Food Freshness Tip

By Noreen Doll. Have you ever looked in your refrigerator and found a leftover container that you could not remember when you put it there? We are careful not to keep food too long, but we often could not remember when we placed the food in the fridge. So now we date leftovers or partly […]

How to Double or Triple a Recipe Accurately

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

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

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

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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