Honey mustard is a kid’s favorite in our home.My kids love it Homemade chicken fingers And for salad.I love it Berry spring salad.. No matter what I eat, I don’t care about the ingredients of honey mustard I bought at the store, so I make it myself.
Homemade honey mustard
This homemade honey mustard is an excellent alternative to the varieties purchased in the store. I use a few simple ingredients that I usually have.
If you haven’t made homemade mayonnaise yet, I highly recommend it. It’s not really difficult, it only takes a few minutes. The important thing is to add the oil very slowly. Drop by drop in the first place. If you don’t have eggs Avocado may Instead, the texture and taste are slightly different. But it will be a fun green!
How to use honey mustard dressing
I use this honey mustard as both a dip sauce and a salad dressing.Kids love to soak homemade chicken fingers, but also like vegetable dips and dips Parsnip fly.. And to use this honey mustard dressing, I deliberately designed a spring salad with berries, which is great for all kinds of salads.
It may also be used as a marinade. Great for grilling meat and great for roasted chicken. The chicken is coated with honey mustard and dredged with almond flour and spices. If you don’t like it, try mixing it with your homemade chicken salad.
I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s intriguing this Thoughts. Everyone knows that I love a plate of food.
In our family we have great power Create experience, not have things, And we spend a lot of time outdoors. I’ve always said that I want to be a neighborhood home where my kids and their friends will want to hang out. Now that my kids are getting older, this is happening, and it sometimes means more than 20 kids playing in our house.
I absolutely love it and realized that as summer approaches, I need to make sure there are many things that make outdoor play and activities easier. Our backyard is still under construction, but it is one of the main hangouts in the neighborhood and is active for children.
My 4-year-old son describes our garden as an “epic”, so I think he’s on the right track.
Summer outdoor play ideas
We brainstormed the backyard idea and had some criteria.
Activities and equipment should lead to lively outdoor play and creativity
Ideally, any activity is suitable for developing skills such as balance and strength.
The game can be played as a family or by a group of friends
Any purchase will offer hours of fun per dollar of what they cost
More than 12 backyard ideas that meet these criteria were found, creating a “magnificent” backyard. Includes:
Backyard Ideas: Equipment
Some of the most fun things in life are free, but some handpicked equipment can make your backyard even more enjoyable. These are backyard fixtures that have created the longest lasting enjoyment in our home.
The other day I jumped for about 30 minutes and realized that it was a very good exercise.
I have this trampoline To keep things as safe as possible, we have a net at the top and a net at the bottom to prevent children from walking underneath. We also limit the number of children who can jump at one time and keep an eye on the children who are jumping.
Slack line Another backyard favorite. I love trying to master this mixture of tightrope walking and trampoline fun. It bounces slightly and wiggles, so you can train your sense of balance and patience! Start with a training line to hold and work until you walk without having to hold for stability.
Stepping up from Slackline, it’s the latest model popular with older kids.Inspired by the show American Ninja Warrior, Ninja line It’s like a slack line mixed with a jungle gym. It is a hanging rope line with various hanging challenges such as rings, bars and even rope balls.
Full Disclosure … I can’t complete this yet, but my kids can.
Our hanging tent It was a hand-over to our children. When our family enlarged the tent for a real camp, it became a portable hanging tree house in the backyard. These are easier, faster, and cheaper than building a tree house! They are also great for gardens where there aren’t enough trees to handle a treetop house and you can move to another location.
Our kids love this swing I’ve been playing for hours. Withstanding up to £ 600, not only can all kids (and their friends) swing at once, but adults who want to have fun can also ride.
This may be a controversial item, but it has been a favorite of our kids for years and the most used item in the backyard. Every time we entertain, it’s always in the spotlight. Targeted (and so much fun!) Our zipline is attached to trees from a kid’s treetop house, but one needs to be set up for small hills, some strong trees, and This easy-to-install kit..
The garden may not be the first thing you think of as a backyard activity for kids, but it provides hours of entertainment and learning. We’ve been building several different types of gardens over the years, but I loved them all. We can all make a garden in some wayEven in a small garden, this is a great way to spend time as a family and teach children the source of food.
For shade and creative play These burlap tents can’t be beatenWe made ours as a family project a few years ago. Because they are portable, kids can move them and can be abused really much! If you like, let the children apply burlap.
Like an outdoor dollhouse (don’t stumble!), Kids can make their own from some simple and reusable materials. Stir your imagination! Here’s what you need:
Backyard Ideas: Games and Sports
Besides the basic equipment, there are some backyard games that are worth buying over the years.
This game Really popular with my older kids. Great for training hand-eye coordination, agility, lateral movement … and it’s so much fun because it’s unpredictable! In addition, there are no large nets or stakes to put on the ground. It is also convenient to carry to parks and beaches.
Biking in my neighborhood was one of my favorite memories of my childhood. Children are now enjoying biking as well.Our little ones have Cruzee balance bike Our 4-year-old kid had already mastered the balance part, so he learned how to ride a motorcycle in 10 minutes.
Tether ball or swing ball
Flashback your childhood again! Tetherballs and swingballs are great for hand-eye coordination and can be enjoyed with kids for hours. I have this cell phone set That’s great because it can be moved and tidied up in the winter. Since the height can be adjusted, it can be used by a wide range of age groups at home.
Cornhole is one of the most popular games at football tailgate parties, and adults and children alike can enjoy it alike. It’s safer than a horseshoe and just as fun. These cornhole boards can be painted You can enjoy it for hours with your favorite team color.
Another fun after-dark game for kids or adults.we have These laser tag guns And kids (not to mention my husband) love to run around in this game after dark. I have to admit, but it looks so much fun and I really want to take action!
Don’t look down on the humble skipping rope. It’s a classic! Simple skipping rope It challenges coordination, activates lymphatic flow, and strengthens muscles at once.Bring back your childhood memories and teach them Classic skipping rope rhyme.
One of the oldest children’s games that has survived the test of time for good reason. The construction of the fort proved to be an important part of childhood for brain development. Researchers have discovered that these “special places” children build It can be indoors, outdoors, or in your own bedroom. Through the construction of the fort, children will learn creativity, problem-solving skills and more.
As parents, we usually don’t have to do much to encourage the construction of the fort, other than providing time and some basic materials such as old sheets, blankets and some scrap wood. .. It’s amazing that children can think of it!
Another favorite children’s game in our neighborhood. From my understanding It’s like a reverse tagOne starts as “it” and chases the other children. When another child is tagged, that child also becomes “it” and helps the first child. This continues until all children are tagged. The last child to be tagged will now choose who is “it” in the next round.
What kids really need: just to play outside!
The creative backyard is a lot of fun, and kids will definitely benefit, but you don’t have to feel like you need to recreate Disney World.The important thing is to give the children an opportunity for unstructured time Play outdoors independently..
Also, when children inevitably say “I am bored”, that doesn’t mean you’re doing something wrong as a parent. In fact, that’s good for them.Studies show that boredom is part of the natural process of doing something new, and in fact Boost us towards the next big ideaSo remind me of that and encourage me to do something new … outside! This is an area where we parents can also set an example by taking time to walk, hike, bike or ride a laser tag.
The important thing is for the children to have an active time in the sun (And dirt). No matter what your backyard holds, your children will benefit and be happier, more relaxed and better able to sleep.
What backyard ideas do you need to keep your kids creative and playful this summer?
Sometimes the best thing in life is free … or really, Really Cheap, like this natural glass cleaner recipe.I I tried many kinds of natural detergents And finally, I found a better (or better) natural option than traditional cleaners.
When I found a one year old kid licking a window once, I wanted to create a natural way to clean the window. I didn’t know what was in a traditional glass cleaner, but I didn’t want her to eat it. Also, there are a lot of professional “window making experts” in my house. So cleaning the windows can be a daily routine!
How to make a natural glass cleaner
This DIY glass cleaning recipe was very easy to understand after getting a hint from an elderly person in your neighborhood to use vinegar. Apparently, it was something everyone used in past generations, and we were only late to understand it. The old one is new again, I’m sure …
Sure, there are so many good things that I don’t always make my own vacuum cleaner. Natural over-the-counter purchase optionsBut nothing beats a simple and convenient recipe using the ingredients you have at home. You can save money and use it whenever you need it.
This cleaner is completely non-toxic, so you can help your children clean without worrying about being exposed to chemicals.
In fact, I now have a small glass spray bottle and a cleaning rag in my pantry basket.Cleaning the bottom of the window has become a daily routine For our 4 and 5 year old children..
I also found Large glass spray bottle And I like to use them now. You can make your own with an empty glass apple cider vinegar bottle and spray top.
This cleaner has a slightly strong odor, but when it dries it evaporates completely. No longer use microfiber cloth to wipe windows (whyBut old newspapers and T-shirts also work. Avoid paper towels as lint tends to remain.
If you have always used over-the-counter window cleaners in the past, when cleaning your windows for the first time, mix a few drops of liquid castile soap or liquid dish soap into this mixture to remove any detergent residue. ..
If you’re new to natural cleaning, check out other simple recipes for cleaning your entire home without the use of chemicals.
What is your favorite natural cleansing recipe? Share below!
You may have noticed that some recipes using Korean pepper flakes called Gochugal have recently appeared. I love the warm spices of these little peppers and have a lot of fun trying them out. promised There are Korean recipes this year, so the Korean chicken wings gochujang sauce is the latest.
What are Korean chicken wings?
Korean chicken wings are similar to buffalo chicken wings in that they are not breaded chicken wings. Yakitori with chicken wings coated with a delicious sauce. Of course you can fry it if you want.
Unlike Buffalo wing However, the sauce is not spicy. Sweet and spicy and slightly spicy. I make gochujang paste by boiling it in coconut amino (or soy sauce), maple syrup and honey, sesame oil and garlic powder. As long as the gochujang paste is ready, it only takes a few minutes to throw the sauce together.
It’s a recipe that you can make right away even if you don’t have the paste at hand. A simple recipe for white miso, spices, honey and gochugal (Korean pepper flakes). Use gochujang paste to make savory mayonnaise and this chicken wing sauce.
Korean chicken wings are usually accompanied by pickled vegetables. I love radishes, so I’ll be posting a recipe for pickling radishes in Gochugal soon.
Chicken wings cooking options
These delicious chicken wings were cooked in several different ways. First, I baked it in the oven until it was crispy. I mixed them with the sauce and put it back in the oven until the sauce was caramelized.
Recently, I decided to try using an air fryer. I read a lot about them and wanted to give it a try. I was less attracted to health claims than their speed and ease of use.My family likes fried food Parsnip fly, Homemade fish stick, And Cheese sticksIt’s fried with healthy fat, so it’s okay to make it once in a while, but it’s a bit time consuming and cumbersome.
I tried to make it non-fryer to get the same crispy texture as fried food. We don’t use a microwave and we don’t like using an oven during the hot summer months, so I thought it might be interesting to try new things and solve some problems at once. It was.
this This is the air fryer I chose. I like it’s a big size for my big family. And I’m really grateful that it’s all stainless steel. It’s pretty quiet, light enough to move easily, and on the front There are nice windows so you can see them cooking.
And an unexpected bonus perk: Easy to use for older kids, they always try and heat the leftovers for me!
A logical extension of avoiding harmful chemicals was to find natural options for personal care products and makeup. Replaced shampoo (shampoo)In the mud)When My toothpasteHowever, it was difficult to find the natural (and affordable) cosmetics I love.
I have already shared mine Liquid foundation recipe It has good coverage and covers acne and discoloration of the skin, but I don’t make up every day, so even if it doesn’t look like I’m wearing make-up, a light-colored face lotion that I can use every day I wanted it.
My solution? Now beside me Homemade mascara, There is this lighter version of Liquid Foundation.
How to make a tinted face lotion or moisturizer (such as BB cream)
As mentioned earlier, this colored face lotion is similar to a natural foundation, but thinner and has less coverage. It also functions as a natural facial moisturizer. It has a slight bronze effect, so it can be used daily, but the makeup feel is completely different. It stretches smoothly and becomes powdery when it dries.
I had it at hand, so I used a commercial lotion for this recipe. If you don’t have a good face lotion yet, you can use a homemade face lotion. This recipe. Just change the powder you add and it will turn into a colored lotion instead of a foundation.
Find the perfect match
There are several options for shades and colors. This recipe goes very well with different skin tones and is easy to adjust, so it’s a perfect match. The recipe for this colored face lotion uses:
Organic cocoa powder and bronze mica
Or a natural mineral make-up in the shade.
I used a mixture of bronze mica powder and cocoa powder. Mica powder has a slight sheen, so if you don’t want it, use cocoa. You can also add a little cinnamon for a warmer shade. Make sure all additives are very fine powders for a smooth application.
Start with a small amount of cocoa powder and mica (if used) and add little by little at a time to match the shade. The inside of the bottle looks a little darker than the skin, so don’t rush if it looks dark.
And why not make some while you’re working on it Dry shampoo With extra cocoa? 🙂
What is it like
Depending on the lotion used, it penetrates the skin, is supple, moisturizes and slightly colored. This goes smoothly, leaving a powdery finish, as if lightly sprinkled with a thin foundation powder or bronzer.
It’s not heavy, so it doesn’t hide acne, scars, or other scars.
The good news is that it uses healthy ingredients that nourish skin cells instead of hiding the problem, which helps improve skin tone over time. Cocoa powder is an antioxidant. Is abundant and contains a little caffeine. In addition, rubbing a chocolate-scented lotion on your face can make you feel decadent.
Tinted face lotion with SPF?
Unlike my homemade foundation powder, this recipe does not include sunscreen.While i’m trying Safe sun exposure Every day, I overdo it. If you want to add a little non-nano uncoated zinc oxide powder for SPF, you can. The texture will vary slightly, but the more you use it, the better the coverage.
The best moisturizer for work
This is very easy to make, especially if you are using off-the-shelf lotions. It can be as simple as two ingredients (lotion and cocoa powder or mineral make-up), or it can be a little more elaborate.
I want to choose a lotion that fits the delicate facial skin. Heavy lotions like body butter are great for whole body skin care, but too heavy for facial skin. Choose the one that suits your skin type, and choose one that is not too greasy or too dry.
This tinted face lotion is smooth to the touch and gives a powdery finish when dry. Because it is lightweight, you can enjoy a fresh look even if you wear it every day.
Melt shea butter, argan, or jojoba oil and emulsifying wax in a water bath with occasional stirring.
Remove from heat, add aloe and witch hazel, and whisk vigorously until smooth.
Let it cool completely. The refrigerator speeds up the process.
Tinting Your Face Lotion
Mix the color with lotion (homemade or purchased at the store) to get the desired shade. Start with a small amount of each color powder and work slowly until you get the desired shade. You should use either cocoa powder and mica or mineral make-up, not both. Start with 1/4 teaspoon each of cocoa powder and mica and add 1/8 teaspoon at a time until it matches your skin tone.
It looks darker in the bottle than in the skin. To get the perfect shade, add a few colors at a time and test the colors on the inside of your arm.
Store in an airtight container and use daily as needed to smooth out naturally shaded lotions.
If you use a ready-made lotion, this has an expiration date for the lotion you are using. If you use homemade ones, it lasts up to a month (why I make small batches).
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When I often see strawberries in the summer, I often use them. There are a lot of strawberry lovers in this house, so strawberry goes fast! Check off a trip to the u-pick farm Our summer bucket list It’s a great way to enjoy and stock up. This strawberry pie recipe was developed as a summer dessert for special occasions after such a trip.
Fresh strawberry pie filling
This recipe is for strawberry pie stuffing. First, you need to bake one crust pie crust. You can use any recipe you like, but if you want something that is gluten-free, try my almond flour puff pastry recipe.I use it My healthy key lime pie Recipe too.
Filling is fairly easy. Bake sliced strawberries on the stove, thicken with arrowroot powder, and pour into the baked dough. Place the uncooked sliced strawberries on top. If you forget to eat (I may have done it once!) Don’t worry. The pie is still delicious. It will be in the best condition if you chill it in the refrigerator and enjoy it.
I like topping with vanilla whipped cream and whipped coconut cream.
Other uses of strawberries
Many of them are eaten up plain, but we also like to use strawberries in some other way: