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Linen Spray
December 21, 2010, 4:09 am
Filed under: Home, Uncategorized

From Apartment Therapy

1 tsp. lavender essential oil
1/4 cup unflavored vodka
3 1/2 cups filtered water

Use an empty spray bottle or rinse out an old bottle with hot water. In a small bowl, mix lavender oil and vodka together. The alcohol works as an emulsifier, allowing the oil and water to mix evenly. Pour the lavender-vodka mix into the spray bottle, add the 3 1/2 cups filtered water, and shake. Make sure to shake well before each use.

Chocolate Peppermint Merengues
December 20, 2010, 1:29 am
Filed under: dessert

3 egg whites
· 3/4 cup white sugar
· 1/2 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
· 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
· 1 pinch salt
· 1 cups semisweet chocolate chips
· 2 crushed candy canes
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

Grease baking sheets or line them with parchment paper.

1. In a medium bowl, whip egg whites to soft peaks. Gradually add the sugar, vinegar and vanilla while whipping to stiff peaks. Fold in chocolate chips & candy cane. Drop by spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

2. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are dry.