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--Run your hands under cold water before pressing Rice Krispies
treats in the pan-the marshmallow won't stick to your fingers.
6--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.
7--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 stove top-skillet will be much
easier to clean now
8--Spray your Tupperware with nonstick cooking spray before pouring
in tomato-based sauces-no more stains.
9--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.
10-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."
11-Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator-it will
keep for weeks.
12-Brush beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a
beautiful glossy finish.
13-Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it back up.
14-When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out
the corn's natural sweetness.
15-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.
16-Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your
forehead. The throbbing will go away.
17-Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for
future use in casseroles and sauces.
18-If you have problem opening jars: Try using latex dishwashing gloves.
They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.
19-Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just slice and rub
raw potato on the stains and rinse with water.
20-To get rid of itch from mosquito bite: try applying soap on the area
for instant relief.
21-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.
22-Use air-freshener to clean mirrors: It does a good job and better
still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.
23-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
24-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
*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
*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.
25-If your VCR has a year setting on it, which most do, you will not be
able to use the programmed recording feature after 12/31/99. Don't
throw it away. Instead set it for the year 1972 as the days are the same
as the year 2000. The manufacturers won't tell you. They want you to buy a
new Y2K VCR.