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Preventing Kitchen Fire Hazards

posted by lwhite

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 […]

Knives for Your Kitchen

posted by lwhite

As most of us know, one of a cook’s best friends in the kitchen is a quality, sharp knife. In fact, you really can do most everything—cutting, dicing and chopping—with just three knives. Here’s the cutting edge info on the […]

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 […]

Storing Cans

posted by lwhite

If your pantry is disorganized, here’s a colorful idea and organizational hint for canned goods: Store them by color! Rearrange the canned goods by color. 1. Green shelf—pickles, peas green beans 2. Red shelf—tomato sauce, beets, cranberries, cherries 3. Yellow […]

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 […]

Taking Care of Plants While You are Away

posted by lwhite

If you are going on a trip for a week or so, you don’t want to worry about your small house plants surviving. And if you don’t want someone coming into your house to water them, here’s an easy way […]

Cleaning Copper Objects

posted by lwhite

When they tarnish and need to be shined, you can make cheap homemade cleaners to make them shine again. 1. Douse a sponge with vinegar or lemon juice. Then sprinkle salt on it and rub the metal, rinse and dry […]

Whipping Egg Whites

posted by lwhite

Whipping egg whites? Here are some helpful hints, which will be especially handy when baking: 1. Select a big bowl, metal is best, glass second and make sure that it has NO grease residue inside because the whites won’t whip. […]

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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 »

Knives for Your Kitchen
As most of us know, one of a cook’s best friends in the kitchen is a quality, sharp knife. In fact, you really can do most everything—cutting, dicing and chopping—with just three knives. Here’s the cutting edge info on the three: 1. A long chef’s knife will be the best for slicing and

posted 8:00:54am Apr. 11, 2014 | read full post »


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