Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Eye Cream

I talked about the benefits of essential oils for your skin care and gave you an anti aging solution recipe in a previous post. If you are using this solution you may skip this eye cream since all you need for your face care is included in the solution. However, if you are continuing to use your daily moisturizers and night creams, and are interested in trying something new and natural, you may want to add this simple eye cream to your routine.


1 oz Coconut oil
3 vitamin E capsules


Coconut oil will melt at 76 degrees. If you can, have a portion of your coconut oil melt and measure one ounce and pour it in a small clean glass jar. Pierce 3 vitamin E capsules with a needle and empty them onto the same jar. Close the jar tightly and shake it to give it a good mix. Since I keep the temperature of my house at 76-77 degrees, my solution will stay liquid. To get it to harden, I just keep the jar in the refrigerator and use it in the morning after I take my shower.

If you would like to read about the benefits of vitamin E and Coconut oil, please visit Ramblings of a Happy Home Maker. She gives great detailed information.

Thank you for reading.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Cauliflower au Gratin

Great for winter


One head of cauliflower
3/4 C Heavy Cream
2 T Butter
2 C Shredded Swiss Cheese divided
Salt and Pepper


Cut Cauliflower into chunks and wash under cold water. Pour cauliflower into a microwave steam dish (I use my pampered chef large steamer) add a small amount of water, cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, Melt 2 tablespoons of butter into a saucepan on low,

Add heavy cream and stir. as the cream warms up, add 1 to 1.5 cups of shredded Swiss cheese. Keep stirring until the cheese is completely melted. Salt and pepper to taste.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and set aside.

Turn Broiler on, drain cauliflower and pour into a casserole dish.

With a knife, chop up the cauliflower into small chunks.

Pour sauce mixture over cauliflower, stir a little.

Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Broil on high or low until top is golden.

Note: You can use more or less heavy cream, skip the butter, more or less cheese etc.... I usually eye ball everything so the measurements above aren't quite accurate. Sometimes, I have a large head of cauliflower that requires more ingredients, sometimes I only use half the cauliflower head if I am making this for only 2 people etc....

Play with this recipe and let me know what you think.