Heloise Hints

Heloise Hints

How Did Pound Cake Get Its Name?

posted by sballou

Pound cake was made with 1 pound of butter, 1 pound of sugar, 1 pound of flour and 1 pound of eggs! Today, with lower-fat products we can eat pound cake without gaining a pound!

Cleaning Plasma Screens

posted by sballou

* Unplug the power cord first.
* Wipe screen and remote control with a dry microfiber cloth.
* NEVER use any cleaning solvent on the screen. Unless recommended by the manufacturer.
* Vacuum or dust the vents on the backside panel regularly. You just may be shocked at how much dust and yuck is there!

Computer Mouse Needs Cleaning?

posted by sballou

* First, unplug the mouse. You don’t even have to take it apart!
* Dip a cotton swab into white vinegar and spin the ball as you wipe the swab around it. Or, use a cloth moistened with rubbing alcohol.
* Spin the ball as you dry it with a soft cloth.

If Furniture is Scratched

posted by sballou

Heloise Hints, Wood Cleaning Tips, Hairspray and WOod Furniture* Paste shoe polish that marches the furniture
* Matching color crayon
* Pecan meat that’s been rubbed in your hands first.

How to Tell if a Pineapple is Ripe

posted by sballou

1. Pick the pineapple up and sniff the bottom, which should have a sweet smell.
2. Next, pull out a leaf, which should come out easily, which indicates it’s ripe.

Extending the Life of Cottage Cheese and Sour Cream

posted by jgordon1

heloise hints, sour cream tips, * Make sure the lids are on tight, which prevents air from getting inside.
* Turn them upside down to store in the refrigerator. Put in a bowl just is case the lid does not seal tightly.

Crayons Gone Through a Load of Clothing?

posted by jgordon1

stain remover tips, heloise hints, hints from heloise1. Wash the clothes in hot water, laundry soap and one cup of baking soda.
2. If you still see crayon color on garments, launder with chlorine bleach, if fabrics are bleach-safe. If they are not, soak clothes in an enzyme detergent or oxygen bleach in the hottest water determined safe for the fabric and then wash.

Need a Last-Ditch Stain Remover?

posted by jgordon1

stain remover tips, heloise hints, hints from heloiseTried everything to remove stain from white and bleachable fabric, but had no luck? Here is my homemade formula to try again, but ONLY on white and bleachable fabrics, but NOT for silk or rayon or wool. Here’s what to do.

Buying Avocados

posted by jgordon1

buying avocado, how to buy avocado, heloise hints1. Put the avocados into a paper bag with an apple.
2. Punch holes in the bag and let sit for 2 or 3 days. The avocados will ripen.
3. Then squeeze fresh lime juice on top of slices, sprinkle with salt and wrap in a tortilla.

Dishwasher Not Doing a Great Job?

posted by jgordon1

* Use instant, powdered orange breakfast drink. Put 2 to 3 tablespoons in the dishwasher cup.
* Run the dishwasher through the wash cycle—with dishes is fine.
* The citric acid will remove the stains and your dishes will come out cleaner!

Previous Posts

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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