PIZZA: Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, set heat
to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy No soggy micro
pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.
EASY DEVILED EGGS: Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till
they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it
up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just
throw bag away when done easy clean up.
EXPANDING FROSTING: When you buy a container of cake frosting from the
store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You
get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also less
sugar/calories per serving.
REHEATING REFRIGERATED BREAD: To warm biscuits, pancakes, or
muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water.
The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.
NEWSPAPER WEEDS AWAY: Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients
in your soil. Wet newspapers put layers around the plants overlapping as you
go cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some
gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.
BROKEN GLASS: Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken pieces of glass-
the fibers catch ones you can't see!
NO MORE MOSQUITOES: Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the
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.
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP: If you purchase a new bike for your child or
grandchild in my case, place their picture inside the handle bar before placing
the grips on. If the bike is stolen and later recovered, remove the >grip and
there is your proof who owns the bike.
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.
REDUCING STATIC CLING: Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and
you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that
cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and - voila - static
is gone. (But be careful where you put the pin!)
MEASURING CUPS: Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup,
fill it with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry the cup. Next, add
your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right
FOGGY WINDSHIELDS: Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser
and keep it in the glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the
eraser! Works better than a cloth!
REOPENING ENVELOPES: If you seal an envelope and then realize you
forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the
freezer for an hour or two. Voila! It unseals easily.
CONDITIONER: Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot
cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a
great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried
it in your hair...
GOODBYE FRUIT FLIES: To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it
1/2" with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dishwashing liquid, mix well. You
will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!
GET RID OF ANTS: Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat
it, take it "home," & can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so,
esp. if it rains, but it works & you don't have the worry about pets or small
children being harmed!
TAKE BABY POWDER TO THE BEACH: Keep a small bottle of baby powder
in your beach bag. When you're ready to leave for the beach sprinkle
yourself and kids with the powder and the sand will slide right off your skin.