Tuesday, July 5, 2011

▂ ▃ ▅ ▆ █ Tips For a Lifetime █ ▆ ▅ ▃ ▂

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´✿ 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 hot griddle - perfect shaped pancakes every time.

3. To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

4. To prevent egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard-boiling.

5. To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature & roll them under your palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing.

6. 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 stovetop-skillet will be much easier to clean.

7. 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.

8. 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."

9. Brush beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.

Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it back up.

11. When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn's natural sweetness. (ah, an old 1940’s Fannie Farmer trick!)

12. 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.

13. Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.

Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

15. If you have a problem opening jars: Try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.

16. Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just slice and rub raw potato on the stains and rinse with water.

17. To get rid of itch from mosquito bite: try applying soap on the area, instant relief.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. NOW Look what you can do with Alka-Seltzer:

°º✿✿º° Clean a toilet-drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush, and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china.

°º✿✿º°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.

°º✿✿º°Polish jewelry-drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.

°º✿✿º° 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).

°º✿✿º°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.

I found these wonderful tips while Stumbling last evening and had to share them!

Hope you find some that can be useful to you... I know I did!


Mary said...

Mona, these are really helpful tips. I'm so glad I found your blog. I'll be back. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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just B you said...

GREAT tips! Just goes to show what you can find while stumbling! I'm really new to StumbleUpon, but I love it.

Crystal Zacharias said...

Interesting tips. Thanks!

The Royal Family 2 said...

those are awesome i hope i remember some of them!


Over The Moon Gifts said...

Great tips- i wonder if alka-seltzer would clean the stains off my grandmother's china?? hmmm

kel said...

The soap on mosquito bites does work... for me anyway. I tend to attract them... ugh! Love all the tips! Thanks Mona :)

Linda B said...

These are so wonderful. I'll have to look at them again.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Some of these --most of them, actually-- I had never heard before! Thanks for sharing!

Susie Tenzer said...

What? A lime on your head? Who knew?

nangatesdesigns said...

Great tips - I'm bookmarking this! Never heard of putting a lime on your forehead to get rid of a headache and I'll have to try the chalk line for the ants!

Laughing Penguin said...

I never thought of using a turkey baster for pancakes - what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

MoanasUniqueDesigns said...

Dang, these tips are super. I don't think I have ever heard any of these before, Thanks!!

bloomandbling said...

Left over wine? Who has any of that lol
These are really neat tips!!!

Desert Shine Jewelry said...

Great tips! I love the one for too much salt.

BeadedTail said...

Great tips Mona! I was thinking the lime would be for a rita so you'd just forget the headache! :)

Glitterbird Glamour said...

Thanks, some of these tips are new to me!

CalliopeCreations said...

I read these but never can remember them when I need them. LOL

New England Quilter said...

I could have used the marshmallow tip this weekend! Chocolate ice cream dripped out of the bottom of my sugar cone all over my shirt!
I'll have to try the cake mix instead of flour tip too!

petite hermine said...

These are great tips! I already use some of them, but the marshmallow in the ice cream cone is a great idea!

ElfRenee said...

These are awesome, thank you so much!! I already use soap on mosquito bites (goats milk soap) because it works better even than anti itch products. I wonder if the lime for a headache really works? And if alka seltzer does all that, then I wonder if it would also clean a tea kettle?

Elizabeth said...

FANTASTIC!!!! I need to favorite this page.

Alka seltzer is also great for shower heads. Put some hot water in a cup/bowl, add the alka seltzer, immerse your shower head. The bubbles take the soap scum off

circleinthesand said...

This is awesome!! Thank you for posting.... I love it!!!

ByNanasHands said...

Great tips to pass along! I'm printing this and sticking up on the fridge!

Christina Lucas said...

Really great tips! A few I didn't know about. Thanks!

CBLandCO. Jewelry And Gifts said...

Wow! Great tips Mona, thanks for sharing!

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