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« on: 18/01/2008 01:33:38 »
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Peel a banana from the bottom and you won't have to pick the little 'stringy things' off of it. That's how the primates do it.

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add acouple of spoonfuls of sour
cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.



For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.

Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

Leftover   Snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simple chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with vanilla ice
cream.


1. Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of  the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.

2. Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all  broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep  mashing it up,  mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg white.  Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.



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

4. Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased  moisture will  keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.
5. 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 - cover with  mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening  plastic - they will not get through wet newspapers.

6. Broken Glass
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.

 7. No MoreMosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.

8. Squirrel Away!
To keep squirrels from eating your plants sprinkle your plants with  cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the  squirrels won't come near it.

9. Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge  - add an  empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your  vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

10. Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and 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       --  ta da! -- static is gone.

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

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

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

14. Conditioner
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper than  shaving cream and leaves our 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...

15. Goodbye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it a 1/2" with  Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid, mix well. You  will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!



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


17. INFO ABOUT CLOTHES DRYERS
The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things  around the house for us told us that he wanted to show  us something and he went over to the dryer and pulled out the
lint filter. It was  clean. (I always clean the lint from the filter after  every load clothes.) He took the filter over to the sink, ran hot water over it. The lint filter is  made of a mesh material - I'm sure you know what your  dryer's lint filter looks like.  Well, the hot water just sat on top of the
mesh! It didn't go through  it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh and that's what burns out the heating unit. You can't SEE  the film, but it's there. It's what is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and  static free -- that nice fragrance too, you know how
they can feel waxy  when you take them out of the box, well this stuff builds up on your  clothes and on your lint screen. This is also what causes dryer units to  catch fire & potentially burn your house down with it!   He said the best  way to keep your dryer working for a very long
time (&   to keep your  electric bill lower) is to take that filter out & wash it with hot soapy water & an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months. He   said that makes the life
of the dryer at least twice as long!

 

 How about that!?!  Learn something new everyday!


 

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« Reply #1 on: 18/01/2008 03:41:04 »
Those are some handy dandy tips Ryan Thanks.. Lots of tips I have not heard before! Cool Beans!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 18/01/2008 04:11:56 »
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Peel a banana from the bottom and you won't have to pick the little 'stringy things' off of it. That's how the primates do it.

clever


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Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

They also help other fruit to ripen faster.


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Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

neat.


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Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.
I wonder why, oil and water don't mix..


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For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.


I had to google Melt Andes Mints, but this sound delicious.
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Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

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Leftover   Snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simple chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with vanilla ice
cream.

yum.. again

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1. Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of  the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.

2. Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all  broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep  mashing it up,  mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg white.  Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.



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

Clever


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7. No MoreMosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.

that provides a nice balance to number17


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9. Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge  - add an  empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your  vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

good tip



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

can it be restuck?

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14. Conditioner
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper than  shaving cream and leaves our 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...

According to the "Beauty" section of Cosmopolitan (circa 1988, yes, it was in a doctors office) oils are also good for shaving your legs... possibly excluding engine oil.


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

it sounds like a particularly nasty way to die.. but, meh, they're ants.


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17. INFO ABOUT CLOTHES DRYERS
The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things  around the house for us told us that he wanted to show  us something and he went over to the dryer and pulled out the
lint filter. It was  clean. (I always clean the lint from the filter after  every load clothes.) He took the filter over to the sink, ran hot water over it. The lint filter is  made of a mesh material - I'm sure you know what your  dryer's lint filter looks like.  Well, the hot water just sat on top of the
mesh! It didn't go through  it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh and that's what burns out the heating unit. You can't SEE  the film, but it's there. It's what is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and  static free -- that nice fragrance too, you know how
they can feel waxy  when you take them out of the box, well this stuff builds up on your  clothes and on your lint screen. This is also what causes dryer units to  catch fire & potentially burn your house down with it!   He said the best  way to keep your dryer working for a very long
time (&   to keep your  electric bill lower) is to take that filter out & wash it with hot soapy water & an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months. He   said that makes the life
of the dryer at least twice as long!


sounds a little alarmist, but probably good maintenance advice anyway.
 
 

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« Reply #3 on: 18/01/2008 12:24:20 »
Yeah the banana one. I heard that back in like 5th grade and ever since then that's how I've done it lol.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 18/01/2008 16:09:34 »
Those are cool!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 18/01/2008 16:36:00 »
Yup my mom and dad got that in a forward last night and I just said. THat's neat
 

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« Reply #6 on: 20/01/2008 01:22:27 »
Hello Guest that is printing this off right now!

Not a problem man, or laady!!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 20/01/2008 16:43:17 »
I like all the tips. I peeled my banana upside down last night , but still had one string thing hang on, but the banana was delish. LOL!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 20/01/2008 16:47:22 »
I like all the tips. I peeled my banana upside down last night , but still had one string thing hang on, but the banana was delish. LOL!

Not a problem Karen lol.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 20/01/2008 18:57:22 »
Ryan,

That is a well cool Banana tip dude !!








 

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« Reply #10 on: 20/01/2008 19:28:03 »
OHHHHHHHH So cute.... LOL LOL LOL LOL...Ha ha haha haha... LOL A weiner doggie made from a bannana what else can you make with a banana.. Neil... LOL.. Thats too funny! A pet banana! LOL LOL... and he even has kibbles..LOL...Hee hee hee..
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« Reply #11 on: 20/01/2008 21:47:33 »
Haha. That's cute Neil! lol

I did say this was a forward my parents got right? So I don't know who wrote these down! But I'm gald to share!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 21/01/2008 00:01:36 »
brilliant ideas- thanks.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 21/01/2008 00:07:25 »
Again not a problem
 

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« Reply #14 on: 21/01/2008 03:54:58 »
So, people don't even question things like this on this forum?
 

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« Reply #15 on: 21/01/2008 08:39:41 »
So, people don't even question things like this on this forum?

This is a section of the forum where things are not taken seriously. Do you have a particular item within this post that you do not agree with?
 

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« Reply #16 on: 22/01/2008 03:58:38 »
I just figured there'd be a light discussion.

What do you know about this?

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Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

how does the water pull the grease away?
 

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« Reply #17 on: 22/01/2008 04:25:57 »
I just figured there'd be a light discussion.

What do you know about this?

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Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

how does the water pull the grease away?

I would think it would make the grease pop up on you more.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 22/01/2008 06:03:36 »
Probably because water and oil don't mix and oil floats to surface and separates from the water, it is lighter then water I believe so fat should gather on surface and away from the meat which is more in the water and not soaking in its own fat, which will also cook out and float to surface where it can be removed if you like!
 

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« Reply #19 on: 22/01/2008 12:17:08 »
I'm not sure, but I know its true what everyone else is saying about that. Do you want me to reply to the sender then keep going down the line until the orginal sender is accounted for and can answer?? lol.

I just looked they copied and pasted. Darn now we will never find out lol
 

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« Reply #20 on: 22/01/2008 17:33:54 »
Interesting.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 22/01/2008 17:43:43 »
I'm not sure, but I know its true what everyone else is saying about that. Do you want me to reply to the sender then keep going down the line until the orginal sender is accounted for and can answer?? lol.

I just looked they copied and pasted. Darn now we will never find out lol

No worries it makes for good experimentation... LOL..
 

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