Cleve's Sure-Fire Floor Mopping Technique

THE proper way to mop a linoleum floor!
For really important jobs... ditch the sponge mops and grab a traditonal mop. Use ONLY very hot water. (Proper temperature is reached when you cannot hold your bare hand in the water longer than 4 seconds.) Also, make sure you have maximum illumination... especially for darker floors. (One way to do this is to tape a flashlight onto your mop)  

1) First treat the tough spots with your favorite cleaning solvent... allow it a few minutes to set. (Be careful not let it completely dry onthe floor)  
2) In small spaces and for especially grimy spots using abreviated short strokes applying maximum pressure (also know as "elbow grease")...  
3) For larger areas use broad sweeping motions... with a wide side to side motion. Like a sailor swabbing the deck...  
4) For quicker drying, you can use a boxed fanset on high speed- or something I like to do... is take my shoes off and step on a very thick towel then- using your feet slide it across the floor.

Simple Cooking - Quick Birthday Ice Cream Cake

24 ice cream sandwiches
2 containers of 8 oz. whipped topping
1 jar hot fudge ice cream topping
1 jar of caramel ice cream topping
Nuts (optional)
Sprinkles (makes it fun)

Arrange a layer of ice cream sandwiches in the bottom of a 9x13 dish.
Drizzle both ice cream toppings.
Add a layer of whipped topping.
Repeat the first three steps.
Sprinkle choice of decorative topping: nuts, sprinkles, candy pieces, etc.
Cover and freeze for at least 30 minutes until it sets.

Submitted by Jill Kauffman of North Augusta. If you have a quick and easy recipe to share, please send it to You'll get a cookbook if we use your recipe.

Cheapie of the Week - March 24th

Kathy Ferraro of Martinez correctly guessed that it is Lysol Disinfecting Wipes (80 count). Publix has them for $2.44 each. Use the printable $.50 off 2 coupon (which doubles), and you'll get these for $1.94 each plus tax.