Like this post and don’t want to miss more like it? Be sure to sign up for my newsletter at the end! When you need a little spice in your life, mix up this super easy homemade Creole seasoning blend! It’s wonderful on (and in) all the things — meats, salad dressings, sauces — anywhere you need a metabolism-revving kick of heat. Trim Healthy Mamas, you know how wonderful spicy… Continue Reading
What do you do when you’re in the middle of making your famous game-day chili and realize you are out chili powder? Make your own healthy, homemade chili powder in just a few minutes! Necessity is the mother of invention, right? So there you are on Taco Tuesday making tacos for the fam. You decide to try making my homemade Taco Seasoning Mix (great choice 😉 ) and realize you don’t have chili… Continue Reading
Save money and control what goes into your Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix with my easy recipe.
I should have shared this post on making homemade vanilla extract with you about three months ago, but since Oh Sweet Mercy was just in its infancy I did not. So, I can only hope that this post at least inspires you to make your own homemade vanilla extract anyway so you’re always prepared. Three months from now, you might find yourself trying to stick to your New Year’s resolution… Continue Reading
No matter what you might think about the French, you can’t argue with the fact that they know how to cook. Aioli is thought to have originated in Provence, France although I also came across a post at CliffordAWright.com that states that the first mention of anything resembling aioli dates back to Pliny the Elder (A.D. 23-79). No matter where aioli’s origins lie, it is absolutely heavenly…providing, of course, that you like garlic. And… Continue Reading
Ketchup. Catsup. Tomato. Tomahto. However you say it, Ketchup is probably the most well-loved condiment in most homes. For many kids, especially, it’s practically a food group. Unfortunately, most ketchups contain HFCS – high fructose corn syrup. This copiously-used ingredient has been shown to contribute to diabetes, high blood pressure and increased belly fat. Making your own ketchup means you control what goes into it, and ultimately, what goes into… Continue Reading