Category Archives: Tip of the Day

Helpful tips to make life a little easier!

Cranberry Mayonnaise

  The day after Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same with out a leftover turkey sandwich. My Mom and brother would pile on turkey and cranberry onto toasted bread spread with mayonnaise. Now, I admit I’m not a fan of cranberry. … Continue reading

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Tips for Melting Chocolate

I love to make chocolate dipped fruit, marshmallows, nut clusters, pretzels and more. However, I am not a fan of melting chocolate in a microwave. I always melt my chocolate in a heavy saucepan or double boiler. When I melt … Continue reading

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Tip of the Day – Storing Candles

If you entertain a lot, you may have many taper or votive candles haphazardly stored. Then, when you need a set of tapers, they may be mismatched, stained from the candle stored next to it or, worse, broken. An easy … Continue reading

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Tip of the Day – Fresh Berries – How to Store Them

Never wash fresh berries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc. before storing them in the refrigerator. They will become soft and mushy. Wash just what you need before using them. If you are freezing berries, wash them first and dry thoroughly. Freeze … Continue reading

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Tip of the Day – Easily line a baking pan with aluminum foil

You’re probably thinking, “It’s not that difficult to line a pan with foil”. You’re right! But if there’s an easier way, why not try it? Here goes: Turn the pan, say an 8 x 8 if you’re making fudge, and … Continue reading

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Tip of the Day – Fruit Shapes

Looking for a unique way to keep punch or sangria¬†cold? Use fruit shapes! Not only are they fun to eat they are practical because they won’t dilute your beverage. Let’s use a pineapple as an example. Slice the top and … Continue reading

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Do you have leftover candy canes or peppermints from Christmas?

I am writing this post exactly 2 months after Christmas Day. Many of us find ourselves with an excess amount of candy canes or peppermints after the holidays. Whether you’ve gotten them as gifts or had them in candy dishes … Continue reading

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