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 Post subject: 20 Things Your Mother Should Have Told You
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:20 am 
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I have just been sent this and decided to share:

THINGS YOUR MOTHER SHOULD HAVE TOLD YOU

1. Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.

2. Use a meat baster to “squeeze” your pancake batter onto the hot griddle and you’ll get perfectly shaped pancakes every time....

3. To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

4. To prevent eggshells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard-boiling.

5. Run your hands under cold water before pressing Rice Krispies treats in the pan and the marshmallow won’t stick to your fingers.

6. To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature and roll them under your palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing.

7. To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on the stovetop.

8. Spray your Tupperware with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato-based sauces and there won’t be any stains.

9. When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won’t be any white mess on outside of the cake.

10. If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it’s still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant “fix me up.”

11. Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

13. Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it.

14. When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn’s natural sweetness.

15. To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh, but if it rises to the surface, throw it away.

16. Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.

17. Don’t throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

18. If you have a problem opening jars: Try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.

19. Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just slice and rub raw potato on the stains and rinse with water.

20. To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area and you will experience instant relief.

21. Ants, ants, ants everywhere … Well, they are said to never cross a chalk line. So get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march. See for yourself.

22. Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer. Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china. Clean a vase. To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets. Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes. Clean a thermos bottle. Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka-Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary). Unclog a drain. Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka-Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water.

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 Post subject: Re: 20 Things Your Mother Should Have Told You
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:27 pm 
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Some of these are actually really useful, and the one about cleaning the blocked sink is a surprise. :o

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 Post subject: Re: 20 Things Your Mother Should Have Told You
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I run Jars under the hot taps and then remove the lids I can never open the child proof tops so also run them under the hot tap as well. My mother would never have know about the above and would never have passed them on. She would have told you how to dance all night and not have sore feet.Leave the housekeeping to someone else. She always thought I was a sad person because I know most of the ideas.


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 Post subject: Re: 20 Things Your Mother Should Have Told You
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I love household tips, but rarely remember them when needed. Thanks for the reminders and new tips........always good to know! :D

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 Post subject: Re: 20 Things Your Mother Should Have Told You
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I have printed these out!


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 Post subject: Re: 20 Things Your Mother Should Have Told You
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It's super, Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: 20 Things Your Mother Should Have Told You
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I have another tip about ants outside your house;
When you see at your garden path the little heaps of sand with a hole in it made by the ants,
then put a few drops of liquid washing up soap in the holes. The ants disappear immediately!
I buy for this the cheapest bottle there is and do this every summer.

Another tip for when you have snails and slugs in your pots with plants:
Put some vaseline on the edge of the pot, and the snails/slugs slip of the edge
and go away without nibble at the plants.

X Magda.

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