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Old 09-05-2006, 06:01 PM   #41
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When folding a paper bag the top always stays open..to keep the bag closed try this. This is hard to explain so if any of you can figure out what I am saying..let me know LOLfold the bag as usual..now there are 4 layers of bag at the top 2" take the folded section and tuck it into the top layer of the top 2" the bag should stay flat now.Are you confused???

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Old 09-16-2006, 11:48 PM   #42
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Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top
of the stove, set heat tomed-low & heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy
- no soggy micro pizza. Itreally works.

Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag, seal, & mash
till they are all brokenup. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing
it up mixing thoroughly.Cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg.
Throw bag away when done-easy clean up.

Expanding Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the
store, whip it with yourmixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size.
You get to frost morecake/cupcakes with the same amount and you also eat
less sugar/calories perserving.

Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were
refrigerated, put them ina 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,
then cover with mulch &forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some
gardening plastic but they willnot get through wet newspapers.

Broken Glass
Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little bro! ken glass pieces of glass- the
fibers catch ones you can't see!

Keep Squirrels Away
To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle
your plants with cayennepepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant &
the squirrels won't comenear it.

Bicycle help
If you purchase a new bike for your child, place their
picture inside thehandle bar before placing the grips on. If the bike is
stolen & laterrecovered, remove the grip, & there is your proof who
owns the bike.

Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the
fridge, add an empty papertowel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It
can be bent or flattenedto get in narrow openings.

Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip & 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 - voila - static is

Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring
cup, fill it with hot water.
Dump out the hot water, but don't dry the cup. Next,
add your ingredient, suchas peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right

Foggy Windshield
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser andkeep it in the glove box ofyour car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser!
Works better than a cloth!

Reopening envelope
If you seal an envelope & then realize you forgot to
include something inside,just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an
hour or two. Voila! Itunseals easily.

Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a
lot 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...

Goodbye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, fill a small glass
1/2" with Apple CiderVinegar & 2 drops of dishwashing liquid, mix well. You
will find those fliesdrawn to the cup and gone forever!

Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They
eat it, take it "home," and
can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week
or so, esp. if it rains,
but it works & you don't have the worry about pets or
small children being

Take baby powder to the beach
Keep a small bottle of baby powder in your beach bag.
When you're ready toleave the beach sprinkle yourself and kids with the
powder and the sand will
slide right off your skin.

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Old 09-24-2006, 03:21 PM   #43
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Here's a tip for quickly cooling food before refrigerating or freezing it.

Keep several clean 12-ounce plastic soda bottles filled with water in the freezer. When you have to cool some soup, stew, broth, chili or stock down fairly quickly, just put the frozen bottles of water into the liquids. In a short time things will be cool enough to refrigerate or freeze. Another benefit to using this method of cooling is that some of the excess fat will adhere to the bottles, which will result in a moderate defatting of the soup, broth, stock, whatever.
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Old 09-24-2006, 04:35 PM   #44
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Great thread Dove.

Tip: For moist and chewy homemade chocolate chip cookies, place a slice of fresh bread in the cookie jar with your cookies and cover. Next day, the slice of bread will be stiff as a rock and you'll have chewy cookies.
If you have much, give of your wealth. If you have little, give of your heart. - Arab proverb
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:52 AM   #45
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Use a water spritzer to revive the apearance of any dish that's been sitting on the kitchen counter awaiting service.
'Never eat more than you can lift.' - Miss Piggy
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Old 12-02-2006, 03:57 AM   #46
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To keep ants at bay, half fill a plate with water. Put a small bowl on top. You can then put your covered cake, dish on top.

Use scotch tape to pick up fallen hair on table top, floor, furniture etc.
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:02 AM   #47
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Try keeping your Seran Wrap in the freezer. It is a lot easier to use.
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:09 AM   #48
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Making bread? Want it to rise a little quicker? You know those microwaveable neck collars? Heat the collar 1-2 minutes and fit the collar snugly around the bowl of covered dough. Gives the dough a kick start into rising in about half the time.

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Old 01-06-2007, 10:52 AM   #49
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keep some Aloe Vera gel in the kitchen - really sooths and heals small burns if you put it on the burn *right away*
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:01 AM   #50
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Spray and Wash Kills ants

Never mind how I came to discover this...

But: If you hit an ant with this stuff, it stops moving now. If you look carefully, you will find that you have created perfect 2-dimensional models of ants.
I suspect that S&W is an enzyeme which dissolves their muscles, leaving only their exoskeletons.
For pure gravy - as long as the stuff is liquid, it forms a 100% effective barrier - I watched an ant start to walk into a wet spot - his front legs dissolved.

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