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Homemade Citrus Cleaner November 10, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — bakingmommyof3 @ 4:04 pm

This is the perfect time of year to post this – all those kids selling oranges and tangelos, grapefruit,etc..  And I love the cleaning results of this cleaner- it worked a lot better than I imagined it would…. So we hope you enjoy it also!!!


Homemade  Cleaner

Orange peels, grapefruit, etc…. A ton.

1. Fill a glass jar with orange peels. It needn’t be done all at once. Just whenever you eat an orange, put the peels inside the jar.
2. Cover the peels with vinegar. You may want to pack down the peels so less vinegar is needed for this step, but it’s not necessary.
3. Let the vinegar and orange peels sit for a few weeks. The vinegar will take on an orange/golden hue and smell powerfully of oranges.
4. Take the vinegar out of the jar and pour it into a spray bottle,strain through a small funnel – I funnel it through a coffee filter –  diluting half/half with water.

And use!!!!!  how easy it that ….

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Apple Cinnamon Streusel Loaf November 9, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — bakingmommyof3 @ 7:12 pm

This recipe is really good – moist and the smell is heaven…. sorry the pic is not the best… enjoy!!!!

1/3 cup brown sugar (not packed)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 apple, peeled and chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside. Beat white sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until incorporated; add vanilla extract.

Combine flour and baking powder together in another bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture. Mix milk into batter until smooth. Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Next add half the apples and half the brown sugar cinnamon mixture. Lightly pat apple mixture into batter.

Pour the remaining batter over apple layer; top with remaining apples and add more brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using a finger or spoon.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.

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