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Tasty Hot Potato Appetizer

posted by lwhite

Have leftover baked potatoes? Here’s a great hint to transform them into a tasty, crunchy appetizer: 1. Scrape out all the flesh and brush the remaining skins with olive oil. Cut skins into ½-inch wide strips. 2. Sprinkle with cumin […]

Tenderizing Meat

posted by lwhite

Some meats are more tender than others, but they are usually more expensive too! If you purchase slightly tough meat, you can still tenderize it. Here’s what to do: 1. Marinate the meat in lemon juice, wine, vinegar or even […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Dishwasher Smelly?
Dishwashers do get stinky and dirty and need to be cleaned. Look in the bottom to see if there’s any debris or gunk and wad up paper towels to lift it out. Then here’s what you should do to clean it: 1. Use household or vinegar or citric acid powder. Pour a gallon of vinegar in the bottom le

posted 8:00:11am Apr. 24, 2014 | read full post »

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 »


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