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DID YOU KNOW . .

PostAuthor: LozinOz » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:20 pm

DID YOU KNOW?


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.









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 omelettes 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 chocolate mint patties

in double broiler and pour over warm brownies.. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.




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.




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.







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.




Newspaper weeds away

Start putting in your 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.




Broken Glass

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










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.




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.




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.



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!




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.




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..







Get Rid of Ants

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




INFO ABOUT CLOTHES DRYERS

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 else; he took the filter over to the sink and 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 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 and wash it with hot soapy water and 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!!
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PostAuthor: Mary in Oz » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:42 am

Crikey Loz What great hints,,especially the one on the clothes dryer..Never knew about that one...
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Re: DID YOU KNOW . .

PostAuthor: yvette » Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:13 am

fabulous hints, how long has it taken me to find this page?
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Re: DID YOU KNOW . .

PostAuthor: Tassie Devil » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:44 am

Not as long as me :lol:
Defo got to check this site out more often and not just go to the usual pages.
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