Make a delicious corn on the cob recipe in just 5 minutes! Use your microwave and a couple extra ingredients for a yummy side to any meal!Make a delicious corn on the cob recipe in just 5 minutes! Use your microwave and a couple extra ingredients for a yummy side to any meal!

When I first started this series, never did I ever think I could find something that I could cook in 5 minutes …. but there’s a first time for everything 🙂 .

Although I’ve always loved corn on the cobb, I don’t eat it often. Mostly because i always assumed that it needed to be grilled or boiled. My grilling techniques are limited to knowing how to put the cover over the grill. That’s why I was really excited to learn from a friend that it’s possible to make corn on the cob in your MICROWAVE. And I know what you’re thinking. It must be gross, right? I assure you it’s pretty darn impressive.

Ingredients

  • Corn, husked
  • smoked paprika, to taste
  • 1 lime slice
  • A stem of cilantro, chopped
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • Paper towels

Directions

Microwave the butter in a small microwave safe jar for 30 seconds. Mix in the lime juice, cilantro, and smoked paprika. With a basting brush, makes sure to get the mixture all around  the corn.

Run a paper towel under your kitchen faucet for one second and ring out excess water. Wrap the paper towel around the corn.

Microwave for 5 minutes on high on a microwavable plate.

Let it cool for a couple minutes with the paper towel still wrapped around (it will be hot!).

Add black pepper and salt to taste.

Enjoy!

 

Make a delicious corn on the cob recipe in just 5 minutes! Use your microwave and a couple extra ingredients for a yummy side to any meal!

 

Make a delicious corn on the cob recipe in just 5 minutes! Use your microwave and a couple extra ingredients for a yummy side to any meal!

Make a delicious corn on the cob recipe in just 5 minutes! Use your microwave and a couple extra ingredients for a yummy side to any meal!

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No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

Too many gift cards and not enough organization?

I WISH I had that problem! Fortunately my sister, Whitney, did (and took some pictures of her solution). After recently getting married, she had TONS of gift cards. Nice right? Well she came up with this easy & quick way to keep her gift cards organized ….

Supplies Needed for Gift Card Organization

  • Hole punch (either a single or a 3 ring punch)
  • 2 inch book rings
  • Permanent marker
  • Gift cards!

No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

BEFORE punching a hole, locate the bar code on the back of the gift card, aka the black thin strip. Make sure to punch your hole on the OTHER side because punching on the bar code will prevent the card from working at the store. The last thing we all want is a gift card that doesn’t work!

No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

Others might look like this….

No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

Using either a single hole punch or even this 3 ring binder one, punch a hole at the edge of the gift card, aiming for 1/2 inch space on the side. No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

Before placing your gift cards on the ring, write the current balance on each card with your permanent marker. I’ve even noticed some stores nowadays will write an updated dollar amount on the gift cards after each use!

Now all you need to do is place your cards into the book ring. Whitney opted to put all her wedding gift cards together in one book ring but the options are limitless 🙂 .  If you’ve got lots of gift cards, you could organize by type of store (department store, drug store, etc). I’m one of those people who worries that I’m going to lose my gift cards, so I’d realistically place all my gift cards on one book ring. Then when I’m planning on running errands, I’d remove the gift cards of the stores I plan to go to and place those on a separate ring to take with me.

No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

May you be lucky enough to need to organize your gift cards!

 

 

No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

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No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

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Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

Although I could spend days organizing (loving every minute of it), it’s an awesome feeling to organize something in a mater of minutes. I’m not talking about picking up or simply moving clutter in to a container, but actually create a system to keep something organized.

That’s why I LOVE these cord organizers. Plus now I have a legit reason to hold on to toilet paper rolls 🙂 .

Hopefully I’m not alone in having WAY too many extra cords around the house. Admittedly I HATE getting rid of stuff, so keeping my belongings in a clean organized fashion is even more important. Well, extra cords were not high on that list. Jumbled in a container out of reach and out of site, I forgot we had so many extra cords and mistakenly bought more. Lesson learned. That was definitely motivation for me to get these organized.

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

All you need to organize cords

  • Empty toilet paper rolls
  • Washi tape
  • Your extra cords

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

This is SOOO incredibly easy it barely needs a tutorial. Simply ‘decorate’ your toilet paper rolls with your colorful washi tape in any way you want! Some washi tape is stronger than others, so if it doesn’t stick to the cardboard toilet paper roll, just add a bit of clear scotch tape to the ends.

Roll up your extra cords so that they’re a little longer than the toilet paper roll. And stuff them!

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

Simply place them in a Tupperware container. No more untangling or taking up too much space!

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

Now just don’t forget about them!

 

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. It doesn’t cost you any extra, but I earn a little commission if you decide to purchase. Regardless of whether or not I receive a commission, I only recommend products that I personally use and genuinely recommend! Thanks for helping support this site!

 

 

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

 

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

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Hello fellow coffee drinking! Here's a fun trick to reusing coffee grinds that you may not have thought of before. Now grab another cup of coffee!Hello fellow coffee drinking! Here's a fun trick to reusing coffee grinds that you may not have thought of before. Now grab another cup of coffee!Those of you who follow my Instagram account probably realize how much I enjoy a good cup of coffee. Noticing that I’m drinking my weight in coffee each day and throwing away tons of grinds each day, I thought that there HAS to be another use for these coffee grinds (in addition to using them in gardening, which I’m going to try this spring!). One of my more domestic friends was shocked that I don’t keep baking soda in our fridge to prevent odors. From looking at my fridge, I highly doubted that the lack of baking soda was the real problem so I blew off the suggestion. Until now.

I’m a sucker for anything that can be reused and turned in to a project. This one may take under 5 minutes, but it still counts! Instead of putting baking soda in our fridge to keep the smells at bay, I opted for coffee.

Once you finish a pot of coffee, simply dump the wet grinds into a small container and let dry for a day or two. I typically put these by a sunny window to speed up the process. In Seattle during the winter, ‘sunny window’ means any window where ANY sun comes through, even for an hour!

Hello fellow coffee drinking! Here's a fun trick to reusing coffee grinds that you may not have thought of before. Now grab another cup of coffee!

Once dry I switched containers to find something that would fit nicely in the back of our fridge, a reused plastic olive jar. Take out the baking soda and replace it with this coffee container! I’m considering trying this in our freezer too, but not until it gets cleaned out!

Hello fellow coffee drinking! Here's a fun trick to reusing coffee grinds that you may not have thought of before. Now grab another cup of coffee!

Off to drink another cup (err….pot) of coffee!

Any other uses for coffee grinds?

 

 

 

Hello fellow coffee drinking! Here's a fun trick to reusing coffee grinds that you may not have thought of before. Now grab another cup of coffee!

 

Hello fellow coffee drinking! Here's a fun trick to reusing coffee grinds that you may not have thought of before. Now grab another cup of coffee!

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Learn this easy 5 minute trick to keep your vegetables fresh for months! Gone are the days that I throw away rotten produce :)
Learn this easy 5 minute trick to keep your vegetables fresh for months! Gone are the days that I throw away rotten produce :)
I’m guilty of not storing my veggies properly. I’m also guilty of not EATING my veggies soon enough. Each week at the grocery store I have the best intentions of an upcoming week of healthy meals, often to find that my produce goes bad before I get to them. Needless to say I need more veggies in my diet (for another post)! But for veggies such as onions, garlic & shallots that often come in a large bag (when I only need one!), it can be hard to keep these lasting long if they’re not stored properly.

Fortunately, there’s another solution outside of downing the bag of garlic like you’re in the world championships. There’s a contest for everything nowadays, huh? All you need is 5 minutes and a couple supplies around the house.

Supplies needed to keep your vegetables fresh

  • Paper bags (I use the lunch bag size, but you could use larger ones)
  • Black sharpie
  • Paperclips
  • Hole punch

Learn this easy 5 minute trick to keep your vegetables fresh for months! Gone are the days that I throw away rotten produce :)

Fold your paper bag length wise and punch holes one inch apart. This step is a MUST as this provides air circulation for the veggies. Contrary to how meticulous I was punching the holes EXACTLY one inch apart, Joe (my husband) pointed out that the produce doesn’t actually last longer if the holes are perfectly even! 🙂 Just make sure you don’t punch holes on the bottom. Also, leave about an inch on the top with no holes.

Learn this easy 5 minute trick to keep your vegetables fresh for months! Gone are the days that I throw away rotten produce :)

Turn your bags upside down and write the name of the produce with your sharpie. You could be much more specific with your labels than I was (red onions, yellow onions, etc.). Admittedly when a recipes calls for a specific color onion, I just use whichever one I have!

Learn this easy 5 minute trick to keep your vegetables fresh for months! Gone are the days that I throw away rotten produce :)

Store these bags in a cool dark place (kitchen drawer, cabinet, or a pantry) for up to a few months!

 

 

Learn this easy 5 minute trick to keep your vegetables fresh for months! Gone are the days that I throw away rotten produce :)

 

Learn this easy 5 minute trick to keep your vegetables fresh for months! Gone are the days that I throw away rotten produce :)

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