Homemade Brown Sugar

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We have a resident in our house named Casper. When someone uses all the toilet paper and doesn’t replace the roll my husband and children didn’t do it, so it had to be Casper. Casper also likes to walk through the house in muddy shoes, eat the snack food in the middle of the night, and watch TV all day when mom and dad are gone.

The other day I was making some cookies and went to reach for the brown sugar and, you guessed it, Casper struck again. The brown sugar was completely gone. Like my daughter, Casper must have an affinity for putting brown sugar on sliced bananas. That darn Casper.

Turns out making brown sugar is easier than going to the store and buying it. If you have a tablespoon of molasses and a cup of white sugar, viola, you can make brown sugar. I there mine in my KitchenAid mixer because I am still in my honeymoon phase with it and use it every day.



I didn’t do a cost comparison, but I doubt there is a huge price difference between making your own or buying it, but I think the homemade tastes noticeably “richer” and fresher. This way you can also control how light or dark you want the sugar by the amount of molasses you use.

What do you make from scratch?


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Melissa is a former hairstylist of 20 years who has a passion for living a simply creative life. She loves inspiring others to pick up a planner and get their lives organized, to clean out a closet and minimize their clutter, and to clean up their physical and mental space to lead their most fulfilled life. She is newly single, a mom, soon to be grandma and crazy dog lady who constantly rewatches The Office.



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