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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 […]

Maintaining a Waffle Iron

posted by lwhite

With waffles being so popular today (particularly with chicken), you can enjoy them frequently for dinner, lunch or brunch at home! Here’s what you should do to get the best results. 1. Season a new waffle iron before using. Grease […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oatmeal Boring?

posted by lwhite

If you love eating oatmeal for breakfast on cold winter days, but find it the same every morning, here are some hints for jazzing it up. READ MORE * Top off with chocolate or butterscotch chips. * Add crumbs from […]

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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Cleaning CDs and DVDs
Taking good care of your CDs and DVDs will make them last longer and play better. Here are steps to take to ensure good listening or watching: 1. If the surfaces look grimy or they are skipping, get a microfiber cloth to clean the surface. NOTE: Wipe over the disc in a straight line from the c

posted 8:00:43am Apr. 23, 2014 | read full post »

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 »


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