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Reheat Pizza


Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and 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 and mash till they are all broken up.  Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip on one side of the bottom of the bag, squeeze mixture into egg (just like a pastry bag!).  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 for a few minutes.  You can double it in size!  You can frost more with the same amount; also you will eat less sugar/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.


Measuring Cups


Before you pour sticky substance into a measuring cup, fill it with hot water.  Dump out the hot water, but don’t dry the cup.  Next, add your ingredient (i.e. peanut butter) and watch how easily it comes right out!


Newspaper Keeps Weeds Away


Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in soil.  Wet newspaper put layer around the plants overlapping as you go cover with mulch and forget about weeds.  Weeds will get through some gardening plastic, but they will not get through wet newspapers.


Squirrel Away


To keep squirrels from eating your plants sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper.  The cayenne pepper doesn’t hurt the plant and the squirrels won’t cone near it!


Thank You Cards


When you throw a bridal/baby shower, buy a pack of thank you cards for the guest of honor.  During the party, pass out the envelopes and have everyone put their address on one.  When the bride/new mom sends the thank you cards they’re all addressed.


Keep the Bike Yours


If you purchase a new bike for your child place their picture in the handle bar before placing the grips on.  If the bike is stolen and later recovered, remove the grip and there is your proof who owns the bike!


Flexible Vacuum


To suck up something that is hard to reach (i.e. under the refrigerator) 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.


Reducing Static Cling


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 voila static is gone


Foggy Windshield


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!


Reopening Envelope


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.  Voila Its unseals easily!




Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs.  It’s a lot 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.


Get Rid of Ants


Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants.  They eat it, take it home, and can’t digest it so it kills them.  It may take a week or so especially if it rains, but it works and you don’t have to worry about pets or small children being harmed!


Baby Powder and the Beach


Keep a small bottle of baby powder in your beach bag.  When you’re ready to leave the beach sprinkle yourself and kids with the powder and the sand will slide right off your skin.

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