Very helpful hints

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  1. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    Not sure if this is were I should post this , but if not please put it in it's proper place.



    DID YOU KNOW?
    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 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 w ith 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 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 the m. 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 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 most ly 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!
    PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK.
    NOT ONLY COULD IT SAVE SOMEONE'S HOME, BUT IT COULD SAVE
    SOMEONE'S LIFE.
     
  2. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    These hints really do work, give them a try.

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  3. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Some good tips in there.
     
  4. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    I thought the dryer tip was a good one, I never knew that either.

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  5. Budmeister

    Budmeister New Member

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    Thanks for the tips..especially the dryer.

    Gotta let the wife know that one so she has something to do when i go fishin:smile2:
     
  6. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    I ain't sayin' nothin'.... I don't want to end up doin' the laundry...:smile2:
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  7. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    Thanks for sharing those tips Al!
     
  8. CoonX

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    You need to tell the mosquitoes here that.


    :eek:oooh: I ain't going to ask how you know this:confused2:

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  9. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    Really Coon, I got it in my email from a good friend.
    :embarassed::wink:




    :eek:oooh: I ain't going to ask how you know this:confused2:

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  10. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    Those are some good tips, Im going to use the one about the dryer tonight when I get home.
     
  11. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    lots of good info thanx
     
  12. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    Those are great ideas!
    Bill
     
  13. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    Does anyone else have any helpful hint they can add to this list that they know ?
    I have one other helpful hint that really works.

    If you get stung by a bee you can cut a piece of potato and rub it on the area and it will pull the stinger out and draw out the poison. :big_smile:
     
  14. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    I'm sorry, the last post was inncorrect, It"s using an onion not a potato on the bee sting.