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2011 27 February

Home-Made Baby Wipes

At the Panda Residence, we are constantly trying to cut our daily costs through the guise of trying to go green. Case in point: baby wipes. We go through at least 10 a day, usually closer to 15, depending on how many poops we’re blessed with. If you figure that one package of about 70 costs about $3, I’m spending $3-6 dollars per week on wipes. That’s about $20 per month, evened out. Extrapolate out… $240 per year. Zoinks! For less than the cost of a large box of wipes (about $15), we’ve made some home-made wipes and wipes sauce to use at home (we’ll probably stick with disposables while we’re out and about… I hate traveling with Biohazards on deck).

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2011 6 January

Lactation Cookie Recipe

This recipe has been a collaboration of others collected from the interweb… This is how I like to make mine!

  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. sucanat
  • 1/2 c. dark brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp. flax seed meal
  • 4 tbsp. whole golden flax seeds
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. bootstrap molasses
  • 2 brown eggs
  • 2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 tbsp. nutritional or brewer’s yeast
  • 3 c. rolled oats OR 2 c. rolled oats, 1 c. oat groats
  • 3/4 c. white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c. dried cranberries
  1. Mix together dry ingredients in one mixing bowl, except for oats, chips, and cranberries.
  2. Blend together wet ingredients.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
  4. Stir in oats, chocolate chips, and cranberries.
  5. Drop onto cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 9-12 minutes at 375º.
  7. Cool and enjoy!

Try your own variations! Use golden raisins instead of cranberries, or sub peanut butter or milk chocolate chips for the white ones! Like nuts? Sub nuts for cranberries! Make it creative; Make it your own; Just remember to make the delicious!

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