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Portion Control for Brownies

After cooking a pan of brownies that has 16 servings, I seem to get only 8 servings out the pan!! What's a person to do?? Now I cook my brownies in a cupcake pan - 16 brownies. So now I know that I am eating the portion size as indicated on the side of the box.

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Keeping My Coffee Hot

I have one cup a coffee once or twice a week so I like to make it last. The only problem is that it does get cold so fast. To keep my coffee warm longer, I pour very hot tap water into my coffee cup while my coffee is brewing. I pour out the hot water and pour in the coffee. Works like a charm!...

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Preserve Christmas Cards

We get lots of picture Christmas cards and love seeing how families grow and change. We have figured out the best way to preserve them: scan then and file them in our picture Christmas Card folder.

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No more Paper Plates!

I picked up some cheap, colorful, plastic dinner & salad plates along with matching bowls at the 99 cent only store that we use in place of paper plates. All are dishwasher safe. When guests come over for a cookout, the adults use the dinner plates & the kids use the salad plates.

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No More Rotten Fruit & Veggies

My daughter got me one of the Rubbermaid Product Saver containers for Christmas. It is the BEST food container I have ever had!! It REALLY keeps my fruit and veggies fresh for longer than using a regular storage container.

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Go Green! No More Paper Napkins for Us!

I have a lot of cloth napkins I used when we had guests! What a waste! So I folded all my cloth napkins, put a pretty napkin ring on them and put them in a big basket which I placed in the middle of our dining room table.

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When friends & family offer unhealthy food

In our family we just say, “Thanks, but that’s too rich for me!” Everyone thinks it’s a compliment about their cooking. They feel good and you don’t have to spend a lot of time explaining about your diet.

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Never Lose Tickets!

When we are going to an event that has tickets for entrance, we clip them to the calendar for the month of the event. Now we never have to remember where we put those tickets!

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