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Today’s Kitchen Tip – How to Hull Strawberries with a Straw

Today’s kitchen tip shows how to hull your strawberries with a drinking straw to save the waste that comes with cutting the top off, or the time that it takes to use a knife to hull each one properly. Hull Strawberries with a Straw to save waste. Our family eats strawberries year round.  They are …

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Cleaning a Microwave with Lemons – Using a Lemon to Clean a Microwave

Cleaning a microwave with lemons in minutes is easy. All you need are cut lemons and a bowl of hot water. A few minutes on high and you won’t be ashamed to open your microwave door any longer! I use my microwave all the time, so it does tend to get dirty and discolored, particularly …

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Tips for a Front Door Makeover – Before and After

This project for my front door makeover is one that I have been wanting to do for several seasons. A beautiful front door transforms the entry to your home, adds great appeal and gives a pop of color to an otherwise bland and boring entry.  Note: Power tools, electricity, and other items used for this …

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15 Money Saving BBQ Tips for a Frugal Summer Barbecue

These 15 money saving BBQ tips will trim the fat on your grocery bill but still make sure that your gatherings are something for your guests to remember. It is finally that time of the year again.  Memorial day, the Fourth of July, and Father’s day are just around the corner. This means that the …

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20 Surprising Uses for A Cheese Grater

Cheese graters are so versatile too. I’ve put together a list of 20 surprising uses for a cheese grater or microplane. I have about 10 graters in my kitchen. All of them are useful in some ways, and can be used for much more than just grating cheese.  A cheese grater is not just for cheese. See …

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14 Easy Ways to Make Your Bedroom Feel Like a Luxurious Hotel

Anyone who has slept in an upper end hotel room knows that you will get an amazing night’s sleep there.  There is something hard to describe about the stay at a five star luxurious hotel. Of course, we can’t pay to sleep in luxury each night, but there are many ways to have the same …

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Cooking with Silicone Kitchen Products

One of the more recent developments in the world of kitchen gadgets are silicone kitchen products. I first heard about them when I tried a silicone baking mat, but since then have heard of many other products. Some popular silicone products are oven mitts, pastry brushes, barbeque brushes, cupcake liners, spatulas,  and a host of …

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48 Uses for Plastic Grocery Bags – Creative Ways to Recycle Shopping Bags

Don’t throw those shopping bags out. There are dozens of uses for plastic grocery bags! Plastic or paper is a question often heard at the check out of the grocery store. Even though paper is better for the environment, I usually choose plastic, because I know that I will be reusing them. Plastic grocery bags …

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Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide – 9 Super Kitchen Gift Ideas

Kitchen Gift Guide. Anyone who cooks normally also loves kitchen products and food gadgets, so I have created a Gardening Cook 2014 Kitchen Gift Guide.  If you are looking for something special to treat someone that you love who spends a lot of time in the kitchen, this gift guide should give you lots of …

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Tips to Save during the Holidays – Frugal Entertaining

It’s an expensive time of the year! There seem to be so many uses for our dollars when the holidays roll around. These frugal tips will make your holiday season something to remember without breaking the bank. The whole essence of a successful holiday season does not lie in the amount of money you spend, …

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Candles – Tips and Tricks for Leftovers

Managing your old used candle wax. Candles are wonderful at setting the mood of a room, but once the candle burns down to the bottom it can be unsightly and hard to remove from the container.  Some candle containers are so delightful, so it is nice to reuse them.  Candles can also be messy and …

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Storage ideas for large items and Unusual shapes

These storage idea will have your home organized in no time at all Some household items are just plain hard to store effectively. If you have ever opened a cupboard door and had plastic Tupperware lids rain down on your head, you know just what I mean. Large Trays and Platters – These can take …

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