Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Best Tips Ever

01. Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar
cone to prevent ice cream drips.

02. Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your pancake batter
onto the hot griddle and you'll get perfectly shaped
pancakes every time.

03. To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the
bag with the potatoes.

04. To prevent egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of
salt to the water before hard-boiling.

05. To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a
pan of cool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh, but if it
rises to the surface, throw it away.

06. When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to
help bring out the corn's natural sweetness.

07. Run your hands under cold water before pressing Rice
Krispies treats in the pan and the marshmallow won't
stick to your fingers.

08. 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.

09. 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.

10. Spray your Tupperware with nonstick cooking spray
before pouring in tomato-based sauces and there
won't be any stains.

11. When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan,
use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't
be any white mess on the outside of the cake.

12. If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still
cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the
excess salt for an instant "fix me up."

13. Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the
refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

14. Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before
baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.

15. Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to
soften it.

16. Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub
it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.

17. If you have a problem opening jars: Try using latex
dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that
makes opening jars easy.

18. Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just
slice and rub raw potato on the stains and rinse with
water.

19. To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying
soap on the area and you will experience instant
relief.

20. Ants, ants, ants everywhere ... Well, they are said to
never 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.

21. Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job
and better still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.

22. 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.

23. Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice
cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

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 china.

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 the hot water.

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