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Vinegar….I didn’t realize the many uses of this wonderful product! I finally “Mommy Tested” it myself and it does what it says it will.


Add 3/4 cup Heinz Vinegar to the final rinse cycle of your wash.  I was skeptial, but the clothes turned out soft, no static cling.  It brightened the whites to my amazement in just a couple times of using this in the rinse.


Don’t Sweat It!!

* Yellow stains in the armpits and around the collar of white shirts AND T-Shirts are hard to remove. Try soaking the area in “Undiluted” Heinz Vinegar. Let it soad at lesat 15- 20 minutes, Then launder as usual.

* Rub a paste of Heinz Vinegar and Arm & Hammer Baking Soda into collar grime using a toothbrush. Saturate and it it sit before laundering.

Stain Be GONE!!

* Use equal parts of Heinz Vinegar to pretreat common stains on clothing.  Spray mixture on stains  before washing to give extra boost!

* To pretreat virtually all tough clothing stains, combine 1/2 cup Heinz Vinegar, 1/2 cup Parson’s Amnonia, 1/2 cup Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, 2 squirts Ivory Liquid Hand Cleaner, and 2 quarts water, Keep solution in a cleary marked spray bottle.


* Remove sever grass stains by soaking in undiluted Heinz Vinegar for 1/2 hour before washing.

* On a older ink stian in cotton fabric, it may be helped by spraying with Suave hairspray. Dab with Heinz Vinegar to remove sticky spray.


* Remove grease from suede by dipping a cloth in Heinz Vinegar and gently sponging stain. Let dry completely, then us a fine brush to restore nap in suede.


* If you leave a load of clothes too long in your washer and they have taken on a mildewy smell( yuck) rewash with a cup of Heinz Vinegar added to the rinse cycle.


I have been in search of a “scone” recipe, and took some one recipe, changed some things, and added some things and came up with this. YUMMMM OOOOO, they are fantastic!
*1/2 cup sour cream
*1/2 teaspoon baking soda
*2 cups all-purpose flour
*1/2 cup white sugar
*2 teaspoons baking powder
*1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/2 cup unsalted butter room temp
*1 egg
*1/2 cup Craisins
*1 zest of medium orange
In a small bowl, blend the sour cream and baking soda, and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet, or line with parchment paper, which is what I do.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Cut in the butter. Stir the sour cream mixture and egg into the flour mixture until just moistened. Mix in the Craisins and orange zest.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly.  Pat dough into a 3/4 inch thick round. Cut into 8 wedges, and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown on the bottom.
I brushed the tops of mine with a egg wash, and sprinkled a packet of “Sugar in the Raw” on it, or you can use the “Sparkling Sugar” You usually can find this in the baking isle of your grocery store.
These freeze well, and you can make them, and cut into wedges, and freeze, and then take them out to bake when your ready.
Happy 2012 Y’all!!!!