Homemade Yogurt and a Giveaway

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Homemade Yogurt


There are SO many fun aspects of being a food blogger.  Sometimes, my mail is FULL of sugar, or chocolate. I get to spend my day creating in the kitchen.  I LOVE playing with my camera, and  I meet a lot of UBER talented and very funny ladies {along with the occasional gentleman}.

One not so fun aspect…DISHES




Can I just say, that I am already jealous that at least one of you will win this AMAZING rack for keeping your sink area neat and tidy.



Isn’t it gorgeous…okay that makes me kind of a kitchen nerd doesn’t it? But it is, and I want one.  Kitchen gadgets are my thing. I LOVE my canner, my panini press, my dehydrator,  my waffle iron, and my yogurt machine. I’d love  my juicer too if it wasn’t so dang hard to clean.

I’ve had my yogurt maker almost as long as I have had kids, and I still get all giddy when it comes out of the cabinet. As soon as I saw the gorgeous fruit on the bottom yogurt jars from Bless this Mess, out she came.


Fruit on the Bottom Homemade Yogurt


Making yogurt is easy, even if you don’t have a yogurt maker.


Homemade Yogurt


  • 4 cups of milk {I use whole or 2%}
  • 1/2 cup of plain organic yogurt {I use Stonyfield}


  • Heat the milk just until a skin forms on the top {do not boil} about 180 degrees
  • cool until slightly warmer than room temperature, and stir in the yogurt
  • pour into yogurt jars {or canning jars}
  • if you are using a yogurt maker, place the jars inside, cover, and heat for 10 - 12 hours
  • if you are using canning jars, place them in the oven with just the light on
  • the longer you let the yogurt incubate, the thicker it will be
  • do not disturb the yogurt while incubating
  • after 10/12 hours, place the finished yogurt in the refrigerator





and if you win the dish rack, even cleanup  will be a breeze.

Giveaway Rules: {sorry we have to do it}

 This giveaway is sponsored by CliqueMe. The prize is a steel frame rack ($80 value) from SimpleHuman.

To enter: Leave a comment through CliqueMe on this post about why you like the SimpleHuman steel frame rack.

{ps You have to hover over the giveaway image and click on the comment bubble to leave a comment! }

There needs to be a minimum of 10 entrants for the giveaway to take place. If there are 25 entrants, we will pick 2 winners. If there are 50 entrants, we will pick 3 winners. If there are 100 entrants, we will pick 5 winners – so get your friends involved!

We will randomly draw name(s) from the comments to pick a winner depending on the number of entrants.

Must be 18 or older to enter. U.S. residents only. Winner(s) will be notified through an email from CliqueMe so make sure you look out for that email!

 (CliqueMe is not yet mobile optimized so you are only able to enter through non-mobile browsers for now. Sorry!)

 Good luck!