Tips For a Lifetime

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  1. Jul 30, 2007 #1

    nancypeterson

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

    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 before hard-boiling.

    5. To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature & roll them under your palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing.

    6. 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 stovetop-skillet will be much easier to clean.

    7. 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.

    8. 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 me up."

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

    10. Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it back up.

    11. When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn's natural sweetness. (ah, an old 1940’s Fannie Farmer trick!)

    12. 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 it away.

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

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

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

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

    17. To get rid of itch from mosquito bite: try applying soap on the area, instant relief.

    18. 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.

    19. 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.

    20. NOW Look what you can do with Alka-Seltzer:
     
  2. Nov 6, 2007 #2

    William Richardson

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    Hi Andrew your tips are really superb. i found its really useful for all the home makers.even though its very simple it is need to make use of these tips very often. thanks for your wonderful 20 tips.

    especially i want to mention a tip here found useful to me 3 to 4 times in a week to adjust salt in food "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 me up."
     
  3. Nov 6, 2007 #3

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    It's quite a handful...thanks a lot for the tips for a lifetime :D

    Here's one tip though, we all know that mold and mildew can be cleaned and disinfected with a bleach/water solution...if in case you ran out of bleach you can use vodka, fill a trigger-spray bottle with vodka, spray the caulking, let set for five minutes and ash clean. The alcohol alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew...

    cheers!
     
  4. Nov 6, 2007 #4

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    #14 left over wine. Are you kiddin"? :D
     
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    My thoughts exactly! :rolleyes:
     
  6. Dec 30, 2009 #6

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    The alcohol alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew...

    kills some other things too..... hehehe

    Seriously - good tips, I've tried the egg one & they still crack.... is 20 minutes too long to boil an egg ?
     
  7. Dec 31, 2009 #7

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    Probably wont be long until I get to try the tape and splinter trick.
    Steve
     

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