Thursday, January 26, 2012

Homemade Graham Crackers

I had seen a few homemade graham cracker recipes circulating around lately.  I saw it and thought it was something I might like to try, but all the recipes I found seemed overly complicated, or used ingredients I didn't have on hand.  What's a girl to do but make her own creation?

These graham crackers had all the deliciousness you'd expect, but a delightful freshness that you aren't going to find with any boxed variety.  Here's what you need to make them at home:
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
For directions on how to make this graham-crackery goodness for yourself, head here.

Friday, January 20, 2012

DIY Fabric High Chair

We have a trip to San Diego coming up to celebrate one very special girl's first birthday!  I had been trying to think how we would handle the highchair (or lack thereof) situation while we travel, and then I remembered a fabric high chair tutorial I saw a while back on Homemade by Jill.  I followed these instructions and ended up with a very cute and highly functional fabric high chair!
All set and ready to travel!  It will fit so easily in our suitcase.  I was originally concerned that she wouldn't be secure enough in it, but she actually is very snug!  I won't be leaving her in it unattended, but it would take some work for her to fall out of it, so I'd call that a win.