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Family Loves Peanut Butter?

posted by lwhite

If you make lots of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, you may have noticed that peanut butter can be expensive. You can save money by making your own. Here’s how: 1. Chop dry roasted peanut in a blender. 2. When […]

Difficulty Frosting a Cake?

posted by lwhite

If you are having trouble getting the icing smooth around a crumbly cake because it’s lumping up or sticking to the spatula, here’s how to solve this problem: Place the cake into the freezer and leave it until the cake […]

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, […]

Making Popcorn in the Microwave

posted by lwhite

It’s so quick and so good, but watch it carefully because the smell of burnt popcorn is horrible and hard to get rid of that stink. Here are some other hints. READ MORE * Use only microwave-safe containers or other […]

Quick Frostings

posted by lwhite

If you are making cupcakes, and you don’t have time to whip up a delectable frosting, here are some fast ideas, other than pre-made frosting. READ MORE * Just a few minutes before you remove them from the oven, put […]

Skewers Crusty After Cooking?

posted by lwhite

If you are making shish kebabs, cleaning them afterward can be labor-intensive to remove all the crusty debris. Here’s a hint my mother used. READ MORE * After removing the meat or chicken, push each skewer through a soap-filled dry […]

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 […]

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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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