Kitchen Clean Up with Scotch-Brite + Buffalo Chicken Macaroni & Cheese

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Kitchen Clean Up with Scotch-Brite

Cooking is one of my favorite household chores.  If you’ve checked out my recipe section, you know that I love making casseroles and baked side.  Not only is it delicious comfort food, but it’s also generally easy to make. However, these dishes are the hardest to clean, and washing dishes just happens to be my least favorite chore!  After dinner, I especially find it hard to break myself away to do dishes and clean up the kitchen, but it must be done!  Today I’m going to share my latest dish washing tool that’s taking my kitchen sink by storm.  Plus, I have a delicious recipe for Buffalo Chicken Macaroni & Cheese to share with, and I have some ideas to help keep your kitchen clean and clutter-free. [Read more…]

Simplify Your Spring Cleaning: Tips & A Printable

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Simplify Your Spring Cleaning

Over the last couple of week’s we’ve been discussing spring cleaning.  This is a time when we go above and beyond our usual chores and take the time to make our home our castle!  Today I’m specifically going to focus on how to simplify your spring cleaning.  One key to simplifying is to make sure that you maintain a clean home everyday.  To help you do this, I have a free printable checklist for you.  Then I’ll have some product recommendations and tips to help you get your spring cleaning chores done.

Let’s start with the checklist. It includes a lot of little things you can do each day that will go a LONG way toward keeping your house clean so that you can avoid a lot of the stress that comes with a messy and cluttered house, and it can also help you to avoid what I like to call “marathon cleaning.” [Read more…]

5 Ways to Show Your Cats You Care with Fancy Feast and Litter Genie

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5 Ways to Show Cats You Care

When I’m not blogging, I am a full time Cat Mommy and part time member of the Cat Paparazzi!  Anyone who knows me knows I’m in love with my cats, and they pretty much run the show here!  For those of you aren’t familiar with the Simply Sweet Home cats, let me introduce you! [Read more…]

Party Time with Cascade and a Giveaway

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

cascade party 2-2

Today I’m sharing another party, starring Cascade as the clean up crew.  For this party, we had a brunch of sorts, featuring a French Toast Bake, as well as bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, and other breakfast treats, like…

Pina Colada Smoothies

Pina Colada Smoothies
Caramel Apple Dumpling
Caramel Apple Dumplings (recipe to come)

Our guests received samples of Cascade, was well as product information and tips.

The biggest and most important tip to note……when you Cascade Platinum, NO pre-rinse is needed!  A survey found that 46% of respondents thought that skipping the pre-rinse would lead to dirtier dishes, but Cascade Platinum has an advanced triple-action formula has powerful enzymes that break down even 24-hour stuck-on food for Cascade’s best clean and shine.

I’ve definitely seen the proof of this, having used the product for the last couple of months.  Since I only run my machine two or three times a week, my dishes have plenty of time to set up and really put the product to the test.Cascade has worked great on everything from casserole dishes and crock pots to baking skillets and pans.

cascade party 2-guest

Skipping the pre-rinse not only helps your dishes to come out clean and shiny, but it also saves you time.  Here are some other tips, I shared with my guests:

1.  You can stack ’em high or stack ’em low.  Just make sure bulky items don’t block the sprayer.

2. Place tall dishes & pans in the back of the bottom rack so they don’t block the detergent chamber.

3. Check your bottom.  Place glasses and other fragile items in the top rack.  This keeps them away from the powerful sprayer under the bottom rack.

4.  Your tine to shine. Keep glasses looking great.  Set them between tines on the rack, not over them.  Wet contact points can cause spots.

5. Lock & load. Threading longer utensils through coffee mug handles can help keep them secure in the wash.

Me with Cascade

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