Kitchen and Household Tips

I've been a baker and cook for most of my life and I've learned a lot along the way. Now I'm happy to share
some of that with you! Browse the household tips
below and hopefully you'll find the help you need.
(If not, let me know and I'll try to help!) Judi

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Tips and Tricks

Household Tips and Tricks


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Make Your Own Dryer Sheets
Go Green with Your Dry Dust Mop

How to Test Baking Powder

How to Test Baking Soda

Homemade Powdered Sugar

Brew Tea Without Bitterness

Stop Grout Mildew

Yeast Bread tip videos...
Make Tender Cinnamon Rolls

Slice Cinnamon Roll Dough Without Squashing It

Get a Darker Upper Crust
Get Golden Brown Bread Crust
Get a Shiny Top Bread Crust
Soft, Golden Top Crust on Breads

Have a Good Texture in Yeast Bread
Tip...Make Smoother Yeast Breads
Tip for Making Moist Yeast Bread
Rescue Over Risen Yeast Dough

Best Way to Store Yeast Bread
Which Yeast to Use?
How to Store Yeast
Test Bread Yeast for Activity

Can You Omit Salt in Yeast Breads?

Food tip videos...
How to Make Almond Milk

How to Slow Banana Ripening

Make Softer, Less Dry Biscuits

Test Baking Powder
How to Test Baking Soda

Roasted Butternut Squash
Take Bitterness Out of Eggplant

Dried Beans 101

How to Freeze Green Beans

Easily Measure Honey

Rounded Tops on Quick Breads
Tip...Make Uniform Size Muffins

How to Make Powdered Sugar

How to Keep Lettuce Fresh

Uses for Leftover Chicken Soup
Brew Tea Without Bitterness

Why Use a Kitchen Scale
Calibrate a Thermometer

How to Toast Nuts

Veggies, Fresh, Frozen, Canned?

Remove Burned Milk From Pot

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Channel Introduction

Watch videos all the
way through...Some of
them have bloopers
posted at the end!


Easily Remove Burned
Milk from a Pot

Cleaning tip videos...
Safely Clean High Chairs & Toys

Freshen a Smelly Sponge
Get Lime off Tea Kettle
Remove Stains from Mug

Grease off Plastic Containers
Odor-Free Dishwasher
Clean the Garbage Disposal

Grime off Top of Refrigerator
Natural Degreaser in Dish Water

Remove Ring Around the Collar

Easily Take Grime
Off the Top of
the Refrigerator


Household tip videos...
Try a Natural Fabric Softener

Make Laundry Detergent

Remove Ring Around the Collar

No More Falling Sleeves!

How to Calibrate a
Kitchen Thermometer

Cookbook Secrets of a Professional Baker containing favorite recipes from The Spice Rack Bakery/Bistro in Cherokee, Iowa
Secrets of a Professional Baker Cookbook

This cookbook is packed with 148 favorite recipes of customers from The Spice Rack, the bakery/bistro that Judi owned and operated in Cherokee, Iowa. Click here to purchase this book directly from the publisher for $14.95 PLUS shipping. Enjoy!

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Garbage Disposal





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