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    Some tips

    I didn't check snoops on this tired to care either. Some sounds good!


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

    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 in and then beat them up

    For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints
    in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.

    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.

    Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simply
    chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream. Yummm!

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

    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.

    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 get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving. Add a couple drops of vanilla and it will taste more like homemade!!!

    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.

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

    Place a dryer sheet in your pocket.
    It will keep the mosquitoes 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 come near it.

    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 nar-
    row 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.

    Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water.
    Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such
    as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.

    Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car When the window s 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.

    To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2' with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

    Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' 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 the worry about pets or small children being harmed!
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    The ACV and Dawn thing works beyond awesomely! We had fruit flies in VA HORRIBLY, and I'd make that mix and change it every day.....awesome!
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    Regarding the Bounce and mosquitoes - I checked Snopes and found:
    Repels mosquitoes: Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.

    Another totally didn't work. I went to Florida on vacation, and spent a lot of time horseback riding. I dislike mosquito bites, and that whole West Nile thing was going on, so I had a Bounce sheet tied around every belt loop. It looked kind of funky and cool, but didn't repel a mosquito worth a darn. My knees were COVERED in bumps. I'm thinking maybe the stupid sheets ATTRACTED the little bugs. Stupid Bounce.
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    thanks.. some of tem are really cool
    Sometimes the smallest things take up the biggest space in your heart.
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    The dryer sheets worked when we were at marching camp (for band basically like band camp but its to learn the new show...marching camp...) We would rub the dryer sheets on us and then keep them on us and they did seem to keep the skeeters down
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    Great tips! Thanks for sharing. I'll have to try some out.
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    OOOOO, this is a keeper! I'm going to hand these out to my students, too!
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    Peeling the banana from the bottom is true.
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    I like soggy microwaved pizza I'll have to remember some of those tips
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    these are awesome!!
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