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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 […]

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 […]

Avocados Not Ripe?

posted by lwhite

If you’ve bought avocados at the supermarket and they haven’t softened enough to eat, here’s what you can do to hasten the process: 1. Place the avocados into a brown paper bag and add a banana or an apple in […]

Storing Cheese

posted by lwhite

When you bring cheeses home from the supermarket, it’s important to store them properly, so they last longer and you don’t end up tossing them out! Here’s what you should do: 1. Place cheese in the refrigerator in a sealable […]

Storing Chocolate for Cooking

posted by lwhite

When you buy this kind of chocolate, you should wrap it well and store in a cool spot that’s also dry. Here’s what else you should do. READ MORE * You do not need to put chocolate in the refrigerator, […]

Peeling Garlic Cloves

posted by lwhite

If you have to peel and mince a lot of garlic cloves for a dish, it can be time-consuming, here’s hint used by chefs that will make it faster. READ MORE Place the garlic clove on a cutting board, then […]

Transporting Deviled Eggs

posted by lwhite

If you are taking deviled eggs to a party or potluck supper, getting them there in tact is your main goal. Here are some ideas on how to do that. READ MORE 1. Put them in a clean, plastic foam […]

Serving Mashed Potatoes

posted by lwhite

Getting all your dishes for dinner parties on the table at the same time or keeping them hot (potatoes) until everyone is seated, can be an issue. Here’s a great idea. READ MORE To keep your mashed potatoes at a […]

When Making Homemade Bread

posted by lwhite

After you put the bread in the oven, there’s one other step you can take to make it look even better. READ MORE Check the oven just before you think the bread is done, and brush the top of the […]

Quickie French Onion Soup

posted by lwhite

Bought a lot more onions than you have been able to use up before they go bad? Well, don’t throw them out. Instead can make this easy and delicious soup, perfect during winter months. READ MORE Take out as many […]

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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 »

Smelly Dog Beds and Dog Dishes Dirty?
We love our dogs, but they can get dirty (especially if they play outside or have a doggie door) and carry that to their beds. They also can be messy eaters and drinkers. Here are some hints on cleaning up after them: 1. Yucky dog food (especially moist canned) and water bowls need to be cleaned

posted 8:00:10am Aug. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Mothball Odor in Clothes? Easy Fix!
If clothes or furniture have been stored with mothballs, the stench can be overpowering and awful when you take them out to be used. Here are some Heloise Hints to get rid of the stink: 1. Give clothes and furniture plenty of air circulation to lessen the mothball odor. 2. For clothing, hang them

posted 8:00:26am Aug. 14, 2014 | read full post »


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