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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Homemade Febreze Odor Eliminator.

I use Febreze on almost everything in my house. the couch, drapes, our blankets, I spray the beds down before I make them you name it, I've probably sprayed Febreze on it. Febreze costs about $7.00 at my local grocery store. That's for each bottle - no joke!  I'm frugal and I refuse to pay that much for something I can make at home for 15 cents. Fortunately, I discovered a solution to de-wrinkle and tackle odors just as well as the store-bought stuff.


Insert a funnel into the top of a 16 oz. spray bottle (I just use an old Febreze or Glad spray bottle). I prefer using a Glade bottle because the top is a screw-off, unlike Febreze. 
Pour 1 cap full of your favorite fabric softener into your spray bottle. I prefer Downy, but you can even use the cheap dollar store stuff if you are feeling especially frugal. (You can add more than 1 cap full if you choose)
Fill the rest of the bottle with water.
Replace the cap and shake the bottle well.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole


prep time: cook time: total time:


  • 1 24 ounce package Ore-Ida frozen Hash Browns
  • 2 Cups diced ham
  • 1 Cup sausage meat (your choice spicy or sweet)
  • 3 Jumbo Eggs
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 16 Ounces shredded cheese - your choice
  • Mozzarella, Cheddar, Swiss or Provolone. Or whatever your favorite cheese is.
  • 1 Medium onion diced
  • Ground Pepper mix
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil


  1. Saute' the hash in oil olive until brown on both sides - place in 9"x13" baking dish
  2. Saute' ham, sausage meat, and onions (using the same pan - add more olive oil if needed)- layer on top of the hash browns.
  3. Mix eggs, milk in a bowl pour on top.
  4. Add cheese - lots of cheese
  5. Note: make at least 3 hours before - best when made the night before and stored in the refrigerator.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour - making sure the middle is cooked and the cheese is a little brown.
  7. Let sit for 20 minutes before serving.

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