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Tips & Tricks

How Do You Get Rid Of Earwigs In Your House?

Earwigs: pesky insects creatures invading your home in the hot summer months. It was once told that these insects will crawl into our ears and possibly eat our brains. Fortunately, this is not true. Earwigs are nocturnal insects that like dark damp areas. They can be somewhat useful in the garden area as they move Click here to continue reading…

How Do You Make A Homemade Pesticide?

One of the first things I wanted to do when we acquired our house was to establish a HUGE garden. But I did not have to spray my food with pest spray which (allegedly) helps to keep the garden free from pests like spiders, beetles, buns, and mice. We also had a tiny spider problem Click here to continue reading…

How to Maintain Cast Iron Skillet

CAST IRON POTS AND PANS ARE SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEMS IN MY REAL FOOD KITCHEN. I use my cast iron EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. and at almost every meal. I use a range of different sized skillets, a dutch oven, and bread and pie pans. I also have this awesome, enameled, cast iron, dutch Click here to continue reading…

Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the easiest things to make for your pantry. Here is what you need to get started.  Wide mouth jar.  I usually do 2 quart jars.  Fill free to use half-gallon or even a gallon jar.  Apple scraps.  The peels and core of the apples. Cheesecloth or I use a Click here to continue reading…

Homemade Brown Sugar

Brown sugar is a staple everyone uses and inevitability runs out of at the most awkward times.  Don’t worry.  There are only two staples you need to keep on hand and you will never run out of brown sugar again. To make one cup of brown sugar all you need is the following:  one cup Click here to continue reading…

5 Uses For Overripe Bananas

Do you purchase bananas just to find that they don’t get eaten? If you are like me, you don’t learn your lesson and keep buying them anyway. My daughter loves banana’s but once they get those “brown spots” on them, she refuses to eat them. I’m usually stuck with over ripe bananas and they end Click here to continue reading…

How To Clean Brass Hardware

Brass is striking — but it’s also a high-maintenance metal that can tarnish easily. Here’s how to make your bras accessories gleam. Summer is a great time to comb yard sales and flea markets for vintage treasures. Some of my favorite things to score at yard sales are old brass candlesticks, hardware, and lamps. But Click here to continue reading…