Lovely Sugar Scrub Recipe

Kayla Howard TV

Episode #17 -Lovely Sugar Scrub Recipe

1 Cup Sugar
1/3 Cup Sea Salt
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
2-3 T. Jojoba, Almond, or Macadamia Nut Oil
1 T. Vitamin E or Olive Oil (or other oil of choice)
Essential Oils

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, then add more or less of the fatty oils to create the consistency you desire.  Some people like a dry scrub while others prefer it more soft and wet. 

Add essential oils of your choice (some combination suggestions below).

To use the scrub, place a teaspoon in your hand and massage it over the hands, making sure to scrub the back of the hands.  Rinse with warm water and pat dry.  Your hands will feel wonderfully soft!!!

Some great essential oil combinations are:

5 drops Lavender & 10 drops Lemon

5 drops each, Lemon, Orange, & Lime

5 drops Peppermint & 5 drops Cedarwood

5 drops Jasmine &  10 drops Lime

5 drops Cinnamon Bark & 10 drops Orange

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Kayla Howard is a stay at home wife and homeschooling mom who loves online business.  She is a Biblical Health Coach, ISSA Fitness Trainer, Master T-Tapp Trainer, and Young Living Essential Oil Lover . If you’d like to know more about becoming and staying fit and healthy, Kayla is happy to answer your questions! Visit her website: www.kaylahoward.com

Creamy Caramel Apple Dip

Dipping sauceThis time of year usually includes parties & gatherings with family and friends. It also includes a lot of baking and sharing food.  In light of that, I’m pulling out one of my favorite, quick recipes that I grab when I’m asked to bring snacks–it’s always a big hit!   

Creamy Caramel Apple Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 pack of Cream Cheese (8 oz.)
  • 1⁄4 -1/3 cup of Brown Sugar (Kayla prefers coconut sugar) 
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon of Caramel Extract
  • Toothpick Swirl of Cinnamon Essential Oil (optional)

Preparation

Beat all ingredients until smooth and serve with sliced apples! 

octoberKayla Howard is a stay at home wife and homeschooling mom who loves online business.  She is a Biblical Health Coach, ISSA Fitness Trainer, Master T-Tapp Trainer, and Young Living Essential Oil Lover. If you’d like to know more about becoming and staying fit and healthy, Kayla is happy to answer your questions! Visit her website: www.kaylahoward.com

Don’t Say It; Stop Spreading Crazy in Your Home

Don't say it! -- speak Life

Don’t Say It; Stop Spreading Crazy in Your Home

By Kayla Howard

The other day I saw an article, most likely in a Facebook feed, which triggered something down deep inside of me. You know that feeling you get about ideas that are important to you…something you are passionate about?  That was this feeling.  It screamed, “NO!” with every fiber of my body.

The article was titled, “’I’m fat’ and other things my daughter has heard me say.”

WHAT!

Now, I confess, I did not read the article, but I’m going to make a hopeful guess that it was actually encouragement to stop this kind of practice, however, it brought out my own inner passion on this very subject.

This is something I’m so passionate about in fact that I would venture to guess my daughter’s have actually never heard me say that. I don’t call myself ugly names as a general rule, but raising daughters free of feeling fat has always been my special ambition.

Why would I care?  Simply because I did feel fat growing up and it literally inhibited me by keeping me focused on myself…which was completely ridiculous because I was certainly not fat.

How much time do we as girls, young ladies and then as women, WASTE on ourselves.  Time that could have been spent enjoying games (if you weren't "too fat" and self conscious,) blessing others with your gift (if you could stop thinking about how you looked long enjoy to stand up and sing) or serving a hurting soul (if only you weren't too busy standing in front of the mirror pinching an inch and complaining).  

Don’t get me wrong, not all time spent on yourself is a waste.  But, time spent calling yourself fat, talking about all the things you hate about you, and slinging insults about your body is time WASTED. Period.

Sure, if you need to lose some weight or tone up, there’s nothing wrong with that. Please, JUST DO IT. Don’t talk about it.

Words have great power.  The age old rhyme is so absurd!! Words do hurt.  Words change atmospheres.  Words change lives.

Moms, Dads, you have so much influence on the atmosphere of your home.  Not only in what you allow or disallow your children to do in your home, but what you they see you do as an example.  Do they hear you speak words of life about yourself? Children are very likely to do what you do.  That age old line is true.

Are you living out a life in front of your children that you would be proud to see them live out for themselves?

Okay, so I know you can’t keep your kids from bad things in the world, and they will hear people use cruel words toward themselves and others.  But I believe you can create an atmosphere in your home that will be make similar training ground as to how they train people to identify real currency—by studying the real thing.  If we create a beautiful atmosphere built on the truth of God’s word, they will sense when something is off when they are out and about.

Speak life over your home.  Refuse to invite crazy, offensive and vile spirits there. Don't say it if it's not going to edify. 

There are two key things I do in our home to encourage spiritual health:

#1 Praise and worship music is playing almost all day.  We use Pandora and create our own station with our favorite artists such as Toby Mac, Casting Crowns, Bethel, Jesus Culture, & Bekah Shae.  It's pretty common to see someone break out in a worship dance around here. 

#2 We also soak in biblical teachings in our car, on our computer etc…  We personal enjoy these specific teachers:

Kris Vallotton

Steven Furtick

Bethel Church

Graham Cooke

I’d love to hear who are your favorite speakers and music!!! Please post it in the comments below!

Spelt Cinnamon Raisin Bread

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Spelt Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe 

by Kayla Howard

Who doesn’t love raisin toast?!? Well, I suppose someone who doesn’t like raisins would much care for it—but they have to be few and far between.  This is a recipe that I’ve shared a couple times on my blog and on www.kaylahoward.tv and is THE recipe that I use to make our weekly bread.  My family is especially fond of me taking at least one of my 6 loaves, and fashioning it into delicious cinnamon raisin bread. 

In fact, I found a way to make PERFECT (IMHO) cinnamon raisin bread! 

Begin with a basic spelt bread dough like this recipe that I use.

Basic Spelt Sandwich Bread

6 cups cold water

3/4 cup olive oil

3/4 honey

3 T Saf Yeast

2-3 T Sunflower Lecithin (optional, but does improve the texture of the loaf)

2 T Sea Salt

Spelt Flour

Bread Flour

This is for a Bosch Mixer, you will have to alter it to fit other mixers.  I begin by putting the water, yeast, honey, oil and lecithin into the mixer.  Then I grind my flour.  I grind 8 cups of spelt which produces something like 10-12 cups of flour….  I’m not very good about measuring. Next I will add the fresh ground flour, which is warm.  That’s why I start with cold water because overheating is a major cause of bread turning out poorly.  Finally, I add some bread flour and the salt until the dough looks right and passes the “window pane” test.  Then I turn it to speed “2” and let it knead.  When using Spelt, do not knead anymore than 10 minutes, and only 5 minutes if it’s all spelt.

Allow the dough to rise until doubled (or as some of my Skyping clients know… until the lid “pops” off with a loud shot!!)  Then roll out and shape into loaves.  Allow to rise again until well above the sides of the pans then bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.

Kayla’s Secret Recipe –Cinnamon Swirl Bread

  • Soft Butter
  • Raisins 
  • Cinnamon and sugar mix
  • Bread dough (recipe above)
Okay-this is top secret, SHHHH! I discovered, (although I have no doubt someone else has done this as well, I just like to consider it my special idea since I didn’t have any help coming up with it,) a way to make cinnamon raisin bread hold together! Maybe you’ve never made cinnamon raisin bread, but if you have, you know well how it tends to unravel. So…
Using your regular bread dough, take the amount of dough you would use for one loaf, and roll it out into a rectangle. Spread the butter all over the dough, then sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar but NO RAISINS. Now, fold it in thirds one way, then in thirds the other way until you have a small square. Now, re-roll it into a rectangle, (no, the butter doesn’t come through) and spread the raisins on top. Press the raisins into the dough. If you have good, stretchy dough, the butter layer will not break open. Roll up into a log, press and fold the ends under and place it in the pan. Essentially what you’ve done is create a croissant by layering the butter and sugar, then adding the raisins in another layer. Your bread will look very swirly but will hold together. 
Proceed as directly in the Spelt Bread recipe to finish! YUM!  We usually make 1 or 2 of these delicious loaves with each batch of bread. 

Kayla Howard

Kayla Howard is a stay at home wife and homeschooling mom who loves online business.  She is a Biblical Health Coach, ISSA Fitness Trainer, Master T-Tapp Trainer, and Young Living Essential Oil Lover . If you’d like to know more about becoming and staying fit and healthy, Kayla is happy to answer your questions! Visit her website: www.kaylahoward.com
Spelt Sandwhich Bread Tutorial

Spelt Sandwhich Bread Tutorial

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6 cups cool water

3 Tablespoons SAF Yeast (find it here)

3/4 cup Olive Oil

3/4 cup Honey

2-3 Tablespoons Sunflower Lecithin (find it here)

2 Tablespoons Salt

12 + Cups Whole Spelt Flour

2-3 Cups White Spelt Flour (or more whole grain flour)

SAF Yeast is something I consider to be vital to the success of this bread recipe. I have spent a lot of time perfecting this, and this are my very, very, best tips. In order to get a light, delicious spelt loaf, you will need to follow the directions to a “T”! The sunflower lecithin is optional, but will give your bread a better texture.

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After rolling it out into a large rectangle a second time, roll it up in a log, then fold the ends under and place it in the oiled pans!

Allow to rise until it is cresting the sides of the pan, but not spilling over. I like to bake my loaves on 375 for 30 minutes instead of the normal 350. It think it makes a better tasting crust. If your oven bakes hot, bake them at 350.

When the are done, pull them from the oven, remove from pans and onto a cooling rack. Allow to cool fully before slicing.

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3 Venison Sausage Recipes

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Venison Sausage

Every hunting season brings fresh elk and deer meat into our kitchen.  Then the real work begins; grinding, cutting and packing pound after pound of fresh, organic meat.
Over the years, I have played around with spices until I achieved just the right mix for our tastes.
These recipes work great for ground turkey as well!!!

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Venison Breakfast Sausage

(based on the Turkey sausage recipe from Nourishing Traditions)
10 Pounds of Meat (best if it’s 8 pounds venison, 2 pounds beef or pork fat).
2 ½ teaspoons each:
5 teaspoons each:
5 Tablespoons Sea Salt

Mix all ingredients together and freeze in appropriate portions for your family.  It will taste and keep best if you shape it into a log, then slice off rounds when it comes time to cook….something happens to the flavor when you take it out and mash it into other shapes.  I like to put my logs in plastic bread sacks to better protect the flavor in the freezer.  Then I wrap them in freezer paper.

***  Our local natural food store sells nitrate free bacon ends in 20# boxes.  I often use this as the fat portion in my mixes.

Spicy Italian Venison Sausage

10 Pounds Ground Venison
2 Pounds Beef or Pork Fat
3-4 Tablespoon garlic minced
4 1/2 Tablespoons Sea salt
7 Tablespoons fennel seeds
4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
3-4 Tablespoons red pepper flakes
7 Tablespoons black pepper
Same mixing instructions.

Morning Maple Venison Sausage

15 pounds ground venison (I suggest adding at least 10% fat)
2 Tablespoons thyme
1 Tablespoon marjoram
5 Tablespoons sea salt
6 Tablespoons sage
3 Tablespoons black pepper
1 ½ cup maple syrup (grade b is best)
1-3 Tablespoons maple extract (depending on your taste)

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