Category: Be Magnolia Green

Follow this Mississippi heroine as she embarks on transforming her day to day life of consumption to becoming more environmentally aware.

Lemon Pound Cake

James likes! http://www.food.com/recipe/easy-lemon-pound-cake-11763 Fopllowed directions but didn’t add glaze. 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, well beaten 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup sugar Directions: 1 Mix together 1 cup sugar and butter. 2…

Behind the Bathroom Door – Personal Care Products!

Behind the Bathroom Door – Have you ever really thought about what is lurking behind your medicine cabinet door? Are these products really safe for me to use? My new motto is if I can’t eat it, I shouldn’t be putting it on my body. If you scour the web or look through countless books…

Favorite Household Cleaners

My all time favorite household cleaners….(drum roll please)……are…..White Vinegar and Baking Soda! Not only do they make an excellent sink scrub, you can wash your hair with it, use them for fabric softener, and lastly make that volcano spew for your kid’s science project!  

Dishwasher Cubes

If you’ve ever wanted to try a homemade dishwasher recipe, here’s your chance. I probably will still use my favorite store brand products but this recipe comes in handy when I run out. I usually have most of these ingredients on hand for my household cleaning. Feel free to comment and let me know how…

Home Made Laundry Room Products

Going green in my laundry room has actually been the easiest change for me to adjust too. Not only is making homemade laundry products, better for the environment, it’s also less expensive than most products found on the laundry aisle at your local supermarket. I’ve included a few links to recipes from a few of…

Fresh Herb Salad Dressings

I love walking out to my garden and picking fresh lettuce for a spring salad and whipping up a fresh dressing to accompany it. Here are three of my favorite salad dressing. The first recipe is a ranch dressing made with fresh herbs and milk instead of mayo. Buttermilk Ranch Dressing with Fresh Herbs   …

Chicken Stock Basic Recipe

Homemade chicken stock is an essential in my house. You can use it in about anything savory you are cooking. It works great in soups, stews, cooked grains, boiled vegetables, and all by itself. Here’s the recipe: Take a whole chicken fryer and cut the breasts and leg quarters and freeze for later use. Take…

French Toast

  French toast is a favorite in my family. I usually prepare this without measuring anything, so in this recipe I’ll be estimating the measurements. But seriously, I don’t think anyone can go wrong with French toast.    I use day old French bread, but any kind will do and portion out two slices per person. …

Paper or Plastic?

I remember, years ago it was common for the bag boy to ask me whether I wanted paper or plastic bags at the grocery store check out. Now the assumption is to use plastic bags unless they run out or paper is requested. Today, I had a short discussion with a bag boy, on the subject of…

Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos I love McDonald’s breakfast burritos, but I’m unsure of the ingredients, so I love to cook them from scratch for a savory mid-week breakfast or an easy going dinner. I usually make homemade tortillas the day before because it is a little time and labor intensive, but so worth it!    My all…