Heloise Hints

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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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Cleaning Out Your Spice Rack
If you use lots of spices, your rack is probably full old and new spices and they do get stale. It should be cleaned and cleared out at least once a year. Here’s what to do: 1. Open the jar or can of herbs or spices and take a good sniff. It should smell strong and flavorful. If the color is st

posted 8:00:42am Jul. 31, 2014 | read full post »

Have Extra Cake Leftover?
While that may seem impossible to all my dessert lovers, you just may have some. Here are ideas to jazz it up and transform it into another dessert: 1. Cut the cake into bite-size pieces. Then layer with your favorite softened ice cream. Drizzle with chocolate sauce. 2. Use a liqueur over the ca

posted 8:00:31am Jul. 30, 2014 | read full post »

Have Ice Cream Sticks?
When your children are done eating ice cream on sticks, don’t throw them out. Instead, they can be useful around the house. You can recycle them these ways: 1. Use as a stir for coffee on the go. 2. Utilize to level dry ingredients when measuring. 3. Take to picnics for spreading condiments l

posted 8:00:19am Jul. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Where Should Toothbrushes Stay in the Bathroom?
This is a good question because it’s important to protect them. They get such use and you want them to be clean and effective. Here’s what to do: 1. Store toothbrushes on the counter—as long as they are away from the toilet. Keep them in a container with a cover. Airborne bacteria can spre

posted 8:00:22am Jul. 28, 2014 | read full post »

Washing Drapes and Curtains
Drapes and curtain can be dust and debris magnets. They need to be cleaned on a routine basis. Here’s how: 1. Draperies or curtains that can be washed first should be taken down. Get them outdoors for a good shake to remove the dust. But if they are really soiled, soak them in warm water and f

posted 8:00:56am Jul. 25, 2014 | read full post »


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