Easy Way to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

To make hard-cooked egg shells peel off easily without leaving chips or gouges, use this trick. Before cooking, prick a tiny air hole in the wider end of each egg with a tack or push pin. After boiling, remove the eggs from the hot water using a slotted spoon and plunge them into icy cold water. … [Read more...]

How to Start Seedlings in Egg Cartons

Since spring FINALLY looks like it might be around the corner, I decided to start some seeds for the garden. I used this handy method that is CHEAP, EASY & GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. All you need to do is take paper egg cartons (styrofoam won't work for this purpose) and cut off the lids. Fill … [Read more...]

Flower Seed Packets – An Inexpensive Baby or Bridal Shower Favor – Cheap even!

Easy DIY Flower Seed Packets Baby Shower Favors If you're throwing a baby shower or bridal shower and need an easy, inexpensive favor idea, try these! Simply buy an assortment of seed packets (check your local dollar store, they often have them 4 or 5 for a dollar). Then use standard return … [Read more...]

Works for Me Wednesday: Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

For this "Greatest Hits" edition of Works for Me Wednesday, I wanted to share one of my most popular blog posts so far - My DELICIOUS & Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. I wrote about this recipe on my other blog, Jinxy Knows Best, which is devoted to "Healthy Living in Support of … [Read more...]

Use Up Leftover Hard-Boiled Easter Eggs – Yummy Recipe!

Use Up Leftover Hard-Boiled Easter Eggs - Yummy Recipe! If you still have hard-boiled Easter eggs, they need to be eaten NOW before they spoil! This is an easy way to use up leftover hard-boiled Easter eggs that tastes great. Better yet, this recipe also uses up any leftover Easter … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY: Win a Rachael Ray Paisley Platter with Dipping Bowl

Rachael Ray, a favorite of Food Network and host of her own talk show, now has a full line of cookware, knives and prep and serve. Sign up now for your chance to win this Rachael Ray Paisley Platter with Dipping Bowl. Fresh veggies, fruit slices and even plain old chips look twice as nice on … [Read more...]

Stock Up on Forever Stamps – A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

As of May 11, the price of mailing a First Class letter through the U.S. Postal Service will be going up a penny, from 41 cents to 42 cents. Right now you can buy the “Forever Stamp” at the current price of 41 cents. The good thing about these stamps is that they will continue to be valid at the … [Read more...]

I love my Crock-Pot – Check Out My Creamy Salsa-Cheese Dip Recipe

I love to use my Crock-Pot. It's a nice easy way to cook. You can throw everything together in the morning, forget it while it's cooking all day, and then have a nice hot dinner ready with very little fuss. I love to use my Little Dipper for salsa-cheese dip during get-togethers. It's so nice to be … [Read more...]

Thrifty Baking: Tips to Reduce the Cost of Baking from Scratch

Baking from scratch is usually cheaper (and healthier) than buying baked goods, but here are a few tips to reduce the cost of baking from scratch and keep the costs down even further: **Substitute one Tbsp soy powder and one Tbsp water for one egg (this also reduces the fat in the … [Read more...]

How to Earn Extra Money with On-line Surveys

Click Here to See My Updated Survey Post A great way to make extra money from home is by doing online surveys. There are dozens of survey sites available, but some are much better than others. Don't waste your time on any sites that require you to sign up for "special offers" before completing … [Read more...]