil 

1 1/4 tsp food coloring          1 TBSP cream of tartar

Cook in pan for 5 minutes. Cool. Then knead for  3 minutes

Salt Dough Ornaments

1c  salt

1c flour

1/2c warm water

1. Mix in a bowl. Knead. Should be the consistency of play-dough. Add more flour or water if it's too thick or or to runny.

2. Roll out on floured surface. Use cookie cutter for desired ornament. Use a toothpick to put a large(if you are baking), regular( if air drying) hole at the top. The hole will shrink when baking.

3. Bake at 200 degrees for a few hours until dry. Flip ornament if needed.

4. When dry paint and tie a ribbon on the hole.

Organic Garden Basic Pest Control

1 spray bottle filled with a mix of :


~ few cloves of garlic

~ red pepper flakes

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Teeth Whitener

1 tsp baking soda

1 cap full of hydrogen peroxide

Mix together and brush like normal. I would suggest leaning forward while brushing, just so it won't go into the back of the mouth.

Follow up with brushing with minty toothpaste if you don't like the taste.

Shaving cream

1 pump bottle

1 bottle of conditioner

Label bottle "shaving cream", and put conditioner in bottle. Smooth on legs like you would shave gel. Works just as well!


2 TBSP baking soda

1 TBSP peroxide

Conditioner, or for hair build up:

2 TBSP baking soda

1 tsp shampoo.

Facial exfoliator:

Mix baking soda and water to make a thin paste. 

 Or mix soap and sugar.


2 tsp soda

1/2 glass of water

Facial Toner:

witch hazel on a cotton ball. 

Foot deoderizer:

1 C baking soda

Tub of hot water 

Drain Cleaner:

1/4 c Baking soda

1/2 c Vinegar

Pour down drain and let it sit for 20 minutes.

Fabric softener:

6c water

3c vinegar

2c Hair conditioner

Mix in gallon container. DO NOT SHAKE!! It will foam! 

Pour in rinse cycle or fabric softener area of washing machine. Or put a little on a wash cloth and throw in the wash.

Powdered Laundry Detergent: * Perfect for HE washers!!

1 cup grated* Fels Naptha Soap

1/2 cup washing soda

1/2 cup 20 mule team borax

Mix and store in airtight container or bag. For light or small loads, use 1 tablespoon. For normal loads, use 2 tablespoons. For heavy loads, use 3 tablespoons. (Cost per load is about 15 cents.)

To make a large batch, grate 6 bars of Fels Naptha Soap and then add 3 cups of Washing Soda and 3 cups of 20 Mule Team Borax. Mix well and store in covered container.

* To grate: Put through the grater blade in a food processor. 

This recipe will not make suds. The Fels Naptha is a pure soap. You will also notice that your clothes will be much softer, sometimes eliminating the need for the softener. 

 Liquid Laundry Detergent:

1/3 Fels Naptha, grate or use food processor to grate thinly.

~ Add 6c to big pot and melt soap with water on stove.

1/2 C washing Soda (not baking soda!)

1/2 Borax

4 c hot tap water in large bucket. Add soap and stir. 

Dish Washing Soap:

 1 Tablespoon of Borax
1 Tablespoon of baking soda (not washing soda from the homemade laundry soap)

Pour into your powder dispenser and close the lid.

Fill your rinse reservoir with distilled white vinegar and then run your washer.

Laundry or Linen Spray:

1 tsp essential oil

1/4/c witch hazel

1 1/2 c water

Mix and put in spray bottle.

Baby Wipes:

1 roll of paper towels, cut in half.

1 c of hot water

1/4 c baby shampoo.

Mix water and shampoo. Put paper towels in a container and pour mixture over paper towels.

 Doggie Treats:

2 c wheat flour

3/4 c rolled oats

1/2 c powdered milk

1 egg, beaten

5 Tbps vegetable oil

1/4 c water

 2 jars any baby food

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients. Knead on floured surface for 4 minutes. Roll out on floured surface. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Bake 20 minutes.

*cool 1/2 hour before serving or packaging!

Alternative to tampons:

Diva cups at http://www.divacup.com

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