14.7.17

When Making Meatloaf - Tips & tricks

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When Making Meatloaf
  • To save on cleanup time, put the meat loaf into a well-washed plastic take-out container. Add the egg and other ingredients and mix with a fork, then press into a nonstick vegetable-sprayed pan.
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7.7.17

Need a Last-Ditch Stain Remover? - Tips & tricks


Need a Last-Ditch Stain Remover? - Tips & tricks
  • Use my homemade formula ONLY on white and bleachable fabrics (not for silk or rayon). Mix one gallon of hot water, one cup of powdered dishwasher detergent and one-fourth cup of household liquid chlorine bleach. Let the garment soak in the solution for five to ten minutes. If there's still any stain left, soak it a bit more. Wash as usual.

17.5.17

Quick-Clean a Plastic Shower Curtain - tips


Quick-Clean a Plastic Shower Curtain

  • Remove mildew and soap film by pouring vinegar over it, then scrub with a sponge or brush. You also can wash plastic shower curtains with a load of terry-cloth towels.

12.5.17

Add Fruit to Recipes

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Add Fruit to Recipes

  • When baking quick breads, pancakes or muffins, mix in a small amount of blueberries, chopped apples, dried apricot or raisins for a bit of extra fiber and flavor. Make double batches and freeze.

6.5.17

Removing Grease from Clothing

Removing Grease from Clothing
  • Just sprinkle talc or baby powder on the greasy spot. Leave it on for about two hours and use a dry, clean toothbrush to remove the powder. Brush lightly. If the spot remains, repeat the process. Then apply liquid laundry detergent to the area, let sit, then wash as usual.

25.3.17

Making Cat Carrier Comfier - Tips & tricks

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Making Cat Carrier Comfier
  • To make transporting kitty easier, don't put a towel in the bottom of the carrier; instead use a quilted placemat. It will fit perfectly and not bunch up like a towel. Kitty will be comfy.
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22.3.17

Storing Potatoes - Tips & tricks

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Storing Potatoes
  • Don't put potatoes into the refrigerator. Remove from plastic bag because it stops air circulation. Store them in a cool dark place.
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21.3.17

Make-Your-Own Cookie Sprinkles - Tips & tricks

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Make-Your-Own Cookie Sprinkles
  • Instead of buying expensive colored sugar, just pour granulated sugar into a bowl and then add several drops of food coloring and mix well. Keep stirring until it's all blended. You can easily create the colors your kids will love.
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