The last time I tried to make homemade mayonnaise, I made the mistake of using only extra virgin olive oil. It did not work! This time I tried another recipe I found online called Basic Mayonnaise. It worked perfectly! The mason jar tag chain I used to label my Mayo can be found at Etsy.



2 Eggs

2 tsp Lemon Juice

1/2-1 tsp Fresh Pressed Garlic

3/4 c. Oil (I used grape seed)

1/4 c. Olive Oil

1/2 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Black Pepper

2 tsp Mustard

Mix in Ninja until thick for about 1 minute.  Very good in chicken salad. Look how thick and creamy it is!




Eggshell Plants

Making your own eggshell plants can be a fun Easter craft or candy alternative for an Easter basket gift. You can plant flowers, herbs, or veggies. Assemble them with the kids as a fun project or put them in your kids’ Easter baskets. They can use the plants for their own garden this summer. They will have fun eating out of their own garden, or if they choose to they could even sell the produce they grow.

Eggshell Plants


You will need:

  • Seeds
  • Containers
  • Potting soil
  • Eggshells
  • Nail

Instructions: Find a container.


Or Eggshell.


Add potting soil to container or Eggshell.


When using the eggshell be sure to poke a small hole in the bottom of the shell.


This allows water to drain.


Add seeds.


Water and wait for plant to grow.


Transplant outside after threat of frost is gone.


French Toast Fiasco!

Have you ever come across a recipe that looks so good and easy on Pinterest and pinned it to try out later? Well I have company coming to stay with us, and I am looking for some shortcut, inexpensive meals. I went to my Pinterest board to see what I had pinned. I came across crock pot french toast. Seemed like a good fit. So I tried it out and here is what I got…

Crock Pot French Toast

6 pieces of Bread

1 1/2 cups Milk

3 Eggs

Dash of Cinnamon


Since I was trying a new recipe and we don’t typically eat french toast, I just did a small batch in a 3-quart crock pot.


I added olive oil to the bottom and sides of the pot.


In a bowl I added milk, eggs, and cinnamon and then mixed.


Added bread to the crock pot.


Poured ingredients from bowl onto the bread.


Turned cock pot on low overnight for 6-8 hours. I checked at 7 hours.


In the morning this is what I saw.


When I dug into it, this is what I get…yuck! Way too mushy. So glad I tested this out before the company came!

Another Pinterest recipe that is not what it is cracked up to be. It is possible I just happened to pick a bad version of the recipe, but I think I will stay away from crock pot french toast and make mine on the stove from now on. 😉

You’re welcome for being the guinea pig. Hope you enjoyed my lesson learned.