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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More Helpful Hints

Drippy Ice Cream Cones?
Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice
cream drips.

Perfect Pancakes
Use a turkey baster to "squeeze" your pancake batter onto the hot griddle and
you'll get perfectly shaped pancakes every time.

Fresh Potatoes
To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
To prevent eggshells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before

Rice Krispies Treats Tip
Run your hands under cold water before pressing Rice Krispies treats in the pan and the marshmallow won't stick to your fingers.

Juiciest Lemons
To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature and
roll them under your palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing.

A VERY clean skillet
To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of
dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on

NON-Stained Tupperware
Spray your Tupperware with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato
based sauces and there won't be any stains.

Pretty Cake that Won't Stick
When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit ofthe dry
cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake.

Uh-Oh, Too Much Salt
If you accidentally over salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled
potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant "fix me up,".

Stay-Fresh Celery
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep
for weeks.

Pretty Pie Crust
Brush some beaten egg white over piecrust before baking to yield a beautiful
glossy finish.

Is your Egg Fresh
To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted
water. If it sinks, it is fresh, but if it rises to the surface, throw it away.

Weird Cure for Headaches
Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead.
The throbbing will go away.

Leftover Wine?
Don't throw out all that leftover wine. Freeze into ice cubes for future use in
casseroles and sauces.

Can't Open That Jar?
If you have a problem opening jars: Try using latex dishwashing gloves. They
give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.

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