I have had the opportunity to work with Anjou http://www.anjou.com and I absolutely love their essential oils! They were so kind to send me their Sweet Orange essential oil. It smells heavenly! There are so many uses for essential oils. I wanted to share just a few that I have had recently. Please visit their website I listed above to read more about them and their oils.
I first tried this by adding it to my coconut oil that I use as my hand and body moisturizer. I added 1 drop to an amount of oil enough for my hands and arms. I love the aroma of the sweet orange and oh how refreshing it was to smell this throughout the day.
I added several drops to my afternoon bath. As my daughter was taking her nap I enjoyed the most relaxing bath ever! It was a bit cloudy outside and it really felt like a fall/winterish day. Nothing better than a warm bath infused with Sweet Orange essential oils from Anjou! Seriously, you all must try this and give as a gift for the holidays. It really made me feel happy, relaxed and refreshed all at the same time. I do have some back tightness issues and this particular oil did seem to help with the stiffness more so than when I only have a warm water bath.
Freshening the Kitchen
I added several drops of this oil to a warm bowl of water to wipe my counters and cabinets off in my kitchen. After all the cooking I did this weekend, it really needed some freshness! The sweet orange oil was the best! It not only made it smell wonderful and clean, but it also gives you that fall/festive frangrance as well. You can use more drops for a stronger smell considering this is going on a hard surface and not your body.
So friends, I am sharing a recipe that is very special to me. This is my mom and grandmother's basic cornbread recipe. I don't think it's ever been written down or typed before. This is recipe was given to me over the phone as I made it years ago by my mom. Her mom showed her how to make it. In my family we never did stuffing (stuffing in a Thanksgiving Turkey.) We just always had "dressing" on the side. This is something my family and extended family and friends always request that I make around the holidays. My mother passed away in 2011 and my grandmother is no longer in good health to cook, so it's all on me. I am passing this to each of you. I hope you enjoy it and I hope your loved ones enjoy it! Please share it to all you think would love and appreciate it.
I want to note, that I ALWAYS use a very basic cornbread recipe for my dressing. I took a picture of the recipe I use from the back of my FAVORITE ground cornmeal, however I do elimintate the Tablespoon of sugar and I only use a cast iron skillet. (Put 2 tablespoons of oil in the skillet and place into a 425 degree oven until preheated then remove and pour it into your batter, stirring quickly. Then immediately pour batter into your skillet. It will give you that yummy sizzle sound. Place in oven until it is golden brown.) Keep in mind you do want your cornbread to rise a good bit because that will give your more cornbread. If your cornbread is too flat you may need to use 2 skillets of cornbread for this recipe. I usually add about 1/2 teaspoon more of baking powder to this recipe to ensure it rises the way I like.
This is my greatly requested fruit salad recipe. This is actually one of the few recipes from my mother. She made this my whole life, but only on Thanksgiving. I always loved it, however I never made it very often for my family....but when I do, it disappears without notice. I had a women's meeting recently and it was a huge hit! Everyone asked for the recipe, so here it is!
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