How to Warm Up Gloves in Your Car

Warm Your Gloves in the Car on a Cold Winter Day by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Even though I had lined gloves on when I needed to drive this morning, my fingers were icy cold. The temperature was 15 degrees. When I stopped for my first errand I didn’t need my gloves, so I decided to lay them in a patch of sunlight on the dashboard. After I […]

How to Double or Triple a Recipe Accurately

How to Double or Triple a Recipe Accurately by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. I have a recipe for Gingersnaps that makes such a small amount of cookies, that I need to double or triple it most of the time when I make them. To make it easier to use the correct amount of each ingredient, I have color coded the quantities of ingredients. The single […]

How to Print a Sturdier Template

How to Print a Sturdier Template - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Have you ever tried to trace around a paper template? The edges are so flimsy your pencil slides under or over, and makes a mess. Here’s an easy way to print a sturdier template. Cut a manilla folder in half, and then cut one side to 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, […]

Remove Burned-On Food from a Pan

Easy Way to Remove Burned-on Food from a Pan by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Here’s an easy way to remove burned on food from a pan. I had a non stick pan with severely burned on food that needed to be cleaned. The food was so welded to the pan I couldn’t even scrape it with a spoon edge. First I added water to it and […]

Super Quick Way to Shred Meat

Super Quick Way to Shred Meat - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Many recipes call for shredded meat. Here’s the quickest way I’ve found to shred meat. Before cooking, cube the meat into 2 inch cubes. Cook meat in your crock pot, oven, or stove top. When the meat is finished cooking and ready to shred, simply use a potato masher to shred it. […]

Remove Rust from the Shower

Easy Way to Remove Rust Stains from the Shower by Crafty Journal.

By Noreen Doll. This morning I noticed rust stains on a shelf in the shower, left by a metal can of shaving gel that had been sitting in water. I decided to try my usual cleaner, and it worked quickly and easily. I sprinkled some baking soda on the rust stain and then added a […]

Apple Buying Tip

Apple Buying Tip - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Once you’ve found a bag of apples or other produce that is fairly unblemished, how do you get them home without major bruising? During the process of checking out, my apples frequently got banged around so much by the cashier that I expected to find rotten applesauce when I got the apples […]

Cardboard Safety Sheath for a Knife

Cardboard Safety Sheath for a Knife by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A cardboard safety sheath for a knife is very handy, not only to protect the blade of the knife, but to protect your fingers from the blade. The first time I made one was when we were going on a trip and I wanted to make sure no one was cut with […]

Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip

Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip is easy to make with a pot holder, and really handy for holding a pan with a hot handle. Just slip the pot handle grip over the handle of the pot or pan to use it. Because I found these hot pads in the Dollar Store […]

Quick Clean Up Tip for Raw Egg Mess

Quick Raw Egg Clean Up - Crafty Journal

by Noreen Doll. Drop an Egg on the floor? Here’s a quick clean up tip. Grab your salt box and sprinkle a handful of salt all over the egg. Make it pretty thick, and be sure to get some around the edges. Let it sit a moment while the egg soaks up the salt. Use […]

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