January 26, 2011

{ Random tips... }

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

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

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.

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; then beat them.

Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

Heat leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove; set heat to med-low aAnd heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza.

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.

To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in the microwave next to a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food  moist and help it reheat faster.

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.

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 ... Ta DA! ... Static is gone.

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!

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. Viola! It unseals easily.

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.


  1. Okay ... these are GREAT tips! I am going to print off this post and keep it handy! I especially like the cheese tip as mine ALWAYS starts to get moldy after being open for a couple of weeks. It always bothers me b/c the expiry date is months away! Thanks for the share!

  2. I love these! I use them all the time. Someone sent them to me in an email once and they work.
    I use a paper towel roll with a straw taped at one end for my keyboard! It cost like 0 cents and the ones at walmart were $8 at the time.
    Great post!
    Hugs- Tete

  3. Great Tips Lori! :) Thanks for sharing. Love the one about the pin in the skirt! I am forever getting clingy skirts. Hahaha ;) Not anymore!! :) Thanks!

  4. Great tips!! I use a few of them already, and the last one quite a bit. Now I'll have more "tricks up my sleeve". :)

  5. I love this post. I am going to start using several of them. Thank you for sharing--how could I never have thought to try conditioner on my legs for shaving? Duh!
    Hugs, Amy

  6. Greetings from Southern California.

    I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You, ~Ron

    Great Tips! :-)

  7. These are fantastic tips! A lot I've never heard of before. Thanks for sharing!


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