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Helpful Hints



Cooking Hints



Sweet-Smelling Cabbage

Do you avoid cooking cabbage because of the distinctive fragrance it leaves behind? Here`s a sweet smelling solution that`ll let you put this healthy veggie back on the menu: cook a stalk of celery in the pot with the cabbage and you`ll have no more unpleasant ordors...

Speed Up Ripening

To quickly ripen an avocado, at room temperature bury the avocado in a bowl of flour for a day or so...

Keeping Cheese Fresher Longer

A few cubes of sugar kept in the same container as your cheese, will keep mold from forming...

Avocado Saver

If a recipe calls for only half an avocado, keep the uneaten half from turning brown in the fridge by pressing the pit back in place before storing...

Bread Savers

When storing a loaf of bread in a freezer, slide it into a cracker box, such as the kind saltines come in, to keep it from getting crushed. It`s a perfect fit!...

Eliminate Fishy Ordors

After cooking fish, get rid of any orders by placing a pierced lemon in the oven at 300F for 15 minutes and leaving the door open a bit...

Neater Garlic

When a recipe calls for crushed garlic, keep you counter and hands clean and fresh by crushing the cloves inside a plastic bag...

Souffle Saver

If your sweet potato souffle collapses, don`t toss it. Simply spoon the mixture into a glass dish and dot the top with whipped cream...

Prevent Messy Cranberry Cleanup

When cooking cranberries, add a teaspoon of butter for each pound of cranberries used in the pot. This will keep the water from boiling over, and foaming up...

Quick Cooking Brussels Sprouts

You can cut the time for cooking brussels sprouts in half, by cutting an X with a knife into the bottom of each sprout before dropping them into the pot...

Sliced Hard-Boiled Eggs With Ease

If the yolks of hard-boild eggs crumble when you slice them, dip your knife or egg slicer in cold water first, they`ll slice cleanly every time...

Cleaning Tips



Deodorize Baby Bottles

To keep baby bottles smelling fresh, give them an occasional brushing with a paste made of baking soda and water applied with a bottle brush, then clean well. It`ll deodorize them better then regular dish soap...

Holiday Helpers

Protect your linens from seasonal spills and candle wax, by spritzing them with a spray-on fabric protector or with spray starch...

Dust-Free Blinds

Prevent dust from resettling after cleaning Venetian blinds by whiping them with an antistatic fabric-softener sheet.

Easy-Clean Rollers

Before washing out paint rollers, roll them over old newspaper to get as much excess paint as possible...

Protect Your Curtains

To keep curtains out of the way when you`re washing windows or sills, loop them over a hanger, then hang the hanger from the curtain rod so the curtains will be protected from cleaning products...

Quick Cleanup For Scorched Pans

To clean burned pans, sprinkle charred areas liberally with baking soda, adding just enough water to moisten. Let stand for several hours and you`ll be able to lift the burnt portion right out of pans...

Remover Spots From Your Wallpaper

Remove dirt and discolorations from nonwashable wallpaper by wadding up a slice of rye bread and rubbing it over the marred areas, marks will just lift off...

Garding Tips



Drainage Hints For Flowers

Old sponges cut into squares make perfect coverings for the drainage holes in the bottom of your flower-pots, they keep some moisture in, let excess out...

Neater Window Boxes

A window box looks lovely, but when rain falls on it, the top soil can get stirred up and splatter on your window. Here`s an easy solution: simply cover the soil with a layer of gravel...

Other Helpful Hints



Safe Picture Hangings

Protect your walls when hanging pictures by heating a nail with a flame before driving it into the wall. It will help keep your plaster from chipping or cracking...

Coffee Filters At Your Fingertips

If your coffee filters always stick together in the package, just turn the whole stack upside down and see how easily they separate...

Ice Cubes In A Jiffy

If you need extra ice cubes in a hurry, use boiling water instead of cold water, it will freeze faster because there`s less oxygen in it...

White-Bright Tennis Shoes

When washing tennis shoes, add 1/4 cup of lemon juice to the final rince cycle, they`ll come out sparkling...

Kids Outings

Whenever you take your kids out shopping or to the park, give each of them a whistle to wear around their necks, if anyone gets lost, all they have to do is whistle and you can find them!...

Travel Helpers

Before departing on a long car trip, attach the map or directions to your destination to a clipboard you can keep next to you, it`s much easier to see and hold on to while you`re trying to find your way...

Keep Stamps Unstuck

To prevent postage stamps from sticking together during the humid summer months,store them between sheets of wax paper...

Makeshift Pet Dish

When you take your dog to the park for the afternoon, use a frisbee as a water dish you can fill from a water fountain...

Homemade Garment Bag

Protect your clothes when traveling by making a garment bag out of an old pillowcase. Simply slit the case in the middle of the sewn end (just enough for hanger to fit through) then pull it over garments...

Clever Recipecard Storage

Have you accumulated so many recipe cards that your collection has grown too larg for your recipe box? A child`s outgrown lunch box makes a great file box for large collections...

Loosen A Sticky Lock

Got a lock that sticks? Try this trick, place a drop of oil on the key and insert it. A few turns will lubricate the lock, making it as easy to open as when it was new...

Fresh Pooch

No time to give fido a bath before company comes? Go over his coat with a few baby wipes. He`ll smell fresh until you can wash him...

Smell Good House

When you know that you are going to have company and want your home to smell fragrant and welcoming, throw some lemon and orange peels into the fireplace. They release a refreshing citrusy scent as they burn...

Easter-Egg Hints



Egg-Decorating Aid

When decorating Easter eggs,use an eyedropper to create a colorful tie-dyed effect. Just draw some dye into the dropper and squeeze drop by drop into the egg for a unique design...

"X" Marks the Egg

Make a map of the locations of all the Easter eggs you`ve hidden so after the hunt, there`ll be no strays left behind...

Easy-Peel Eggs

Put a little salt in the water when you hardboil eggs and they`ll be a cinch to peel...

Healthy Drink for your Plants

After cooking hard-boiled eggs, let the water cool, then use it to water your houseplants. It contains extra vitamins and minerals that are good for the plants...


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