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Blog Hop '09

 Friday, July 24

Welcome to all the Blog hoppers from Blog Hop '09! Oh and of course all my visitors and readers!

Hop around my pad awhile!


Be There or Be Square! Your Invited!

 Wednesday, July 22

You are invited to Blog Hop '09! If you are a loser like me and can't make Blog Her then join me at Blog Hop! On this Thursday evening at 9:00 CST, From then through next week! Come meet tons of Bloggers! Oh I can't forget to mention GIVEAWAYS!!


Be There or Be Square!


Party Invitations, Party Planning & Event Ideas

 Friday, July 17

Party Invitations, Party Planning & Event Ideas

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Cleaning Up Tips and Tricks

 Wednesday, July 15

♥Fill blender part way with hot water; add a drop of detergent; cover and turn it on for a few seconds. Rinse and drain dry.

♥Loosen grime from can openers by bushing with and old toothbrush. To clean blades, run a paper towel through the cutting process.

♥Don't panic if you accidentally scorch the inside of your favorite saucepan. Just fill the pan halfway with water and add 1/4 cup baking soda. Boil awhile until the burned portions loosen and float to the top.

♥A jar lid of a couple of marbles in the bottom half of a double-boiler will rattle when the water gets low and warn you to add more before the pan scorches or burns.

♥To remove lime deposits from teakettles, fill with equal parts vinegar and water. Bring to a boil and allow to stand overnight.

♥Before washing fine china and crystal, place a towel in the bottom of the sink to act as a cushion.

♥To remove coffee or tea stains and cigarette burns from china rub with a damp cloth dipped in baking soda.

♥To quickly remove food that is stuck to a casserole dish, fill with boiling water and 2 tablespoons baking soda or salt.

♥When a drain is clogged with grease, pour a cup of baking soda and a cup of salt followed by a kettle of boiling water.


Ball Park Fever

 Monday, July 13

Once again my totally awesome brother came through with Yankee tickets! I will be indebted to him for a long while. We drove six and a half hours on Wednesday, checked into our hotel, and hit the Mall of America. I hate shopping malls, but had to check it out to see what the hype was all about. Yup, just another crowed shopping mall, just a little bit bigger. Three floors worth of over priced junk. I may have been more impressed had I still been eight years old. The children section is pretty cool. After the mall we drove down town Minneapolis to the Metro dome. This was totally impressive to me! I for the life of me can not figure out why they would want to go to a out door park. I was in love. It is July and I was wearing a hoodie! We got to the stadium to see my boys at batting practice. Hardly anyone was there yet so we got to make our way down behind home plate to watch. It was totally amazing! I behaved myself, and didn't get us kicked out! My boys rocked the game! After our win, it took us an hour and a half to go eleven miles back to our hotel! The next morning we got up and drove the six and a half hours back home. It was a blast! The drive was totally worth it! A much needed mini vacation!!


Kitchen Hints

 Sunday, July 12

  • A damped paper towel or terry cloth bruched downward on a cob of corn will remove every stand of corn silk.
  • An easy way to remove the kernels of sweet corn from the cob is to use a shoe horn. It's built just right for shearing off those kernels in a snap!
  • To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh, if it rises to the surface, throw the nasty thing away!
  • Fresh eggs' shells are rough and chalky; old eggs are smooth and shiny.
  • To determine whether an egg is hard-boiled, spin it. If it spins, it is hard-boiled; it the egg wobbles and will not spin it's still raw.
  • Egg whites won't run while boiling or poaching if you'll add a little vinegar to the water.
  • Eggs will beat up fluffier if they are allowed to come to cool room temperature before beating.
  • For baking, it's best to use medium to larg eggs; extra large eggs may cause cakes to fall when cooled.
  • For fluffier omelets, add a pinch of cornstarch before beating.
  • For a never fail, never weep meringue, add a teaspoon of cornstarch to the sugar before beating it into the egg whites.
  • No "curly" bacon for breakfast when you dip it into cold water before frying.
  • Keep bacon slices from sticking together; roll the package into a tube shape and secure with rubber bands.
  • A quick way to separate frozen bacon: heat a spatula over a burner, slide itunder slice to separate it from the others.
  • Cheese won't harden if you will butter the exposed edges before storing.
  • A cloth dampened with vinegar and wrapped around cheese will also prvent drying out.
  • Thaw fish in Milk. The milk draws out the frozen taste and provides a fresh-caught flavor.
  • Popcorn will stay fresh longer and eliminate "Old Maids" by storing it in the freezer.
  • After flouring chicken, chill for one hour. The coating sticks better during frying.
  • A sack of hard lumpy sugar won't be if you place it in the refrigerator for 24 hours


My favortie new site!

 Wednesday, July 1

My new favorite site on the web is published by Andrea Deckard, the Founder and Author of Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a married stay at home mom of three boys. This Mama does an amazing job of putting this resourceful site together. Mommy Snacks content is packed full of money saving tips, coupons, and give away's! Mommy Snacks is a must go to site for every person looking for ways to pinch that penny! Check it out!

*Don't miss out on Mommy Snacks current give away! Enter to
win this way cool Picnic Basket from Swanson's!*


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