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Preventing Kitchen Fire Hazards

posted by lwhite

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 […]

Making Better Popcorn

posted by lwhite

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 […]

Knives for Your Kitchen

posted by lwhite

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 […]

Whipping Egg Whites

posted by lwhite

Whipping egg whites? Here are some helpful hints, which will be especially handy when baking: 1. Select a big bowl, metal is best, glass second and make sure that it has NO grease residue inside because the whites won’t whip. […]

How to Make Herbal Butters

posted by lwhite

Adding an herbal butter to vegetables, steak or chicken can give them an enhanced flavor. Here’s how to make one: Mix 1 stick of butter with 1 to 3 tablespoons of dried herbs or 2 to 6 tablespoons of fresh […]

When You Use Aluminum Foil

posted by lwhite

Aluminum foil is indispensable in the kitchen. But there are several things you should know about using it in cooking. Here are some helpful hints: 1. If you are baking foods in foil, it does NOT make a difference which […]

Making a Fruit Salad

posted by lwhite

I love fruit salads and believe that anything can go in when making one, especially your favorite fruits. Choose those that are in season. Here’s what else you can do to enhance this healthy treat: Include a bit of the […]

Super-Fast Cake Frosting

posted by lwhite

Need an easy and yummy cake frosting? Here’s one that it only has two ingredients and it’s delicious. Your children will love it: 1. Open a 12-ounce package of peppermint patties, break them into pieces and place in a heavy-bottomed […]

Tasty Hot Potato Appetizer

posted by lwhite

Have leftover baked potatoes? Here’s a great hint to transform them into a tasty, crunchy appetizer: 1. Scrape out all the flesh and brush the remaining skins with olive oil. Cut skins into ½-inch wide strips. 2. Sprinkle with cumin […]

Storing Vegetables

posted by lwhite

When you bring fresh veggies home from the supermarket, put them in the refrigerator crisper right away. They should last about a week. Here’s what else you should do: 1. Don’t wash veggies until you are ready to use them […]

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Scuffmarks on Patent Leather?
It’s so easy to get scuffmarks when you wear patent leather shoes or carry patent leather purses. Here are hints to remove these unsightly marks: 1. Use a terry towel/microfiber cloth or an art gum or pencil eraser and then rub off the scuffmarks. 2. If this doesn’t work, then use a cotton s

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

Spider Webs inside Your Home?
If you suddenly notice a lot of spider webs around your home and you don’t like them, be aware that here’s a reason they are there. Spiders like to eat moths and flies and if you have them in your home, spiders will be munching on them. Here’s how to get rid of them: 1. Clean up the inside

posted 8:00:58am Apr. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Ink Stains on a Laptop Computer Screen?
This can and does happen when we are working on our computers. Yes, you can try to remove it and here’s how to do it very carefully: 1. First, lightly dip a cotton swab into a mix of one-party isopropyl alcohol (70 percent strength) with one-part distilled water. 2. Very carefully dab the swab

posted 8:00:02am Apr. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Photo Stuck to the Glass in a Frame?
If you have a treasured picture in this situation, you can try to save and remove it. Follow these steps carefully: 1. First, scan the pictures or take a photo of it through the glass. You will have a copy—just in case. 2. Put the frame and photo or just glass and photo into a plastic freezer

posted 8:00:25am Apr. 17, 2014 | read full post »

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 »

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