Use boiling water instead of tap water to make clear ice. Great for putting fruit, herbs, flowers or surprises in.

Make Crystal Clear Ice!

make crystal clear ice! Use boiling water instead of tap water to make clear ice. Great for putting fruit, herbs, flowers or surprises in. Need to remember this one.

How long do different foods last? A helpful food storage chart.

This is a good chart to show How LONG FOOD Lasts. Good to know since I'm paranoid about these things

Hard boiled eggs-w/out the gray ring1) Grab eggs and a pot, and a pot.2) Put the eggs in the pot and cover them with water, only about an inch overhead.3) Put them on the stove and turn it on medium high heat.Now this is where you NEED to pay attention.4) As SOON as that water starts to boil (and I mean boil, not just a few bubble here and there), turn the stove off.5) Set the timer for 10 minutes.6) When the timer goes off, remove the eggs from the pot and put them in cold water for 5…

How to Boil an Egg, the Right Way

How to Boil an Egg the right way, with out the gray ring. I have this under YUM, when really I hate Hard Boiled eggs, but like them even less with the grey ring!

Smart Idea: Make large batches of soup then freeze in silicone muffin molds. Pop 'em out and freeze. Just reheat 2-3 pucks in a mug for a quick dinner. Perfect for the upcoming fall/winter season!

5 Easy Ways to Make and Stock Up Meals in Advance

Smart Idea: Make large batches of soup then freeze in silicone muffin molds. Pop 'em out and freeze. Just reheat pucks in a mug for a quick dinner. Website linked to photo has recipe for chicken noodle soup

Grow your own celery from your remains from the store. Just chop of the base and plant. One week of growth shown in photo.

Grow your own celery from your remains from the store. Just chop of the base and plant. One week of growth shown in photo. Celery is on the dirty dozen list. So easy way to grow organic celery!

Mix cookie dough, freeze in ice cube tray, pop out and keep in freezer bag.  Then when you want fresh baked cookies, you can bake a few at a time.

An Awesome Portion Control Trick For Homemade Cookies

Mix cookie dough, freeze in ice cube tray, pop out and keep in freezer bag. Then when you want fresh baked cookies, you can bake a few at a time - my problem, is that I will eat frozen cookie dough!

how to keep brown sugar soft ... who knew?

Best tips and tricks! Keep brown sugar soft by adding a few marshmellows. Who knew? A slice of bread will do the same thing, along with making hard brown sugar soft again. Go figure!

Use apple slicer to quickly cut up potatoes for mashed potatoes or fries. Clever!

Use apple slicer to quickly cut up potatoes for mashed potatoes or fries. That's a great idea, I have an apple slicer and I never thought to use it for this!

Hull strawberries with a straw

Hulling Strawberries With A Straw

Removing Strawberry stems with a straw. leave strawberry on, & drink with style.

How to keep cut potatoes from browning (so they can be cut ahead of time and kept in the fridge)

How to keep cut potatoes from browning (so they can be cut ahead of time and kept in the fridge). To keep potatoes from turning brown or becoming mushy when cooked, add some white vinegar Tbsp. per 2 cups water) before submerging the potatoes.

WOO HOO a way to keep an apple from browning!!

Prevent a sliced apple from browning with a rubber band. Cut apple and place rubber band over it and put in your kids lunch box.

Every child is different and yours may not like the standard ham sandwich, so I have compiled some easy ideas and recipes to help spark some non-sandwich school lunch ideas.

Non-sandwich School Lunch Ideas

Every child is different and yours may not like the standard ham sandwich, so I have compiled some easy ideas and recipes to help spark some non-sandwich school lunch ideas.

DON’T WASTE BANANAS – FREEZE THEM! PLUS MY FAVOURITE BANANA RECIPES

Don't waste bananas - freeze them! Plus my favourite banana recipes

Don't waste bananas - freeze them! Plus my favourite banana recipes - The Organised Housewife

How you can tell if an egg is fresh...cool tip!

How to determine if an egg is fresh. sinks to bottom and lays on it's side - fresh rests on bottom but fat end rises up slightly - week old balances on pointy end with fat end sticking up - 3 weeks old whole egg floats and bobs around - bad egg

Cleaning fruit - fill sink with water, add 1 C. vinegar, mix.  Add all fruit and soak for 10 minutes.  Water will be dirty and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film. Great for Berries too--keeps them from molding.  strawberries last for weeks!

DIY Fruit & Veggie Wash Cleaning fruit - fill sink with water, add 1 C. Add all fruit and soak for 10 minutes. Water will be dirty and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film. Great for Berries too--keeps them from molding.

When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider) and ten parts water.  Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge.  The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria on the surface.  Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft.

KEEPING BERRIES FROM GOING MOLDY! one part vinegar (white or apple cider probably work best) and ten parts water. Dump berries into mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria

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