Tag: Tips & tricks

How to clean a dingy stainless steel sink

How to clean a dingy stainless steel sink

The kitchen sink faces a lot of torture day in and day out. The stains from leftover food sometimes or from tea, coffee, chemicals and so on and so forth. Over a period of time, if not maintained properly, it starts to look dingy and […]

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Muffins

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Muffins

Muffins made out of leftover Cranberry Sauce. I had about a cup of Cranberry sauce sitting in the refrigerator and no one wanted to eat it any more. Me being me didn’t want to trash it. So I just made muffins out of it. I […]

How to make Chicken/Turkey Stock

How to make Chicken/Turkey Stock

There are some things which my frugal self refuses to buy from the store. One of them is stock. It is so convenient and easy to prepare at home and no efforts needed as such. And it comes out beautifully with lots of flavor. I […]

What to do with leftover dal fry/tadka

What to do with leftover dal fry/tadka

Sometimes after you are done with the day’s meals, you are left with about 1/2 to 1 cup of leftover toor/moong dal fry/tadka. And you are just too bored to eat it again. So what do you do? Make dal parathas out of it 🙂 […]

Putting food on the table as a working parent

Putting food on the table as a working parent

Cooking is not rocket science. But when you work full time, putting healthy home-made food on the table while also dealing with homework and your kid’s extra curricular activities surely becomes some kind of science. It becomes a challenge which only a full time working […]

Make henna pack for hair

Make henna pack for hair

Henna is a very good hair conditioner. It can be pricey to get this hair pack done at the salon. But it is super easy to make it at home.  Here’s how. Boil about 3/4th cup water with 1 tspn tea powder and/or 1 tspn […]

Remove blood stains from clothes

Remove blood stains from clothes

Any fresh or dried blood stains from clothes may be removed with any soap that you primarily use for body parts such as shower gel, hand soap etc. Simply wet the area that needs to be cleaned with water. Apply soap and gently scrub by rubbing […]

Pick the perfect avocado

Pick the perfect avocado

A perfectly ripe avocado is the one which feels a tiny bit soft when you press gently from the outside. If you are not too sure, pull back the stem and see underneath. It should be a light green or some shade of green. If […]