Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

caramel glazed doughnuts (grain-free)

Posted on June 22nd, 2013 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

I’ve had a hankering for something sweet lately.   When I saw this yummy-looking recipe for caramel glazed doughnuts at Against All Grain, my sweet tooth sighed loudly, and I decided to give these babies a whirl. Our mini-doughnut maker has been gathering dust ever since Caleb headed to NM to spend the summer with his […]

homemade bronzer

Posted on June 9th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  11 Comments »

I’ve been having a lot of fun playing around with homemade makeup recipes.  Some have worked pretty well, others not so great.  One that I’ve been really happy with is my homemade bronzer. I found the basic ingredient combo here, and it’s so easy.  Of course, it’s also completely natural and good for your skin. My […]

homemade shampoo

Posted on May 15th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  12 Comments »

Ever since we moved west to the mountains, I’ve struggled with my hair.  It used to be bouncy and curly, but here it’s either flat, dry, and static, or, with conditioner, it’s flat, greasy, and heavy.  I think it’s due to a combination of the dry air and the type of very hard water we have. […]

homemade coconut milk

Posted on May 9th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

I’ve posted my recipe for coconut cream concentrate here before, but homemade coconut milk is more versatile and even easier to make.  In fact, this is such a simple recipe that it really isn’t a recipe–just kind of a method. I use homemade coconut milk every day, in all kinds of things–smoothies, desserts, mashed potatoes–anything […]

strawberry shortcake

Posted on April 21st, 2013 by mountain girl  |  7 Comments »

We found some ripe organic strawberries at Whole Foods yesterday, and I got a hankering for strawberry shortcake.  I love strawberry shortcake.  It carries warm childhood memories of my 6th birthday, when my mother made it for my birthday cake, and surprised me with handmade Strawberry Shortcake curtains for my bedroom. I had a Strawberry […]