Friday, December 2, 2016

postheadericon Salt And Oil: Medicinal Mixture: NO Pain For Several Years

Salt And Oil: Medicinal Mixture … After Its Application, You Will Not Feel Pain For Several Years
Monday, November 7, 2016

postheadericon Mini Mason Jar Apple Pies

I have a confession.... I do not like APPLE PIE.... I know, I know.... I'm unAmerican....  I've heard it all!
Regardless, I've found these fabulous, mini apple pies in mason jars that I'd love to make! They're so adorable and I think they'd look great at each table setting for the holidays, as well as, fantastic decor or favors for fall and winter wedding receptions!
I found this fabulous idea at Pure Wow!


MAKES 6 MINI PIES
START TO FINISH: 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 Honeycrisp apples, peeled and chopped (or other baking apple, such as Granny Smith or McIntosh)
½ cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 packages store-bought pie dough (4 circles total)
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1½ teaspoons turbinado sugar

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Have ready six ¼ pint (½ cup) mason jars on a baking sheet.
2. In a large sauté pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the apples and sauté until nearly tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
3. Add the sugar, flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and vanilla extract, and sauté for 2 minutes more. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough until it is flat and slightly thinner than it originally was. Cut the dough into six 3-inch circles and six 2-inch circles.
5. Press a 3-inch circle into a mason jar, pressing it firmly to the base and sides and taking care not to poke holes in the dough. Trim any excess from the top edge with a paring knife. Repeat with the remaining 3-inch circles and jars.
6. Scoop the cooled filling into the pastry-lined jars, mounding it about ½ inch over the top rim.
7. Place the 2-inch rounds over the filling and tuck the edges under so they meet the edge of the jar. Crimp the edges with your fingers or a fork. Chill the pies for 10 minutes.
8. While the pies chill, whisk the egg and water together to combine. Brush the egg wash over each pie top, and then sprinkle the top of each with ½ teaspoon turbinado sugar. Cut small vents into the top of each pie with a paring knife.
9. Bake until the pies are golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

postheadericon New Beginnings... AGAIN

It's funny how sometimes we let life get away from us... Time passes... We get preoccupied... Sometimes with good and other times with the not so good...
I find myself today, after goods and bads, remembering when, how and why it all started... This thing we call 'blogging'. That lost time of my life when I left life as I knew it behind and entered into my lost world... The world of being disabled... I didn't know what to do with myself. It felt as if time had suddenly stopped for me and I didn't know what to or where to turn....
I found blogging!
I always loved my blogs. My personal journey I shared with strangers. I especially enjoyed review blogging and running giveaways. Fun for me and my followers! That's where I find myself now... After spreading my wings and learning and exploring a new way of reviewing through Amazon...
Now, I will merge it all and it is my hope that I can share it all as before, benefitting us all in some way....
Here at Girls With Goodies, we set our site up for pure pleasure... FOODS, ACTIVITIES, BEAUTY.... all the goodies that give us comfort, joy, happiness, excitement.... Pleasures of life!
Of course, I'll do my best to entertain you, broaden your horizons and give you chances to win some GOODIES!
Please join me... and WELCOME to GIRLS WITH GOODIES!
Saturday, December 27, 2014

postheadericon FREE Disney Frozen Soundtrack

FREE Disney Frozen Soundtrack



This is real! I just dowloaded the soundtrack....32 songs! Grab yours, too!
Sunday, March 2, 2014

postheadericon Unique Gardening Idea

postheadericon 80 Uses for Coconut Oil



Personal Hygiene/Body

1. Moisturizer – simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body, including neck and face.
2. Eye cream – apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags, and wrinkles. Use on the lids in the evening.
3. Preshave – coconut oil will prep skin for the pending damage caused by shaving.
4. Aftershave – coconut oil will help heal your skin after shaving without clogging pores.
5. Deodorant – coconut oil alone can be used as a deodorant, but even more effective in combination with cornstarch/arrowroot powder and baking soda!
6. Hair Conditioner/Deep Treatment – use as a leave in hair conditioner by applying a teaspoon of coconut oil to your ends and then running your fingers through your hair to distribute the rest! For a deeper treatment, rub in a tablespoon of coconut oil onto your dry scalp and gently work through to the ends. Put a shower cap on to prevent transfer onto bed linens and leave on overnight.
7. Hair Gel/Defrizzer – rub a little between your palms and either scrunch into hair (for curly hair) or finger comb in through from scalp to ends (for wavy/straight hair).
8. Toothpaste – there are numerous recipes out there but I just mix coconut oil and baking soda and dab a little of the mix on my toothbrush.
9. Make up remover – use a cotton swab and a dab of coconut oil and you would be amazed at how well it works!
10. Chapstick – just rub a little into lips and it not only acts as a softening agent but it also has an SPF of about 4 so you get a little protection!
11. Massage Oil – pretty simple; grab some and rub!
12. Lubricant – it is an all natural, perfectly safe personal lubricant. Not compatible with latex!
13. Sunscreen – see my post on natural sunscreen for more detailed information.
14. Stretch Mark Cream – coconut oil is great at nourishing damaged skin. It may not be the magic stretch mark cure but it will help.
15. Nipple Cream – works great to nourish cracked, sore, or dry nipples. Apply to a cotton ball and leave on your nipples between feedings.
16. Diaper salve – very comforting on a rashy bum with no harsh chemicals. Also safe for cloth diapers.
17. Cradle cap – having issues with dry skin on your baby’s scalp? Coconut oil will not only nourish your baby’s skin, it also helps eliminate cradle cap. Just rub a teaspoon onto scalp daily.
18. Body scrub – mix coconut oil and sugar together and rub all over! Rinse off and your skin will be super soft! You can add in essential oils if you would like a specific smell.
19. Healing – when applied on scrapes and cuts, coconut oil forms a thin, chemical layer which protects the wound from outside dust, bacteria and virus. Coconut oil speeds up the healing process of bruises by repairing damaged tissues. Plus, it smells a heck-of-a-lot better than anything from the pharmacy.
20. Bug Bites – when applied directly to a bug bite, coconut oil can stop the itching and burning sensation as well as hasten the healing process.
21. Skin problems – coconut oil relieves skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.
22. Swimmers Ear – mix garlic oil and coconut oil and put a few drops in affected ear for about 10 minutes. Do this 2-3 times a day and it usually works within one or two days.

General Health and Wellness
 
23. Stress Relief – relieve mental fatigue by applying coconut oil to the head in a circular, massaging motion. The natural aroma of coconuts is extremely soothing thus helping to lower your stress level.
24. Digestion – the saturated fats in coconut oil have anti-bacterial properties that help control, parasites, and fungi that cause indigestion and other digestion related problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. The fat in coconut oil also aids in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, making you healthier all around.
25. Fitness – coconut oil has been proven to stimulate your metabolism, improve thyroid function, and escalate energy levels, all of which help decrease your unwanted fat, while increasing muscle.
26. Nose bleeds – coconut oil can prevent nose bleeding that is caused by sensitivity to weather such as extreme hotness and extreme coldness. This condition happens when the nasal passages become dry because of cold or dry air resulting to burns and cracks in the mucus membranes so bleeding happens. To prevent this just put coconut oil in you nostrils. Coat your finger with coconut oil and then lie down and coat your finger inside your nose. Doing this will strengthen and protect the capillaries in the nasal passages. A Vitamin C supplement will also help prevent nose bleeding.
27. For breastfeeding moms, consuming 3 ½ tablespoons of coconut oil daily will enrich your milk supply.
28. Helps with weight loss & controlling cravings.
29. Helps keep blood sugar levels stable and/or helps with cravings in those with diabetes.

Health Problems:
   coconut oil is known for aiding, relieving, or even curing when taken internally

30. Eczema – in addition to taking it internally, many have success applying it externally, some don’t
31. Skin problems
32. Toenail fungus
33. Hot flashes
34. Bleeding hemorrhoids (can also be applied externally twice a day)
35. HIV
36. Head lice
37. Improvements in menstruation regarding pain/cramps and heavy blood flow
38. Migraines (with regular use)
39. Mononucleosis
40. Parasites
41. Thrush
42. Relieve gallbladder pain
43. Has helped some people improve symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland, results have shown subsequent thyroid blood tests becoming normal
44. Energy boost
45. Flaky, dry skin
46. May relieve acid reflux and indigestion when taken with each meal
47. Adrenal fatigue
48. Alzheimers
49. H. pylori
50. Candida albicans
51. Asthma, even in children
52. Autism
53. Cholesterol – improves HDL (‘good’ cholesterol) to HDL (‘bad’ cholesterol) ratio in people with high cholesterol
54. Chronic fatigue
55. Circulation/feeling cold all the time
56. Stronger immune system
57. Mental Clarity
58. Depression
59. Helps with inflammation in Crohns

Health Problems: coconut oil is known for aiding, relieving, or even curing when applied topically

60. Athletes foot
61. Back pain/sore muscles
62. Canker sores
63. Acne
64. Cellulite
65. Herpes (applied topically and taken internally)
66. Genital warts (through topical application over 6 weeks, and coconut oil enemas twice a day depending on the location of the warts)
67. Circumcision healing – although I am personally against circumcision, I have read that coconut oil is a really great healer for this.

Cooking
 
68. Use 1 cup to 1 cup ratio when replacing other oils/butter in recipes with coconut oil.
69. Replacement for butter/lard/Crisco/PAM in it’s solid form – greasing pans, pie crusts, etc.
70. Replacement for various oils in liquid form – baking, cooking, sautéing, etc.
71. Nutritional supplement – melt and add to smoothies.

Other Uses
 
72. Insect repellent – mix coconut oil with peppermint oil extract and rub it all over exposed skin. Keeps insects off better than anything with Deet! Tons safer too.
73. Great for dogs and cats for general wellness. Just add a teaspoon to their water bowl daily.
74. Goo Gone – just mix equal parts coconut oil and baking soda into a paste. Apply to the “sticky” area and let it set for a minute. Then scrub off with an old toothbrush or the scrubby side of a sponge.
75. Chewing Gum in Hair Remover – just rub some coconut oil over the stuck chewing gum, leave in for about 30 minutes, then roll the gum between your fingertip. Voila! It’s out!
76. Polish Furniture – coconut oil with a little bit of lemon juice to polish wood furniture. However, I recommend you test it first on a very small, unobtrusive part of your furniture to make sure it works the way you’d like.
77. Polishing Bronze – all you have to do is rub a little oil into a cotton towel and then wipe down the statue. It cleans and helps deepen the color of your bronze.
78. Seasoning animal hide drums
79. Seasoning cookware
80. Moisturizing and cleaning leather products
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

postheadericon Herbal Information and Home Remedies

I just want to share with you a favorite website that I go to for information on Herbal Remedies and other Herbal information.

You can find them on Facebook:  Herbs, Health and Happiness

Or on their blog:  Herb Info

I have begun using many of these home remedies and make a lot of my own products. I hope to share many of those 'Recipes', as well as, other websites with you.

Until then, Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate those of you that have continued reading and following 'Girls With Goodies' and I plan to give you many reasons to continue.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

postheadericon Home Remedies for Earaches

Top 10 Home Remedies For Earaches
 


Full credit for this post goes to the blog HERBS INFO!

Earaches can be caused by a number of different things. Foreign matter or water stuck within the ear canal can be a cause for infection, and subsequently, the discomforts which are associated with earaches. Earaches may also be caused by colds, fever, or even by lymphatic infections. Generally more common in children than in adults, earaches can sometimes be managed at home using all-natural remedies, the majority of which can be found in your pantry or cupboard. Here are ten great all-natural home remedies that can be found in your home kitchen, cupboard, or pantry:
1. Hot compresses – one of the most readily accessible remedies for earaches are hot compresses, which can be done simply by dipping a tea towel in hot water and carefully wringing out the excess. This can then be placed next to the affected area, usually upon the side of the face, just behind the lower jaw. Alternately, you can opt to use a hot water bottle for less hassle.
2. Herbal Poultices – for a more potent and near-instantaneous relief of earaches, you can opt to switch the hot compress with a hot herbal poultice made from a combination of crushed ginger root, bruised nettle leaves, crushed cinnamon bark, and bruised plantain leaves. These can be encased in cheesecloth, steamed, and subsequently applied to the affected area as a hot compress. It’s analgesic action acts faster than regular hot compresses and helps to relieve pain more efficiently. Apply as often as necessary, until the pain subsides.
3. Warm oil – warming a good quality vegetable-based oil such as coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil until it’s warm to the touch and using a dropper to trickle small amounts of the substance into the ailing ear should readily cure an earache. It should be done preferably while you are lying down. If doing this for children, soothing conversation which coaxes them to keep still, and a firm hand to hold their heads in one place might help to hasten the process. ;) Some have suggested to increase the medicinal benefits of this remedy by adding a drop of peppermint essential oil, one drop of rosemary essential oil, and one drop of oil of cloves to the warmed oil mixture, as this is considered an excellent antimicrobial oil. If you do this, ensure that only negligible amounts of essential oils are mixed with the base oil, and that you use this remedy only sparingly. One to two applications, a day apart from each other, is usually reported enough to elicit the desired therapeutic effect.
4. Onions – the juice of an onion, extracted by squeezing a whole onion through a sieve or strainer and collecting the extruded substance, makes for an excellent cure for earaches. You can simply siphon the onion juice in minute amounts into the ailing ear, or otherwise trickle it slowly using a funnel. It provides quick and lasting relief for nagging earaches.
5. Garlicgarlic is an ancient herb reputed for its myriad healing capacities and its powerful antimicrobial properties. As such, the juice of garlic, can, like the juice of onions, be employed as a remedy for earaches by employing it in a similar manner as you would the onion juice. In fact, both the garlic and the onion juice may be employed in conjunction with one another to elicit a more potent effect.
6. Ginger Rootginger root is a great cure-all spice to always have in your kitchen cupboard. A natural antibacterial and analgesic, the juice extracted from ginger root can be employed as an instant pain-remedy for earaches. Alternatively, you can allow dried ginger root to macerate in oil, or otherwise heat raw ginger in oil and allow the mixture to cool to a tolerably warm temperature, and employ it as you would any oil-based remedy. Drinking a strong cup of ginger tea should also help with the pain management. When used in conjunction with the oil or juice remedy, it should help treat earaches in less than a day. You can even opt to combine the juice of ginger root, onions, and garlic for a more potent remedy which requires only a trifling dose to elicit near-instantaneous effects.
7. Licorice Root – a not-so-well-known earache remedy, licorice root can make for an excellent balm for earaches, especially recurring ones. To create an earache balm, warm some crushed licorice root in your choice of a base, whether it be shea butter, beeswax, cacao butter, or a mixture of any of the following, over a double boiler for ten to fifteen minutes; allow the infusion to cool and afterwards apply the mixture around the affected area and within the inner ear (but do not push into the ear canal), until sufficient relief is felt. Apply as often as needed until the pain disappears completely. You may increase the therapeutic properties of the balm by incorporating ground or sliced ginger into the mix for added anti-inflammatory and analgesic benefits.
8. Mullein – mullein is a traditional remedy for earaches employed since the Middle Ages, although its usage has somewhat dwindled with the advent of modernity. Because most of the mullein available in herbal stores and apothecaries nowadays are the dried variety, allowing it to macerate in an oil, which can then be kept for emergency purposes, should be kept on hand. If caught in a pinch, you can opt to heat dried mullein in your choice of base oil over a double boiler and allow it to cook sufficiently prior to application. You may also brew a very potent decocted reduction of mullein in apple cider vinegar, after which it can be applied directly to the affected area through the use of a funnel or a dropper. Mullein is a natural antimicrobial herb, which can help to prevent infections, thus avoiding complications.
9. Calendula – the oil of calendula or a maceration of calendula in apple cider vinegar (or any type of vinegar, the former being more preferred for its mild acidity) makes for a good earache remedy, especially if employed for mild earaches. Because calendula is a very mild (albeit highly powerful) herb, it is the prime choice for treating earaches in small children and in infants.
10. Ear Candles and Moxa – while this alternative remedy has mixed opinions when it comes to its efficiency, it must be noted that ear candles can also be employed as a remedy for earaches, and is often employed in Eastern alternative medicine shops, however, because its efficiency can be somewhat unreliable, its usage is left to your discretion. An alternative (and possibly more effective) means to treat earache is to employ moxibustion – a Traditional Japanese Herbal Medicinal practice that is similar to the practice of ear candles – wherein a practitioner burns a cylinder of sage placed into the ear’s orifice as one would incense, to elicit therapeutic benefits. Again, the employment of such remedies should be left to your discretion, as any of the given remedies above (with the exception of the tenth) should suffice for the alleviation of earaches.

As always, this is not medical advice and not substitution for consultation with a medical professional. With the exception of the use of base oils and the employment of poultices, caution should be used when using herbs or spices to treat earaches, as some individuals may be allergic to certain kinds of herbs or spices. It should also be noted that if an earache is serious or persists for more than three days, it is best to seek expert medical help to avoid the possibility of infections or complications. Likewise, when a ringing of the affected area is experienced, or if difficulties in hearing are observed, you should immediately seek professional help.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

postheadericon 31 Uses for Baking Soda


- All You Magazine

Find out why this powerhouse of a product is one of the most versatile and effective tools in your household arsenal

baking soda
Baking soda can do a lot more than just sit in the back of the fridge. Try these easy tips and put baking soda to work in every room of your house!
  1. Skip produce washes—just put some baking soda on a damp sponge, scrub and rinse.
  2. Soak hair brushes and combs in a mixture of 1 teaspoon baking soda and a small amount of warm water. Rinse and dry.
  3. Before you store your patio furniture for the season, scatter baking soda under chair cushions.
  4. Keep your grill clean all summer long by putting some baking soda on a damp brush, scrubbing the grate, then rinsing.
  5. Freshen rugs by sprinkling baking soda on carpet, wait at least 15 minutes (preferably let sit overnight), then vacuum up.
  6. Add 1 cup of baking soda to your next load of laundry (along with your regular liquid detergent) to get clothes cleaner and brighter.
  7. Remove baked-on residue by shaking a generous amount of baking soda on pots and pans. Then add hot water and dish detergent, let sit for 15 minutes and wash as usual.
  8. Deodorize a funky-smelling hamper. Sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of the hamper (or over dirty clothes) to keep items fresher until laundry day.
  9. To brighten a dull floor finish, dissolve ½ cup baking soda in a bucket of warm water. Mop and rinse for a shiny floor.
  10. Make your own bathroom scrub by mixing ¼ cup baking soda with 1 tablespoon liquid detergent. Add vinegar to give it a thick, creamy texture.
  11. To put out a grease fire, scatter baking soda over it by the handful to extinguish flames.
  12. Clean the dishwasher and coffeemaker by running an empty cycle with baking soda.
  13. Add ½ cup baking soda to your bath for an at-home spa treatment.
  14. To shine tarnished silver, combine three parts baking soda with one part water. Rub onto silver with a clean cloth or sponge. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
  15. Sprinkle baking soda in the kitty box, then add litter on top to keep smells to a minimum. Or make a DIY litter, mixing a small box of baking soda with 3 inches of sandy clay.
  16. Use baking soda to brush your pets’ teeth.
  17. For instant relief from bug bites, sunburn and poison ivy, mix baking soda with a little water and apply it directly to the sore.
  18. Pour in 1 cup baking soda followed by 1 cup hot vinegar to quickly unclog the kitchen drain.
  19. Fight dandruff by tabling the shampoo for a few weeks and massaging your wet scalp with a handful of baking soda instead.
  20. Gargle with baking soda, or use it as mouthwash.
  21. Soak toothbrushes in a mixture of ¼ cup baking soda and ¼ cup water; let brushes stand overnight for a thorough cleaning.
  22. Make a fluffier omelet by adding ½ teaspoon baking soda for every three eggs.
  23. Use a pinch in a gallon of freshly-brewed iced tea, to take out the bitterness and prevent cloudiness.
  24. Scatter baking soda on icy sidewalks―it’s not as corrosive as salt.
  25. Discourage weeds by sprinkling baking soda into the cracks on your driveway and walkways.
  26. Surround Fido’s food bowls with baking soda to keep pests away.
  27. Mix a little baking soda into your conditioner and lather on your hair to keep it healthy and resistant to split ends.
  28. Have heartburn? Create an antacid by mixing ½ teaspoon of baking soda with ½ cup of water.
  29. To clean a toilet, add ¼ cup baking soda to the bowl, swirl, then scrub.
  30. Exfoliate your skin with a paste of 3 parts baking soda to one part water. Apply gently with your fingertips in a circular motion, then rinse
  31. To deodorize a drain, pour about ½ cup baking soda down the drain, followed by ½ cup vinegar. After 15 minutes, pour in boiling water to clean residue. NOTE: Use this method only if your pipes are metal. And never mix with other cleaning solutions. Don't try this if you've recently used a commercial drain product.
Saturday, January 15, 2011

postheadericon Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake


An homage to the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, this cake is for the true peanut butter and chocolate lover.

Time: about 1 1/4 hours, plus time to make frosting.
Yield: Makes one 9-in. cake, serving 16

Ingredients

  • Cake
  • 2 1/4  cups  cake flour
  • 2 1/2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 1 1/4  cups  sugar
  • About 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2  cup  creamy peanut butter
  • 2  large eggs
  • 2  teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 2/3  cup  milk
  • Peanut butter filling
  • 3/4  cup  creamy peanut butter
  • 8  ounces  cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1  cup  powdered sugar
  • 1/4  cup  milk
  • Assembly
  • Fudge Frosting
  • 2  Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, quartered
  • 1/2  cup  dry-roasted peanuts

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl; set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat sugar, 1/2 cup butter, and peanut butter until creamy. Crack eggs into a small dish (do not beat) and add vanilla. Add eggs to the butter mixture 1 at a time, scraping down the inside of the bowl as needed. Beat in flour mixture and milk in alternating batches, starting and ending with the flour and making sure each addition is fully incorporated before adding the next.
2. Butter and flour 2 round 9-in. cake pans. Divide batter evenly between pans.
3. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.
4. Cool cakes 5 minutes. Invert onto a rack, remove pans, and let cool to room temperature, at least 40 minutes.
5. Make filling: In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, beat together peanut butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk until smooth and fluffy.
6. Assemble cake: Dollop 1 tbsp. peanut butter filling onto a cake stand (to hold cake in place). Place 1 cake layer on stand. Spread with remaining peanut butter filling. Top with second layer. Starting with the top, then working down the sides, frost cake with fudge frosting. Decorate the top edge with candy pieces and peanuts.

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