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New favorite snack

I work in a hospital from 7a-7p and anyone that has ever worked in an ER knows how awful the staff tends to eat. There are always treats and lots of take out food. To combat the sugar cravings I brought in my own personal jar of natural peanut butter and I bum a couple of packages of broken hospital graham crackers. It's plenty sweet for me and it takes care of the cravings. I actually feel like I've been cheating.........but I haven't :)

- Submitted by JEEP8294 2/24/2013 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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Soap slivers

Hate to throw away small slivers of bath soap? Try saving the pieces in an old pair of nylons or knee highs, clean ones. When you have several saved tie a knot in the nylons so the soap won't fall out. Use it in the shower like a loofa.

- Submitted by JEEP8294 1/18/2011 in Saving Money | 5 Comments
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Keeping cottage cheese fresher, longer

Do you hate it when cottage cheese separates and you end up with a yellowish, watery liquid you have to stir back into it? Try turning the container upside down when you place it back in the fridge, after you've open it and used some. I've been doing this for years and it really works.

- Submitted by JEEP8294 6/2/2010 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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Chemical free microwave cleaning

Wet a dish rag or sponge, put it in the microwave and "cook" for a least a minute. Let the dish rag sit in the microwave for a minute as it will be too hot to handle. Wipe out the inside and door of microwave. It's easy and it doesn't cost you anything. Works great for tough cooked on spills!

- Submitted by JEEP8294 5/7/2010 in Around The House | 7 Comments
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Naturally dyed Easter Eggs

Before boiling your eggs, wrap the outer skin from an onion around the egg. You can use red or yellow onions. Next wrap the egg and onion skin in paper towel. Secure with a rubber band. Boil eggs as normal. This also works well if you want to remember which eggs in your fridge are hard boiled.

- Submitted by JEEP8294 4/4/2010 in Everything Else | 0 Comments
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Eating on the run

I always keep something to eat in my car in case I'm running errands and need a little something to tide me over. Usually raisins or a high energy bar. It's quick and better for me than going to a fast food joint.

- Submitted by JEEP8294 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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