For burnt on food either in a pot or a pan, sprinkle baking soda all over pan or pot; add dish detergent all over and hot water.  Let sit 1 hour and bam! … it will come right out.  No scrubbing necessary!

Before putting spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce based dishes in a plastic container, spray the container and the lid with Pam.  The sauce won’t stain the container!

Clean sink, tub and sewer drains with baking soda, vinegar and hot water.  First pour baking soda down the drain, pour white vinegar and let it bubble, add more vinegar, let it continue to bubble and then one last dose of vinegar.  Follow by pouring boiling hot water down.  Works great to unclog drains!

Use white vinegar to kill weeds.  Use in hot sun with no rain for a day or so in sight!

To oil your grill, put oil on a scrunched up paper towels, grab with thongs and rub over grates!

Only need a half can of chicken broth?  Pour the remainder in a plastic baggie and freeze for use later!

Too much basil or parsley?  Put as in in a baggie and throw in freezer. When you need, get some out and chop up for that fresh from the garden smell and taste!

Pizza mushrooms:  Saute canned mushrooms in a pan sprayed with PAM.  Sprinkle with garlic powder and black pepper.  Saute 4-5 minutes.  Add these t the top of your pizza for a more tasty pizza!

Easy Pickles:  I always buy the big tub of Clausen refrigerated pickle spears.  In the summer, when the jar is empty of pickles but full of that great pickle juice, I cut cucumbers into spears and throw them in that big tub.  In a few days, they taste just like those great Clausen pickles do!

Fruit flies in the house?

Try this!

In a small jar, fill halfway with apple cider vinegar.

Add a drop of Dawn dish detergent.

Put a drop on finger and rub on inside of rim.

Tightly place plastic wrap over top of jar

Put a rubber band around plastic wrap/rim.

Poke holes in top with a fork.

The annoying bugs will go inside and can’t get back out!



Leave the ears of corn in their husks.

Arrange 1 to 4 ears of corn, unshucked, in the microwave. If you prefer, you can set them on a microwaveable plate or tray. If you need to cook more than 4 ears of corn, cook them in batches.

For just 1 or 2 ears of corn, microwave for 3 minutes. For 3 or 4 ears, microwave for 4 minutes. If you like softer corn or if your ears are particularly large, microwave for an additional minute.

Set the ears on a cooling rack or cutting board to cool.

When the silks and top leaves are cool enough to handle, quickly shuck the husks off the cobs.