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"Use boiling water instead of tap water to make clear ice. Great for putting fruit, herbs, flowers or surprises in."  Need to remember this one...

make crystal clear ice! Use boiling water instead of tap water to make clear ice. Great for putting fruit, herbs, flowers or surprises in. Need to remember this one.

Breed gummy worms in ice and infest a cold drink. Put the worms in an ice-cube…

Easy Recipes Kids Can Help Make

Breed gummy worms in ice and infest a cold drink. Put the worms in an ice-cube tray, letting them stick out of the top and sprawl over the edges, and fill tray with water; Add cubes to a clear beverage, and watch as kids squirm with delight.

How to Keep Cilantro Fresh.  This is how I always store my cilantro now. (And I ALWAYS have cilantro on hand!)  Works GREAT!

A simple method for keeping Cilantro fresh longer ! Place in a small jar of water, covered with a plastic sandwich bag & place in refrigerator ! Remains fresh for just over 4 weeks !

life hacks.

Sponge Ice Pack-frozen, saturated sponge in a bag makes an icepack that won't drip all over when it melts - great idea!

I tell all my patients this at physical therapy! Homemade Ice packs: 1 part rubbing alcohol to 3 parts water, gets really cold, but never hardens so you can manipulate it. every athlete (or mom) should pin this!

DIY Ice packs: I tell all my patients this at physical therapy! Homemade Ice packs: 1 part rubbing alcohol to 3 parts water, gets really cold, but never hardens so you can manipulate it. every athlete (or mom) should pin this!

blueberries, mint, lemon slices in ice cubes

A Sweet Cool Down: Fruit Ice Cubes

Summer Ice Cubes: I'm growing mint, so I love this idea with a flavored ice tea. Note to self: buy ice cube trays.

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade: 1 can of lemonade concentrate, 1.5 cups of frozen strawberries, 1 tray of ice, and 1 can of water.Yum~perfect for summer!.

10 Fun Summer Beverage Ideas

Frozen Raspberry Lemonade: 1 can of lemonade concentrate, cups of frozen raspberries, 1 tray of ice and 1 can of water. **Could use strawberries instead to make Frozen Strawberry Lemonade!

keeping lettuce fresh

36 Kitchen Tips and Tricks That Nobody Told You About: Drape a paper towel over the top of a bowl of salad, then cover it with plastic wrap and keep the lettuce fresh for a whole week!

Make your own lunchbox icepacks from dollar store sponges soaked in water and put in ziplock bag. When they thaw, the sponge absorbs the water. I completely forgot about this handy trick!

Make your own lunchbox icepacks from dollar store sponges soaked in water and put in ziplock bag. When they thaw, the sponge absorbs the water. I completely forgot about this handy trick! After lunch take squeeze the sponge and wash up hands and face!

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