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Well-known member
Sep 6, 2007
Springfield, Ohio
I have tried some of these and I know they work, some I am not so sure.  But I thought it may be helpful to some, I found it helpful for a few things.  Many of you may have already seen this via E mail.  I am interested to see who has other helpful tips  :)

Peel a banana from the bottom and you won't have to
Pick the little "stringy
Things" off of it. That's how the primates do it.

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the
Store. If you leave them
Connected at the stem, they ripen faster. I know this works

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil.
It will stay fresh much
Longer and not mold!

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and
Better for eating.
Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and
Better for cooking.

Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It
Will help pull the
Grease away from the meat while cooking.

To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a
Couple of spoonfuls of
Sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then
Beat them up.

For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed.
Melt Andes mints in
Double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set
For a wonderful minty frosting. Doesn't that sound so yummy ??

Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a
Light taste of garlic and
At the end of the recipe if your want a stronger
Taste of garlic.

Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a
Delicious dessert. Simple chop
Them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a
Few apples. Place
Them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy
Bars over the apples.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with
Vanilla ice cream. Yum

1. Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top
Of the stove, set heat
To med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust
Crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it
Really works.

2. Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash
Till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep
Mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

3. Expanding Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size.
You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.

4. Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were
Refrigerated, place them in
A microwave with a cup of water. The increased
Moisture will keep the food
Moist and help it reheat faster.

5. Newspaper weeds away
Start putting in you r plants, work the nutrients in
Your soil. Wet  newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping
As you go cover with mulch and
Forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some
Gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers. I am totally trying this one- I have seen others swear by it

6. Broken Glass
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small
Shards of glass you can't see easily.

7. No More Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the
Mosquitoes away.

8. Squirrel Away!
To keep squirrels from eating your plants sprinkle
Your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and
The squirrels won't come near it.

9. Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the
Fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your
Vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

10. Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and
You will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks
That cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and -- ta da! -- static is gone.

11. Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring
Cup, fill with hot water.
Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add
Your ingredient, such As peanut butter, and watch
how easily it comes right Out.

12. Foggy Windshield?
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and
Keep it in the glove box of your car . When the windows fog, rub with the
Eraser! Works better than a cloth!

13. Reopening envelope
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot
To include something inside, just place your sealed
envelope in the freezer for an hour or two.
Viola! It unseals easily.

14. Conditioner
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving
cream and leaves your legs really smooth.
It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you
bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair... Works!

15. Goodbye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass
fill it 1/2" with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid, mix
well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

16. Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They
eat it, take it "home," can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week
or so, especially if it rains, but it works & you don't have the worry
about pets or small children being harmed!

The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman
that fixes things around the house for us told us that he wanted to
show us something and he went over to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. (I always clean the lint from the filter after every load clothes.)
He told us that he wanted to show us something; he
took the filter over to the sink, ran hot water over it. The lint filter is
made of a mesh material -
I'm sure you know what your dryer's lint filter looks like.
Well,...the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It
didn't go through it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh that's what burns out the heating unit. You can't SEE the
film, but it's there. It's what is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and static free -- that nice fragrance too, you know how they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box, well this stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen.
This is also what causes dryer units to catch fire &
potentially burn your house down with it! He said the best
way to keep your dryer working for a very long time and
(to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out & wash it with
hot soapy water & an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six
months. He said that makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long! How about that!?! Learn something new everyday! I certainly didn't know dryer sheets would do that. So, I thought I'd share!

Note: I went to my dryer & tested my screen by
running water on it. Thewater ran through a little bit but mostly collected
all the water in the mesh screen. I washed it with warm soapy water &
a nylon brush & I had it done in 30 seconds. Then when I rinsed it -- the
water ran right thru the screen! There wasn't any pudding at all! That
repairman knew what he was talking about!



Well-known member
May 1, 2007
Now about the left over snickers, there is no such thing at my house or any other sweets. roni


Well-known member
Jan 20, 2007
LaRue, Ohio
another tip for measuring cups & sticky stuff is to spray the cup w/ a product like Pam. The stuff just slides right out!

Leftover snickers? Not here either!!!!!!