Random Handy Tips

20 Jan
photo by somethingstartedcrazy

I got this list of tips via mass email and found some useful information that I never knew before.  Here’s hoping you find something helpful too!

  1. Stuff a mini marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips
  2. Use a meat baster to squeeze pancake batter onto griddle.  Perfect pancakes every time!
  3. Place an apple in the bag with potatoes to keep them from budding
  4. Add a pinch of salt to the water when boiling eggs to prevent cracking
  5. Run your hands under cold water before pressing Rice Krispie treats
  6. To get the most juice from lemons, bring them to room temp and roll under your palm on countertop before squeezing
  7. To remove burnt food from skillet: add 1-2 drops dish detergent to water covering bottom of pan, bring to a boil, then clean
  8. Spray plastic containers with non-stick spray before pouring in tomato-based sauces to avoid staining
  9. If cake recipe calls for flouring pan, use dry cake mix instead for no mess on outside of finished cake
  10. If you over-salt a dish while cooking, drop in a potato to absorb extra salt
  11. Wrap celery in aluminum foil in refrigerator to keep for weeks
  12. Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to loosen it up
  13. For a throbbing headache: cut a lime in half and rub it on your forehead (I haven’t tried this one)
  14. Freeze leftover wine in ice cube trays for use in cooking later
  15. For food stains on fingers: rub with raw potato and rinse with water
  16. For mosquito bite itch: apply soap to bite for instant relief
  17. For a splinter: place scotch tape over splinter and then pull it off.  Works most of the time
  18. Clean a toilet with 2 Alka Seltzer tablets! Soak for 20 minutes and flush
  19. Use Alka Seltzer to clean vases and polish jewelry
  20. Smile.  It makes you, and everyone around you happier.  🙂

P.S.  No, that’s not PsychDaddy in the photo


    5 responses to “Random Handy Tips

    1. PrincessJenn

      January 20, 2010 at 6:19 am

      Love tips like these.
      I use the baster for pancakes all the time. Works great and WAY less messy (also easier to make ‘mickey mouse’ pancakes. lol)

    2. ginabad

      January 20, 2010 at 6:46 am

      Great tips, some I knew. Also:
      -Use salt when boiling water, it makes it boil faster.

    3. Jaded Perspective

      January 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm

      Love these…even if that’s NOT PsychDaddy! Hahahaha!

    4. Vixen

      January 27, 2010 at 9:43 pm

      You totally had me at number one. You have just saved me such misery with the girls! Can’t believe I’d never heard that before. And I always have mini marshmallows in the cupboard!

    5. psychmamma

      January 28, 2010 at 11:28 pm

      Vixen –

      Glad to be useful!


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