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11/25/18 8:04 A

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Sunday tips: Mess free pumpkin pie? When transferring a filled-to-the-brim unbaked pumpkin pie from the kitchen counter to the oven,some of the creamy custard inevitably sloshes out during transport and makes a mess of the floor. A better way: Whip up the filling in a large glass measuring cup,then to assemble,place the pie pan on the oven rack first and carefully pour the liquid into the empty pie shell. No more spills!

DID U KNOW? Get a suction cup to stick! You pick up a caddy to organize all the shampoo and soap bottles in your shower,but the suction cups won't adhere to the wall. The fix: Dampen a cloth with white vinegar and wipe the wall and the suction cups. Vinegar's acetic acid will dissolve the layer of soap scum and mineral deposits that are keeping the suction cups from sticking.

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11/18/18 7:36 A

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Gosh! Those potatoes sure look easy and good! Thanks for sharing it with us ...

Sunday tips: fast save for burned gravy? In the chaos of turkey day cooking,you turned the burner for the gravy up too high by mistake and the bottom started to burn. The quick fix? Transfer the gravy to a different pan, then mix in sugar,1/2. tsp.at a time,until the bitter taste is gone. Sugar's sweetness quickly cancels out the sharp taste of the burnt bits,so guests will never notice your faux pas!

DID U KNOW? Sure fire way to make laundry stains disappear..after regularly finding stains on my teens shirts after washing them,came up with a solution: I have everyone tie a knot in any stained garments before putting them in the hamper. Now when I sort the clothes on laundry day, I can immediately see which items need extra attention so I catch stains before they set.

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11/12/18 4:25 A

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here's a tip for a recipe I found here

have a look

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thanks, will certainly try to keep up-to-date with ur tips

cheers richard

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11/11/18 6:56 A

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2 months in hospital?? Wow I hope you are doing well? And that you will be home soon! Thank you for the kind words and so glad you like the tips and ideas and hope you will continue to come back and read them too?

Sunday tips: Extend the life of cut cheese? Leftover blocks of cheese always dry out in the fridge before you can use them up. The fix: Rub on the cut sides before wrapping. The spread's high fat content locks in moisture,so the cheese stays fresh for a week or two longer.

DID U KNOW? Lining a cooler with foil keeps Thanksgiving dishes hot until dinner.

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emoticon back again
still in hospital after 2 months

a worthwhile read

all your great tips

loved soaking the spaghetti 1, intend to try soaking then microwaving

cheers richard



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11/4/18 7:24 A

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Sunday tips: instead of stirring your pasta several times in between the cook time in your microwave,leave a small circle empty in the middle of your plate so that the pasta will cook more evenly.

DID U KNOW? Fast relief for tired,achy feet? After a long power walk your feet are throbbing. An easy way to ease the ache? Pour 2 tbs.of water,2tbs. of witch hazel and 3 drops of peppermint oil into a spray bottle,then spritz your feet and rest for 5 minutes. Witch hazel is an anti- inflammatory that eases swelling,and the menthol in peppermint numbs pain- plus it invigorates tired tootsies.

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10/28/18 7:14 A

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Sunday tips: Prep winter squash with ease? Enjoy the sweet,autumn flavor of winter squash like butternut and acorn without having to peel and slice through the hard skin with this easy prep trick from the pro chefs: Simply poke a few holes in the whole squash with a fork and place on a baking sheet,then bake as usual. The veggie becomes buttery soft in the oven,so a knife glides right through and you can easily scoop out the delicious flesh.

DID U KNOW? Freezing water in an empty gum pack equals water bottle- size ice cubes!

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10/21/18 7:49 A

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Sunday tips: Better way to reheat lasagna? Poke holes in the casserole,then pour milk on top ( 2 tsp. Per servings). Cover with foil and bake at 375 until warm. The milk rehydrates the ricotta for extra creamy results.

DID U KNOW? Nix burnt popcorn odor? To get the smell of burnt popcorn out of the microwave? Place a bowl of unused coffee grounds in the appliance,close the door and leave overnight. The absorbent grounds will soak up the smell and leave behind a more pleasant aroma.

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10/14/18 7:34 A

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Sunday tips: poached eggs in seconds! Fill a small ramekin with 1/3 cup of water,then crack an egg into the dish and microwave for 60 seconds. Voila the egg will come out set and ready to be scooped onto toast with a slotted spoon.

DID U KNOW? Quick fix for a nosebleed! Place your index finger in my mouth and press on the gums above your two front teeth for a few minutes. It worked great! The pressure slows the blood supply to the nose,stopping the flow."

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10/7/18 6:59 A

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Sunday tips: Keep carrots fresh longer? To ensure the carrots you picked up at the farmer's market last for weeks,cut off the leafy tops when you get home, then store in an open plastic bag in the fridge. This keeps the greens from pulling moisture from the veggie root so the carrot hold on to their crunch. Hint : The greens are great in pesto.

DID U KNOW? Keep a tablet safe during car rides! " sometimes I allow my little grand kid to watch videos on her tablet on long car rides,but I always worry about her dropping it. Then my friend shared this clever idea: Place the tablet inside a clean, empty pencil pouch and zip it closed. Then thread a piece of ribbon through the binder holes on one end and use it to tie the case to the car's headrest. The clear plastic makes it easy for her to view the screen so she can stay occupied during the ride."

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9/30/18 7:15 A

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Sunday tips: chef Gordon Ramsay top to pudding with half the calories? He uses fiber-filled avocado as a base for chocolate pudding. To make: in a processor,puree 2 avocados,3 tbs. of honey,1 tsp.of vanilla extract and 1/3 cup of cacao powder. Chill for 1 hour.

DID U KNOW? Simple way to pest-prof a jack-o'-lantern: every year, you and the little ones have a blast carving pumpkins to display on your front porch. The problem? All your efforts go to waste when neighborhood critters show up to enjoy your gourds. To keep the pests away,brush a liberal amount of lemon juice on the carved edges inside your pumpkin. The strong citrus scent will deter any hungry pests that comes by. Bonus: The lemon juice also extends the life of your pumpkin since it prevents oxygen from interacting with enzymes in the pumpkin, causing it to rot.

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9/27/18 7:43 A

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Oh! My goodness girl you made my day..it's been awhile since I see a new face and please keep coming back to read more! You made me want to keep sharing the tips and ideas with all that would read them! Thank you

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Sunday tips: Pre-soak pasta and it will cook in about 60 seconds. Sounds weird,but it works! Soak the pasta in water in a sealed bag for a couple hours overnight. Then you can cook it super super fast in boiling water or just add it straight to a hot sauce in a pan and let it finish cooking there.

DID U KNOW? Fast-acting remedy for fall allergies: if you're feeling that all- too- familiar congestion after doing yard work,this allergy soother can help: Find the hollow points on the sides of your nostrils and press with your index fingers for 1 minute. Applying pressure to these acupressure points,called " Welcome Fragrance " opens the nasal passages to ease congestion. The best part? It doesn't cost a cent!

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Sunday tips: Sure to or press apple pie slices? Cutting an apple pie in front of a crowd can be a gamble: If the top crust has puffed up too much over the filling,the pie can collapse. To prevent this,sauté apples in butter for 5 minutes before placing in the crust. This releases excess water to minimize the steam formed during baking so the crust holds it's shape.

DID U KNOW? No- iron way to nix wrinkles? The dress pants you were planning to wear to work are covered in creases and you don't feel like dragging out the ironing board just for one small job. The save: Toss the garment in the dryer with a few ice cubes and run the machine on high heat for 10 minutes. As the ice melts in the dryer,it will create steam that smooths out wrinkles just as well as de-wrinkling spray. This hands- off trick will get your pants ready to wear while you cross off the rest of your morning to-do's.

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Sunday tips: Best way to quick- thaw meat? Oops! It's 5pm when you realize the steaks you had on tonight's meal plan are still in the freezer. To quickly defrost the meat without the drying effects of the microwave,try this USDA- studied thawing method: seal steaks n plastic zip-lock bags and submerge in a bowl of warm water for 15 minutes,then cook as desired. This gentle technique allows meat to thaw evenly for more juicy,tender results.

DID U KNOW? Nix doorknob scuffs on a wall? Every time the kids run out of the house into the garage,the doorknob slams against the garage wall, leaving unsightly marks on the wall. To protect your wall,use a knife to carefully cut one end off a tennis ball,then slip the rest of the ball over the doorknob. The soft tennis ball act as a shield when the knob bumps against the wall,protecting it from scuffs. So easy!

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Sunday tips: No more wasted avocados! Every time you snag a big bag of avocados on sale,a few of them end up ripening too quickly for you to use up. The savvy save: Remove the pits and scoop the flesh into a zip-top bag,then squeeze lemon juice over top and freeze for up to three months. The thawed flesh will have a softer texture that's great in smoothies, guacamole or dressings.

DID U KNOW? Chemical-free way to banish pantry pests! Last fall ants invaded your cabinets. To ward them off this year without using chemical-laden pest-repelling products,tape a few dry bay leaves on your pantry shelves or inside containers of dry ingredients,like flour. The herb's aroma, which is subtle to humans but unbearable to insects,will keep the pests away--- without affecting the flavor of your food.

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8/26/18 8:05 A

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Sunday tips: Key to perfect grilled corn? You love the smoky flavor of grilled corn,but the kernels often dry out or scorch from the high heat. The easy fix: Soak U shucked ears in cold water for 15 minutes,then frill over indirect heat for 20 minutes. The husk and silk hold in moisture,allowing kernels to steam,so they come out juicy and tender.

DID U KNOW? Lift blood spots from clothing? Your husband nicked himself while shaving,and there's a bloodstain on the collar of his favorite button down shirt. To eliminate the mark,,soak the shirt collar in a bowl of witch hazel for 30 minutes,then rinse in cold water. The alcohol in witch hazel will break down the dried bloodstain,which will disappear in the wash.

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8/19/18 6:58 A

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Sunday tips: To make lemonade without the work of juicing a dozen or more lemons,try this: Quarter lemons and place in the bowl of a stand up mixer,then use a paddle attachment to mix for 2 minutes. The paddle will gently release the juice,plus extract the fruits essential oils for an extra-flavorful concentrate. Just strain and add sugar and water to taste.

DID U KNOW? Sleep deep on hot nights! " my friend was raving about how well she sleeps,thanks to one of those cooling pillows.since they're pricey,I decided to make my own. I fill a hot water bottle with equal parts water and rubbing alcohol,freeze it,lay a dish towel over it and slide it into my pillowcase on top of my pillow. The liquid forms a cold slush that keeps me cool all night!"

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8/12/18 7:06 A

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Sunday tips: you prep a batch of coleslaw the morning before a cookout,and by the time guests start arriving,it's turned limp and soggy. Next time,fill a bowl with 1 Tbs. of kosher salt and two quarts of water and submerge the whole head of cabbage in the solution for 10 minutes. Then rinse,drain and chop as usual. The salt acts as a brine to help keep the cabbage crunchy for hours.

DID U KNOW? Drinking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar will relieve allergy and asthma symptoms.

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Thank you ...and I will keep them coming!

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Sunday tips: when chopping herbs,toss a little salt onto the cutting board; it will keep the herbs from flying around.

DID U KNOW? De- stress in seconds: the next time you're feeling overwhelmed at work,find a private corner,then open your mouth slightly and let your tongue go limp for 60 seconds. Relaxing your jaw and tongue in this way signals the brain to activate the body's parasympathetic nervous system,slowing your heart rate for a feeling of instant calm.

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7/29/18 7:32 A

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Sunday tips: Use cardboard tubes to store silicone baking sheets.

DID U KNOW? Prolong the life of batteries? It seems like anytime you use a battery from your junk drawer,it barely lasts a week. The likely reason: when the positive end of a battery comes in contact with metal(, like other batteries), it can deplete the battery. To,prevent this, gather all those loose batteries,wrap a rubber band around the bunch and tuck in the drawer,away from other metal objects.

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Thanks Richard! So glad you are still reading them too!

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Sunday tips: Keep tomatoes fresh longer? Last time you brought home a haul of tomatoes from the farmers market,half turned mushy before you could use them. Next time,try storing the fruit stem side down on a rack at room temperature. The stem end is sturdiest than the delicate bottoms,so this helps ward off bruising to keep the gems firm and ripe.

DID U KNOW? Repel mosquitoes- for less? Place an unused black tea bag in a glass jar and carefully light it with a match. The smell of the burning tea leaves is bothersome to mosquitoes ( but not to people), so they'll steer clear,allowing you to kick back.

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7/15/18 7:35 A

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Sunday tips: Do not use oil in the water when broiling pasta? It will keep the sauce from sticking to the cooked pasta.

DID U KNOW? Quick fix for flaky skin? If or when your skin is so dry and flaky that your makeup won't go on smoothly. Here's a secret my friend share with me. Wrap Scotch tape around one finger,sticky side out,and tap it on the flakes to remove them before applying makeup. It sounds odd but it really works!

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7/8/18 7:12 A

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Sunday tips: if a shirt or sweater has static cling, put a safety pin in it. The static
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DID U KNOW? Keep chalk from fading. You made chalkboard menus for your party to let guests with allergies know which foods were safe,but the chalk smudged and was illegible. Next time, spray an even layer of aerosol hairspray over the words,holding the can 10 inches away. ( At first chalk may appear to vanish,but as the spray dries,the words will reappear.) To erase,wipe the board with a cloth dipped in rubbing alcohol.

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Sunday tip: slice watermelon sans mess? You love serving watermelon as a healthy treat at cookouts,but slicing the fruit always leaves puddles of sticky juice on your countertop. To keep the mess contained next time,place your cutting board inside a rimmed baking sheet,then cut the watermelon as usual. The edges of the pan keep the liquid from leaking onto the counter for extra easy cleanup,plus make it easy to use the juice in smoothies or cocktails!

DID U KNOW? Deodorize stinky sneakers: after your morning walk,your tennis shoes are smelling less than fresh. To eliminate the odor,pour 2 Tbs. of salt into a paper coffee filter; tie closed with a rubber band. Repeat with another filter and place one sachet in each shoe. Let sit overnight. The salt granules will soak up odor- causing moisture,banishing the smell.


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Sunday tips: The secret to sweet pineapple? When you cut into a fresh pineapple,sometimes the flesh is pale and tart instead of sweet. That's because it's juices have settled on the bottom. Next time,cut off the leafy top and turn the fruit upside down; let sit for 1 hour before slicing. This redistributes the juices so every bite is delectable.

DID U KNOW? MIcrowave odors---gone! Your teenager burned a bag of popcorn and you can't get the smell out of the microwave. The fix: Fill a cereal bowl with warm water and drop 5 drops of vanilla extract,then microwave for 1 minute. When heated,the vanilla extract will emit a scent that masks the popcorn odor,leaving your microwave smelling sweet.

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Sunday tips: Juicy burgers- guaranteed! In an effort to make your weekend burgers a little healthier,you've been making them with lean beef or turkey,but the patties often come out dry. The simple solution: Form each meat patty around a small ice cube. As the burgers cook on the grill,the ice will melt and baste the meat from the inside,so burgers come out moist and tender every time.

DID U KNOW? You know you're supposed to reapply sunscreen every two hours,but it's hard to keep track on a busy afternoon. To make an easy reminder,grab a few thick rubber bands and write the times you'll need to apply( 2 pm,4 pm), then wrap the bands around the bottle( times facing out),Every time you slather on sunscreen,simply flip the rubber band over so you know you applied. So easy!


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Sunday tips: when seasoning a salad, use coarse sea salt mixed with a little olive oil. It will stay crunchy when combined with the vinaigrette.

DID U KNOW? The kitchen cure to soothe a sunburn? Steep chamomile tea bags in 2 cups of hot water,pour into a spray bottle and chill in the fridge. Spritz onto skin as needed. Chamomile's anti-inflammatory compounds ease pain and the cold liquid feels refreshing on sunburned skin.

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Sunday tips: Keep salad crisp on the go? Your friends always request that you bring your famous chopped salad to their cookouts,but it can be hard to keep the lettuce crisp on warm days. Next, time, freeze your prettiest enamel cast-iron pot for one hour, then use it as a serving bowl. Cast iron retains cold as well as heat, making it a perfect vessel to keep greens cool and crisp for up to two hours. Plus,the pot's handles make for easy transport!

DID U KNOW? This doodle ends stress: when your never-ending to-do list has you feeling frazzled,take a few minutes to draw loops on a piece of paper while breathing deeply. Make the loops round and consistent in size,like an old fashioned telephone cord. Experts say the repetition and rhythmic motions of doodling loops can activate and relaxation response to shift the mind and body into a calm state.

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Best- ever turkey burgers? For turkey burgers that grill up juicy and tender every time,we take from pro chefs and mix in a mixture of 1/2 cup bread crumbs and 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt into each pound of ground meat before forming patties. The starch in the mixture soaks up the juices the meat releases during cooking,keeping the burger moist.

DID U KNOW? Low-cost toilet cleaner: To eliminate toilet bowl stains without the use of harsh chemicals or pricey cleaners,toss two or three black tea bags in the bowl and let sit overnight. In the morning,use your toilet cleaning brush to scoop put the tea bags and scrub the toilet's surface. Acids in the tea breaks down stains,leaving your toilet spotless.

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Sunday tips: extend the life of strawberries? To keep your farmers market haul fresh and mold - free for up to two weeks,try this: wash the berries in a solution of 1 part white vinegar to 10 parts water, then store ( uncut) in clean glass Mason jars in the fridge. The vinegar solution destroys bacteria and the airtight environment slows down the respiration that causes berries to go bad.

DID U KNOW? Mold- proof windowsills.. The breeze coming in through your windows has been delightful,but mold and mildew spores can also slip in with it. To keep the debris from settling on your windowsills,rub the surface with a white candle. The wax will leave behind a clear film that prevents dirt and moisture from sticking,ensuring you don't have to scrub away stubborn mildew later.

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Sunday tips: Revive bendy veggies fast? Argh! When you go to put together a crudités platter for your Memorial Day cookout you find the broccoli and celery have gone limp. The fix: Soak them in a glass of ice water spike with 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice. The veggies will drink up the liquid as they soak,restoring the crunchers to their original crispness.

DID U KNOW? Prolong the life of a avocados? After whipping up a bowl of guacamole,you've got half an avocado you'd like to save. To ensure the pricey fruit doesn't turn brown before you're ready to eat it,place it an airtight container with half an onion.The onion releases sulfur dioxide,which prevents the oxidation that turns the avocado brown.

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Will do.. And thanks for the kind words!

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Sunday tips: lightened- up fresh lemonade? To whip up a batch of lemonade with a fraction of the calories,try zesty get the lemons into your pitcher before juicing them, then add sugar and to taste. The zest's oils deliver compounds that heighten the perceived sweetness of the drink and enhance its bright citrus flavor, allowing you to reduce the sugar in your recipe by to one- third.

DID U KNOW? Insect- prof your garden? The blooms in your garden are looking gorgeous,but they're constantly being invaded by aphids and beetles? To keep the pests at bay,make an onion "tea." To do: slice an onion and place the slices inside a watering can,then fill with water. Place the can in sun for a few hours to allow the onion to steep,then use the tea to water the plants that the pests are drawn to. Insects hate the smell of onion,so they'll steer clear! Repeat a day or so after a rainfall.

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Sunday tips: shortcut to flavorful meat? Some nights,there's just no time to whip up a marinade or spice rub for steaks,chicken and pork chops before you toss them onto the grill. Our easy shortcut to amazing results fast: use a bundle of sturdy herbs like rosemary and thyme to baste the meat with olive oil or melted butter as it cooks. The heat releases the herb's oils into the fat,creating an extra-delicious flavor infusion that's sure earn raves.

DID U KNOW? Placing a bowl in a shower cap filled with ice keeps picnic foods cold.

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Sunday tips: Crumble-proof a crumble crust? The graham cracker crust of your key lime pie always seems to fall apart when you slice it- and while it still tastes great,it's not ideal to serve guests. Next time,beat one egg white to stiff peaks,then fold the mixture into the crumbs before pressing into the pan. The egg's protein bind the crumbs together so they won't crumble from the moist filling.

DID U KNOW? To outsmart an ant infestation without harsh chemicals,combine 1part baking soda with 1 part powdered sugar and sprinkle in areas you suspect ants are entering your home. The bugs are attracted to the sugar,but because they can't differentiate between the two ingredients,they'll ingest the baking soda,which is fatal to them.

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Hey!! I see there are some readers out there and some friends too! Wow! Did not see the replays when I click on it nothing showed up!, I feel so much better thanks guys for your input..you all have made my day! And please come back for more!

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Wow!! Guys where is everyone? Are there anyone out there that is reading the tips any more? Have not heard from anyone? Where are my friends at?

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Wow there is a lot of great information on this board, thanks so much for sharing especially the eye brow tint, mine are blonde and I refuse to dye them or wax them, so hard on the skin.

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Thanks for sharing! Lots of useful info here

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Sunday tips: Fast save for soggy quinoa? Quinoa is a great quick cooking side,but the tiny seeds can easily become water-logged and mushy if it's left to simmer too long. The fix: Spread the soggy grains out in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 10 minutes. This helps dry out excess moisture to ensure perfectly fluffy results. Hint: This trick works with couscous and bulgur too.

DID U KNOW? Stretch a bottle of shampoo...a clever way to make each bottle of shampoo last weeks longer: Mix 1 packet of unflavored powdered gelatin with 3/4 cup of water; pour into a half-full 12 oz. shampoo bottle and shake well before using. Gelatin thickens the shampoo so you use less each time, and it doesn't affect the cleansing powers. As a bonus,gelatin's amino acids help strengthen strands!

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