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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 […]

Previous Posts

Friendship Celebration Cake
This is a wonderful long time favorite Heloise reader idea for sharing at family gathering. If you are celebrating a big anniversary, everyone one can participate in bringing a part of this Friendship Celebration Cake. 1. When you send out the invitation this kind of special family event, ask eac

posted 8:00:09am Sep. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Photo Stuck to Glass in a Frame?
Oh no! When you see a favorite family photo adhered to the glass, this can be a tough thing to remove. First, before you try to unstick it, take a picture of the photo through the glass or scan it, if possible. You then will at least have a copy, just in case. Here are the steps to take to attempt t

posted 8:00:12am Sep. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Buying Hi-Tech Devices
Buying computers, smart phones, readers, gaming equipment is expensive and so is repairing them. To make them last longer, it’s important to clean and care for them regularly, but we also know that accidents do happen. Heloise here with how to protect that costly equipment. Think about getting

posted 8:00:56am Sep. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Save Money Dry-Cleaning
If dry-cleaning all of your garments has become too expensive for your budget, here are some Heloise alternative hints you can take to clean and freshen your clothing at home in lieu of taking them to a cleaner: 1. Buy and use a home cleaning kit to FRESHEN, which will also remove light stains or

posted 8:00:11am Sep. 12, 2014 | read full post »

Burned Pot or Pan?
It just happens when you cook. Food gets burned onto the base of the cooking pot and it looks and smells terrible. It also can be hard to remove without damaging the surface of the pot. Here is a Heloise safe and cheap way to get rid of the gunk. Baking Soda to the rescue! Just add 3 tablespoons

posted 8:00:34am Sep. 11, 2014 | read full post »


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