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Baking Soda as Fire Extinguisher

posted by lwhite

When baking soda is on sale, buy extra boxes to keep in your kitchen. You can use it to contain small grease or oil cooking fires. Here’s how-to use it most effectively in an emergency: 1. If you see small […]

Paint is Wrinkling?

posted by lwhite

If you are painting a room and you see that the paint is starting to wrinkle, here’s what you can do to stop or correct it. Take these steps right away: First, examine the area to see if you have […]

Make Home Fragrances

posted by lwhite

We love to have our homes smelling nice and fresh. But commercial fragrances can be pricy to buy. You can make-your own lovely scent combinations for less money. Here’s how: 1. Buy essential oils, such as orange, lavender, peppermint or […]

Friendship Tea

posted by lwhite

It’s fun to make gifts to give to friends. There are so many wonderful foods that you can create in your kitchen. This tea recipe is a favorite of mine. Friendship Tea Recipe: 1. Mix: 2 ½ cups of powdered […]

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 […]

When Taking a Family Trip

posted by lwhite

If you are taking a vacation to a theme or national park, a big city or an organized tour, you will want to be sure your family is safe. Some families wear similar colored T-shirts or baseball caps so they […]

Invasion of Snails and Slugs?

posted by lwhite

If you notice that you have an overabundance of snails and slugs in your garden, don’t buy expensive products to kill them. Instead, here’s a cheap and easier way to dispatch them: Grab a box of salt or the salt […]

How to Crack Brazil Nuts

posted by lwhite

If you are going to use Brazil nuts in cooking, you are going to have to crack the shell. And it’s one tough nut to crack, but here are several ways to make it easier. READ MORE * Put the […]

Saving Money on Summer Energy Bills

posted by sballou

To help keep your kitchen cooler during the summer, use your microwave more, and turn on your dishwasher, only when in full. Here’s another energy-saving hint. If you cook food in glass or ceramic baking dishes, you can turn the […]

Recycle Foam Peanuts

posted by sballou

* Pour peanuts into the base of large planters to help aerate the soil, flow of water and also to lighten the pot. * Pack them in sealed plastic jugs to make buoy markers on trout lines. * Fill droopy […]

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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 »

Orange-Colored Stains
Spaghetti sauce or French salad dressing always seem to drip onto clothing and leave such awful orange stains on our garments, which can be so hard to get out. Here’s how to remove them: 1. Use a clean, cotton cloth and dampen it with water and moisten with a squeeze of lemon juice or a bit of

posted 8:00:31am Apr. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Making Better Popcorn
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 35 times its size. Here’s how to make it fluffier and better:

posted 8:00:19am Apr. 14, 2014 | read full post »


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