Mom Tip: The Right Way to Store Your Ice Cream

Mom Tip: The Right Way to Store Your Ice Cream

According tot he ice-cream empire in U.S. the best practice is to store its tub upside down. Which will ensure that the lid is downwards, and the bottom upwards to avoid that “freezer burn”.

Freezer burn is that chunky, watery ice crystals settling on the top that ruin the sweet flavor and texture the next time you scoop some.
It happens when moisture leaves the ice-cream and “joins forces with the air”, eventually refreezing on the surfaces.

It is also more likely to happen if you take the tub out of the freezer to serve and then don’t put it straight back in.

This trick can be risky (and possibly messy), so ensure that the lid is fitting tightly before attempting.

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Mom Tip: Make Your Own Disinfectant Wipes

Mom Tip: Make Your Own Disinfectant Wipes

Clorox is assuming they won’t have their wipes stocked up until 2021, if you’re having a hard time getting your hands on some in the store, here’s how to make your own!

How to make disinfectant wipes with alcohol:

What you’ll need:
– at least 70% rubbing alcohol (undiluted) for the most effective clean
– a roll of paper towels (or small kitchen cloths for reusable wipes)
– an airtight container that is large enough to store them.
1. Pour rubbing alcohol into your airtight container, leaving enough room at the top so the cloths can fit inside.
2. Add the paper towels or cloths to the container and fully submerge them in the alcohol.
3. Let the wipes soak for at least five minutes before using.

How to make disinfectant wipes with bleach:

What you’ll need:
– bottle of bleach (check expiration date to make sure it is still effective)
– rubber gloves
– water
– airtight container
– paper towel
1. Prepare the bleach solution by mixing 4 tsp of bleach per quart of water.
2. Pour the solution into your airtight container, taking care not to fill it up all the way.
3. Add the paper towels or cloths to the container and fully submerge them in the solution.
4. Let the wipes soak for at least five minutes before using.

*Note: when mixed with water, bleach is only effective for about 24 hours, so these homemade wipes are not intended for long-term storage.

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Mom Tip: Lemons to Clean Your Dirty Microwave

Mom Tip: Lemons to Clean Your Dirty Microwave

This tip will have your microwave looking clean and smelling good! Below are a couple simple ways to do it!

Start by cutting your lemon in half. Then in a microwavable bowl, add 1/2 cup of water. Squeeze the lemon juice out into the bowl with the water. Drop both the halves of the lemon in the water/juice mix and microwave for 3 minutes. Then leave it sit in your microwave for 5 minutes. The steam will loosen dried on filth and leave a fresh lemon scent. Then grab a rag and wipe down the surfaces!

You can also follow these same steps but instead of using a cup, pour your water and lemon juice directly onto a pile of paper towels. After microwaving them for three minutes, just use the paper towels to wipe down your microwave. That way you don’t need to clean your cup or find another rag!

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Mom Tip: Chocolate Filled Raspberries Recipe

Mom Tip: Chocolate Filled Raspberries Recipe

Chocolate Filled Raspberries

Ingredients:
1 pint fresh raspberries
1/4 c. milk or dark chocolate chips
1/2 tsp coconut oil

Instructions:
1. Place fresh raspberries into a mini-muffin tin to help hold them for ease in filling.
2. Heat chocolate chips and coconut oil in microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes on 50%. Stir until smooth. Pour into a zip top container and snip a tiny hole in the bottom corner of the bag. Squeeze the bag to fill each of the crevices of the raspberry with the melted chocolate. Place muffin tin in the freezer for about 15 minutes to set.
3. Remove from the freezer and pour into an airtight, freezer-safe container and store in the freezer up to 3 months.

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Mom Tip: 4 Ways to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Mom Tip: 4 Ways to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Fruit flies can be an annoying problem that is a struggle to get rid of! This article talks about 4 different ways she tested to get rid of the fruit flies in her kitchen and which was the most effective! Below is a highlight of the 4 different ways in order from least effective, to most!

1. The Wine Bottle
Simply leave the last little bit of wine in the bottle, add some dish soap and let it sit in the area that you’re seeing fruit flies.

2. The Paper Cone in a Jar
Put a little bit of apple cider vinegar and dish soap in the bottom of an empty jar. Roll a piece of parchment paper into a cone shape and insert it into the jar (wide part on top).

3. The Plastic Wrap-Topped Jar
Put a little bit of apple cider vinegar and dish soap into the bottom of an empty jar. Cover the jar with plastic wrap, rubber banded to the jar. Then poke a few holes with a fork big enough for the flies to get in.

4. Jar with Holes in the Lid
Take a mason jar and punch a few holes in the lid with a hammer and nails. Fill the bottom with a mixture of apple cider vinegar and dish soap.

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