Entries by Mary Hunt

Make Sure You Have These 9 Essential Pantry Items

Have you been paying attention to what’s going on with the cost of food? I just read that the average cost of ground beef in the U.S. has once again hit an all-time high. I believe it, and not only beef.

It is shocking how grocery prices are going up, which understandably is behind the soaring cost of restaurant food.

Taking the time and effort to make sure you have these following handy items in your pantry and freezer will save a lot of money …

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How to Clean and Care for a Smooth Glass Cooktop

When it comes to kitchen appliances, nothing says modern and sleek like a beautiful new electric smooth top ceramic or glass cooktop. And nothing says “Oh, no!!!!” louder than a burnt-on mess or ugly scratch that appears for all the world to be permanent. But wait … what if I told you there may be a way to restore that glass cooktop back to its beautiful self? All that in today’s post!

See you there… Love, m xo

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How To Make Your Own Furniture Polish

Some time ago, I got a request from EC reader Kelly for a homemade furniture polish recipe. She said that she uses a lot of it and it’s getting so expensive.     My first thought was, of course, to suggest she time her purchases for when furniture polish goes on sale, and then to […]

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How To Make Family-Friendly Finger Foods Your Kids Will Love

In less time than it takes you to get into the car and drive to the closest drive-thru, you can make your own fast-food chicken fare—for half the price, or less. In fact, you can make a fabulous coating mix to mimic the best-coated chicken you’ve ever eaten, in five minutes flat.

I know what you’re thinking: Chicken. Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Fingers, Chicken Sandwiches—they’re all so tasty from these places, so convenient and so kid-friendly!

Well, today I want to show you how you can make those family favorites—cheaper, better and faster! See you there … Love, m

10 Quick and Easy Ways to Get Rid of Pesky Ants

If the heat of summer is bringing ants into your home and yard, don’t panic. You may not require toxic pest control products or a professional service to take care of the problem. In fact, chances are good you already have everything you need to do it yourself.

Here are 10 ways to get rid of ants using ordinary things you may have around the house or in the garage! See you there. Love, m xo 🐜 … 🐜 … 🐜