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May 2014 Archives

Copper Pans and Pots Need Polishing?

posted by lwhite

These beautiful pans look so great when they are nice and shiny, but they do get discolored. Here’s how you can restore that shine: 1. Create a paste by mixing salt and vinegar together or by using ketchup, which has […]

How to Avoid Lumpy Gravy

posted by lwhite

When you make that delicious gravy that enhances so many dishes, it’s inevitable, it seems, that those unsightly, and definitely not tasty, lumps suddenly appear. Here’s how to prevent them: 1. Blend a bit of a thickening agents, like cornstarch […]

Making Chocolate Last Longer

posted by lwhite

When you receive chocolate as a gift, you may not, as unlikely as this seems, want to eat it all up at one time. Chocolate can be affected negatively by heat, light or other strong odors. Here’s what to do […]

Getting Settled in a Hotel Room

posted by lwhite

After checking in, when you first go into your room, take these steps to ensure a safe and enjoyable stay: 1. First, get out alcohol wipes or anti-germ gel and wipe down the TV remote, phone, door handles and other […]

Cleaning Under the Kitchen Sink

posted by lwhite

This cabinet gets so much daily use and consequently so much dirt, debris, grime and spilled liquids. Here’s how to clear out and reorganize: 1. First, lay down newspaper on the kitchen floor. Then remove everything and put onto the […]

Adding Chocolate Chips and Nut Pieces to Batter

posted by lwhite

When you are baking and mixing the ingredients, here are some hints on how to do this the right way with the mixer or hand mixing: 1. If you have large nut pieces or chocolate chips, they can be chopped […]

How to Freeze Cakes

posted by lwhite

If you have to freeze a cake, it’s better to freeze without filling or frosting because they make the cake soggy. Here are the steps to take: 1. Wrap the cake in a couple of layers of plastic after it […]

Tired of the Same Old Coffee?

posted by lwhite

If you want to jazz up your daily coffee, but don’t want to buy expensive flavored coffees, here’s what you can use right out of your kitchen cabinets to add some flavorings to that cup of Joe: 1. To flavor […]

Hot Paper Plate Leaves Marks on Wood Dining Table

posted by lwhite

Oh, this is so easy to happen when you are eating at your dining room table—hot paper plates placed right on top of the wood. Here’s what you can do to remove that unsightly marks: 1. Make this mixture to […]

Piano Keys Dirty?

posted by lwhite

If your children take piano lessons and practice, practice, those keys can get sticky and grungy. Here are hints to clean the keys: 1. If the keys are plastic, mix a small amount of vinegar with warm water and then […]

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Heloise 5-Point Clutter Control Plan: Yes, It Will Save You Time!
Here’s my easy way to help organize your house. Take just 5 minutes or touch and deal with ONLY 5 things a day to deal with clutter that can build up. To deal with items that are not in place, take these 5 steps: 1. File It—Paper work, bills or coupons have piled up. Sort and file them. 2.

posted 8:00:47am Aug. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Quickie Rice-Cereal Treats. Easy to Make and Yummy to Eat
If you have unexpected children coming by after school, you can whip up these favorite kid snacks in a hurry. Here’s the short-cut Heloise recipe: 1. Make rice cereal treats faster simply by melting miniature marshmallows in this no-cook recipe. 2. Mix the rice cereal with the melted marshmall

posted 8:00:45am Aug. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Getting Your Children To Help Out
With the new fall school year looming; Mom and Dad may feel like it is managing the family circus in overtime. With all the school and sports activities, play dates, sleepovers and more going into full swing, you can enlist your children to be more organized. Here are some simple ideas: 1. Use

posted 8:00:53am Aug. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Leather Shoes Too Tight? Here's a Hint to Try
If you realize the leather shoes you have in your closet are not comfortable, you can stretch them a bit. Here’s what to do. 1. To stretch leather shoes a little, use a shoe stretcher and a shoe-stretch spray, which you can find at shoe-repair shops. 2. Apply the spray inside the shoe, and a

posted 8:00:21am Aug. 19, 2014 | read full post »

Don't Pay a Plumber, Prevent the Problem First!
The drains in your home are basically taken for granted—until there’s a problem, usually a huge one! To avoid a costly repair, monitor and maintain drains by flushing weekly with warm water and checking them regularly. Most drain problems, like blockages, can be prevented by being aware of what

posted 8:00:33am Aug. 18, 2014 | read full post »


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