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My Top 10 Products From Young Living Under $15

I know sometimes it feels like everything is so expensive, trust me I get it.  Everywhere I look prices are going up. So, I thought I’d share with y’all some of my favorite products form Young Living that are, in my opinion, a good deal. Even better, they are all under $15.  That’s less then 2 Starbucks drink 😉 Here is a video I did sharing my top 10 favorite items from Young Living under $15. Hope you enjoy it and it gives you some ideas on what you can add to your next Essential Rewards Order.

Interested in any of these products, contact your enroller and ask them how to order them.  If you aren’t a member, contact us and we will help you on your oily journey.

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Recipes with Young Living Vitality Oils

Tabouli or Tabouleh With Lemon Essential Vitality Oil

The jury is out on which spelling to use, the first time I actually saw the name in print, it was spelled Tabouli, however you spell it, it tastes scrumptious!

I consider myself a fairly adventurous eater. I draw the line at snails and puffer fish, but I am totally game for some alligator tail and dandelion salad. 😊

We first discovered this delicious little gem at a darling little store in Florida. The owner is one of those people who makes you feel right at home, as he breaks off chunks of this dream worthy, heart bread and dips these huge chunks into various dips in clear plastic bins behind the counter. You can walk in hangry and walk out stuffed, just on the samples!  My hubby always buys too much, but I fully support him and may perhaps encourage such behavior. 😜 There is Tabouli, and this creamy feta dip that is heavenly, I have dreams about the dolmas, and the sundried tomato soft cheese dip is enough to make my eyes drift closed in delight. Barrels of figs, olives, various grains and such line the flour and the enda of a few isles. A wall is covered in small barrels tipped on their sides and each barrell has a different flavored coffee. The isles are narrow and always cramped feeling, but I always linger and read labels and admire the packaging. I enjoy stores where all of my senses are tended to. 😂

The first time I tried Tabouli, I nearly turned the sample down. Parsley… And tomatoes… Meh, it was pretty, but did I want to chomp around on a bunch of parsley? No, not really. Then I tasted and my taste buds were transported to a wonderful land, one from which they never wanted to return from.   Alas, we live many many miles from “our store”  and my belly needs Tabouli from time to time, so, here is as close to that as I can manage.

Supplies:

1/2 cup measuring cup

3 cup glass bowl

Salad or serving bowl

Spoon

Knife

Cutting board

Ingredients:

1 bunch of parsley

3 Roma tomatoes

1/2 a bunch of green onions

1/2 cup fine Bulgur

1/2 cup boiling water

1 lemon

3 drops Lemon Vitality Essential Oil

Salt to taste if desired

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Directions:

1.Place your Bulgur in your glass bowl. Pour your boiling water over the bulgur, stir well and set aside.

2. Dice your tomatoes, parsely, green & onions finely.

3. Place all of the ingredients above into your serving bowl, and stir gently to combine.

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4. Cut your lemon in half and place your drops of lemon essential oil onto one half, then squeeze the juice from both halves into your salad. Toss to coat.

5. Sprinkle in a bit of salt if desired.

You can serve this with olive oil for each person to add to their portion or drizzle a bit into your salad and stir to distribute. Or dont use olive oil at all, totally your call. I enjoy it on mine, it makes it a bit smoother tasting.

This is one of those dishes that I find myself eating  straight from the bowl. Its so light and flavorful, but totally guilt free.

 

Recipes with Young Living Vitality Oils

Pan Seared Green Beans With Black Pepper Essential Oil and Feta

I love fresh, simple and flavorful foods! This recipe delivers all of these requirements! I don’t personally, enjoy canned green beans, even though I grew up on enough home canned beans to choke an elephant. 😂 Once I tried my hand at fresh, pan seared, there was no going back. Um… Those were at a chinese buffet pf all places. 😜 I also have a penchant for adding cheese to things. My hubby teases me ” everything is betta with feta!” And its true! Cheese cam absolutely finish off almost any dish. If your tummy suffers when eating cheese, just omit it. Seriously, I totally understand add some garlic or bacon crumbles instead. 😉

I love that this dish is so simple and fast and easy yet so delicious and filling and pretty. 😘

I also enjoy the zing of black pepper but I am not a fan of the crunch and grit that using a nice amount leaves behind. I also dont enjoy a black chunk of pepper stuck between 2 front teeth when I smile lovingly a my hubby over dinner. I’m sorry but that kills the mood instantly. 😁

SUPPLIES:

Small knife

Heavy pan

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb. Of fresh green beans

3 tbs room temperature butter or ghee

1/4 – 1/2 cup crumbled feta

1-2 drops Vitality Black Pepper

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DIRECTIONS:

1.Rinse your beans and end them.

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2. Mix your black pepper essential oil into your softened butter. Place the mixture into your pan. Melt your butter in your pan over medium high heat.

3. Toss your beans into the hot, melted butter.

4. Toss frequently and cook for about 10 minutes. When you see them turn bright green and begin to appear a tad limp, they are done.

5. Turn off your heat and give them a toss. Dump in the feta and let it sit while you plate up the other food. Give it all one last toss before dishing into plates.

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How simple is that!?

 

 

Recipes with Young Living Vitality Oils

Taco Dip Bowls

20170808_194121_Burst01-1Taco Tuesday is basically like, basic breathing. Families everywhere are looking forward to Tuesday BECAUSE of Tacos. 😝

Growing up, Tacos entered my life somewhere in my teens. That traditional yellow box and crunchy shells were quite the big deal when Mom decided to add this meal to her menu. They were simple, yet delicious, with diced tomatoes, diced onions, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, black olives, sour cream, ground beef and those crunchy shells. Truth be told, I am a simple girl with picky tastes. I can cook something once for kicks, a second time to master it and by try #3, my taste buds are all laid out in the sun, giving me the stink eye, having begged relentlessly for CHANGE!! (They have issues, we are working on it.) ((They love variety, don’t judge)) 😜

I think the first time I broke out tacos on my little family, was back in 2009-ish.  They were a hit and have remained a menu staple since. Granted, they change from one time to the next, but they are always devoured with relish (not pickle relish, that would be gross 😝).

We are doing a lowish carb menu for a few weeks, because it’s fun to change things up from time to time and step outside the norm. Right?! Right.   One huge reason I enjoy tacos, is that you can create them however your tastebuds or dietary needs require, and you are still going to have a very happy tummy. Not to mention, you can feed a flock o younguns, no matter the ages,  with tacos – with minimal ingredients and minimal funding. Tacos AND tummy are wallet friendly!

This ingredient list is merely a guide to jumpstart your imagination. Shell them, wrap them, bowl them, minus what you don’t like and add in what you do, the sky is the limit and there is literally no wrong way. Unless you DON’T make them, and that’s just so many shades of wrong and you are inviting people to retaliate…. If the family rises up against you, you are on your own, sista, full bellies make happy people and happy people require tacos. 😉

This recipe feeds 5 of us with a bit leftover for at least 2 people to eat for lunch the next day… Or 1 very starving preteen who swears he hasn’t been properly full since he was in the womb. 😝

*SUPPLIES:

Bowls and spoons

Knife and cuttingboard

Crockpot (optional)

Imagination

*INGREDIENTS:

1 large or 2 small chicken Breast, or 1 lb ground turkey, or ground chicken or ground beef or roast beef.  Or no meat if you so choose.

2 cups cooked black beans or refried beans or 1 cup of each

2 oz shredded cheese

1 avocado mashed

1 cup cooked rice or quinoa or omit entirely

1 small onion diced

3 Roma Tomatoes diced

1/2 a bunch of cinaltro chopped

1/2 to 3/4 of a head of lettuce shredded

3 tbsp sour cream per person you are

serving.

2 jalapenos finely chopped

2 tbsp per person mexican melt cheese

Taco seasoning (packet or make your own)

Salt to taste

Juice of one lemon

Lemon vitality essential oil

Lime vitality essential oil

*DIRECTIONS:

If you cook everything from scratch, and shred and chop like a ninja, do so, if you are a pre chopped, bags and pouches kind of chef, then do that.  I do everything from scratch because a. It’s cheaper, b. There is something about slicing and dicing that brings me pleasure, 😂 and c. I have a mind numbing fear of a finger being in a random can or a mouse head…. Because, well, the internet. 😱

  1. Add them lemon essential oil to anything diced.
  2. Add the lime essential oil to the sour cream
  3. Add the lemon JUICE to the tomatoes.
  4. (I dice and mash my avacodo and add salt, half the lemon juice, and lime essential oil)
  5. (I dice the tomatoes, onion and chop the cilantro, mix together, add the other half of the lemon, a dash of salt and a drop of lemon essential oil)
  6. Now you just simply layer the ingredients into bowls. I start with rice, then meat, then beans, a layer of guacamole, then lettuce, and finish off with the pico di gao (🍅 onion and cilantro mixture), cheese, sour cream. A drizzle of that melty cheese and jalapeno as an accent.
  7. You can serve this in shells, with chips, in a wrap or a bowl with a fork. Its up to you.

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Young Living Seedlings Line

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Introducing Young Living’s new Seedlings line of nursery products. Products are formulated to be naturally gentle, safe, and pure. They are harsh-chemical free and infused with Young Living’s exclusive calming blend of essential oils, which include lavender, bergamot, coriander, geranium, and ylang ylang. Formulated without sulfates, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes. Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic. Formulated with plant-based, naturally derived ingredients. You can feel good about using Seedling products to comfort your most precious gift, your baby.

BABY LOTION

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While babies are known for their cuddly softness, dry skin affects infants just like adults. Hot baths, dry air, irritants, and other factors can all leave your baby uncomfortable and fussy.Combat the effects of dry skin and prevent future dryness with Seedlings™ Baby Lotion. This non-greasy moisturizer supports moisture barrier function and smoothly absorbs into your baby’s delicate skin, leaving it moisturized, soft, and smooth.

Made without harsh-alcohol, parabens, synthetic fragrances, artificial dyes, or other unwanted ingredients, Seedlings Baby Lotion is formulated with 100 percent plant-based ingredients and pure essential oils to soothe your little one with a light, calming scent.

Check out the rest of our for more ways to gently care for your baby.

Benefits and Features

  • Uses a mild, gentle formula developed specially for infants’ delicate skin
  • Prevents dryness by soothing and moisturizing skin
  • Features a non-greasy formula that absorbs smoothly into skin
  • Leaves skin moisturized, soft, and smooth
  • Made with plant-based, naturally derived ingredients
  • Lightly scented with 100 percent pure essential oils
  • Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic
  • Vegan friendly
  • Formulated without harsh-alcohol, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes
How to use: Squeeze a small amount into your hands. Rub hands together to warm the lotion and then gently massage into baby’s skin.
Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Glycerin, Glyceryl stearate, Coco-caprylate, Cetearyl alcohol, Glyceryl caprylate, Xanthan gum, Cellulose gum, Pyrus malus (Apple) fruit extract, Lavandula angustifolia† (Lavender) oil, Glyceryl undecylenate, Astrocaryum murumuru (Murumuru) seed butter, Mangifera indica (Mango) seed butter, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter, Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) seed oil, Coriandrum sativum† (Coriander) seed oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia† (Bergamot) peel oil (Furocoumarin free), Calendula officinalis (Marigold) flower extract, Sodium hydroxide, Bixa orellana (Achiote) seed extract, Cananga odorata† (Ylang ylang) flower oil, Pelargonium graveolens† (Geranium) flower oil, Tocopheryl acetate
Item #20438, wholesale $19.75, retail $25.99

BABY OIL

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The mild, gentle formula of Seedlings™ Baby Oil was developed for an infant’s delicate skin. The ingredients are 100 percent plant-based and naturally derived to create a baby oil that will moisturize, soothe, and nourish your baby’s skin without the use of mineral oil. This gentle baby oil absorbs smoothly, leaving baby’s skin soft, snuggle-able, and kissable with a delicate scent. Formulated from the 100 percent pure essential oils in our Calm blend of Lavender, Coriander, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, and Geranium, Seedlings Baby Oil offers a calming aroma to promote a relaxing environment—at bedtime or anytime.

Seedlings Baby Oil is diluted in a strength that is appropriate for your little one, and it is vegan friendly. You can keep the light, gentle scent of Seedlings with you and baby all day long by checking out our other , including Seedlings Baby Wash & Shampoo and Seedlings Baby Lotion.

Benefits and Features

  • Mild, gentle formula developed specially for infants’ delicate skin
  • Provides a calming aroma
  • Non-greasy formula absorbs smoothly into skin
  • Moisturizes, soothes, and nourishes skin
  • Made with 100 percent plant-based, naturally derived ingredients
  • Contains 100 percent pure essential oils diluted in appropriate strength for baby’s delicate skin
  • Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic
  • Vegan friendly
  • Formulated without alcohol, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes
How to use: Apply a small amount to your hands. Rub hands together to warm the oil and gently massage into baby’s skin.
Ingredients: Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil, Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) seed oil, Opuntia ficus-indica (Prickly pear) seed oil, Mixed tocopherols, Lavandula angustifolia† (Lavender) oil, Coriandrum sativum† (Coriander) seed oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia† (Bergamot) peel oil (Furocoumarin-free), Cananga odorata† (Ylang ylang) flower oil, Pelargonium graveolens† (Geranium) flower oil
Item #20438, wholesale $19.75, retail $25.99

BABY WASH & SHAMPOO

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Seedlings™ Baby Wash & Shampoo is formulated specially for infants’ delicate skin. Its mild, gentle formula is tear-free, sulfate-free, and made from 100 percent plant-based, naturally derived ingredients. It leaves skin and hair clean, soft, and smooth and makes tangles easy to comb out.This 2-in-1 calming baby wash and tear-free shampoo can be used to clean baby from head to toe, even those little cheeks and nose. It is lightly scented with 100 percent pure essential oils—formulated with our new Calm blend of Lavender, Coriander, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, and Geranium essential oils.

Carry the sweet scent of bath time with you throughout the day by checking out the rest of our , including Seedlings Baby Oil and Seedlings Baby Lotion.

Benefits and Features

  • Extra gentle, mild formula developed specially for infants’ delicate skin
  • Tear-free
  • Leaves skin and hair clean, soft, and smooth
  • Smooths hair and makes tangles easy to comb out
  • Rinses clean without over-drying skin
  • Made with 100 percent plant-based, naturally derived ingredients
  • Lightly scented with 100 percent pure essential oils
  • Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic
  • Vegan friendly
  • Formulated without sulfates, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes
How to use: Wet hair and skin with warm water. Apply a small amount to a moistened washcloth or hand and gently lather over entire body and scalp.
Ingredients: Water, Sodium laurylglucosides hydroxypropylsulfonate, Glycerin, Decyl glucoside, Xanthan gum, Sodium chloride, Glyceryl caprylate, Glyceryl undecylenate, Lavandula angustifolia† (Lavender) oil, Calendula officinalis (Marigold) flower extract, Euphrasia officinalis (Eyebright) extract, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Coriandrum sativum† (Coriander) seed oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia† (Bergamot) peel oil (Furocoumarin free), Cananga odorata† (Ylang ylang) flower oil, Pelargonium graveolens† (Geranium) flower oil

Item #20404, wholesale $20.75, retail $27.30

BABY WIPES

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Seedlings™ Baby Wipes are ultra-soft and comfortable. The soothing formula leaves skin moisturized, soft, and smooth while providing gentle and thorough cleansing without drying your infant’s delicate skin.

These gentle baby wipes can be used on any part of your infant’s skin. Soft, thick, and versatile, these wipes can handle a diaper change or a lunchtime cleanup. Vegan friendly, this mild and gentle formula contains cleansing botanicals and 100 percent pure essential oils and is specially formulated to minimize the risk of common allergic reactions.

Check out the rest of our specially formulated of products, including Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream and Seedlings Baby Wash to keep your baby clean, comfortable, and cooing.

Benefits and Features

  • Ultra-soft and comfortable on infants’ delicate skin
  • Mild, gentle formula with cleansing botanicals and 100 percent pure essential oils
  • Soothing and non-drying
  • Provides gentle and thorough cleansing
  • Leaves skin moisturized, soft, and smooth
  • Soft and thick wipe material to handle any mess
  • Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic
  • Vegan friendly
  • Formulated without chlorine, harsh-alcohol, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes
How to use: Close lid firmly after each use to keep moist. Do not flush. Store at room temperature.

Ingredients:Water, Glycerin, Phenethyl alcohol, Pyrus malus (Apple) fruit extract, Sapindus mukorossi (Soapberry) fruit extract, Lavandula angustifolia† (Lavender) oil, Calendula officinalis (Marigold) flower extract, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch hazel) leaf extract, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Coriandrum sativum† (Coriander) seed oil, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice, Citrus aurantium bergamia† (Bergamot) peel oil (Furocoumarin-free), Cananga odorata† (Ylang ylang) flower oil, Pelargonium graveolens† (Geranium) flower oil

Item #20428, wholesale $11.75, retail $15.46

DIAPER RASH CREAM

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Keep little bottoms comfortable without using harsh chemicals that could irritate sensitive skin. With mild, gentle ingredients you can feel good about, Seedlings™ Diaper Rash Cream just may be the best diaper rash treatment you’ll try for your baby’s sensitive skin. Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream is made with 100 percent naturally derived ingredients, including 100 percent pure essential oils. This thick, Lavender-scented cream reduces the duration and severity of diaper rash when applied at the first sign of redness. It soothes on contact, protects your baby’s delicate skin, and acts as a physical barrier to wetness.

Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream can be used as a preventative measure before bed or anytime when exposure to wet diapers may be prolonged. The extra gentle, mild formula—developed specially for your infant’s tender skin—seals out wetness and helps balance skin moisture while reducing redness.

For best results, use with Seedlings Baby Wipes and the rest of our .

Benefits and Features

  • Helps relieve, treat, and prevent diaper rash
  • Reduces the duration and severity of diaper rash when applied at the first sign of redness
  • Soothes on contact and provides immediate relief
  • Reduces redness
  • Seals out wetness and helps balance skin moisture
  • Protects the skin and acts as a physical barrier to irritants
  • Rubs in smoothly and gently
  • Extra gentle, mild formula developed specially for infants’ delicate skin
  • Made with 100 percent naturally derived ingredients, including 100 percent pure essential oils
  • Made with non-nano zinc oxide approved for the treatment and prevention of diaper rash
  • Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic
  • Vegetarian friendly
  • Formulated without lanolin, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic colorants

Active Ingredient: zinc oxide (non-nano) 14%

Key Ingredients: Non-nana zinc oxide, mango butter, murumuru butter, lavender essential oil, german chamomile essential oil, and helichrysum essential oil

Inactive Ingredients: coconut oil, beeswax, castor oil, mangifera indica seed butter, sunflower oil, safflower oil, cocoa butter, maranta arundinacea root, avocado oil, astrocaryum murrmuru seed butter, glyceryl rosinate, kaolin, lavender oil, tocopherol, tammany oil, vitis vinifera seed, hippophae rhamnoides seed oil, glyceryl oleate, plea european (olive) oil, unsaponifiables, piece marinara leaf oil, helichrysum italicum flower oil, calendula officinalis flower, chamomile, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract, plantar major leaf, stellar media leaf

Item #20398, wholesale $27.75, retail $36.51

Recipes with Young Living Vitality Oils

French Macaroons

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Happy, happy, joy joy!!! Macaroons are in my kitchen! Yummy! Pardon the munching sounds. 😝

If you have ever enjoyed a freshly made macaroon, y’all know what I’m talkin’ about. A slightly crispy outside, semi fluffy/chewy inside, and the fillings!! From custards to butter cream, its the boot scootin’ scootin’ boogie in taste bud town!!  Devour these as you assemble them, serve them to your dear friend with tea or coffee or as an elegant dessert at the end of a grandma’s china meal. There is no wrong way to indulge in these. Side note… I strongly support the act of squirreling a few handfuls away in the back of your freezer. I shall not judge, in fact, I applaud you! Oh, you smart cookie, saving for a rainy day!! You totally win at life. 😂

This is another one of those foods that looks sooooo difficult and most people won’t even attempt them because they do seem so daunting. Let’s be honest… If you can read and follow simple instructions, you can do this. In reality, it is easy, the ingredients and supplies are easy to find, probably already in your kitchen and the time it takes is no more than that needed to bake a cake or cookies or pie. This was also fun to assemble with my 9 year old, I read out the instructions and she carried out all the work, she really could have done this by herself, but we enjoy teamwork. 😘

Supplies:

Baking sheet

Parchment paper

Sharpie

Round object to trace

Mixer

Piping bag with round tip

Ingredients:

1 cup confectioners sugar

3/4 cup Almond flour

2 egg whites (save your yolks!!)

1/4 cup white granulated sugar

1 tsp lemon juice or 1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1/4 cup white sugar

3 1/2 tsp milk

7 TBSP milk

3 TBSP honey, or 2 tsp vanilla

Any kind of Vitality Essential oil you desire. A few combos that work well are; lavender, lemon, lime, or orange, peppermint, or cinnamon. You can add chocolate to either the cookie part or the filling.

Gel food coloring, if color is desired

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Instructions:

1.Sift together the confectioners sugar and almond flour 3 times, discarding any pieces that are too large to pass through, and set aside.

2. In mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until frothy, (add in any desired food coloring at this time) add your lemon juice and beat for a few seconds, then, slowly add in granulated sugar and continue to beat until stiff. (If you are adding essential oils, now is the time to do this. You will need approximately 4-5 drops of any citrus oil and 2-3 of any other type. )20170726_145132

3. Carefully fold in the dry ingredients. (If you add chocolate or finely ground tea leaves, this is what you will add it with. To make lavender and earl grey flavored, you will use 1 tsp earl grey tea leaves, crushed or ground to a fine consistency, and 3 drops of lavender.)

 

5. Fill your piping bag and carefully pipe into rounds on your parchment paper. You will place the tip on the parchment paper, and as you squeeze gently, slowly lift it just a bit so that the mixture eases out into a glorious circle. Resist the urge to swirl it into a circle, let the tip work for you. (My tip in the picture, is, in my humble opinion, too small for this project. However, it did work, just not as gracefully as I prefer)

 

6. Once you have filled your trays with rounds of love, tap the trays firmly on the counter to encourage the cookies to spread just a bit.  Set a timer for 30 minutes and allow them to rest, away from small, fast fingers. 😜

And now we commence the creation of the wonderful Filling….

My dears, I could eat this with a spoon…. Okay, correction,  I DO eat this with a spoon.  😬  its so delicious!!

7. In a small sauce pan, place your 2 egg yolks. Give them a small whisking, and then add your sugar and whisk again. Add your milk, and whisk again. Turn your burner to medium low, and heat and stir this mixture until it reaches custard consistency. (It will coat the back of a metal spoon). Now you will add your butter. Heat until melted, then transfer to your refrigerator.

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8. After your cookies have sat for 30 minutes, you will need to do a finger check. Gently touch the tops of several, they should feel dry and not damp at all. If they are dampish, let them rest awhile longer. If they are dry,  you may heat your oven to 300 degrees, please don’t do 350, or 275, it’s absolutely imperative that the temperature be 300 degrees. 😊

9. Place your cookies into the oven and set your timer for 5 minutes. Now, remember when I said that larger ones take longer and smaller ones take shorter times? Keep this in mind. If your cookies are barely the size of a penny, 5 -7 minutes will be plenty. If you went larger and your are more the size of, say, a small jar ring, you will need closer to 18. Rule of thumb, I give mine a little checkypoo at 5 minutes. I find one close to the edge and using a butter knife, I gently attempt to lift one from it’s bottom. If the little fella lifts right up, I know they are done, if he doesn’t, they they aren’t. The bottoms may be ever so lightly golden. Simple as that.

10. Once you have pulled your delicacies from your oven, let them cool on the parchment paper.

11. Once both your cookies, as well as your filling have cooled sufficiently, you can begin assembly. Try to choose two cookies that match up nicely and make them a couple, married together in perfection with whatever love, I mean filling, you desire. (The buttercream from the lemon cake recipe works well.

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These will keep nicely for about a day on your counter in an air tight container. Any longer than that, I recommend popping them into the freezer…. At which point, cross your fingers amd hope everyone else forgets about them and you get to enjoy them when the munchkins aren’t watching. 😉 if you made them small enough, you can actually hold several in your hand as you shuffle around and pop them into your mouth and the wee ones will be none the wiser. 😘 just sayin’ 😂

 

 

 

 

 

Recipes with Young Living Vitality Oils

Meringues

I must confess. I adore MAKING sweet things, making them, I can take or leave the actual eating of them. I am super picky when it comes to the sweets.

I thoroughly love meringues. I enjoy the taste, the texture and the beauty of meringues. They are an elegant, they are perfect for little hands, or an elegant, grown up treat with coffee or tea,  or, if you are like me, devouring in a closet in hiding. From your kiddos. Because oosxlldslllw a mom just needs a five minute break, am I right!? Mom’s unite! Stay strong, sister, you got this. 😎

All rights! If you live in a dry climate with little to no humidity, you can safely make these and expect them to last about a week. If you live in a high humidity area, like me, plan to devour them bytes the fistfulsame within 2 days, as the moisture in the air will make them a sticky disgusting mess. In other words, I make small batchest with full intent to stuff them rapidly into my “wide open trap”…. kudos if you know what movie that 3 worded phrase comes from. 😁 If you live in a tropical jungle/rainforest…. don’t even, just don’t. 😂

You can definitely keep these plain, but we LOVE essential oils, and we didn’t hesitate to flavor these up with various Vitality Essential oils. I personally enjoyed the citrus flavors, but kids preffer peppermint and spearmint flavors, or chocolate.  😊  Now… years ago, you could find these topped with whipped cream and fruit, now, you can find them in darling hersey kiss shapes in various flavors and colors, someti,especially even dusted with toasted coconut or powdered chocolate. Any way you find or make these, they are a light, delicious and FAT FREE treat.