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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

An Easy Way to Peel a Boiled Egg


By Noreen Doll. Do you need an easy way to peel a boiled egg? It is so frustrating trying to peel a fresh egg that has been boiled. The shell wants to cling to the egg and comes off in tiny pieces, often taking chunks of the egg with it. Recently I read that if […]

Uses for Shelf Liner


By Noreen Doll. I originally bought this rubbery shelf liner to line the shelves in my kitchen cupboard. I like it because the dishes don’t move once they’re set in place. And it also cushions them. Then I began to see all kinds of other ways I could use the shelf liner, and now I […]

Speedy Apple Slicing


By Noreen Doll. Do you ever wish you knew how to do speedy apple slicing, instead of slaving over preparing them? Here’s a quick and easy way to do that. First peel the apple. You will need to have this cool tool, which is pretty inexpensive. There are different variations of it – some are […]

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