The Resident Witch Series

Here is where you will find some of the yummy recipes and fun projects from the Resident Witches!

Momma’s Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour three 7×3 inch loaf pans or muffin tins.

In large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water, and sugar until well blended.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans/ tins.

Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Done when toothpick inserted into centers come out clean.

Zelda’s Peppermint Lavender Foot Soak

  • 7 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 1 cup of Epsom salt
  • 1 tsp of iodized salt


In a medium glass bowl, mix together Epsom salt and iodized salt.

Add peppermint and lavender oils, and mix together. If desired, add in additional drops to your liking.

Store in glass container with a leak proof lid, in a cool place.

Create the Soak:

Add one Tbsp of mix to 8 cups of warm water.


PS…. Be aware that it makes feet slippery! Use caution when finished and dry them completely!

Saturday Morning Pancakes

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled

Sift flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and soda together in a bowl. Set aside.

In another bowl, beat the egg, butter, vanilla and the milk; then add dry mixture and beat until smooth.

Lightly grease a griddle and heat over medium-high heat. Pour batter by using 1/4 cupfuls. Cook until golden on both sides.

Ernie’s “What’s Ailing Ya” Tea Leaf Blend

  • 2 parts Chamomile (relaxation and digestion)
  • 1 part Lemon Balm (reduces anxiety and stress, helps with sleep, soothes indigestion, eases pain)
  • 1/2 part Lavender (reduces nervous tension, improves blood circulation, reduces pain, helps respiratory issues)
  • 1/2 Roses (antidepressant, anti-anxiety)

Blend together in a glass jar with tight lid.

How to Brew: 1 Tbsp for every 8 ounces of water. Steep leaves in 194 degree water for 5-7 minutes.

Mike’s Christmas Eve Smelts

  • 2 pds smelts, gutted with fins removed
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Rinse smelts and dry completely.

Mix crumbs, salt and pepper together.

Sprinkle lemon juice onto dry smelts.

Toss smelts in crumb mixture until well coated.

Place oil in cast iron skillet to cover bottom of pan. Heat and add smelts, don’t overcrowd.

Fry 3-4 minutes per side, until cooked through all the way.