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:lol: Same thing with your cloths!
Dairy Sell-By Dates Are Flexible
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
baked products and other recipes, because you'll be able to taste the
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
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
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
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
stated on cartons.
:smile: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.:lol:
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.
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. :smile:
Clothes dryer tip
My mom sent me an email about this one.
Hope this helps someone else. :smile:
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Hi! Been sifting through all the threads--what a great idea---I love anything that solves a problem. So here I go:
Itchy mosquito bites: take a corner of a washcloth and heat it with the hottest water that YOU can stand and apply the edge to the bite and press for as long you can------usual result is that you'll never be troubled again by that bite--NOT to be advocated for people with diabetes, circulatory problems, or skin diseases---- just normal, healthy though itchy skin
Skin So Soft on my skin is a marinade for my local Houston mosquitos (fact--Houston was built over a swamp)---the only thing that works for me is to use Deep Woods Off--Not regular Off--Deep Woods--the green can
Bay leaves---- Abosolute agreement with earlier post---GREAT for keeping wee beasties out of your meal and grain based products---got that idea from my dear old grannie born in 1900---so when I open up flours, rice, etc, in goes a bay leaf. If you don't mind them I also spread them around my pantry shelves.
Funnels--cut off the tops of your 1 or 2 liter plastic soft drink bottles with a knife and you'll have great funnels to go with you paper plate ones
Cat lovers---if you have cats that love catnip (mine go into catniption fits over it) take those mateless socks (discussed earlier) and put in some catnip and stuff into the toe end then tie into a knot. If the sock is extra long then just cut off the extra cuff. The socks are light enough for them to bat around and carry in their mouths. You'll love watching them trip out. Be sure to give the catnip sock a few pounds so as to release the essential oils.
Rubber drawliners--what can I say--I use them for anything that I don't want to slip and slide---place under small carpets, under mixing bowls if using a beater, cutting boards, lined my pantry spice rack on the door so that if the door slammed spices would not go a tottering, used it on an exercise bike where my derriere kept slipping. I go to the dollar stores and just load up.
Dry spaghetti---one strand is all you need to use to see if cakes are done
Thanks for all the tips!!!
To remove garlic or onion smell from your hands after you chop or mince just rub your hands against the stainless steel in your sink, my other fave is chewing gum while chopping onions keeps you from crying....
-Those lonesome socks......use them for dusting.....they'll fit your hand perfectly.
-Use a unused paintbrush to dust your pleated lamp shades or figurines that have little knicks and crannies.
-Use your kitchen shears (scissors) to cut up your bacon vs using a knife
-To butter your corn on the cob smear butter on a slice of bread and twist the bread around the corn.
-When camping put rice in your salt and it will keep out the moisture.
viniger on a itchy bug bite relieves some of the itch
dryer sheet in pocket keeps black flies away (my grandmother says)
magic eraser takes everything off of walls, just don't rub too much or lose your paint.
Next time you boil eggs, add beet juice or food coloring. This was you can tell if they are fresh eggs or hardboiled.
I haven't tried this...but a girl that sells candles says to clean your "decorative" candles with a piece of old panty hose to remove dust and get them to shine again. Old hose makes a good dust rag too...especially does well on "black" stuff...that the dust shows on so easily.
one of the coolest tips i discovered is that the best way to peel the skin off ginger is with a spoon as the knife or peeler takes too much flesh off.... just hold the curved front tip of the spoon upside down (meaning concave side towards ginger not towards you) against the ginger and choke up on the handle, use as you would for tourneeing, skin comes right off and doesnt cut into the ginger - kinda hard to explain but really easy to do
every time i wash my apron and if grandkids are here cooking 3 aprons to wash - they all get tangle up and wrapped around everything.
fold each string up and put a rubber band around it to hold it and throw in the wash -- no more tangles
I wrap it around 4 fingers and pull it off and then put the band on.
Making houseplants shine!!!!!!!! If you like houseplants and want to make them especially attractive mix a little mayo with water and then take a sponge or paintbrush( not dripping) and dip it into the mixture and then brush or wipe on the upper layer of the the leaves--not only will it take off dulling dust but it will give the leaves a lustrous glow. Do not apply on the undersides of leaves----this is where their air holes are and the mixture will clog them up.
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