Kitchen Cleanup

We love Thanksgiving. We love food, fun, family, and friends. However, lots of people and lots of food make for lots of clean up. I suppose there are a few people in the world who enjoy doing dishes and cleaning up greasy, splattery messes, but most of us don’t. I’m no expert, but here are […]




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Getting Plastic Wrap to Stick

I have a set of old Pyrex mixing bowls. Each bowl has its own color. They came from my grandmother, and maybe that’s why I love using them. Sometimes I mix dry ingredients for muffins or cakes ahead of time and cover the bowl until I’m ready to mix it later. The problem is that […]



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Frugal Wall Decor

I’m not good a decorating. I don’t have a natural talent for it, and I hate spending lots of money on something that just hangs on the wall. However, I do want our home to look nice, and I prefer to not have totally bare walls. As a result, I have come up with a […]



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Are You Sure That Counter is Clean?

Dinner is over, and you’ve wiped the table and counter tops. You think they’re clean, but are they really? I’m not talking about germs and bacteria. I’m talking about what you can see with your eyes. “They look clean to me,” you say. But do they pass the eye-level test? Try this. Squat down until […]



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Why I Don’t Menu Plan

I have done menu planning before, and I will probably do it again. Right now, though, I don’t do it. I have spent weeks thinking that I should get back to it, but I have finally decided that I’m not going to. At least not right now. Here’s why. It works for me. I’ve done […]



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My Experience with the Turbo Oven

For today’s kitchen tip I’m following up on a promise I made last week. Some of you are wondering what a turbo oven is. You can see one here, and now you have an idea of the price also. I’ll tell you up front, the turbo oven is not super fast at cooking food. It […]



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Managing All Those Electronics Cords

This house is home to a mom with short hair (me), a dad, three boys, and two dogs. So why do I love ponytail holders? The old fashioned kind that has a ball (or other shape) on each end? They’re great for wrapping around a folded up cord. I use these all the time. The […]



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