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Monday, September 12, 2022

The Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household Catalog of tips, tricks & recipes!

Are you looking for easy ways to run your home with ease? How about actual working recipes to make more of the foods you want to eat? Or how about some great kitchen tips and tricks that will make your life easier, and help keep you on your budget? I have no doubt you will find something right here, to help out in all the areas of running a home...

If you answered yes to any of those questions, you have come to the right place! 

Below you will find household "how-to's" for making powdered laundry soap, to how to quiet your downspouts when it rains! Along with instructions for making woolen dryer balls to cut the static and help keep clothes clean. Or how about a homemade wedge pillow for comfort? We even have a hack to keep your tissues popping up, in that almost empty box of tissues!

You will also find a few tips and tricks like how to combine garlic and vodka (yep, stay with me here!) for a chemical-free ready-to-use minced garlic in a jar, easy ways to make brown sugar, and soft real butter spread

And from there you will find actual recipes for so many good things, like a batch of Homemade Toffee that does not require a candy thermometer, or White Chocolate Peanut Butter, and on to a copycat version of Cafe Yumm sauce! 

Come and take a look at all that is offered here, just for you!

Household How To's!

How to make Homemade Counter Wipes. 

Easy DIY Homemade Household Weed Killer!

Repurpose an empty thread spool, in a pinch!

Please ignore the horrible photo, but an empty thread spool makes the perfect shower caddy holder. Perfect for those showers with only a handheld shower or if you need more than one caddy to hold all of the family's shower time needs. 


Kitchen Tips, Tricks, and How To's!

Use a small dish rack as an in-drawer knife rack.

Easy Pickled Beets From Leftover Sweet Pickle Brine!

Peel the cooked beets, cut into pieces, place cut beets into a jar, heat the leftover brine to hot, pour over the beet pieces, cap and let sit 24 hours before eating!

How to Make Easy to Peel Hard-Cooked Eggs. Stovetop steamer method. 

When you bring beef home from the market, package in freezer bags with a couple of Tablespoons full of red wine vinegar BEFORE you store it in the freezer. When thawed discard the vinegar and proceed with your recipe. You will have tender beef for stew or whatever you are cooking up! I do this with stew beef, chuck steaks etc. and usually label the bag with the code RWV. 

Offer this easy snacking plate of Jicama spears with lime and chili. Quick, easy and delicious!




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  1. What a great list. I think I'm going to have to try making that wool dryer ball. (And of course the toffee recipe and the white chocolate peanut butter recipe . . . )

    Thanks so much for sharing this at our Party in Your PJs link party.

    1. You are so welcome! I appreciate your kind words, have a great week ahead, and thanks for hosting Party in Your PJ's!

  2. Great ideas, thank you for bringing them to Fiesta Friday.

  3. Now that's a list! Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 82. Shared.

  4. Impressive! I'll definitely be back to look things up! Thank you!

  5. Janine, thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

  6. Gracious! What a plethora of resources!

    Thank you for putting all of these together!

    Appreciate you sharing this at the Homestead Blog Hop 410!


  7. CONGRATS Melynda! Your post is FEATURED at the Unlimited Link Party 83!

  8. Thanks for sharing a large array of household tips that you offered in this post. Saw it at SSPS #284 (thanks for hosting). I'm delighted to be joining you this week with posts #77 through 81. Look forward to reaching out to my fellow bloggers to see their posts as well. Warm regards, Nancy Andres @ Colors 4 Health

    1. Nancy, thank you for stopping by! Have a great week ahead.


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