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Hints & Alamo Day

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

emoticonThis month I am daily sharing a helpful hint or more that may surprise or delight you. I am also adding a comment or note of interest you may wish to remember (from my point of view ... lol). Feel free to pass any of it on.
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1) Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator - it will keep for weeks.
2) Brush beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.
3) Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it back up.
emoticonToday is Alamo Day (Texas) - Celebrates the Battle of the Alamo, where 100 soldiers defended the Alamo against the Mexican Army.
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MEADSBAY 3/8/2012 8:55PM

    I remember the Alamo!
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More Hints & A Chinese Holiday

Monday, March 05, 2012

emoticonThis month I am daily sharing a helpful hint or more that may surprise or delight you. I am also adding a comment or note of interest you may wish to remember (from my point of view ... lol). Feel free to pass any of it on.
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1) 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.
2) 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.
3) Spray your Tupperware with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato-based sauces - no more stains.
4) 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.
5) 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."
emoticonHappy Lei Feng Day! This is a Chinese holiday that honors Lei Feng, who is a model of selflessness and modesty in Chinese society.
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JUSTA123 3/6/2012 8:47AM

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MEADSBAY 3/5/2012 10:29PM

    Why, emoticon

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LUVS2BIKE101 3/5/2012 8:29PM

    I appreciate the helpful hints! Thanks for sharing.
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Helpful Hints & St. Casimir's Day

Sunday, March 04, 2012

emoticonThis month I am daily sharing a helpful hint or more that may surprise or delight you. I am also adding a comment or note of interest you may wish to remember (from my point of view ... lol). Feel free to pass any of it on.
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1) To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
2) To prevent egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard-boiling.
3) Run your hands under cold water before pressing Rice Krispies treats in the pan-the marshmallow won't stick to your fingers.
emoticonToday is St. Casimir's Day. A famous quote said on March 4
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933
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OVERACTIVEELBOW 3/5/2012 4:38PM

    Good hints.. !

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GERIKRAGH 3/5/2012 1:00PM

    All helpful. Thank you.

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DOLLBABE56 3/5/2012 12:16PM

    Great hints! You keep me smiling with all of "your" sunshine! :D

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MISSLISA1973 3/4/2012 10:44PM

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WD-40 Can Do What & Today Is What ...

Saturday, March 03, 2012

emoticonThis month I am daily sharing a helpful hint or more that may surprise or delight you. I am also adding a comment or note of interest you may wish to remember (from my point of view ... lol). Feel free to pass any of it on.
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1) Cure Mange ~ While spraying a dog with WD-40 gets rid of parasitic mites, according to USA Today, the WD-40 Company, feeling that the potential misuse of the product is too great, refuses to condone using WD-40 to cure mange on animals.
2) Prevent squirrels from climbing into a birdhouse ~ Spray WD-40 on the metal pole or wires.
3) Remove a ring stuck on a finger ~ Several medical journals claim that WD-40 is the perfect cure for a toe stuck in the bathtub faucet, a finger stuck in soda bottle, or a ring stuck on a finger.
4) Remove chewing gum, crayon, tar, and Silly Putty from most surfaces ~ Spray on WD-40, wait, and wipe.
5) Clean decorative snow from windows ~ Spray windows with WD- 40 before spraying with artificial snow so the decorative spray will wipe off easier.
emoticonToday is "Hinamatsuri" (The Japanese Doll Festival). It is an annual holiday often referred to as "Girl's Day." It is a time when prayer is given for young girl's growth and happiness.
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DOLPHINNUT 3/4/2012 12:31AM

    Thanks for the tips!

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MARLINDA5 3/3/2012 1:06PM

    Thank you for letting me know what Hinamatsuri was -

thank you also for the tips

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LINDAKAY228 3/3/2012 12:26PM

    Thanks for the helpful tips. I always have WD 40 but didn't know it could be used for some of these things!

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Unusual Use for Alka-Seltzer Tablets & Remember

Friday, March 02, 2012

emoticonThis month I am daily sharing a helpful hint or more that may surprise or delight you. I am also adding a comment or note of interest you may wish to remember (from my point of view ... lol). Feel free to pass any of it on.
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1) Clean a toilet ~ Drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush, and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china.
2) 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.
3) Polish jewelry ~ Drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
4) 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).
emoticonToday Theodor "Ted" Suess Geisel was born in 1904. We know him better as a children's author, Dr. Suess. He wrote 44 children's books that have been translated in over 200 languages.
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MJ7DM33 3/3/2012 10:55AM

  Thanks for sharing! I am gonna try sum of these!

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DOLLBABE56 3/2/2012 5:31PM

    Alka seltzer - who knew.... ;D

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AUNTB63 3/2/2012 4:58PM

    Good tips....thanks for sharing. emoticon

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JUSTA123 3/2/2012 10:02AM

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KOPSBABY 3/2/2012 9:49AM

    Very Cool. I'll have to remember to stock up.

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