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Storing Fostoria American Plates

– Posted in: Fostoria American, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Dish Storage TIps | Storing and caring for Fostoria American plates.

After every dinner or family celebration, there eventually comes a time when you have to store your freshly washed dishes.  Last year I changed the storage method I was using for glass plates – specifically the Fostoria American plates.  This same methodology; however, will work for just about any type of dinner plate you have – from bone… Read more

Joie Devil Oven Pull

– Posted in: Reviews, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Joie Devil Oven Pull

I am about to tell you a sad Tale; however, don’t despair.  This story has a very good ending.  It all started with a mishap in the kitchen, and as the days unfolded, I soon became friends with the Devil.  Well, not “that” Devil, but the Joie Devil Oven Pull.  Always wearing a big smile on… Read more

How to Clean Skechers Go Walk Shoes

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How to Clean Skechers Go Walk Shoes

I have been a fan of the Skechers Go Walk Shoes for many years now.  If you want to know more about them, please refer to an earlier post – Skechers Go Walk Shoes Review. I now own several pairs, and use them constantly.  However, after you have walked a few miles in any shoe – they eventually… Read more

In Season: Sweet Cherries

– Posted in: Food, Summer Season, Tips, Thrills & Tales
In Season | Sweet Cherries | Enjoy them now, for the selling season does not last long!

I’m always excited when that special time of year rolls around – when cherries are ripe for the picking, and waiting for us at the local farmers market.  Since we can’t pick cherries here in Florida, I have to buy this super fruit at a local store.  As I was grocery shopping yesterday, the produce section was ablaze with… Read more

OXO Good Grips Bottle Cleaning Set Cleans Narrow Neck Salt and Pepper Shakers with Ease

– Posted in: Reviews, Tips, Thrills & Tales
How to Clean Tips | How to Clean Narrow Neck Salt Shakers

We’ve all been there.  After many uses we find that our salt and pepper shakers are starting to look cloudy and dull-looking. They need a good cleaning.  No problem … until you realize that the shaker neck openings are extremely small.  “How in the world am I going to get anything in there?” you ask. While one… Read more

How to Wash Grapes with Corn Starch

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Tips | Fruit | How to Wash Grapes with Corn Starch

You go to the store and pick out the freshest grapes one can find.  You take them home and put them in the refrigerator.  Soon thereafter, you decide to eat a few.  As you take the grapes out of the bag, you notice a white, waxy residue all over them. Unappetizing and dirty looking, you decide to wash them… Read more