17.12.14

Tips: Give a dead battery a jolt.


Tips: Give a dead battery a jolt.

  • Storing your batteries in the fridge can make them last up to 90 percent longer, and popping a dead battery in the freezer overnight can temporarily revive it. Even laptop batteries. Just put them in a sealed bag to protect them from moisture.

9.12.14

If Your Dishwasher isn't Working Properly 09-12-2014


If Your Dishwasher isn't Working Properly

  • Have you cleaned it, in addition to the regular dish cleaning? Dishwashers need a good cleaning too. The cleaner it is, the better it will work. To remove stains, sprinkle instant powdered orange or lemon breakfast drink on them. Let stand for about an hour. Wipe off.

2.12.14

Tips: Cleaning Fiberglass Tubs


Tips: Cleaning Fiberglass Tubs

  • Fiberglass tubs and shower stalls are not easy to clean. Try this: Make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply it to the tub or stall and leave on for several hours or even overnight. Let water run to remove the paste. If any stains are still there, sprinkle a cloth with fresh baking soda and gently rub with a damp cloth.

6.11.14

Make Your Own Café Olé 06-11-2014

 
Make Your Own Café Olé

  • For one cup of cool, brewed regular coffee, use skim milk and a tablespoon of powdered skim milk. Then add artificial sweetener or sugar. Pour mixture into the blender and run until foamy. Then put into a microwavable mug and heat on warm for several seconds.

28.10.14

Quick Repair For Small Wall Holes 28-10-2014

 
Quick Repair For Small Wall Holes

  • If you take nails out of the wall, you can fill the holes in white plaster walls with a paste of crushed aspirin and water or white regular toothpaste pushed into the hole.

26.10.14

Quicker Way to Cook Meat Loaf

 
Quicker Way to Cook Meat Loaf

  • Instead of baking in a loaf pan, flatten meat in an 8-inch square pan for a shorter cooking time. The flat square pieces you cut up also will be a perfect fit for sandwiches.

23.10.14

If Eggs Are Stuck in the Carton 23-10-2014



If Eggs Are Stuck in the Carton

  • Soak the carton in lukewarm water, just long enough to loosen uncracked eggs. Then cook or refrigerate them immediately. NEVER use cracked eggs because they can become contaminated when cracked.




9.10.14

Adding Punch to Prunes


Adding Punch to Prunes

  • These dried plums can be revitalized by soaking them in water, tea, wine or brandy. If they are cooking in a dish that contains lots of liquid, then they don't have to be soaked in advance.