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Old 07-07-2013, 10:06 PM   #381
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Store cans of sweetened condensed milk upside down. When you open it all the sugar will be at the top and easier to completely remove all the sugar. The liquid behind the sugar will push it out.

Do the same with any can goods that have a lot of liquid and some solids like vegetable and chicken noodle soups, beans, etc. When you turn the can upright, the solids will be at the top and the liquids at the bottom. The liquids will push all of the solids out fast.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:58 PM   #382
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When you make brownies, cut them with a plastic knife and they cut cleaner.

I learned this tip from the internet. I mixed up a batch of oatmeal cookies and baked 2 dozen of them. I put the remaining cookie dough in plastic ice cube trays and froze it overnight. The next morning, I popped them out of the ice cube tray and put them in a freezer bag. The next time we want cookies, I will take out some of the cubes of dough and bake them. This is the first time I have done this, so I'm not sure that the cookies will be as good as freshly baked ones.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:58 AM   #383
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When baking sugar cookies, moving them from the counter to the cookie sheet can be very discouraging. The dough is often too soft for it to cooperate. I roll the dough out on the back of the cookie sheet, place the sheet in the freezer for a few minutes giving the dough a chance to chill firmly. I then take out the cookie sheet, cut out the cookie shapes and slowly pull away the extra dough around the cutouts. Pop sheet into the oven to bake.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:53 AM   #384
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I lost the cap for my olive oil dispenser's metal spigot. I found that a flexible foam ear plug (unused) fit the hole perfectly. You roll it between your fingers, stick it in the hole, and it unfolds to fit airtight.

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Old 08-03-2013, 12:08 PM   #385
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To polish counter tops, clean and then buff with waxed paper.
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:36 PM   #386
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I lost the cap for my olive oil dispenser's metal spigot. I found that a flexible foam ear plug (unused) fit the hole perfectly. You roll it between your fingers, stick it in the hole, and it unfolds to fit airtight.

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Why do I find it funny you had to point out that it was "unused"?
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:46 PM   #387
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Why do I find it funny you had to point out that it was "unused"?
Maybe because she knew you were going to point out an unused one would be better...
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:06 PM   #388
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Maybe because she knew you were going to point out an unused one would be better...
Well, I suppose a used one would work too...

Not sure I would like earwax-flavored olive oil, don't know, never tried it. I think earwax increases the melting point, sort of like adding olive oil to butter.

OK, I'll stop now.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:46 PM   #389
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Well the earwax wouldn't only make it air tight but water tight as well...
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That's right, we don't want watered down olive oil...
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