Nesting Skills: Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade taco seasoning

The Nesting Skills Series is all about making your own home-made versions for various store-bought products. You can see all the posts in the Nesting Skills Archive here. Today I have a fabulous recipe for homemade taco seasoning mix to share. It’s usually frightening to read the list of ingredients on the back of of store bought mixes!  A number of taco mixes include silica and MSG not to mention way too much salt! You don’t have to worry about preservatives and other “extras” that manufacturer’s add to store bought seasoning mixes when you make your own mixes. Regardless if… [Read More]

Lucky Charms Treats-They’re Magically Delicious!

St. Patrick's Day Lucky Charm Treats

I have a fun and easy recipe for you to try for St.Patrick’s Day. Lucky Charms Treats! This is such a cute treat to make for that holiday or for anyone that really likes that cereal. These are made like Rice Krispie treats except you use Lucky Charms cereal. So you know they’re super easy to make! Lucky Charms Treats Ingredients: 1 package of large marshmallows (roughly 40 large marshmallow) 6 C. Lucky Charms cereal 3 tbs. Butter Directions: 1. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. 2. Melt the 3 tablespoons of butter and… [Read More]

Homemade Peanut Butter Buckeye Candy

Homemade Buckeye Candy

Homemade Buckeye Candy has been a family favorite for a sweet treat for generations. If you’ve never had one they are sort of like a homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.  The distinctive peanut butter and chocolate combo more than satisfies a sweet tooth and they’re very easy to make! They are easy to put together using your microwave or a small crockpot like this. I love making them in a mini crockpot because while I’m putting together the peanut butter balls I can let the chocolate chips chill in the crockpot where they evenly melt into a smooth, creamy coating. Easy… [Read More]

Nesting Skills: How To Make Brown Sugar

Homemade Brown Sugar

Have you ever wanted to make something that needed brown sugar but then you realize you don’t have any or don’t have enough? Well,  you will never run out of brown sugar with this recipe. Homemade brown sugar is so simple to make and only takes 2 ingredients (that you can always keep in your pantry so you never have to worry about running out again). This is such a useful recipe and you can make it up in minutes! Homemade Brown Sugar Ingredients: 1 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon molasses (2 if you want to make dark brown sugar)… [Read More]

Delicious Double Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Double Chocolate-shortbread-cookies

While these Chocolate Shortbread Cookies are delicious for any time of year or occasion, using a simple heart cookie cutter makes them a perfect way to show some love to your Valentine(s). Shortbread is pretty good just as is but making it chocolate AND adding an extra layer of chocolate just pushes the decadence level right over the top! If you’re looking for a delicious and decadent cookie recipe, look no further! Double Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Ingredients: 2 ¼ cups of flour ¾ cup brown sugar ⅔ cup baking cocoa 1 tsp. vanilla 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 dark… [Read More]

14 Snacks You Can Make At Home Instead of Buying

14 Snacks You Can Make At Home Instead of Buying

I don’t know about you, but I love snacks! Sweet, salty, healthy, decadent, I love them all! But if you love snacking like I do, there may also be two things you don’t like about store-bought snacks: the prices and the artificial ingredients. Many snacks are so easy to make that paying store prices seems ridiculous! And other snacks are “bad” enough with all their sugar that when you see the list of artificial ingredients, you almost don’t want to eat them! So instead of buying snacks, check out these 14 snacks you can make at home instead of buying (copycat… [Read More]

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