I doubled this recipe because I like to use a whole can of pumpkin verses 1/2.
1 Cup Butter
3/4 Cup Olive Oil
1 can Pumpkin Puree
1 3/4 Cup Organic Sugar
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Tsp. Pure Vanilla
4 Organic Eggs
6-7 Cups of flour (Add enough flour to have your dough soft and binding but not too much)
1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp. Cream of Tartar
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1 Whole Nutmeg grated
pinch of cloves
Mix first three ingredients in you mixer. Add powdered sugar slowly while mixer continues to work. Add vanilla and eggs. Put all your flour and remaining ingredients into a separate bowl. Mix well. Switch paddles on your mixture add slowly add flour mixture to your sugar mixture. Once combined your ready to make your cookies. Doesn’t the smell just make you smile? AHHH!
For the glaze (I made this amount smaller as I didn’t add a lot onto each cookie, and some cookies I left without the glaze. This part does add a TON more sugar…)
3 Cups Powdered Sugar
4 Tbsp Water
1/4 Tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp. nutmeg
1/4 Tsp. cloves
1/4 Tsp. All Spice
(The last 4 ingredients is the same as Pumpkin Pie Spice as I make my own)
Preheat oven 350 degrees
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper putting one scoop on tray.
Squish down with bottom of scooper or spoon to hold glaze
Bake for 8-10 Minutes
After you place your done cookies on the cooling rack, put your glaze onto the each cookie. It will harden once fully cooled. NOW enjoy with your cup of tea!!!!!
Enjoy and share!
God bless you today!
Love deeper, talk sweeter,
This dreamy recipe is so easy and you can even make it easier by already buying the blend already to go!
I personally choose to purchase each ingredient from my favorite place, Bulk Herb Store but you can purchase the ready to go 1/2 pound mixture. I tell you, you won’t go buy any other Chai type recipe. SO wonderful! So…here ya go and ENJOY! Really any time of year not just fall!
1 Cup. Organic Red Rooibos Tea (buy here)
1/2 Cup Organic Cinnamon Chips (buy here)
1/2 Cup. Organic Whole Cloves (buy here)
1/3 Cup. Organic Orange Peel (buy here)
1/4 Cup. Organic Ginger Root (buy here)
Mix each ingredient in a steel bowl. I put the mixture in a mason jar and keep in a cool dark place like your pantry. Label as well.
Once you have your blend made and you are ready to brew, place 1-3 tsp of the blend in your strainer, pour boiling water over your blend and steep for at least 10 minutes.
Cover your tea while it steeps. This holds the flavors. Add your honey (buy here) or sweetener and the topper…add your almond milk.
I tell you this is what makes this SO yummy! I also add a little nutmeg to add a little touch. In the picture is a Calendula flower to make a special touch! All eatable too!
Special note: If you like one ingredient more feel free to experiment with this and add or take out what is too strong for your taste. I LOVE the orange peel and add more. Fresh whole nutmeg is wonderful to grate on the top.
I hope you enjoy your dreamy fall delight!
God bless you and keep warm!
Love deeper, talk sweeter and enjoy your day,
First you need to make your blend of herbs.
I began with a simple blend of my favorite herbs.
1 Cup Hibiscus
½ cup Raspberry Leaf
¼- 1/3 Cup Rose Hips
2 tsp Spearmint
1 tsp Ginger Root
This was my first blend I made last Spring. We adore this tea! We had it hot and cold all summer long.
Once you have blended each herb in a glass bowl. Mix it all well than add it to a fun jar. I only use glass now as it preserves the herbs longer and for herbs more sensitive to light. I spray paint or use fabric on the outside to keep the light out. The basic mason jar is also wonderful.
Mix your own blends. I would LOVE to hear what you come up with!
Lastly you can make a label. Crafting is my thing so I have a Big Shot with lots of Label cut outs. With some background paper in the printer your ready to print your own! I love this tool as it is so strong it can cut through medal, leather, and many layers of cardstock! So worth the investment!
Now that you have your blend of tea, your ready to brew!
First I use a tea strainer from Bulk Herb Store, and my favorite teacup which the rim is larger than a simple mug. So I have to put a spoon to hold the strainer into place so the herbs don’t go into my water. I also will add my honey and tincture into the cup so when the hot water 212 degrees or more, is poured into the cup the 2 will mix well.
Once you have your boiling water it is important to pour the water OVER the herbs. This allows the herbs to absorb and get a complete and balanced extraction.
If you put your blend into a tea bag, you would just have it sit in the cup but again pour the water over the tea bag.
Next you want the tea to steep. When you purchase your herbs or if you have grown them, look on the website to see good steeping time. Each herb is unique in this area so you will want to maybe put that on your label too. The above recipe I steep for 15 minutes.
Now cover your teacup. After a few minutes, it’s not just water that is acting on the herbs. The water itself changes as the herbs infuse into it. Depending on what compounds are first released, the water can become a mild acid or base, which in turn affects the release of other compounds in the herbs.
The act of covering your tea insures warmth, a full extraction, and that the essential oils of the herbs (which are amazing) stays in your cup. This is why there are different times of steeping for different herbs to reach their full potency.
Once you have your tea all extracted, you can compost your blend. We give ours to our horses and if all the herbs are safe, we will offer to our bunnies and dog as well. We never waste a drop!
Like with all organic herbs and essential oils you need to take precautions for your own knowledge. We recommend you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Now enjoy your wonderful gift from the Lord of all HIS goodness! His herbs are truly a gift to us!
Love deeper, talk sweeter, and enjoy making and brewing your special tea!
OOO if you LOVE smoothies you will find this recipe amazing! AND if you have never tired BUBBLE TEA well let me tell ya…YUM!!!
A smoothie with a little fun through your straw ! The blends of these herbs and fruit and Plexus protein 96 will just make your taste buds wonder what happened!
Of course with any recipe add what you feel you like most. Variations are to your imagination as well. I love chocolate and peanut butter so I may try that next.
I also love adding my Pumpkin Tea Blend using Roobios tea that you can find on my blog too for a nice fall smoothie.
Note: the black BOBA bubbles are best if you don’t want dyes. The color ones are really fun but I saw they had a bunch of things I didn’t want in my body.
So here we go…Ready?
First you will need:
Bogo Bubbles or Tapioca Pearls (buy here comes with straws)
Frozen or fresh raspberries
Plexus 96 Protein Vanilla (buy here)
Rose Petals (buy here)
Hibiscus Flower (buy here)
Organic honey (buy here)
Step 1: Get your bubbles ready by following package directions. Leave in cold water until your ready to strain and put in bottom of your fun bubble smoothie glass.
Step 2: Make up your Hibiscus/Rose tea (I had mine made the night before and chilled in the refridge ready to go. But if you are making yours fresh make sure to cool it down once it has steeped for its 10-15 minutes.
Step 3: Pour 1 Cup of tea in blender and add your honey or Stevia.
Step 4: Add ½ Cup of Almond milk
Step 5: Add your Raspberries and ice cubes
Step 6: Add you Plexus 96 ( I use only half of a package)
Blend away until nice and SMOOTH
Put your bubbles in your mug making sure to be well drained. Pour your smoothie mixture over the bubbles and add a touch of sprinkled rose herbs on top.
Add your straw and ENJOY!!!!
Love deeper, talk sweeter,
God bless as you share this wonderful drink with your loved ones!
March 19, 2017
If you suffer from allergies, or feel a little something coming on, turn to tea and essential oils! It works for me EVERY TIME!
The key behind staying healthy and keeping your immune
system strong comes down to what you put in your body when your well AND when your sick. I use daily supplements to keep my body ready for the attacks of this world called germs. I also use those supplements to boost my body to fight off infections by building a strong immune system. I personally have tried many products, nothing worked 100% until I tried Plexus. If you like, you can click on the link and read more about the product that has helped me and thousands of others GET WELL ahead of the big sickness called colds and flu.
Next I keep close clues to what comes before a cold or flu bug. If a bug is going around, which is all the time in the winter, a spring, I start diffusing my home with essential oils and of course I use only essential oils for cleaning my home as well. You can check out some recipes here. For me, when a cold is coming I feel it in my nose and teeth. Kinda like when you get a sinus infection. I begin by inhaling my go to remedy, Eucalyptus Oil. I may inhale several times a day. Along with that, I inhale Peppermint. If after a few hours symptoms don’t subside, I hit the BIG guns and will boil in a glass bowl purified water and place a few drops of either oil in water and with a towel over my head and bowl begin to inhale. WHEW…watch out..it is powerful but VERY effective. Usually this will do it and whatever was gonna hit, subsides.
Lastly, throughout the day I mix myself some of my favorite Immune Strength tea blend. I love this tea! You can use the ingredients below and have your own batch adding more of a favorite spice, or you can by it already done at my favorite store, Bulk Herb Store. I love to make my own so I created a recipe sharing with you. Drinking tea throughout the day, smelling the freshness of a home cleaned with no chemicals, and using oils on my body, is just what the nature Doctor gave us to get well and KEEP well.
Enjoy trying the goodness that only the Lord provides! Keep healthy God’s way!
Love deeper, talk sweeter and enjoy your day!
Allergy and Immune Tea
Wild Cherry-1/2 c
Nettles ¾ c
Plantain Leaf ½ c
Elder Berry ¼ c
Licorice root– ¼ c
Ginger Root-2 tsp.
Fenugreek Seed-1/4 c
Orange peel– 2-3 tsp. ( I like a lot of orange flavoring)
Mix, keep in airtight container. ( I use handy dandy mason jars decorated on the outside)
When ready to brew, place desired amount in tea strainer, and steep for at least 10 minutes.
Mix together and you have an AWESOME tea blend as you feel a cold coming on!
So great for those allergies as well!
Enjoy getting well the natural way, drinking tea, eating well and taking your supplements!