Homemade Frosting

Homemade Frosting
No cake is complete without the icing. Fortunately, you can create homemade frosting very easily. These recipes are so simple that even a novice cook will have no trouble whipping them up. Chocolate and Candy Frosting Ingredients Required to Make Chocolate and Candy Frosting dark chocolate (2 bars) a cup of chocolate candies butter (4 tbsp) half a cup of milk Instructions to Make Chocolate and Candy Frosting Put 2 dark chocolate bars in a saucepan. Add in, 4 tablespoons of butter and half a cup of milk. Reduce the heat to medium high and mix until the butter melts and becomes soft. Allow the mixture to boil and then, from the heat. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Put it inside the refrigerator for a few hours. Take the bowl out and add some more milk. Stir and add to the cake. Vanilla / Chocolate Flavored Frosting Ingredients Required to Make Vanilla / Chocolate Flavored Frosting sifted sugar (powdered, 2 cups) vanilla (half a tsp) milk (3 tbsp) Instructions to Make Vanilla...

Homemade Biscuits

Homemade Biscuits
There’s no need to settle for those tasteless cookies you get in stores. With a little patience and lots of enthusiasm, whipping out your very own homemade biscuits will be easy and fun. Milk Cookies Ingredients Sifted flour (2 cups) A cup of milk Butter (4 tbsp) Baking powder (3 tsp) Salt (half a teaspoon) Instructions put the flour in a bowl. Sift it and add salt with baking powder. Sift it. Add some butter. Use your hands to mix the butter with the flour. Pour the milk slowly while stirring the mix. Keep mixing until it resembles dough. Add some flour on the cooking area. Put the dough there and shape in a rough ball. Cut these shapes with a cookie cutter. Before baking the homemade biscuits, put the dough on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. You can add some jam on the cookie when it’s baked. Cheese Biscuits Ingredients Rosemary (1 tsp) Fresh parsley (half a tsp) Baking powder (3 tsp) Flour (2 cups) Thyme (1 tsp) Milk (1 cup) Cheddar cheese (1 cup) Butter...

Homemade Mosquito Repellent

Homemade Mosquito Repellent
There are lots of homemade mosquito repellents you can try. Here are some recipes that you can make to keep the mosquitoes at bay. The Basic Ingredients Plate Water Dishwashing soap Instructions Put some water on a plate. Squeeze a couple of drops of dishwashing soap. Use a lemon flavor whenever possible. Just keep this near you. It will repel or kill mosquitoes that come by. This can be used in homes or when you go camping. Using Catnip and Alcohol For this repellent, you should combine catnip oil with grain alcohol. Put this mixture in a spraying bottle. Just spray a little amount in the air to keep the insects away. Other Homemade Mosquito Repellents There are several other recipes you can make. Mix equal amounts of Listerine with water (hot or cool). Put them in a spray bottle and shake. Apply some of it on your arms and legs. Mosquitoes won’t come near you because of the smell. A variation of this is the following. Get some Listerine, cayenne pepper and vanilla. Mix them and place...

Homemade Tomato Soup Recipe

Homemade Tomato Soup Recipe
Tomato soup is an appetizer that uses tomatoes and cold or hot water as main ingredients. To enjoy the taste of this soup, you can add vegetables, seasonings and meat in the appetizer. If you are interested in serving this nutritious, tasty and savory starter to your family, relatives and friends, it is important to have ideas and know some of the best homemade tomato soup recipes. Homemade Tomato Soup The ingredients for this simple and easy-to-prepare recipe are six medium size fresh tomatoes, two tablespoons butter, two tablespoons vegetable oil, two thinly sliced medium size onions and a small can or pack of tomato paste. In addition to these ingredients, you need two teaspoons basil, a teaspoon of thyme, three cups chicken stock, a teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon pepper and ½ teaspoon sugar. Slice the tomatoes into quarters. Place in a clean bowl and set aside. Heat oil and melt the butter in a saucepan. Saute onions for two minutes or until the color turns brown. Add the thyme, basil,...

Homemade Sparrow Trap

Homemade Sparrow Trap
The first step to making a homemade sparrow trap is to assemble the necessary materials. A working knowledge of carpentry is needed for this task. Required Tools and Materials 1 sheet of plywood (1/2 inch thick) Jug Hinges (2 pieces, 1 ½”) Long treated bugle decking screws Finished nails Small washers Wing nut Sheet metal screws (6” x ½”) Wire screen (2 sq ft) Aluminum (10 in sq) Flexible wire PVC (4” diameter) Film canister (35 mm) Roofing nails Hammer Drill Needle nose pliers Screwdrivers Hole saw Metal file Wire cutting pliers Jigsaw Tin snips Instructions Get the plywood and cut it with a saw. The dimensions for this homemade sparrow trap frame should be 18” x 10” x 5”. You can also put in a foot board if you want to place it on a table. The jug needs to fit in the 5” width frame. If necessary cut it. You can use a plastic jug so it’s easier to cut to the right size. Get some light wood. Make it 12” long by 1 and ¼ in wide and 3/8” thick. Use white pine; do...
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