How to Make Board Butter


Easy to make board butter, a.k.a. spoon butter. You only need two ingredients and a little time to make this creamy, great smelling board butter to treat your wooden spoons, boards and bowls.

This recipe makes 11/2 cups
Cook and prep time:25 mins


* 2 ounces natural beeswax, pellets or bars.
* 1 cup cold-pressed neutral oil such as sunflower, coconut or flaxseed oil
* 2-quart saucepan
* 1 Pint canning jar such as a Ball jar or 3 -1/2 cup canning jars
* Slender wooden spoon


1. Place the beeswax in the Mason jar and pour in the oil.

2. Fill a 2 quart sauce pan about 1/3-1/2 way with water and place on the stove over medium heat.

3. Lower the jar into the water.

4. Bring to a simmer and then turn the heat to low.

5. Stir occasionally with a slender wooden spoon until the beeswax is completely melted. About 20 minutes.

6. Once the wax and oil are completely melted, remove the jar from the water bath and set the jar on a cloth to cool. Do not set the hot jar directly onto the counter.

7. Allow the jar to sit for a few minutes. If keeping the board butter in this jar allowed to cool and solidify.

8. If using three smaller containers, use an oven mitt to hold the jar and pour equal amounts into each jar. Allow the board butter to cool and solidify

9. Cover and store in a dark, cool place.

Best Combinations to use to stuff inside a chicken


A combination of Rosemary, Thyme, Onion, Garlic and Citrus⁠ make a wonderfully aromatic amalgamation to pop inside chicken for a bright, moist bird every time. Let your imagination run wild. The secret to a succulent chicken is to stuff the cavity with ingredients that will produce moisture such as fruit, veggies, herbs and other aromatics. Always try to add an onion for depth plus here are a few examples and combinations to consider:

* Any savory herb and or combinations such as thyme, rosemary, parsley, tarragon, cilantro
* Halved limes sprinkled with cumin and cilantro
* Halved oranges mixed with honey and thyme
* Carrots, turnips and celery with your favorite herbs
* Halved lemons, garlic and thyme

Make a healthy snack station


Help family members make better snacking decisions by creating a Healthy Snack Station. Our snack station, pictured above, is made using a layered fruit basket with canning jars filled with various healthy snacks. My family knows exactly where to go for a quick, healthy and delicious treat. I store items such as nuts, cocoa nibs, coconut flake and dried fruit in these resealable jars for quick access and that even little hands can easily grab.

Some items to munch on include.. but let your imagination run wild:
* Cocoa nibs
* Coconut Flake
* Pretzels
* Granola
* nuts
* Seeds such as pumpkin and sunflower
* Dried Fruit
* Hemp Seed and Protein Powder
* Chia Seed

Store Greens and Lettuce in glass containers for a beautiful display in the fridge or as a Fresh centerpiece.


Have fresh greens right up front to get creative with instead of letting them wither away in the crisper.⁠ Why not pretty-up your fridge with greens⁠ Display Kale, Swiss chard and other leafy greens in jelly jars on the side door or on a shelf of the refrigerator. I also like to create inexpensive, bright and cheerful centerpieces with greens in pretty vases for a beautiful and Inexpensive display for casual dinner parties or brunch.

Keep Mini Bottles of Wine on Hand


When are little bottles of wine better than bigger bottles of wine? No, this is not a trick question! Keep little bottles of Chardonnay, Cabernet and or Pinot wines on hand when you don’t want to open a regular-sized bottle. Use in sauces and soups and to deglaze the skillet to make rich pan sauces when plain broth just won’t due! Pictured here is my Easy-Peasy Pot Roast. Recipe found on this site

Quickly Dry Lettuce and Greens To Store


I am going to grill these pretty little gems with a bit of basic dressing (olive oil, lemon, crushed garlic and sea salt). In the meantime, here is a quick tip to help make dinner prep easier. Rinse Romaine lettuce leaves and then place on to a long sheet of paper towels and roll them up and store them in the fridge. They continue to dry and are ready to go when I am ready to use them. This saves time and valuable refrigerator space especially if planning dinner for quests.I recycle or reuse the paper towels afterwards.⁠