ground allspice

Spiced Apple Mug Cake

Yields 1 mug cake

The things you’ll need

  • ¼ cup self rising flower
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 apple
  • 2 small mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Spoon
  • Rubber spatula
  • 1 microwaveable mug
  • Cutting board & knife
  • Peeler
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sticks

Let’s get started!

  1. Cut apple into cubes and measure out 2 tablespoons.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugars, spices, and salt.
  3. Whisk in milk and applesauce until smooth.
  4. Stir in cubed apples.
  5. Pour into mug and microwave on high for about 1 minute. If cake is not set, microwave in intervals of 10 seconds until fully cooked.

Time to decorate!

  1. Allow mug cakes to cool slightly then sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top and place a cinnamon stick inside.

This is a prosperity spell jar. I used @witchy-woman post to base it off of.
Ground Cloves -money
Ground Allspice -luck and money
Ground Cinnamon -success, luck, prosperity
Chopped Basil -luck and success
Parsley Flakes -prosperity, financial increase, and wealth
Mint -wealth and prosperity

I sealed it with her wax method as well. I’m using this tomorrow for a potential job promotion with a store within my company to assistant manager. I’m gonna carry it in my pocket during the meeting.
Thank you!

all-purpose Frozen Moonlight ritual water / spell jar

[ ] = not essential

* Sealable jar or bottle
* with a sprinkle of salt
* Snow - collected in a separate cup the morning after a full moon
* 1 clove
* 1 sesame seed
* 1 fennel seed
* 1 [star] anise seed
* [1 saffron strand]
* 3 peppercorns- 1 white, 1 red, 1 green
* 3 poppy seeds
* crushed bay leaf
* crushed basil
* ground (powdered) sage
* ground allspice
* ground thyme
1. Sprinkle in a bit of your preferred type of salt (ie: sea salt, table salt, black salt, Himalayan pink salt, infused salt)
2. For bottles with corks: cover the CLEAN cork in ground sage by rolling the cork in a tiny capful of it or dipping into the sage and spreading it from your fingertip. Do not try shaking it directly onto the cork, you’d be wasting sage ~ For jars with lids: coat the inside of the lid with ONE shake/sprinkle of sage
3. Cover the jar, sealing in the salt and sage. These will be your cleansing agents. Shake and swirl as you see fit, be sure to “coat” the inside entirely. Always swirl counterclockwise to dispel energy from the jar
4. Add charms
5. Cover the jar. Repeat Step 3. Always swirl clockwise to add energy to spells
6. Collect snow, carefully fill bottle a little more than halfway with snow ONLY. Do NOT purposely melt snow to easily pour melt-water. The reason for using this snow is because it has been charged overnight by the moon and “awakened” but the morning sun without losing its energy from the full moon. As the snow melts inside the jar it activates the charms to complete the spell. Previously melted snow will do nothing to the charms as it has lost all moonlit energy.
7. After filling the jar, the snow inside should be slushy and awkward to work with. This is normal
8. Now it’s time to powder the bottom on the cork with ground thyme
9. Cover the jar. Shake the jar to attempt combining all the ingredients. It probably won’t work. This is normal
10. Remove the cork and powder the bottom of it with allspice. Swirl the jar to spin the ingredients clockwise for as long as you see fit
11. Find a space to set the jar down and allow it to melt
12. Give it one last shimmy shimmy before walking away. No magical reason, it’s just fun

And there you go! The melted snow will provide you with a wonderful all-purpose ritual water! To be used in spells, quick cleanses, anointing and blessings, and other stagnant liquids to refresh them when stale. The fantastic thing about this fancy witch water is that when your supply runs low, you can keep all the same charms and essentially never run out! “But what about when the snow melts??” ICE! Obviously we know that tiny ice crystals are cooler than ice cubes but they serve the same purpose as long as they’re charged overnight by the full moon! The tricky part is keeping the ice frozen overnight so that it melts only in the bottle. There are two ways to handle this: 1) allow the ice to melt overnight and end up with chilly moon water (or just make moon water to begin with). This can be frozen in the morning to be crushed and added to your bottle of ready-to-go charms for proper spell-melting. Freezing does not affect an item’s energy like heat does, so this is in fact an effective method. Or 2) empty your charms into the bowl of ice you have for the full moon to charge and allow the energy transfer to happen overnight. Collect your new bowl of ritual water in the morning and enjoy :)

P.S. I can share the properties of any charm if anyone would like to know why they were used!

Show your mom how sweet she is tomorrow with this delicious blueberry pie recipe!

Blueberry Pie

Yield 1 (9 inch) Pie

Pie Crust
2 ½ cups AP flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. allspice
¼ tsp. ground ginger
2 Tbsp. sugar
¼ cup shortening, cold
½ cup butter, cold
¼ cup water, cold
3 Tbsp. sour cream

Pie Filling
5 cups fresh blueberries
½ cup sugar
Zest and juice of one orange
¼ cup flour
1 Tbsp. orange liquor
1 tsp. orange blossom water
¼ tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 375F.

For the Pie Crust
Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter and shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, sour cream, and water.   Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the wet ingredients.   Slowly incorporate the two together until the dough comes together.  Divide the dough into two discs and cover in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for 15 minutes.  

For the Filling
In a large bowl, toss the blueberries with the dry ingredients.  Add in the wet ingredients and mix to combine.  

To Assemble
On a floured work surface, roll out the first disc of dough into a 12-inch round.  Transfer to a 9-inch pie dish.  Trim the dough so there is only a ½ inch overhang.  

On a floured work surface, roll out the second disc of dough into a 12 inch round.  Using a large knife or pastry wheel, cut out ten ¾ inch strips.  

Transfer the blueberry filling to the pie dish lined with dough.  Arrange the dough strips on top of the filling to form a lattice.  Trim the excess dough.  Fold the bottom crust over the ends of the strips and crimp to seal.

Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 1 hour until the crust is golden.  

Cool to room temperature and serve.  

How to make Pumpkin Pie Spice

It’s easy!

3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons of ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons of ground ginger
1 ½ teaspoons of ground cloves
1 ½ teaspoons of allspice (optional, I’ve seen and done it both ways tastes fine with or without it)

Put it all together and mix well.

Ta da! Instant pumpkin pie spice for baking or put a little in your coffee.

Also tastes really good on pork chops.