Saturday, March 2, 2019

Did you know? Little useful tidbits….

  1. Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.. I didn't know that!
  2. Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!
  3. 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.
  4. Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking. 
  5. Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic,  and at the end of the recipe if you want a stronger taste of garlic.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 eat less sugar and calories per serving.  
  8. 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.
  9. Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's 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.
  10. 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 dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!
  11. Need to cut some corn off the cob. Use your bundt pan. Place the ear on the opening in the center of the pan, and as you slide the knife down the ear, all the kernels will collect in the main part of the pan

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  1. I knew SOME of these but not all of them. GREAT tips- love to get ideas like these that are actually usable. xo Diana

  2. Your tips are very helpful. I will remember all of these. Especially the way to catch fruit flies. They are so annoying.

  3. I do a few of those tips on a regular on a
    regular basis but I will try the banana one they always go bad before we can eat them

  4. Thanks for all the useful tips! I store my organic celery in aluminum foil, and it lasts a lot longer.

  5. Wow! Thanks for all the useful tips Patti! I never knew most of them :)

  6. Thanks for the great tips! I had learned some of them but not all. Refresher was nice. Love your blog!

  7. Seriously great tips Patti! That is interesting about the peppers!! And the measuring cup one is brilliant! Thank you!

  8. I didn't know the one about frosting, but will definitely start doing that. We use red wine for our fruit flies. We had tried the apple cider vinegar and dish detergent, but it didn't work for us...the red wine seems to work perfectly though! Hugs!

  9. Well, what an informative post! I didn't know most of these and always enjoy learning more little tidbits. Thanks for sharing!


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