TIPS FOR A LIFETIME
1--Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice
2--Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your pancake batter onto the hot
griddle-perfect shaped pancakes every time.
3---To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the
4---To prevent egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water
5---Run your hands under cold water before pressing Rice Krispies treats in
the pan-the marshmallow won't stick to your fingers.
6---To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature
and roll them under your palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing.
7---To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two
of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on
stove-top- skillet will be much easier to clean.
8---Spray your Tupperware with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in
tomato- based sauces-no more stains.
9---When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry
cake mix instead-no white mess on the outside of the cake.
10---If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a
peeled potato-it absorbs the excess salt for an instant "fix me up".
11---Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator-it will
keep for weeks.
12---Brush beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful
13---Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it back up.
14---When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the
corns natural sweetness.
15---To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted
water. If it sinks, it is fresh-if it rises to the surface, throw it
16---Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and
rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.
17---Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for
future use in casseroles and sauces.
18---If you have problem opening jars: Try using latex dishwashing gloves.
They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.
19---Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just slice and rub
raw potato on the stains and rinse with water.
20---To get rid of itch from mosquito bite: try applying soap on the are a
21---Ants, ants, ants everywhere ... Well, they are said to never cross a
chalk line. So get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or
wherever ants tend to march- see for yourself.
22---Use air-freshener to clean mirrors: It does a good job and better still,
leave a lovely smell to the shine.
23---When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to
tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, then pull
it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.
24--- If your VCR has a year setting on it, which most do, you will not be
able to use the programmed recording feature after 12/31/99. Don't throw it
away. Instead set it for the year 1972 as the days of the week are the
same as the year 2000. The manufacturers won't tell you. They want you
to buy a newY2k VCR
25----Removing a broken lightbulb from a light socket
- unplug the light, cut a potato in half and put it on the broken glass
pressing firmly yet carefully, once the potato is set simply turn counter
26----NOW Look what you can do with Alka Seltzer:
27----Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes,
brush, and flush.
28----The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china.
29----Clean a vase. To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or
cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets.
30----Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and
immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
31----Clean a thermos bottle. Fill the bottle with water, drop in four
Alka-Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary).
32----Unclog a drain. Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka-Seltzer
tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar Wait a few
minutes, then run the hot water.