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5/30/15 8:08 A

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Salt: "Kosher salt is best for cooking, while sea salt is best for the table. The taste of sea salt is more potent and the rigid shapes of the grains don't roll off your food as easily. Now that it has become more popular and more widely available, sea salt can be purchased iodized, which is recommend. When salting a dish, less is always best. As we know, you can always add more, but never take away. Less salt allows for your guests to season to their own taste, not yours."


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5/29/15 6:19 A

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Soy Sauce: Use light (slightly sweeter) soy sauce for marinades and dressings; use dark (slightly heavier) soy sauce for cooking and sauces.

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5/28/15 6:52 A

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Never put citrus fruits or tomatoes in the fridge. The low temperatures degrade the aroma and flavor of these persnickety fruits.

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5/27/15 7:20 A

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To make deviled eggs with no mess put eggs yolks from hard boiled eggs in a plastic sandwich bag. Add remaining ingredients, close bag and mix ingredients with your hands. When finished cut small tip off corner of bag and squeeze into hollowed egg white, then simply throw away the bag.



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5/26/15 7:42 A

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When cooking any kind of strawberry dessert, add a splash of aged Balsamic vinegar to the recipe to enhance the flavor of the strawberries.

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5/25/15 7:29 A

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Use a new 1-1/2 inch natural bristle paintbrush dipped in melted butter or oil to grease muffin tins, cookie sheets or cake and bread pans. It's much faster than using a skimpy pastry brush.

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5/24/15 7:24 A

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Here’s a simple little trick to keep your lemonade from losing it’s lip-smackin’ tang Lemonade Cubes! Simply pour your lemonade into an ice cube tray and freeze. Then when you’re ready for your next glass of lemonade, just pop in a few lemonade cubes! They’ll keep your glass chilled, but not watered down as they begin to melt!

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5/23/15 8:20 A

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A little olive oil and enough sugar to make a paste make a nice facial scrub. Gently massage onto face avoiding eye area then rinse with warm water. This can also be used on hands.

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5/22/15 10:17 A

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Polish faucets and more with newspaper. Newspaper ink is a terrific polishing agent that requires no water or liquid, so just crumple a piece of newspaper and rub.

They can also be polished with dryer sheets.

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5/21/15 7:02 A

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Quiet squeaky doors with cucumber. Take a slice of cucumber, and rub it up and down several times all around the hinge. Have a clean cloth handy to wipe away any excess. I am not sure why it works—it just does!


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5/20/15 6:51 A

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Love this idea! Cut your watermelon in half, Then cut in slices from left to right and again from top to bottom for easy bite sized strips. So easy for kids to...

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5/19/15 6:29 A

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Cheese: To easily shred cheese, let sit in freezer for 30 minutes. The firmer cheese is less likely to make a melted mess on your grater. To prevent hard edges from forming on older cheese, lightly oil the outsides or rub with butter before storing.

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5/18/15 6:21 A

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This one has been around for years...
Cottage Cheese, Sour Cream & Yogurt: Keep them fresher longer by storing carton in the refrigerator upside down.

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5/17/15 8:28 A

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Polish faucets and more with newspaper. Newspaper ink is a terrific polishing agent that requires no water or liquid, so just crumple a piece of newspaper and rub.


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5/16/15 6:06 A

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What an awesome idea! Do your little ones fall off or hang off the side of the bed? Place a pool noodle under the fitted sheet to keep them safe in. Great idea in campers and on vacations when little ones are in a strange bed

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5/15/15 5:19 A

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Clean latex paint from your skin with baby oil. Gently rub baby oil anywhere on your skin that has paint. Then wash with soap and hot water.

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5/14/15 7:03 A

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(I just share what I read...this is different...if one is out of tire cleaner this may be worth trying)

Clean car tires with mayonnaise. To rid your tires of tree sap and road tar, dab a bit of mayonnaise onto the marks. Leave on for 10 minutes. Wipe away residue with a clean cloth. The vinegar in the mayo acts as a natural cleaner, and the oil and eggs add shine.


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5/13/15 7:18 A

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If your cake recipe calls for nuts, heat them first in the oven, then dust with flour before adding to the batter to keep them from settling to the bottom of the pan.

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5/12/15 8:38 A

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How to Keep Cilantro Fresh!

When you get your cilantro home from the grocery store, here’s what you’ll do…Simply pop it into a glass filled with water. Attach the produce bag over the top, and fasten the bag to the glass with a rubber band. Store it in your fridge until ready to use. It’s weird… and it works great!



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5/11/15 6:46 A

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A repeat, but some may not know this...

To keep the strawberries fresh longer in the refrigerator, use 1 Part White Vinegar to 10 Parts Water. Soak the strawberries, leaves and all in the vinegar/water mixture for a few minutes. Then drain the strawberries in a colander until they are completely dry.
Then place strawberries in an uncovered bowl in the refrigerator. The vinegar/water mixture kills any mold spores on the strawberries and keeps them fresh longer. The vinegar does not affect the taste. This also works for all kinds of berries: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc. It really works!


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5/10/15 7:10 A

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I love fluffy soap! I love the foaming suds… but not the price. DIY

What You’ll Need:

Liquid Hand Soap {Softsoap, Dial, antibacterial or other} *Don’t use the thick & creamy soaps. The clear-based soaps foam best!*
1 Empty Foaming Hand Soap Bottle {Bath & Body Works, Dial, etc.}

What You’ll Do:

Fill the Empty Foaming Soap Bottle with approx. 1 inch of your liquid hand soap
.Slowly fill the rest of the bottle with tap water. Put lid back on, and gently tip upside down & side to side to mix.
Don’t shake {it will get too sudsy ~ just trust me}

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5/9/15 12:08 A

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Found this easy tip - How to Clean blinds....equal parts pf white vinegar and water, put old sock over hand and clean them.

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5/8/15 7:39 A

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When tossing a salad with a basic vinaigrette, always make the vinaigrette at least 1/2 hour ahead of time and let the mixture sit to allow the flavors to marry. Pour the vinaigrette down the side of the bowl, not directly on the greens, for a more evenly dressed salad.

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5/7/15 8:39 A

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Cinnamon in the Sandbox keeps the bugs away! I knew cinnamon repelled ants... but I never thought of this! Brilliant! I've also heard it will keep the cats out.

I don't know if the kids still have sandboxes or not. I remember my Grandpa filled mine with sand he got me from Florida we lived in Ohio.


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5/6/15 6:08 A

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Keep wasps and bees away this Summer. Put about 10 cloves in 1/2 a lemon and set out. They do not like the scent. Cut off the ends so they sit flat.


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5/5/15 7:07 A

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When separating eggs, break them into a small kitchen funnel. The whites will go through leaving the yolk intact in the funnel.

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5/4/15 7:35 A

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Try this natural BLEACH ALTERNATIVE the next time you clean, whether it be fabrics or as a general all-purpose cleaner in your kitchen or bathrooms. The acidic lemon gives it a nice cleaning boost and, of course, a fresh citrus scent.

Ingredients:
12 cups water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup hydrogen peroxide
Mix ingredients. Add 2 cups per wash load or put in spray bottle and use as a household cleaner.

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5/3/15 11:53 A

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Measuring Cups - Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out. (Or spray the measuring cup or spoon with Pam before using)


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5/2/15 6:16 A

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DIY Laundry Stain Remover

Needed:
1 spray bottle
Dish-washing liquid (I use the Blue Dawn)
Peroxide

Mix one part dish-washing liquid with two parts peroxide. Shake well. Spray liberally on stains. This can be done and then left until laundry is ready to be washed. Does not hurt colored clothing.

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5/1/15 10:11 A

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Vinegar is a wonder when it comes to gardening. It not only kills weeds but they help flowers grow as well. Douse vinegar all around your garden to prevent weeds from popping up and to help your flowers to grow healthy and strong.


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4/30/15 7:34 A

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How to Grow Tulips in A Vase

1.) Choose a glass vase and add enough clear marbles or pebbles to fill about a third of the vase.
2.) Add the tulip bulb (pointed end up) on top of the marbles.
3.) Cover the bulb with a few more marbles or pebbles to help give the growing root support.
4.) Add fresh water into the vase. The water shouldn't touch the bulb, but it should be very close, so that the roots will grow in
5.) Watch your beautiful tulips grow in a vase.



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4/28/15 12:19 P

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Coconut oil sugar scrub

Ingredients
½ cup sugar (white sugar or brown sugar)
¼ cup oil (olive or coconut are great)
Optional: essential oils I used 50 drops grapefruit oil

Instructions
Mix all ingredients and store in an air tight jar.
Use 1 tablespoon as needed in the shower. Scrub skin with the mixture and rinse will. it will leave your skin feeling like silk


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4/27/15 6:17 A

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Extend Life of Flowers in Vase - Add a few drops of bleach to vase water to prevent the build-up of the slime caused by bacteria. It works just like chlorine in a swimming pool.

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4/26/15 7:43 A

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Use a potato peeler to thinly slice onions.

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4/25/15 7:45 A

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If you like fabric refresher such as Febreeze, here is a DIY way to save money.

Homemade Fabric Refresher

½ cup white distilled vinegar
½ cup distilled water
¼ cup liquid fabric softener (I would use a strong scent such as Snuggles or Gain)

Pour all the ingredients into a spray bottle and shake lightly to combine. Spray fabrics using a sweeping motion, and allow to dry completely before using or wearing.


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4/24/15 7:57 A

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When you get to the bottom of a box of cereal, pour the remaining cereal in a colander to get rid of cereal dust.

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4/23/15 8:43 A

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Easy drain cleaner trick - Could your drains use a little cleaning or unplugging… put 1/2 cup of baking soda in, then 1 cup of vinegar, and 1 cup hot water, then cover with drain plug. Flush with hot water after 15 minutes.

I do my kitchen drains every 4-6 weeks and the bathrooms one every three or four months. And I don't measure tins, I just dump them in the drain...has always worked well.

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4/22/15 7:47 A

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Poke holes in the foil seals of oil, salad dressing, syrup bottles etc. with a fork to control the flow of the liquid.

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4/21/15 8:17 A

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When you make hard-boil eggs, put a few drops of balsamic vinegar in the water to slightly tint the shells. That way you can tell the difference between hard-boiled and raw eggs in the carton.

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When toasting bread for sandwiches, put two slices of bread in one toaster slot. That way the bread gets toasty on the outside but stays soft on the inside. Great for BLT’s!

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4/19/15 8:17 A

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Silk plants - Why pay expensive prices for silk plant cleaners? Just spray them with Dow bathroom cleaner and let them dry. This works just as well as the more expensive alternative

Brass: Clean brass with lemon juice.

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4/18/15 9:14 A

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"Rinse Your Plate - Cleaning plates is a tuff thing if its kept for some time un cleaned. Einse your plate after dinner and have all your family members (a great habit for kids to establish) do the same and it makes washing plates so easy. It is a small and simple habit but makes a lot of trouble easier."


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How to Pick the Perfect Melon

1. Pick a dull looking watermelon. A shiny appearance indicates an underripe melon. This applies to honeydew melons too.

2. Find that field spot. This is a creamy spot on the melon, and it's where the watermelon was resting on the ground. The field spot should be a yellowish creamy color Like the pic)
3. The darker the color of the creamy s...pot, the longer it was on the vine sweetening up. If it is white (or not even there), put it back, because this indicates an underripe melon.

4. Knocking.. A dull thud indicates an underripe melon. You will get a dull thud if the flesh is soft, which you don't want. Your knuckles should bounce off the melon, and the surface should be pretty hard.

5. Pick it up. Is it heavy for its size? Note: this applies to pretty much all produce. When you pick up onions for example, pick the heaviest one for its size. That means there is lots of water in there.

While you've got the watermelon in your arms, make sure it's uniformly shaped. Irregular bumps indicate it may have gotten inconsistent amounts of sun or water.


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4/15/15 10:53 A

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When microwaving pizza, put a small glass of water in the microwave to keep the crust from getting chewy.

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4/14/15 9:43 A

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Bring new life to wooden spoons. When wooden spoons don’t exactly look (or smell) like they used to, boil them in a pot of water and leave them lying in the sun to dry.

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Laundry Tip to Make Clothes Last

Tumble drying can damage your garments, so the less time your clothes spend in there the better. Try speeding up the process with a few tennis balls. Placing these in with your load can cut your drying time by as much as 50 percent.

Simply wrap each ball in a sock to prevent any lint from escaping before you throw them in. As the dryer spins, the balls help separate the clothes, which in turn allows more warm air to circulate to the center of the load. The more balls you add, the faster the drying time. And best of all, these can be used over and over again.

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Create a thrifty watering can by puncturing holes in the top of a used milk bottle.

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To poach an egg that’s both tasty and aesthetically pleasing, use a metal mesh strainer to get rid of excess egg white. The strainer is also a great tool for gently lowering the egg into the water.

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Scarf Hanger - Use a sturdy hanger and shower curtain rings to organize scarves. Each scarf is secure on its own ring, and they are all in one place. Space is saved, and scarves stay organized.

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"Help brown sugar stay soft by tossing an orange peel or a slice of apple along with the sugar into an airtight container. For a quick fix, microwave brown sugar next to a small glass of water. The moisture within the microwave will help break up the block of sweetener." I will stick to using a piece of bread like my Grandma used.


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Use instant potato flakes as a binder in meatloaf or meatballs - in place of the breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs in your favorite meatloaf and meatball recipes. Perfect for those on a gluten-free diet. I usually use oatmeal as a binder.

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Give your gadgets some attention - Your cell phone probably harbors more germs than your toilet seat (um, ick), and you probably never clean it. Run an alcohol wipe over the surface of your often-handled electronics (that includes your TV remote).


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Coconut Oil makes a fabulous lip balm and moisturizer… simply dab some onto your finger, and smooth over your lips! {it just so happens to taste tropical and yummy, too!} You can even transfer some of your coconut oil into smaller travel sized containers ~ I found cute little containers as 2-packs for $1.00 at Walmart!Just remember, a little bit goes a long way! Keep in mind, coconut oil also softens and melts at warmer temperatures, so be sure to keep it out of the heat!





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Thicken soups and sauces - Throw some instant potato flakes in the food processor for a few seconds to create a potato powder that’s perfect for thickening soups and sauces. One of the major advantages of using potatoes over cornstarch or flour is that it doesn’t clump up as much, and it adds a bit of delicious potato flavor!

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Easily scoop out squash seeds. Remove seeds from vegetables such as squash and pumpkin with an ice cream scoop. Because the edge of the scoop is sharp, it cuts through the fibery, gooey stuff inside the squash easier than your hand or a regular spoon can.

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De-kernel a cob of corn using a bundt pan to slice corn kernels off the cob. Place the pointy end of the cob on the center hole of the pan (with the open part of the pan facing up) and gently slice downward. The pan acts double duty as both a stand and a kernel collector.


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Get those feet ready for flip flops and sandals -

Listerine Foot Soak

1 Cup Listerine
1 Cup White Vinegar
2 Cups Warm Water
Combine & Soak for 10 minutes.

Sounds crazy but it works! Dead skin comes off as feet are rubbed in the solution, pumice gently if desired.


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Banish dust from baseboards - You can tackle dingy spots without stooping. Lightly spray an old sock with some cleaning solution and run your foot over the baseboards to whisk debris away in a flash.

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Slow down rotting. Store tomatoes stem end down to keep them from spoiling as quickly. This prevents air from entering and moisture from exiting the scar where the tomato once attached to the vine. Storing them at room temperature rather than in the fridge also makes them last longer.


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Hull strawberries. Use a straw to hull strawberries. Press a straw through the bottom of a strawberry until it breaks through the top and takes the hull—the white part of the center of the berry—with it. Remove any remaining leaves with your fingers.


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Fill your dishwasher with everything but dishes - Plastic toys, soap dishes, plastic hairbrushes, and more can get clean in dishwasher — zero effort required. Take a lap around your house and gather the stuff you rarely (err, never?) clean and run an everything-but-plates load.


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"Wipe down your purse - It's kind of remarkable how some things we touch daily are the ones we rarely clean — your purse is another one of those spots. About half all women's bags have fecal bacteria on them, so give it a swipe with a disinfectant wipe."


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To prevent cream whipped ahead of time from separating, add one quarter teaspoon of gelatin to each cup of cream during whipping.


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To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.


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When slicing a hard boiled egg, try wetting the knife just before cutting. If that doesn't do the trick, try applying a bit of cooking spray to the edge.


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No "curly" bacon for breakfast when you dip it into cold water before frying.


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Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

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To properly wash iceberg lettuce, remove the core, turn upside down and run water into the hole left by the core. The water will filter through the leaves, cleaning them. Then just turn over, plop into a strainer, and let it dry for about 20 minutes.


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Flexible vacuum - To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.
If you are looking for a very small item such as an earring back attach net with a rubberband to the vacuum hose then vacuum to catch the item.


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They say this works. I haven't seen a mosquito in years. That may just be because I never go out at night.

MOSQUITO REPELLENT

For those of you with Mosquito invasions. Here's an easy & pleasant repellent recipe you can make at home:

Combine in a 16 oz bottle:
15 drops lavender oil
3-4 Tbsp of vanilla extract
1/4 Cup lemon juice.
Fill bottle with water.
Shake and ready to use.


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Microwave a lemon for 15 seconds and double the juice you get before squeezing.

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Squirrel Away! - To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.

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Never heat pesto sauce the basil will turn black and taste bitter.


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"Spiders as well as mice hate peppermint oil. Put some in a squirt bottle with water, spray your garage and all door frames."


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"If a bee or wasp lands on you, blow on them to get them off instead of slapping and they won't retaliate."


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Spiders as well as mice hate peppermint oil. Put some in a squirt bottle with water, spray your garage and all door frames.


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For Anyone with Pets - Who has pets that have had an accident in the house? This is a Eco~Friendly & $$$ Saving Tip to help clean urine out of your carpet or upholstery. Just take a container of regular old table salt and pour a generous amount on the wet area of your carpet. Let is set for several hours and then vacuum it up. The salt absorbs the urine. Anytime I have used this there is no stain or smell that remains.


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Baked Apples in a (zip lock) Bag. Quick and easy snack when youre craving something sweet but want something decently healthy.
1 apple, (sliced)1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp water, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp cornstarch. Put in bag and microwave 2 min. tasty treat! Only 59 calories!

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