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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 w ith 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating.

> Peppers 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 a couple 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 light taste of garlic

> and

> at the end of the 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.

> 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 More Mosquitoes

> 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. Viola! It unseals easily.


> 14. Conditioner

> 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...


> 15. Goodbye Fruit Flies

> To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it 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!



> 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 told us that he wanted to show us something; 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

> 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 t his 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! I certainly didn't know

> dryer sheets would do that. So, I thought I'd share!

> Note: I went to my dryer & tested my screen by running water on it. The

> water ran through a little bit but mostly collected all the water in

> the mesh screen. I washed it with warm soapy water & a nylon brush & I

> had it done in 30 seconds. Then when I rinsed it the water ran right

> Thru the screen! There wasn't any pudding at all! That repairman knew

> what he was talking about!








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Randy, I'd heard a couple of the tips but some of the others were new to me and amazing. I may even do a little copy/paste with some of them. I particularly like the cornmeal for the ants! Pesty little buggers they are. I don't use dryer sheets or scents but everyone who does should read that one! Course, now my hubby wants me to scrub it anyway, just in case I guess? Or just to get me off this site for awhile LOL.

Thanks, Judy in Key West

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