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Old 07-07-2013, 09:06 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, 10:58 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, 08:58 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, 09:53 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, 11:08 AM   #385
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To polish counter tops, clean and then buff with waxed paper.
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:36 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, 04:46 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, 06:06 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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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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Old 08-04-2013, 09:02 AM   #391
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Why do I find it funny you had to point out that it was "unused"?
Oooh Yum! Ear wax!
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Funny thing about ear wax is that it was the original (American Indian) lip balm!
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Funny thing about ear wax is that it was the original (American Indian) lip balm!

They probably used Q-Tips to dig the wax out of their ears...
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They probably used Q-Tips to dig the wax out of their ears...
Nope, corn cobs.
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Apps sound nice. How can I get them on my laptop?
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Apps sound nice. How can I get them on my laptop?
Hm. It's been so long since I put them on everything. Try going to Amazon, then Kindle, and they should show an app download. I'll look around.
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They probably used Q-Tips to dig the wax out of their ears...
Not this American, Part Indian.

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When roasting veggies that need to be turned, I prep two cookie pans (I have four that are the same size). That way, when it is time to flip the veggies, I can just cover the one pan with the other and flip. It is much faster (and neater) than flipping the veggies with a spatula.
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After peeling hard boiled eggs leave them in water in the refridegerator, they will keep longer. Rinse them daily & put in fresh water, they will keep 10-12 days.
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