Homemade Gravy Recipe

Homemade Gravy Recipe
Gravy is a type of sauce that contains juices from vegetables and meat that come out while cooking. To enhance the taste of the sauce, you can add flavorings like ready-made cubes. The sauce is commonly served with mashed potato, rice, meatloaf and roasted meat. If you want to try this sauce with some of your favorite dishes, you can look at different homemade gravy recipes. Homemade Lightning Gravy The sauce contains 1 ½ tablespoons pork, chicken or beef soup base, a tablespoon of fresh parsley, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, two tablespoons flour, two tablespoons butter, ½ tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon onion powder and ¼ teaspoon garlic powder. In addition, it has 1 ½ cups water or cold broth and ¼ thinly sliced or minced onion. Combine the meat soup base, parsley, flour, butter, black pepper, olive oil, onion powder and garlic powder in a medium size pyrex bowl. Add the minced onion and broth. Mix well. Place the bowl inside a microwave. Set the microwave to medium heat. Cook...

Homemade Musical Instruments

Homemade Musical Instruments
Creating your very own homemade musical instrument does not require any special technical skills. As you will see, even the most mundane objects can be turned into musical devices. All it needs is interest and creativity. Homemade Drum Required Materials to Make a Homemade Drum The following are the tools and materials required to make a homemade drum: coffee can can opener goatskin metal radiator hose clamp paint 2 unsharpened pencils / chopsticks fabric, yarns Instructions to Make a Drum The first step to make your drum would be to slice and remove the lid of the coffee can. You can use the can opener if necessary. Next, immerse the goatskin in room temperature water. Keep it there until it gets a little flexible and elastic but do not make it thick. Put the skin over the can. Stretch it so the entire can is covered. Flatten the goatskin. When it is flat, add the metal clamp. If necessary, have your friend hold the skin down while you install the clamp. Before using this homemade...

Homemade Hair Dye

Homemade Hair Dye
Hair dye (also known as hair coloring) refers to a substance or chemical applied to change the natural color of the hair. There are various types of hair dye namely, temporary hair color, semi permanent, demi permanent, permanent and hair lighteners. The use of commercial hair coloring can have negative effects like allergy as well as hair breakage. To lessen the chances of experiencing these effects, it is best to use homemade hair dye. Discussed below are the procedures and some recipes that can be followed to make the hair coloring that you desire. Homemade Red Hair Coloring To make the dye, you need herbs that can be used to color the hair. For this project, you need ½ cup beet juice and ½ cup carrot juice. You also need an old bowl. Mix the juices in a bowl. Pour the mixture to the part of the hair that you want to color. Sit under the sun and let the hair absorbs the mixture for an hour. Rinse the dye. Homemade Blonde Hair Coloring The materials and ingredients that you will need...

Homemade Weed Killer

Homemade Weed Killer
You can save yourself a lot of money if you know how to make and use your very own homemade weed killers. Commercial weed killers though effective do carry an expensive price tag with them. These products not only cost you they also use chemicals that are not only harmful to weeds but may also harm human beings. Homemade weed killers do not only save you money they can also be readily made using the stuff you have at home. Needed Materials Liquid Dish Detergent Salt White Vinegar Note: The said materials can be found at home. You’ll also need an outdoor sprayer, be sure to use one that is all purpose. You will make about a gallon’s worth of a homemade weed killer using the materials we’ve outlined above. Mixing Your Homemade Weed Killer Your basic ingredient for this weed killer is your white vinegar. Grab a gallon of that and pour it all into your all purpose garden sprayer. If ever your garden sprayer isn’t big enough then you might just want to mix everything...

Homemade Laundry Soap

Homemade Laundry Soap
Also known as washing powder, laundry soap is a kind of detergent used for washing dirty clothes. Some of the substances, which consist the soap are anionic surfactants, ionic surfactants, phosphors and perfume. The soap is a very useful cleaning agent but there are people who agree that there are brands of washing powder that contain harmful substances. To avoid using products that have harmful substances, it is advantageous to learn the simple and basic steps in making homemade laundry soap. The Easy-to-Make Laundry Detergent The materials that you will need to make the detergent are a quart of boiling water, two cups of grated bar soap, two cups Borax and two cups of washing soda. The initial step is to melt the grated soap in the boiling water. Transfer the soap in a large container and add the Borax and washing soda. Stir until the other ingredients were fully dissolved. Pour two gallons of water in the container and stir. Homemade Special Laundry Detergent To make the product,...
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