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Cold weather tips

To keep your vehicle locks from freezing, dab a little petroleum jelly (like Vaseline) on your keys and move them in and out of the keyholes of your house and car. This saves the locks from freezing.

On a windy day, hold a tissue next to closed doors, windows, fixtures and electrical outlets. If it blows, you know you have an air leak.


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Lydia Critchley



Replacement for brown sugar

I Tablespoon molasses (regular or light is fine) added to granulated sugar to make a total of 1 cup is a great money saver when baking cookies, cakes, etc. If more or less is needed, adjust accordingly. That is what brown sugar is made of that you purchase in the store – check the ingredients on the bag or box. This way you do not need to worry about keeping it soft too.

If you brown sugar does get hard, moisten the inside of the canister lid and replace it on the canister and it will re-moisten the brown sugar. I prefer this method. Some people use a slice of white bread or a quarter of apple or a special clay bear that you moisten and add to the canister.

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CORNSTARCH ABSORBS AND SHINES

CORNSTARCH ABSORBS AND SHINES
To clean windows and mirrors, mix 2 quarts of warm water with 1/2 cup of cornstarch. Apply with a sponge and buff dry for a sparkling shine.

There are many, many entries on this web site. Be sure to scroll back through to the beginning for all the recipes and tips. The “class” area has class listings of many types of classes and locations that I teach cooking, homemade pet foods, homemade soap and personal products and many more items. If you would like a class in “home-making”, sewing without a machine or with a machine or any other subject, please contact me and we can arrange a class in my home or any location of your choice. Please contact me for more details. Classes for all ages are available, including children – hands-on or presentational style.

Gift certificates are available for weddings, holidays or “you are special” gifts or any other reason.

Team building with cooking classes is fun. Join co-workers and create recipes or learn about each other while cooking.

I am available to teach cooking classes or food related subjects in your home or give presentations or classes for your organizations or groups, along with team building events. Contact me at the following e-mail address:
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Cooking classes currently scheduled can be viewed by clicking on the “class” icon. The schedules will be updated as they change.

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Baking Soda Cuts Grease

BAKING SODA CUTS GREASE
Baking soda’s mild abrasive action makes it a great stovetop and oven cleaner. Mix with a little vinegar and scrub.

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Natural Cleaner for Brass and Copper

LEMONS MAKE COPPER AND BRASS SPARKLE
Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle it with salt (any kind — even sea salt) and rub surface until it is clean. Rinse well with water. Do not use lemons on brass-plated items.

There are many, many entries on this web site. Be sure to scroll back through to the beginning for all the recipes and tips. The “class” area has class listings of many types of classes and locations that I teach cooking, homemade pet foods, homemade soap and personal products and many more items. If you would like a class in “home-making”, sewing without a machine or with a machine or any other subject, please contact me and we can arrange a class in my home or any location of your choice. Please contact me for more details. Classes for all ages are available, including children – hands-on or presentational style.

Gift certificates are available for weddings, holidays or “you are special” gifts or any other reason.

Team building with cooking classes is fun. Join co-workers and create recipes or learn about each other while cooking.

I am available to teach cooking classes or food related subjects in your home or give presentations or classes for your organizations or groups, along with team building events. Contact me at the following e-mail address:
creativecook@sbcglobal.net

Cooking classes currently scheduled can be viewed by clicking on the “class” icon. The schedules will be updated as they change.

Interactive questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can also be posted on this website. I can also be reached at 608-240-9773.

 

USE FLOUR TO CLEAN STAINLESS STEEL

USE FLOUR TO CLEAN STAINLESS STEEL
Flour is wonderful to buff and polish a stainless steel sinks. Sprinkle a little bit into a dry, clean sink. Buff well with a soft cloth or paper towel. Then, just push the flour down the drain. flush drain well with cold water.  Then put a little cooking oil on a towel and rub the sink with the oil.

There are many, many entries on this web site. Be sure to scroll back through to the beginning for all the recipes and tips. The “class” area has class listings of many types of classes and locations that I teach cooking, homemade pet foods, homemade soap and personal products and many more items. If you would like a class in “home-making”, sewing without a machine or with a machine or any other subject, please contact me and we can arrange a class in my home or any location of your choice. Please contact me for more details. Classes for all ages are available, including children – hands-on or presentational style.

Gift certificates are available for weddings, holidays or “you are special” gifts or any other reason.

Team building with cooking classes is fun. Join co-workers and create recipes or learn about each other while cooking.

I am available to teach cooking classes or food related subjects in your home or give presentations or classes for your organizations or groups, along with team building events. Contact me at the following e-mail address:
creativecook@sbcglobal.net

Cooking classes currently scheduled can be viewed by clicking on the “class” icon. The schedules will be updated as they change.

Interactive questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can also be posted on this website. I can also be reached at 608-240-9773.

Save time when baking turkeys

Consider buying two small turkeys instead of one large one. They cook in about half the time and are easier to lift. Bonus, 4 drumsticks instead of 2 if your family likes drumsticks.
There are many, many entries on this web site. Be sure to scroll back through to the beginning for all the recipes and tips. The “calendar” area has class listings of many types of classes and locations that I teach cooking, homemade pet foods, homemade soap and personal products and many more items. If you would like a class in “home-making”, sewing without a machine or with a machine or any other subject, please contact me and we can arrange a class in my home or any location of your choice. Please contact me for more details. Classes for all ages are available, including children – hands-on or presentational style.
Gift certificates are available for weddings, holidays or “your are special” gifts or any other reason.
Team building with cooking classes is fun. Join co-workers and create recipes or learn about each other while cooking.
I am available to teach cooking classes or food related subjects in your home or give presentations or classes for your organizations or groups, along with team building events. Contact me at the following e-mail address:
creativecook@sbcglobal.net
Cooking classes currently scheduled can be viewed by clicking on the “Calendar” icon. The schedules will be updated as they change.
Interactive questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can also be posted on this website.

Dates in Baking/Cooking

Save money and chop your own dates instead of purchasing the pre-chopped dates. Spray your scissors or knife with cooking spray and cut or chop to desired size. The spray keeps them from sticking to the knife or scissors. Dipping the knife or scissors in water is another way to keep them from sticking. You can also freeze the dates for 1 to 2 hours which make them easier to cut/chop.

Eight ounces of pitted dates yeild about 1 1/2 cups of chopped dates.

Dates can be stored in your cupboard in an airtight container, the refrigerator or the freezer for extended time.

There are many, many entries on this web site. Be sure to scroll back through to the beginning for all the recipes and tips. The “calendar” area has class listings of many types of classes and locations that I teach cooking, homemade pet foods, homemade soap and personal products and many more items. If you would like a class in “home-making”, sewing without a machine or with a machine or any other subject, please contact me and we can arrange a class in my home or any location of your choice. Please contact me for more details. Classes for all ages are available, including children – hands-on or presentational style.
Gift certificates area available for weddings, holidays or “your are special” gifts or any other reason.
Team building with cooking classes is fun. Join co-workers and create recipes or learn about each other while cooking.
I am available to teach cooking classes or food related subjects in your home or give presentations or classes for your organizations or groups. Contact me at the following e-mail address:
creativecook@sbcglobal.net
Cooking classes currently scheduled can be viewed by clicking on the “Calendar” icon. The schedules will be updated as they change.
Interactive questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can also be posted on this website.

Substitute Broth with Bouillon

To substitute for canned or homeade chicken broth, dissolve 2 chicken bouillon cubes or 2 teaspons instant chicken bouillon in 1 1/2 cups boiling water to yield 1 1/2 cups chicken broth as might be called for in your recipe. Low-sodium versions of bouillon are available to reduce salt in your recipe. Conversion amounts are also listed on the bouillon package or jar. This saves money, and space in your cupboard.

There are many, many entries on this web site. Be sure to scroll back through to the beginning for all the recipes and tips. The “calendar” area has class listings of many types of classes and locations that I teach cooking, homemade pet foods, homemade soap and personal products and many more items. If you would like a class in “home-making”, sewing without a machine or with a machine or any other subject, please contact me and we can arrange a class in my home or any location of your choice. Please contact me for more details. Classes for all ages are available, including children – hands-on or presentational style.
Gift certificates area available for weddings, holidays or “your are special” gifts or any other reason.
Team building with cooking classes is fun. Join co-workers and create recipes or learn about each other while cooking.
I am available to teach cooking classes or food related subjects in your home or give presentations or classes for your organizations or groups. Contact me at the following e-mail address:
creativecook@sbcglobal.net
Cooking classes currently scheduled can be viewed by clicking on the “Calendar” icon. The schedules will be updated as they change.
Interactive questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can also be posted on this website.