I love gardening and caring for houseplants, but I freely admit that because of my schedule, my plants don’t often get the care they deserve. This is why I stick to easy to care for plants. This means I tend to have a lot of the same kinds of plants. Another reason I have a lot of the same plants is because I propagate the ones that I like and want to have more of. Here is a guide to Easy Plant Propagation: [Read more…]
If you’re a person who considers themselves to be environmentally conscious, then you’re probably someone who looks for new ways to reduce your environmental footprint. If you’re like me and have adopted a lot of good personal environmental practices like drastically reducing household chemical usage as well as eliminating single-use plastic products, then you’re looking even deeper at your habits. Maybe you’ve found your environmental hot spots. In other words, maybe you’ve discovered some of your personal environmentally unfriendly indulgences. I’ve discovered one of mine. And I [Read more…]
Nothing is quite as refreshing and energizing as the scent of lemons. Sometimes I’ll inhale lemon essential oil for a quick mood booster or have a cup of hot water with lemon slices for a soothing and relaxing hot drink. Lemon juice has so many varied uses, but these are my favorite 5 Practical Uses for Lemons. [Read more…]
Grilled fruit is a tasty summer dessert that’s simple and easy for anyone to make at a moment’s notice. Peaches happen to be one of my favorite grilling fruits because of how easy they are to prepare and because they’re so sweet and delicious. The other day I had a peach and blueberry smoothie and it gave me the idea for grilling blueberries along with [Read more…]
I’m always interested in DIY treatments and products for my feet. My feet, like most peoples, tend to take a beating– what with being on them all day. Not to mention feet tend to be easier to neglect in the self-care routine. This Olive Oil and Lemon Foot Treatment makes feet super soft and smooth.
The ingredients in this Olive Oil and Lemon Foot Treatment have several properties that are beneficial to dry, rough feet. The Olive oil is extremely moisturizing while both the salt and lemon have antiseptic and antifungal properties.
DIY Toilet Cleaning Pods are the latest cleaning pod I’ve started making. I absolutely love using DIY pods for other home cleaning tasks (see my post here for DIY laundry pods and DIY dishwashing pods), but using them for toilet cleaning is especially satisfying because this is one of my least favorite chores.
All of my DIY pods are easy, quick, and cost-efficient, but with only 3 ingredients these DIY Toilet Cleaning Pods are the simplest and most economical of all.
Having raised three kids and cared for multiple family pets, medication disposal has always been an issue. In the past, I either flushed old medications down the toilet or threw them in the trash. Then I read that our water supply is becoming contaminated with human and veterinary pharmaceuticals.
Admittedly, I procrastinated finding somewhere to take my unused prescription and over the counter medications until I recently found a designated place to dispose of them.
Proper disposal keeps these drugs out of our drinking water supply and keeps us safe and healthy for the long term.
Microfiber pollution is a form of pollution I hadn’t heard of until quite recently. Maybe you haven’t either. This type of pollution basically comes from microfibers that textiles such as synthetic clothing shed during the washing process. Every time we do a load of laundry, our clothing sheds microscopic fibers that end up in our water. They end up in our rivers, lakes, and oceans. From there, these essentially plastic fragments make their way to our [Read more…]
Summer fun always includes cooking with fresh fruits and vegetables. For me, raspberries are high on my list of delicious seasonal fruits. They’re right up there with strawberries and watermelon. I eat all of them as often as possible while they’re fresh and easily available. This Raspberry Skillet Cake makes a nice treat for breakfast, bunch, or dessert.
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Raspberry Skillet Cake Ingredients:
- 1 C. Self-Rising Flour
- 1/8 tsp. Baking Soda
- 3 Tbsp. Butter (2 for batter/1 for pan)
- 2 Tbsp. Honey
- 1 Egg
- ½ C. Almond Milk
- 1 C. Raspberries
- Whipped Cream or Confectioners’ Sugar for topping
Related: Berry and Greek Yogurt Dessert
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Put 10″ cast iron skillet in oven.
- Mix together flour and baking soda in medium bowl.
- Melt butter (2 Tbsp.) in a medium bowl in the microwave.
- Mix honey into butter.
- Beat egg in small bowl, then add to butter and honey.
- Stir almond milk into liquid ingredients.
- Stir liquid ingredients into dry ingredients.
- Fold raspberries into the mix.
- Melt remaining 1 Tbsp. butter into a skillet and then spread around.
- Pour mixture into skillet spread evenly.
- Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool slightly before removing from skillet.
- Top with whipped cream or confectioners’ sugar.
When I was little my mom grew raspberries in her garden (along with a lot of other fruits and vegetables). I used to love going out on summer mornings to pick berries to add to my cereal or a bowl of vanilla ice cream. Raspberries taste good in almost any dish, but Raspberry Skillet Cake is simple, easy, and delicious.
Raspberries always feel like such a delicacy with their delicate appearance and feel. Also, they go bad rather quickly—they only stay fresh for 2 or 3 days in the refrigerator. Raspberry Skillet Cake is a tasty way to enjoy your delicious summer raspberry bounty.
Related: 10 Simple Strawberry Snacks
What are your favorite summer fruits and vegetables? How do you serve raspberries?