How to Make Egg Salad

Egg salad is a classic recipe that can come in handy. Many years ago, When I was a very young mother, very lonely, and newly married, I belonged to a church that often asked the women to take turns hosting small groups. I wish I had known how little pressure I actually had to put …

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Lipstick in the Laundry

Red lipstick shoot in the studio

Sometimes the questions come in via Twitter. Today’s query: @TheMorrisBunch: Help!! I took clothes out of the wash and found red lipstick in the dryer and all over my clothes. First of all, yuck. I don’t envy your situation in the least; finding lipstick stains in the laundry is a great big hassle. To get …

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Weekly Menu

Plate with a knife and fork to represent hands on a clock with peas to represent times for meal plans or meal planning for our weekly menu series

We may live in three homes and have three very different lives, but we’re family by choice. Each week we will be updating this post with our weekly menu plans. You can learn a little more about our lives below the weekly plans by clicking the Continue Reading button just below the three menus. Remember, …

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How do I remove set blood stains?

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Hi Home-Ec 101 Do you have any ideas for getting rid of set blood stains? What about blood stains that the dyer has set? I appreciate all the great info you share, even though I am an experienced homemaker. I’m always open to new tips, shortcuts, cleaning ideas, and new recipes! This one has me …

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Deep Clean Week 14: The Paperwork Pile Up

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This is it. You made it. Welcome to the final week of the Deep Clean Challenge: Week 14 The Paperwork Pile Up So far, as part of The Deep Clean Challenge, we have: Cleaned up clutter Cleaned the kitchen Cleaned the bedroom Cleaned the bathroom Cleaned the living room Cleaned the dining room/area Cleaned the entryway …

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Deep Clean Week 13: Your Pantry and/or Food Storage

Canned goods on shelving

Welcome to Week 13 of the Deep Clean Challenge. After today you have one week to go. So far, as part of The Deep Clean Challenge, we have: Cleaned up clutter Cleaned the kitchen Cleaned the bedroom Cleaned the bathroom Cleaned the living room Cleaned the dining room/area Cleaned the entryway Cleaned out the refrigerator Cleaned …

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Deep Clean Week 12: The Oven, Range and Microwave

Gloved hand holding sponge, cleaning oven glass

Welcome to week 12 of The Deep Clean Challenge. If you’re just joining us, so far, as part of The Deep Clean Challenge, we have: Cleaned up clutter Cleaned the kitchen Cleaned the bedroom Cleaned the bathroom Cleaned the living room Cleaned the dining room/area Cleaned the entryway Cleaned out the refrigerator Cleaned up our digital …

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The Deep Clean Challenge: Small Project Week

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Welcome to Week 11 of The Deep Clean Challenge. Last week’s project was a two-parter. Which, by the way, that smudge hunt was pretty satisfying, wasn’t it? Especially if you have kids of any age living at home. It’s kind of impressive how much just getting rid of that stuff we don’t typically notice can …

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