Tip of the Day: Wrinkle-Free Curtains

Need to wash your sheer curtains but hate the thought of ironing them afterward? Simply dissolve a packet of clear gelatin in the final rinse when laundering, and hang them up damp afterward. The gelatin will remove almost all the wrinkles.

Recipe of the Week: Egg-Sausage Breakfast

This week's recipe comes from Charlene Wortman from Sugar Grove. As she points out, there are not many breakfast items that are both easy and that can be served to several people. This recipe has everything--just serve with fresh fruit or juice!

1 pound bulk sausage
9 eggs, beaten
3 cups milk
6 slices of bread, cubed
1 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard

How to Make It
1. Cook the sausage over medium heat until browned, breaking up occasionally but still leaving fairly large chunks. Drain.
2. In another bowl, mix the remaining ingredients together, then add the sausage.
3. Pour into a greased, 9 x 13-inch pan. Refrigerate overnight. Take out and let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before baking.
4. Cover with foil and bake at 350º for 30 minutes; remove foil and return to oven for another 30 minutes.

Serves 6 to 8.

Thanks, Charlene! If you have a great recipe to share with us, please submit it here. If we use it in one of our cookbooks, you'll get a free copy! In the meantime, make sure to check out Who Knew? Cooking Essentials on HSN.com!

Tip of the Day: Worth its Salt

If you’re having a hard time trying to get the last pieces of grit off of a vegetable or herb, give it a bath in salt water. It works especially well with leafy greens like spinach.

Tip of the Day: Don't Get Burned

If you’ve burnt dinner, welcome to the club. To get rid of the smoky scent in your kitchen, simply boil a cup of vinegar in 2 cups water. In 15 minutes, the smell should be gone.

Tip of the Day: A Gem of a Tip

If a stone has popped out a piece of your jewelry and you were lucky enough to save it, you can easily put it back in place with a tiny dab of clear nail polish.

Tip of the Day: What a Feeling

Looking for a container to store iPod earbud headphones where they won’t get tangled? Coil the cord and then place them inside an old cassette case. Your headphones will be safe, and your friends can admire the Flashdance soundtrack decoration on the outside. So retro!

Tip of the Day: The Key to Keys

You’ll never fumble with the wrong key again if you color-code them with a dot of nail polish. Just apply a thick coat of a different shade to the top of each key.

Recipe of the Week: Hamburger Pie

We're excited to be launching our Recipe of the Week feature this week! This week's yummy offering comes from Dorene Marsik of Vancouver, WA. She says, "We were a family of 5 and my Mom made this often when we were growing up. It is economical and we all loved it. To this day, we all still fix it as adults as it is a feel-good meal. This dish is even better the next day as it allows the flavors to mix and enhance. When I take it in my lunch to work, co-workers always want some since it smells so good when I heat it up to eat."

Thanks Dorene! Here is the recipe:

1 pound ground beef
2 cans Campbell's tomato soup
2 cans green beans (any style)
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
Left-over mashed potatoes (or make enough to cover the casserole top)

How to Make It
1. Preheat oven to 350º.
2. Place ground beef in skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring, until browned. Drain grease.
3. Add soup (do not add water), and mix in. Drain green beans and add to mixture.
4. Pour mixture in quart-sized casserole dish and top with mashed potatoes.
5. Place in oven and cook for 30 minutes

Serves 4 to 5.

Do you have any family favorite recipes? We want to hear them! Submit them here and if we use your recipe in one of our cookbooks, you will get a copy for free! In the meantime, make sure to check out our cookbooks on HSN.com!

Tip of the Day: The Pencil is Mightier Than the Sword

Squeaky door hinges can be fixed with a pencil. Just rub the point over the hinge. Pencils contain graphite, which is an effective lubricant. Rubbing a pencil over the ridges of a stubborn house key will also help it slide into the lock more easily.

The Five Best Apps to Save You Money: The Best Coupon, Budgeting, Gas-Cutting, and Shopping Apps for iPhone, Android, and Other Smart Phones

We’ll admit it, we love our iPhones. But beyond their great email interfaces and the addictiveness of Angry Birds, iPhones (and Androids, Blackberrys, and other smart phones) can be amazing tools for saving money. Get the most out of your expensive data plan by using the apps below, which we now find indispensable! (Just search for them in your phone’s app store.) Don’t have a fancy smart phone? Check out our web alternatives.

Visit our new website for the best apps to save you money!

Tip of the Day: Spring Cleaning

Get prepared for spring-cleaning by storing your cleaning products in a vinyl shoe holder, and hanging it on the back of your laundry room door. It’s a great way to save space, and a reminder of the cleaning storm to come!

Tip of the Day: Something's Fishy

If you have an aquarium, save the water each time you change it and use it to water your houseplants. The fishy water contains nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus—all three function as natural fertilizers for plants.

Tip of the Day: Prevent a Pudding Problem

Laying a sheet of wax paper directly onto a custard or pudding while it is still hot will keep a layer of skin from developing.

Tip of the Day: Egg on Your Face

If you skin is looking a little sallow, whip up this simple face mask: combine 1 egg yolk and 2 teaspoons lemon juice. Rub onto your face and leave for two minutes, and it will have a tightening effect that will leave your skin feeling fresh and glowing.

Egg on your face is a good thing when taken literally!

Tip of the Day: Mealworm Menace

Keep a few sticks of wrapped spearmint chewing gum near any open packages of pasta, and they’ll never get infested with mealworms.

Tip of the Day: Scented Sheets

Add 1/4 cup scented bath salts during your washing machine’s rinse cycle. Not only will your sheets smell great, but the salt acts like a starch to keep them extra crisp.

Tip of the Day: Pearly Whites

Remove stains from enamel with a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. It will form a gentle bleach that you can rub in and leave to dry, then rinse off.

Tip of the Day: Fan-tastic

Don’t let your ceiling fan go to waste just because it’s cold outside. To stay toasty during this chilly transition between winter and spring, hit the reverse switch to push warm air down into your room.

Tip of the Day: Extra Storage Space

If your living room sofa has a skirt that reaches the floor, you have storage space you didn’t even know of. Underneath the sofa is a great place to store a bin of wrapping paper and accessories, old photo albums, your yoga mat, and other skinny items you reach for often.

Tip of the Day: You'll Get the Hang of It

To hang lightweight artwork that’s not in a heavy frame, there’s no need to buy picture wire. Dental floss will do the trick.

Tip of the Day: What to Do with Those Orphan Socks

Instead of using a rag, wear a pair of old socks on your hands when dusting. The socks don't have to match -- this is a great use for those orphaned socks you always wind up with -- and when you're done dusting you can wash and reuse them!

Tip of the Day: A Tubular Way to Organize

Empty toilet paper tubes are a great way to keep extension cords under control. Coil the cord into narrow loops or figure eights and slide the tube over it to hold it in place.
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