TIPS FOR A LIFETIME
1) Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to
prevent ice cream drips.
2) Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your pancake batter onto the
hotgriddle - 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 before hard-boiling.
5) Run your hands under cold water before pressing Rice Krispies
treats in the pan-the marshmallows 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
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 now.
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 glossy finish.
13) Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it back
14) When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring
out the corn's 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 away.
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 platex 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
area - instant relief.
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) Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer: Clean a toilet. Drop
in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush, and flush.
The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china. 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. Polish jewelry. Drop
two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry
for two minutes. Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka-Seltzer
tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary). 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.
25) 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 are the
same as the year 2000. The manufacturers won't tell you. They want you
to buy a new Y2k VCR.