Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Have you ever wanted to make your own sundae syrup?

Or perhaps a syrup to mix into milk? Try this recipe!

It tastes delicious. No preservatives or chemical additives.

HOWEVER, it does contain sugar. Sadness.

We use it as an occasional treat around here.

Princess made a batch to drizzle over the Creamy Hot Chocolate Mix she recently mixed together.

You know… it would taste great drizzled over Liquid Christmas too.

Homemade Chocolate Syrup ~ BackToFamily.net


Mix in a 2 quart or larger saucepot:

  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 1 cup hot water
  • dash salt

Bring to a boil and stir constantly. Cook for 3-5 minutes while stirring.

Remove from heat. Add:

  • 2-3 teaspoons vanilla

Pour into a container and cool. Cover. Refrigerate.

So easy. So good!



Simple Laundry Booster

Filth. Dirt. Sweat.


I love my hardworking husband.

But that man knows how to get dirty!

My homemade laundry soap  just wasn’t doing the job.

I tried soaking his work clothes first in homemade Oxy Clean. That worked well!

But…most days I don’t have the time to mix up a batch and let it soak.

What I did today worked even better!

Here’s how I washed his work clothes today.

To the washing machine I added:

  • 1 cup homemade laundry detergent
  • 1 cup Borax
  • 1 cup Washing Soda
  • 1 cup Hydrogen Peroxide

In the center fabric dispenser, I added as usual:

  • White Vinegar

I was going to stop the machine and let his work jeans soak a bit.

But then, I got sidetracked…surprise, surprise.

I was impressed how clean the jeans and whites/lights came out!


Linking up with these awesome blogs:


Clearwater Farm Journal

Homemade Castille Laundry Soap

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Homemade Castille Laundry Soap


My favorite homemade laundry soap!

I have been making my own laundry soap for about a year now, using Fels Naptha bar soap most recipes call for.

I don’t know about you, but strong fragrances take my breath away.

Fels Naptha is strongly scented. It is also colored.

The label is not very detailed as far as ingredients are concerned.

Now, it cleans very well. I love it as far as that’s concerned.

However, my whole purpose in taking the time to make my own is for a natural product.

So, I have decided to use Castile Soap.

I combine Kirk’s Castille made with coconut oil with Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap with Lavender.

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