FOR A LIFETIME
1) Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar
cone to prevent ice cream drips. (This is soy ice cream of course.)
2) Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your pancake batter onto the
hot griddle- perfect shaped pancakes every time.
3) To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
4) To prevent egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water
5) Run your hands under cold water before pressing Rice Krispies treats
in the pan-the marshmallow won't stick to your fingers.
6) To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature
and roll them under your palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing.
7) To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop
or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring
to a boil on stove-top-skillet. It will be much easier to clean now
8) Spray your Tupperware with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in
tomato-based sauces - no more stains.
9) When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of
the dry cake mix instead - no white mess on the outside of the cake.
10) If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop
in a peeled potato - it absorbs the excess salt for an instant "fix
11) Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator - it
will keep for weeks.
12) Brush beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful
13) Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it back up.
14) When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out
the corn's natural sweetness.
15) To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool,
salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh - if it rises to the surface, throw
16) Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your
forehead. The throbbing will go away.
17) Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for
future use in casseroles and sauces.
18) If you have problem opening jars: Try using latex dishwashing gloves.
They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.
19) Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just slice and rub
raw potato on the stains and rinse with water.
20) To get rid of itch from mosquito bite: try applying soap on the area;
21) Ants, ants, ants everywhere ... Well, they are said never to cross
a chalk line. So get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever
ants tend to march - see for yourself.
22) Use air-freshener to clean mirrors: It does a good job and better
still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.
23) When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting
to tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter,
then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.
24) NOW Look what you can do with Alka-Seltzer:
Clean a toilet.- drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes,
brush, and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous
Clean a vase. - to remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet,
fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets.
Polish jewelry - drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and
immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
Clean a thermos bottle - fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka-Seltzer
tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary).
Unclog a drain - clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka-Seltzer tablets
down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar Wait a few minutes,
then run hot water.