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Melissa
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PostSubject: Food tips   Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:22 pm

Hey all. I was just browsing around the web and found this website with all these interesting food tips. Not sure if they all work, but I thought it was pretty interesting.


Tips For a Lifetime

1. Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.

2. Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your pancake batter onto the hot griddle - perfect shaped pancakes every time.

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

4. To prevent egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard-boiling.

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

6. 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 stovetop-skillet will be much easier to clean.

7. When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead-no white mess on the outside of the cake.

8. If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato-it absorbs the excess salt for an instant "fix me up."

9. Brush beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.

10. Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it back up.

11. When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn's natural sweetness. (ah, an old 1940’s Fannie Farmer trick!)

12. To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh-if it rises to the surface, throw it away.

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

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

15. If you have a problem opening jars: Try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.

16. Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just slice and rub raw potato on the stains and rinse with water.

17. To get rid of itch from mosquito bite: try applying soap on the area, instant relief.

18. Ants, ants, ants everywhere ... Well, they are said to never cross a chalk line. So get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march-see for yourself.

19. When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.

20. NOW Look what you can do with Alka-Seltzer:

* Clean a toilet-drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush, and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china.
* Clean a vase-to remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets.
* Polish jewelry-drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
* Clean a thermos bottle-fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka-Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary).
* Unclog a drain-clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka-Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water.
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PostSubject: Re: Food tips   Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:53 pm

19. When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.

I could have used that one earlier this week. I'll have to remember that!!
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PostSubject: Re: Food tips   Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:14 am

Those all sound like great tips! Thanks for sharing them with us!
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PostSubject: Re: Food tips   Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:24 am

They do sound good - i suppose though that i will have forgotten them in times of need...
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PostSubject: Re: Food tips   Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:32 am

Thanks Melissa...

Maxine would have a thing or two to say about some of these tips... Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: Food tips   Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:04 pm

Carol wrote:
Thanks Melissa...

Maxine would have a thing or two to say about some of these tips... Laughing

ROTFL Carol, I was remembering Maxine, too!
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PostSubject: Re: Food tips   Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:57 pm

20. NOW Look what you can do with Alka-Seltzer:

* Clean a toilet-drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush, and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china.
* Clean a vase-to remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets.
* Polish jewelry-drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
* Clean a thermos bottle-fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka-Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary).
* Unclog a drain-clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka-Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water.



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PostSubject: Re: Food tips   Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:07 pm

Good tips...I should show them to my mother!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Food tips   Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:37 pm

LOL Rhonda! I agree, some great tips. Some I never heard before too, thanks for posting! Thumbsup




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PostSubject: Re: Food tips   Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:21 pm

LOL - Those Alka-Seltzer tips were pretty shocking! Makes you wonder what it does to people! ROTFL
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PostSubject: Re: Food tips   Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:55 pm

When I was just starting to come down with my cold 2 weeks ago, I took Alka-Seltzer Cold and Sinus. I was too impatient to wait for it to fully dissolve before going to bed, so I drank it with water when it wasn't exactly dissolved..and it certainly was interesting going down! LOL...sort of like swallowing those "pop rock" candies whole.




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