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July 2013 Archives

Saving Bananas

posted by sballou

If you buy a bunch of bananas and they ripen faster than you can use them, here’s what you can do to save them. 1. Peel and mash bananas and add only a bit of lemon juice. 2. Freeze in […]

Walnuts Gone Stale?

posted by sballou

Don’t throw them out (they are expensive)! Instead you can bring back the nut’s flavor with this Heloise hint. 1. Pour a bit of boiling water over the walnuts. 2. Then spread them on a baking sheet and heat in […]

Bundt Cake Pan Trick

posted by sballou

Bundt cake pans are great to use to create a lovely-looking cake, but getting that cake out of the pan perfectly can be difficult. Here’s a hint to solve this problem. 1. First, grease the pan lightly and then sprinkle […]

Making Cupcakes or Muffins?

posted by sballou

When you are mixing up these delicious treats, it can be such a mess when transferring the mixture to the baking tins. Here’s a useful hint. To prevent the mixtures from dribbling over the tins, use an ice cream scoop […]

Easy-to-Make Cleaner and Deodorizer

posted by sballou

If you want to save money with your cleaning supplies, here’s one recipe that’s cheap and will help to get rid of smells, and cleans, too. 1. Mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 quart of warm water. 2. […]

TV Screen Dusty?

posted by jgordon1

No matter how often we wipe these screens, dust just seems to accumulate almost every day. Here’s the best way to clear it off. Use a clean microfiber cloth to gently wipe across the screen. This type of cloth will […]

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Preventing Kitchen Fire Hazards
If you are using a number of kitchen appliances, like slow cookers or electric frying pans, it’s important to check the cords often because they can become fire dangers. Here’s why: 1. When using a slow cooker that’s going to be plugged in all day, be sure the cords are not frayed or damage

posted 8:00:37am Apr. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Orange-Colored Stains
Spaghetti sauce or French salad dressing always seem to drip onto clothing and leave such awful orange stains on our garments, which can be so hard to get out. Here’s how to remove them: 1. Use a clean, cotton cloth and dampen it with water and moisten with a squeeze of lemon juice or a bit of

posted 8:00:31am Apr. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Making Better Popcorn
Popcorn is such a wonderful snack for the family. Ever think about how it pops? The dried corn pop opens when heated because the moisture inside the hull vaporizes, causing pressure. When it reaches 400 degrees, the hull bursts open 35 times its size. Here’s how to make it fluffier and better:

posted 8:00:19am Apr. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Knives for Your Kitchen
As most of us know, one of a cook’s best friends in the kitchen is a quality, sharp knife. In fact, you really can do most everything—cutting, dicing and chopping—with just three knives. Here’s the cutting edge info on the three: 1. A long chef’s knife will be the best for slicing and

posted 8:00:54am Apr. 11, 2014 | read full post »

Baking Soda as Fire Extinguisher
When baking soda is on sale, buy extra boxes to keep in your kitchen. You can use it to contain small grease or oil cooking fires. Here’s how-to use it most effectively in an emergency: 1. If you see small flames, try to turn off the stove. 2. Then move back away from it and toss a handful of

posted 8:00:47am Apr. 10, 2014 | read full post »


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