Pizza Cutter Magic

Here’s how to have a little breakfast fun. I cut my kids’ pancakes into triangles, squares and other fun shapes with a pizza cutter.

I do this before the syrup goes on. It’s fast and easy and it doesn’t tear the pancakes. Caroline





Inexpensive Banana Hanger

There’s no need to buy an expensive “banana hanger.”

Use a large cup hook installed under an upper cabinet to hang your bananas.

It sure is cheaper and it does the job quite well! Yvonne



Easy Burned-On Food Removal

When you burn anything in your pan while cooking, just put about a cup of water in it, return it to the burner and let it boil about five minutes.

The burnt food should come off the pan quite easily with a little bit of scrubbing. Gabby



Sneaky Bread Tip

I trick my picky children into eating the bread “heels” by turning them inside out in a sandwich.

My girls are none the wiser. It’s worked like a charm. Shayna




How to Keep your Veggies Fresh

My grandmother taught me a long time ago to always put a piece of paper towel or a napkin in my zip-type bags of vegetables.

This absorbs the condensation from the vegetables to keep the environment dry. That effectively extends the vegetables’ refrigerator life.

I change the paper when I notice it getting too damp. Patti



Homemade Coffee Creamer for ALL

I absolutely LOVE Mary’s homemade coffee creamer, but in my house, everyone likes a different kind, and making all the different bases just got to be a real pain and made the fridge overrun with all the different creamers.

To combat this, and the fact that I often like different flavors on different days, I took her recipe (I LOVE the heavy whipping cream, but it will work with half and half or milk) and I added the vanilla AND the sweet almond oil (it only takes a little of the almond).  Then, instead of adding the sweetened condensed milk to the cream, I put it in a squeeze bottle, and WA LA, I can make my coffee as sweet as I want it and my husband can put as little in as he likes.

I also often add a flavor with it….maple syrup, chocolate sauce, or ice cream Carmel topping in each cup…..all to taste yet not all the chemicals and yuck in the store-bought creamer!!  TRY IT….it will uncomplicate things immensely!








Celery CPR

I hate to waste food and especially fresh produce.  Here’s a great tip to avoid tossing out your limp, lifeless celery.

First cut off the bottoms of your celery stalks.  Then put all of the celery stalks in a large container or pitcher of ice water.   Let the celery sit in the water for a couple of hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

You will be amazed at how it firms up and how fresh it will taste.



Oops, too much!

If you sprinkle instead of measuring spice when you’re cooking, sometimes the herb or spice can come out too quickly. (Especially things like celery seeds!)

Before you open that herb or spice for the first time, cover some of the holes with a small strip of masking tape. You’ll never accidentally use too much again.

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