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Old 08-05-2005, 09:58 PM   #21
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pet hair

Pet hair on sofa, chairs, on you???? Put on one of those rubber gloves you use to wash dishes and that protects your hands, lightly moisten it and run it over the chair or sofa,,PET HAIR on glove Same thing with your cloths!

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Old 08-11-2005, 12:51 PM   #22
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Thumbs up Dairy Sell-By Dates Are Flexible


According to Sharon Maasdam a home economist for The Oregonian in
Portland. if the sell-by date on your milk jug is today's date and
there's still half
a gallon left, you don't need to throw it away. Milk should keep about a
week after the date on the container. Dairy products in general often
beyond their sell-by dates, but only if the products are properly stored.

If your dairy products are spoiling before the date on the containers,
refrigerator may be too warm. The ideal refrigerator temperature is 40
degrees or lower. You can test it by placing an appliance or refrigerator
thermometer in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes or so, then
the refrigerator setting.

When a dairy product develops an off-flavor, throw it out. Do not use
it in
baked products and other recipes, because you'll be able to taste the
spoiled flavor.

To ensure the longest shelf life of your dairy products, follow these

Dairy products should be among the last items you add to your cart at the
grocery store.

Milk's shelf life will be shortened by a long ride home in a hot car.
will also lose freshness if it sits on the dinner table for an hour or so.

Some refrigerators have handy in-the-door storage shelves for gallon
but milk doesn't stay cold enough there. Instead, keep it on an interior

Buttermilk tastes best if used by the sell-by date on the carton,
it usually keeps two weeks past that if refrigerated properly.

Beyond that, it can become too bitter to drink. Actual spoilage can
as off-odors or as a grayish liquid on top. It can be frozen; use
within a
month or two for best quality.

Sour cream maintains good eating quality for two to three weeks after the
sell-by date. As long as it looks and tastes all right, it's safe to eat.
Sour cream should be discarded if you see mold spots, pink or green
scum, or cloudy liquid on top. Freezing is not recommended because it

Cream stays fresh for about one week after the sell-by date. Whipped
can be frozen in dollops on wax paper and then packed in a container.
Unwhipped cream also can be frozen, but the volume will be less when

Cottage cheese keeps about five days after the sell-by date. Taste is an
indicator of freshness. Do not use if mold appears. Cottage cheese
grainy if frozen, but it's not noticeable if mixed in a dish such as

Butter that has been opened will have the best flavor if it's stored in a
covered dish and refrigerated in the butter compartment. Both opened and
unopened butter may be kept on the refrigerator shelf for a month
after the
sell-by date. Flavor is an indication when it no longer is usable: It
develop a strong, rancid taste. To freeze, wrap in foil or place in
bags. Butter keeps well four to six months at 0 degrees or lower.

Brick cream cheese should be eaten by the "best when used by" date on
the package for best flavor. Once opened, don't use it if mold appears
or it has
a sour flavor. It can be frozen up to two months, but plan to use it for
cooking, instead of as a spread, because the texture becomes crumbly.

Whipped cream cheese can be frozen up to six months. Soft cream cheese
does not freeze well.

Although packages still say "once opened use within seven days," research
has found the flavor is still good up to 15 days. That change soon
will be
stated on cartons.

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Old 08-13-2005, 07:07 PM   #23
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A burnt pan boil a little water and add baking soda boil about 20 minutes and it will lift the burnt stuff.

Also I would like to fine alternate uses for kitchen gadgets and appliances such as a waffle maker to make grilled cheese or panini sandwich and so on.
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Old 08-15-2005, 10:49 AM   #24
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Deglazing with water for burned pans

Also, when things are burned onto a pan I will, while it's still hot, deglaze the pan with water - it works like a charm!!!! Even my stovetop grill pans.

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Old 08-15-2005, 05:42 PM   #25
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Similar to my tip I always have a kettle of boiling water ready when I make a caramel. Soon as the caramel is out of the pan I pour the water in to keep the residue liquid, otherwise its a pain in the behind to get it off.

Same for flans and creme caramels after you unmould them.
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:55 PM   #26
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Heres my 2 cents on dairy keep milk on the bottom shelf its colder on the bottom as cold air sinks also if you buy ultra pasteurized it also lasts longer however it does not seem to last as long in really humid places.Lasts a long time where I live as we average about 20% humidity and I think organic ultra pasteurized milk lasts even longer.Its more expensive but if you dont use it much it saves money because it keeps so long.
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Old 09-18-2005, 06:16 AM   #27
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does anyone know what else a bottle of nail polish remover might could be used for? i have this big bottle and while i paint my nails, i don't paint them often enough to faint from the fumes.
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Old 10-29-2005, 10:52 AM   #28
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helpful household hint...

Yall probably already know about this, but I only figured it out a few months back.

If you use dryer sheets instead of liquid fabric softener, save the used sheets. When cleaning the dryer vent, instead of using fingers alone, use a used dryer sheet to get the task done much more quickly and better than ever. It also keeps more of the lint from going into the air, it seems.
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Old 10-29-2005, 11:04 AM   #29
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Here's one:

If you have a bunch of candles to light, don't burn your fingers with a match. Light the end of a piece of dry spaghetti. It really works. Try it.
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Old 10-29-2005, 12:28 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by middie
my boss just told me this.
she said get alot of safety pins
and pin all pairs of socks together
when you throw them in the washer.

not a bad idea actually
Middie, after all these years...I just started throwing that extra sock back in the laundry. The next washing there is still only 1 sock left over instead of two....can you figure?

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