Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Practical Housewives

submitted by Mallie

Peel a banana from the bottom and you won't have to pick the little 'stringy things' off of it.

Use banana peels for shoe polish. Works on any shade of shiny leather. Wipe a damp cloth to remove any sticky debris.

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store so they don't rippen too quickly.

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold.

Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.

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 f or 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.

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.

No More Pests Place a dryer sheet in your pocket, it will keep the mosquitoes away.


Flight Fancy said...

Great tips! I'm going to try the dryer sheet one this summer. Mosquitos love me. sounds much better than that nasty bug spray. Thanks!

Scentful Indulgence said...

Wow! You've got some interesting information there. Thanks for posting this...

A Scrappy Design said...

Hmmm, I'm gonna be making cupcakes soon I think I'll have to try the frosting tip.

Oh, and do the dryer sheets keep away ginormous mosquitos because those are the only kind we have. :)

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