This is a very simple how-to for cleaning out the wax that is always left in the bottom of the candle! Is that annoying to anyone else that 1/4 to 1/2 an inch of wax just sits there…wasted.
Eh, I guess for someone like me who hoards candles, I shouldn’t be so sentimental about it haha. Plus, with this tutorial, you can turn these jars into containers! I love being able to re-use items and re-purposing them for something else!
I have always needed somewhere to put q-tips, cotton balls, or other bathroomy things and now I have just the thing!
Start with your candle! This scent was amazing by the way, very unique, but I loved it.
Have some water boiling.
Pour into the candle jar.
You can see the wax softening and rising to the top.
Here is most of the wax melted and now sitting at the top.
I forgot to take a picture of it hardened because I was so excited to dump it out. Just imagine the wax at the top, hardened again—easy to remove! If you get anxious and decide to dump it out when still liquid wax, DO NOT dump it down your sink… cleaning up dried wax all over the drain and disposal sounds like an awful way to spend an afternoon.
Wash the jar with soap and water!
and I love the top of this candle! Bath and Body works has the best candles! Another part I like is the scent is still there every time I open the jar.
I just stocked up on some fun holiday scents the other day. $5 mason jar candles! WHAAAA?!?!
One of the most popular posts on the blog is one of my very first recipes… the original Paleo Taco/Burritos post, and the most common question I get asked about it is… if the “tortilla” on that post is foldable? It was definitely more tostada like then burrito like. This recipe is the answer to all of those questions… a foldable, yummy “tortilla.” It is much easier to make then the other recipe, and is a lot quicker as well.
- 3 Eggs, Whisked
- 1/2 C. Almond Milk
- 2 T. Coconut Flour
- Pinch of Sea Salt
- Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl, starting with the eggs. It is on the runnier side.
2. Grease a pan and with medium heat, pour mix to make 5-6 inch sized “tortillas.” It takes about a one minute per side.
3. Place your toppings in and EAT!
Happy Monday! I hope you all enjoyed the weekend. It was sunny, yet chilly here in Littleton, but I am just glad the snow they predicted did not make an appearance! Is it snowing where you are?!
This was not as orangey as I thought it would be, it was a very subtle orange taste. Next time I am going to add more orange juice and zest!
- 2-3 Chicken Breasts, chopped
- Sea Salt and pepper
- 4 T. Bacon Fat
- 1 C. Water
- 1/2 C. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
- Zest of a Large Orange
- 3 T. Coconut Aminos
- 1/4 C. Honey
- 1/2 t. Ginger
- 2 T. Arrowroot Powder
- Chop your chicken, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Set aside.
- In a medium sauce pan, allow the bacon fat to get hot, and then cook chicken until browned. Once browned, remove excess oil/fat from pan. Note: I did not allow mine to brown, but I wish I would have.
- While chicken is cooking, mix together all sauce ingredients and place in a pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Let this mixture thicken and then remove from heat. Mine took about 10 minutes to start thickening up.
- Pour half this sauce mixture over the cooked chicken and save the extra for any sides you make. I made cauliflower fried rice to go with mine.
Anyone else have blogs they follow that come up with such creative titles…. yea, that’s not me. Every title I write, I think about those people. HA, to my defense, recipe posts are harder to get creative with. Also, I am counting down the days until GRADUATION, and the end of this semester. I cannot wait to get a break and start making some money again. As awesome as internships are, the experience and learning does not buy you gas for your car… I am so thankful that I will be done with this part of my life and start the next chapter, whatever that will be. On the other hand, these full weeks, with one day off (if I am lucky), have made me realize I am LAZIER than I thought…school, work, and internship is kicking my butt. Lazy might not be the right word, but right now it fits. Or fear… fear about the future. Anyone else?!
anyway, back to food. This sandwich was super easy to make, especially if you have the chicken cooked in advance. Easy is all I can seem to handle right now. :)
Waffles- Makes 4-6 waffles depending on size (so 2-3 total sandwiches)
- 2 C. Almond Flour
- 1/2 t. Baking Soda
- 1/4 t. Garlic Powder
- salt and pepper
- 3 Eggs, whisked
- 1/2 C. Almond Milk
- 3 or more pieces of bacon
- 2-3 Chicken Breasts
- Chicken Broth
- Half an onion, chopped
- Seasoning– I used garlic and onion powder
- Salt and Pepper
- 1-2 Avocado
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 T. Maple Syrup
- Cook your bacon for the waffles and set aside.
- Mix all the ingredients for the waffles in a small bowl, starting with the whisked eggs and adding everything else in after.
- Heat up your waffle maker, and make your waffles. Set aside.
- Cook chicken on the stove with your broth and onions. Cook through and then shred chicken.
- While the chicken is cooking, make your spread in a small bowl. Add all ingredients and mix well.
- Prepare the sandwich! EAT
See those yummy chunks of bacon in there.. they were my favorite part of the sandwich.
For some reason this just screams a weekend lunch to me, one in the summer… on a beach! Now, I am just day dreaming…
I had one of those moments today where I was looking at pictures from our vacation in Grand Cayman back in May, and felt a HUGE urge to start planning another trip to somewhere tropical and breezy with warm, clear water and fishies. You guys ever have that memory slap to the face while looking at pictures? It is one of my favorite things about keeping pictures. I love them in the moment, but they are even more fun to look at months or even years later.
Wow, how was that for random thoughts…
Another Paleo dessert! These cupcakes were very easy to make, and they have a very subtle taste, which is nice because they are not too sweet. Next time I make these, I will add a little cinnamon too, maybe sprinkle some on top.
- 5 Eggs,
- 1/2 C. Applesauce
- 1/2 C. Honey
- 1/3 C. Coconut Oil
- 1-1/4 C. Almond Flour
- 1/2 C. Coconut Flour
- 1/2 t. Sea Salt
- 1 t. Arrowroot powder
- 1 Apple, Chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
- Combine eggs, applesauce, honey, and oil in a medium sized bowl. Blend for about 30 seconds
- Add the almond flour, coconut flour, salt, arrowroot powder. Mix well and add into wet ingredients. Once blended, add the chopped apple.
- Fill cupcake liners, and bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Top with apple slice
This was delicious! A super easy dinner that will only take 30 minutes to make…perfect for those busy lives of ours!
- Spaghetti Squash
- Ground Turkey
- A few slices of bacon, chopped
- 1-2 C. Spinach
- 1 C. Broccoli, chopped
- 2-3 T. Coconut Aminos
- 1 T. Coconut Aminos
- 1 t. White Vinegar
- 2 T. Almond Butter
- Juice of 1 lime
- Feel free to add hot sauce here if you are not a baby like me :)
- Start with cooking the squash. Set oven to 400 degrees and place a halved spaghetti squash on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Once done, remove and let cool. Then using a fork, shred the squash. Set aside
- Cook Bacon in a pan, and then add ground turkey.
- I added a little coconut aminos through out.
- Once the meat has cooked, I added the broccoli, cover pan and steam.
- Add spinach, and again cover.
- Place spaghetti squash in and mix it all together!
Instead of making individual posts, I decided to combine most of the orders from October into one big cake pop post! Feel free to comment or ask any questions!
My good friend Amanda (hi!), was accepted into nursing school in California and it is so exciting! She has a great family and they wanted to surprise her with some nursing themed cake pops! They made it in the mail fine, which was great, and I know she has happy to receive her families package! I am glad I was able to make them for her!
This was an order for a 30th birthday, and I did simple beer mugs.
And probably my favorite for the past month! Red wings cake pops! Bobby’s favorite team, and these were my contribution for a free ticket to the game! And they won! And it was a great night!
A pink, black, white, and zebra themed order!! So fun and bright!
And a few monkeys in the mix!
Here is one of the few Halloween themed orders! I love when I can display them cute!
October was a busy cake pop month!! I appreciate all my customers! Thank you guys for ordering! :)
Order some down below!