Today's tip is short and sweet and courtesy of Real Simple magazine. This is my favorite magazine. It has the best ideas. In the Oct 2009 issue, it says to put a couple of big marshmallows in your brown sugar to keep it from getting hard. This happens to my brown sugar all the time. I just happened to have some marshmallows in my pantry so I stuck them in there. We will see what happens. Also another tip from the magazine (Sept 09 issue) if you have dull scissors and want to sharpen them, cut a piece of sandpaper a couple of times. It will do the trick.