Some good tips

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by raspberrykisses, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. raspberrykisses

    raspberrykisses New Member

    Subject: Worth reading if you like cooking tips . these work.
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    > > Reheat Pizza
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    > > Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, set
    > > heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No
    > > soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really
    > > works.
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    > >
    > > Easy Deviled Eggs
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    > >
    > > Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all
    > > broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up
    > > mixing thoroughly, and cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into
    > > egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.
    > >
    > >
    > > Expanding Frosting
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    > >
    > > When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with
    > > your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to
    > > frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less
    > > sugar/calories per serving.
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    > >
    > > Reheating refrigerated bread
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    > >
    > > To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place
    > > them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will
    > > keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.
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    > >
    > > Newspaper weeds away
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    > >
    > > Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet
    > > newspapers: put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover
    > > with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening
    > > plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.
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    > >
    > > Broken Glass
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    > >
    > > Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken glass pieces of glass -
    > > the fibers catch ones you can't see!
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    > >
    > > No More Mosquitoes > >
    > >
    > > Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.
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    > >
    > > Squirrel Away!
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    > >
    > > To keep squirrels from eating your plants sprinkle your plants with
    > > cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the
    > > squirrels won't come near it.
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    > >
    > > Easier thank you notes
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    > >
    > > When you throw a bridal/baby shower, buy a pack of thank you cards for
    > > the guest of honor. During the party, pass out the envelopes and have
    > > everyone put their address on one. When the bride/new mom sends the
    > > thank you notes, they're all addressed!
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    > > MINE!!!!!
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    > >
    > > If you purchase a new bike for your child, place their picture inside
    > > the handle bar befo re placing the grips on. If the bike is stolen and
    > > later recovered, remove the grip and there is your proof who owns the
    > > bike.
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    > >
    > > Flexible vacuum
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    > >
    > > To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty
    > > paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent
    > > or flattened to get in narrow openings.
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    > >
    > > Reducing Static Cling
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    > >
    > > Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a
    > > clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when
    > > wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and - voila - static is
    > > gone.
    > >
    > >
    > > Measuring Cups
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    > >
    > > Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill it with hot
    > > water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry the cup. Next, add your
    > > ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right
    > > out.
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    > >
    > > Foggy Windshield?
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    > >
    > > Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove
    > > box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better
    > > than a cloth!
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    > >
    > > Reopening envelope
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    > >
    > > If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something
    > > inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or
    > > two. Voila! It unseals easily.
    > >
    > >
    > > Conditioner
    > >
    > >
    > > Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper than
    > > shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way
    > > to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it
    > > in your hair...
    > >
    > >
    > > Good-bye Fruit Flies
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    > >
    > > To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it 1/2" with
    > > Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid, mix well. You
    > > will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!
    > >
    > >
    > > Get Rid of Ants
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    > >
    > > Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it
    > > "home," & can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so,
    > > esp. if it rains, but it works & you don't have the worry about pets or
    > > small children being harmed!
    > >
    > >
    > > Take baby powder to the beach
    > >
    > >
    > > Keep a small bottle of baby powder in your beach bag. When you're ready
    > > to leave the beach sprinkle yourself and kids with the powder and the
    > > sand will slide right off your skin.

  2. joyfully

    joyfully New Member

    Love your list. Learned a few new tricks. Thanks for the suggestions!
  3. raspberrykisses

    raspberrykisses New Member

    Not sure who sent me this list but I thought it had a lot of useful information.
  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    household tip: wax your dust pan so the dust will slide off easily.

    How many of us have the energy? The motivation? The wax?

    Anyway, welcome to the board, Raspberry. As for brain fog, I've had it for 25 years and am now making a graceful trainsition to Alzheimer's. Isn't life fun?!
  5. JLH

    JLH New Member

    I love getting tips like these. I have passed them along to my daughters and DIL!!

    jlh
  6. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    I especially love the one about keeping misquitos away. They really love me when I'm outside trying to work in the garden. When the weather warms up again, I will try keeping a dryer sheet in my pocket.

    Ellen
  7. AnneTheresa

    AnneTheresa Member

    I learned this one from the TV show 'How Clean is Your House.' I LOVE Kim & Aggie!

    Wash your bathroom mirror with shaving cream and it will not fog up when you use the shower. It really works!

    God bless,
    Anne Theresa
  8. raspberrykisses

    raspberrykisses New Member

    My husband takes Vitamin B1 to keep the mosuitos away. Since he started it about 3 years ago he's only got about 2-3 bites. It has a tendancy to upset my stomach
  9. raspberrykisses

    raspberrykisses New Member

    I don't to often have energy for any type of cleaning. I really need to get my tub cleaned. I did learn when I was pregnant and couldnt' bend over the tub that I could use the long brush we bought for a car wash we had. I am also very proud to anounce that I got a load of clothes washed today. (requiring two trips down the stairs.)Hubby brought them up for me when he got home from work and I got the mail sorted and off of my table. Yay. Now am I ready to face work tomorrow. Who the heck know it isn't tomorrow yet.