Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to
prevent ice cream drips.
Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your pancake
batter onto the hot griddle- perfect shaped pancakes
To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with
To prevent egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt
to the water before hard-boiling.
Run your hands under cold water before
pressing Rice Krispies treats in the pan-the
marshmallow won't stick to your fingers.
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.
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.
Spray your Tupperware with nonstick
cooking spray before pouring in
tomato-based sauces-no more stains.
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.
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".
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the
refrigerator-it will keep for weeks.
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
When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help
bring out the corns natural sweetness.
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.
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.
If you have problem opening jars: Try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip
grip that makes opening jars easy.
Potatoes will take food stains off your
fingers. Just slice and rub raw potato on the
stains and rinse with water.
To get rid of itch from mosquito bite: try applying soap
on the area for instant relief.
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.
Use air-freshener to clean mirrors: It does
a good job and better still, leave a lovely
smell to the shine.
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.
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. 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). 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.
If your VCR has a year setting on it, which
most do, you may 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.