Hoosier Homemade Top 25 Posts

By December 28, 2019Home DIY-Home, Home Easy Baking

As we draw to the end of 2019 and the end of this decade, it’s time for a short wrap up of your favorite recipes and projects. It’s been a fantastic year, and we hope that these recipes and projects will inspire you. 

Recipes and projects

Some of my favorite memories are not big, crazy holiday where we ran non-stop, drove to every family member that invited us, or had no time to even talk to each other. ⁠

It’s the small things – like Love Buckets on Valentine’s Day, Countdown Bags on New Year’s Eve, a Meatloaf shaped like a Jack O’ Lantern and YES, decorating cupcakes with the kids!

THIS is why I am on a mission – why I want to help YOU build those special memories with your family as well! ⁠

BUT here’s the thing my friend – we are busy, EVERY.SINGLE.PERSON is busy – so let’s simplify these special days.

I’m hoping these recipes and projects will help to inspire you to build those special memories with your friends and family. 

Homemade Strawberry Glaze

#1 – Homemade Strawberry Glaze

Starting at the top with our number 1 most popular recipe – 

Perfect for Strawberry Pie, Cheesecake, spoon over ice cream, or Tarts, this Homemade Strawberry Glaze is a must make! You can even put it on brownies or cake!

Common Weeds

#2 – 7 Common Weeds with Identification Pictures

When it comes to controlling weeds in your lawn, knowing what you are trying to kill is more than half the battle. Once you know the weed you can then choose from many options to control them, sometimes if you get it early enough it won’t cost an arm and a leg to get rid of them.

Finger Jello Recipe

#3 – Finger Jello aka Jello Jigglers

Do you ever eat Jello with your fingers? I think it is a regional trait- some of my friends have never heard of such a thing, but here in the Midwest, we do it all the time! Whether you are a pro or a newbie, you can add a little jiggle to your get-togethers with a fun and colorful Finger Jello Recipe! 

Cheese Ball on plate with crackers

#4 – Cheese Ball

This Cheese Ball Recipe is an absolute must in our home during the holidays or for any occasion really. With only 5 ingredients – cream cheese, thinly sliced packaged meat, green onions, salt and Worcestershire Sauce – this Cheese Ball goes together in a snap!

How to Make Caramel Sauce

#5 – Homemade Caramel Sauce

This rich, creamy Homemade Caramel Sauce is perfect for all of your Fall baking! With only 5 ingredients and no candy thermometer needed, you can have Caramel Sauce for apples, ice cream topping or drizzle over dessert, in under 10 minutes.

Snow Cone Syrup

#6 – Snow Cone Syrup

Why in the world would you want to make your own snow cones? Well, of course it’s fun…and it’s easy…and it only takes 4 ingredients, all of which you probably already have on hand, 3 ingredients for the syrup plus ice!

Cream Cheese Mints

#7 – Cream Cheese Mints

These easy to make Cream Cheese Mints will be perfect on your Christmas dessert table! All your friends and family will love them as gifts as well! Or make these cute little Santa Hat Cream Cheese Mints

Shiplap Wall

#8 – DIY Shiplap Wall 

Are you in love with the show Fixer Upper? Do you love Shiplap Walls? Wish you could have one? Well, now you can! Follow these easy instructions and transform your own space for UNDER $40 with this DIY Shiplap Wall!

Oreo Balls decorated for Christmas

#9 – Oreo Balls

I haven’t met a person that doesn’t love Oreos. These Oreo Balls are super easy to make and take only three ingredients plus the decorating. Give them as Christmas gifts, add them to your cookie exchange trays or make a batch for your family to enjoy!

how to build a wood pallet deck

#10 – How to Build a Wood Pallet Deck

Learn all the tips and tricks to building a wood pallet deck. 

Rhubarb Freezer Jam

#11 – Rhubarb Freezer Jam

You are only 3 ingredients away from the best homemade jam you will ever make! This Rhubarb Freezer Jam goes together quickly and is delicious. 

Cake Mix Pie Crust

#12 – How to Make a Cake Mix Pie Crust

Are you a pie baker? It seems that many bakers have a specialty, perhaps cake decorating or cookie baking. I enjoy baking pies but don’t take the time to make them except on the holidays. While I love the traditional pie crust, and even graham cracker crust, this pie crust from a cake mix is super easy to make and taste really good too!

And finishing out the Top 25 – 

Trail Mix Recipe    Angel Food Cake with Berries    Banana Bread

#13 – Trail Mix

#14 – Angel Food Cake with Berries

#15 – Banana Bread

Christmas Candy Pretzel Hugs    Candy Crunch in white and red bowl    Hot Cocoa Kit

#16 – Pretzel Hugs

#17 – Christmas Candy Crunch

#18 – Hot Cocoa Kit

Mint Oreo Truffles    Landscaping Rules    GUMDROPS RECIPE

#19 – Mint Oreo Truffles

#20 – Rules Every Homeowner Should Follow When Landscaping

#21 – Homemade Gumdrops Recipe

Mistakes Homeowners Make    Cherry Fluff    How to choose and apply mulch    Blueberry Zucchini Bread

#22 – 5 Mistakes Homeowners Make

#23 – Cherry Fluff

#24 – How to Choose and Apply Mulch

#25 – Blueberry Zucchini Bread

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