Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tip of the Day #50: Tupperware Stain Prevention

Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato based sauces and there won't be any stains.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Tip of the Day #49: Craft Supply Organization

For anyone who has or has had children, you know how many craft supplies either go missing or you find in random places--all in all, just not where they should be! The solution? A hanging shoe organizer does the trick!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tip of the Day #48: Aluminum Foil in Dryer

Do you find that even after using dryer sheets, your clothes are STILL full of static cling?? Throw in a rolled up ball of aluminum foil and see the difference!! (You can use the same ball over and over again too)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tips of the Day #46 & 47: Maintaining a Clutter-Free Home

Tip of the Day #47

Neaten as You Go!!
If you don’t make a mess, you won’t have a mess to clean up. Get undressed in front of the hamper, so there are no dirty clothes lying on the floor. If you have a walk-in, get dressed in the closet so you can put the hangers right back. In the kitchen, don’t wait around until the meal is over to clean, do it during downtime while cooking. When loading the dishwasher, put like items together so there’s no sorting when the dishes come out.

Tip of the Day #46

Say No to Piles!!! They are a huge reason many of us are left with CLUTTER!!!
When I go to put something on top of something else, I stop myself and instead figure out where it goes. If it means a trip up or down the steps, so be it. It’s great exercise!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Tip of the Day #45: Grab a Basket!

Every morning I walk around the house to open the shades and I take a basket with me. Anything that doesn’t belong in a room goes in the basket and gets returned to where it should be. By the time I get to the kitchen, most of the clutter has been organized!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tip of the Day #44: Use it or Lose It!

'Use It or Lose It'--
Within my family, the rule is, if you didn’t use it, wear it, play with it, eat it or know of it in the past six months, it goes out the door. They can do what they want in their own rooms, but the rest of the house is mine! So if you spill it, drop it or leave it lying around, chances are you won’t ever find it again since I’ll throw it out. SAY NO TO CLUTTER!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tip of the Day #42: Make your Own Pizzas--Kids Style!

For your children to truly cooking, get them involved in the process! Here is a recipe they will love helping with:

Make your own pizza!

Take halves of english muffins
Let the kids layer pizza sauce on then sprinkle cheese
Layer with pepperoni and any other ingredients they like
Pop in the oven to melt the cheese

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tip of the Day #41: DIY Vegetable Wash

Make your own veggie wash by adding 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water in a spray bottle! This is the best way to kill any bacteria that may be lingering.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tip of the Day #40: Quiet Lunches

Lunchtime will be more pleasant for young children if you read to them while they eat. This also helps with PICKY EATERS as it allows them to focus on something else :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Tip of the Day #39: Leftover Chicken Ideas

Time Saver--leftover chicken from dinner? Use it the next day for your childrens lunch as an alternative to a plain ol' sandwich!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Tip of the Day #38: Emergency Kits

Pre-pack 'Emergency' type kits (especially for the kiddos) that you can keep around until you need them--it will save you a ton of time & ensure that you wont forget a thing!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tip of the Day #37: Adding Garlic at the Right Time

When adding garlic to your dish, if you would like a milder taste, add at the beginning of cooking...while adding towards the end will retain its maximum flavour!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tip of the Day #35: Over-salting while Cooking

If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato-it absorbs the excess salt for an instant "fix me up."