Repurpose Parmesan Cheese Containers

    1. Fill your clean, empty Parmesan cheese container with baking soda, then sprinkle this kitchen staple into your damp sink, stovetop, or refrigerator shelves to get them spic-and-span.
    2. You can also use a Parmesan cheese container to sprinkle baking soda over your cat’s litter box to absorb odors. The same technique works with your carpets as well; just sprinkle baking soda over dry carpets in the evening and vacuum them in the morning.
    3. Use Parmesan cheese containers to mix and store glitter and confetti that you or your kids can sprinkle over greeting cards, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects.
    4. Does someone in your house like cinnamon-sugar on their morning toast or oatmeal? Avoid the spilled-sugar-on-the-kitchen-floor nightmare by combining in a Parmesan cheese container two cups of white sugar with three to four tablespoons of cinnamon, then sprinkling over your food.
    5. Sugar comes in a plastic bag that’s difficult to store and awkward to use. But keeping it in a Parmesan cheese container makes cooking or baking with sugar convenient and mess-free. This is a particularly handy way to sprinkle powdered sugar over your favorite foods.
    6. Keep a Parmesan cheese container filled with baking soda in your shower. Once or a twice a month, sprinkle some baking soda onto damp hair, massage, and rinse to remove shampoo and product build up (especially before perming or coloring). While you wash your hair, the baking soda will also be softening your skin and cleaning soap residue from the bath tub.
    7. Use a Parmesan cheese container to sprinkle grass seed, weed killer, fertilizer, and red-ant killer in small locations in your yard. Be sure to clearly label the various contents of each container.
    8. A Parmesan cheese container decorated with ribbons or bows is a creative way to give friends and family edible gifts like small cookies or candies.
    9. Use a Parmesan cheese container in the garage to hold nails, screws, and bolts.
    10. Don’t store your kids’ Cheerios or Goldfish crackers in plastic bags, put them in a Parmesan cheese container. The container’s pour spout and secure lid reduce the amount of spilling, so it’s great for long-distance car rides.
    11. Fill a Parmesan cheese container with sidewalk salt to easily de-ice your sidewalks.
    12. Have your kids decorate a Parmesan cheese container and use it as their savings jar; half of the lid fits dollar bills and large coins.
    13. Give Parmesan cheese containers to your kids to play with in the bathtub or sandbox.
    14. Mix and store your own shake ‘n bake bread or crumb coating in a Parmesan cheese container.
    15. Have a playful cat or dog at home? Put a ball inside a Parmesan cheese container and watch your pet chase it around for hours.
    16. If you regularly use cotton balls for makeup removal, you know the large plastic bags they’re packaged in are both bulky and unsightly. Fill a Parmesan cheese container with cotton balls so you can keep them at-hand on the counter or easily pack them when traveling.
    17. Fill a Parmesan cheese container with powdered laundry detergent so you don’t have to heave your economy-sized box of detergent to the laundromat with you. Just make sure you remember to bring the measuring cup along with you!

Chocolate Brownie Cherry Cheesecake

Brownie cherry cheese cake is sinful and will be a hit!

Source: Chocolate Brownie Cherry Cheesecake – Hugs and Cookies XOXO

Tortilla Recipe

11933426_471852942986610_2354228103116112223_nNothing better then a freshly made right out of the frying pan tortilla, People underestimate the usage of these really easy to make tortillas, They can be used for a desert (after cooking serve with small bowls of whip cream, chocolate chips,strawberries or other mixed berries or fruit, syrups and powdered sugar). For savory foods think of this as a holder of foods and not just for foods thought of as Mexican like soft tacos or burritos. Left overs like mashed potatoes and steak, salad, lunch meats, pot roast and trimmings etc can be wrapped up in this for a great tasting sandwich. These are great for on the go eating and are certainly healthier than fast food. You could make peanut butter and jelly even. The ideas are non-stopping.

Easter Bunny Fruit Tray

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Arrange cubed pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi and string cheese (whiskers) into design as shown. Would work great for a party tray.

Woven Bacon Makes The Perfect BLT

54579b27-7e6a-4f0c-a1c2-62e5640dc95b.jpeg;base64Here is a great tip I am going to use from now on. I tried this once and it really made the perfect BLT. For one, every bite had the perfect two layered bacon flavor that is perfect for a BLT. The second benefit was that the bacon didn’t slide around on the sandwich which always seems to happen to me. Simply cut bacon strips in half and weave them together as seen in the first picture. Place on aluminum foil (for easy cleanup) on any baking dish and cook at 350 degrees until the desired crispness of the bacon is desired for you. This works on turkey bacon as well as regular. This would also make the perfect topping for a juicy burger I would think as well.