How to Clean a Scorched Pan, Making it NEW!

12:15 am

by Jennifer Freeman

clean a scorched pan

Get Stubborn Cooked On Food Off Your Pan Easily! (Not that this has ever happened to me..yeah, right) 

If you have a pan with cooked or scorched food stuck on it, put it on the stove with enough water to cover the cooked-on food and add 1/4 c baking soda. 

Bring to a boil and watch the food begin to flake off.  It  works like magic.


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How to Fix Burned Gravy!

8:51 am

by Jennifer Freeman

How To Fix Burned Gravy


Don’t throw away burned gravy– there is hope to save the burned gravy!  If you are making gravy and accidentally burn it, here’s how to fix the burned gravy.   Pour it into a clean pan and continue cooking on low heat.   To take the “burned” taste from gravy use sugar.  Add a pinch of sugar, stir, and taste.  If the burned taste isn’t gone, try another pinch of sugar.  Avoid over-sugaring it.  The sugar works to cancel out the burned taste in the gravy.  It really works, I know!


What to buy after Halloween

Halloween Clearance!

Heads Up!!  Look for Halloween clearance sections in all the stores.  Items to consider buying now and huge discounts to use for later.  Think about upcoming birthdays, baby showers, weddings, New Years parties, retirement parties and more.  Buy solid colored items or things that can double as something else!

Candies for baking: Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s & other candies unwrapped they are the same as any other!  Use for upcoming holiday baking.

Colored poster board,  paper or streamers:  Black, Orange, Brown etc — find solid colors that can be used for other occasions. Black is great to use for New Year’s Eve parties or a 50th birthday party.

More uses for Halloween Costumes:   They make fun play outfits for the kids “dress up” box.   Is there an upcoming theatrical production or play?  Do your kids want to do their own production at home? Now is the time to find some costumes and help them  create a fun event.  And of course, pick a costume now for next year at a massive discount!

Halloween Crafts:  Buy now and put up for next years projects.  Look for craft items that are plain colors and can be used  the year.  Think about summer vacations time and buy items to occupy the kids with crafts.  Do you help with Summer camps or  mom’s group and need a quick project.  Time to look for them.  Sequence, pipe cleaners, etc.

Need plastic pumpkins for You’ve Been Booed treats next year?  Buy now!

Halloween Face paints & cool stick on masks:  Remember there are birthdays coming and face-painting is always  a hit!  Look for long eyelashes, cat faces, butterfly faces, unicorns, fairies, etc.  Stock up now on hair paints too.  Put in the freezer to preserve.

Spray Paint or craft paints. Black glitter paint etc.

Buy your schools colors if you dress-up for pep rally’s or your football games.

Halloween children’s books for next year!

WHAT CAN YOU ADD TO THIS LIST?  Leave your suggestions below!


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Tip ResouceDryer sheets! Even after they have gone through the dryer they have just enough freshness left to still be put to use.  Just place one in the bottom of a clean garbage can, then put in your plastic liner.


This helps me SO much on the days when I am dragging having a hard time with motivation. Set a timer at 10-15 minutes intervals.  Do as much focused work as possible during that time.  It works wonders in helping to stay focused and work quickly.   I’m motivated and sprinting through the work efficiently knowing the limited time I have to get the task done.  Plus, it makes it seem more like a game to “beat the clock”.    This works wonders for me maybe it will work for you.  I find my work gets completed quicker and I can move onto what I really want to do.

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Organize Kids Rooms Quickly

Quick and Cleaver Tip to Organizing and Saving Space!  Organize all your kids’ toys and playthings easily by turning an over-the-door shoe organizer into a convenient catch-all.  Assign a row to eachorganize your kids' room kid and label the pockets (Use Frog Tape to make labels~they stick to the plastic pockets but don’t leave residue).  You can use this new “organizer” for small toys, tights, hair ribbons, and any number of other items that usually end up on the floor.

The shoe organizer is a great organizer for small spaces like the bathroom, use it for brushes, make-up, mirrors and face products.  How about using it in the kitchen to organize your spices and spice packets?  It leaves valuable cabinet space by hanging on the back of a door and it is so easy to see  your spice packets.