Friday, February 17, 2012

Grandma's Tips

If you get a burn in the kitchen, just slice a piece off a potato and apply to the burn. It really helps!

Have a fireplace that has been sitting unused for a while. The next time you go to use it crumple up some newspaper and then sprinkle coffee grounds over them. Light your fire. The coffee grounds will help the house smell good and it will cut down on that sooty smell without you having to be exposed to the nuerotoxins that are commonly found in air fresheners.

Put a coffee filter inside your cast iron skillet before storing it. It will keep it dust free and it will absorb any moisture you may have left inside.

The next time you use a container of store bought icing to frost your cakes, try this tip - empty it into a bowl and use a mixer to whip it. It will go almost twice as far. You will be able to frost more cupcakes or a double layer cake.

After you boil your potatoes, pasta or vegetables, save the water. Let it cool down and then water your houseplants and your garden with that water. It is high in nutrients for your plants. They will love it!

If you don't want your entire house to smell like cabbage or ham when you are boiling it, just add a little vinegar to the water it is boiling in.

If you don't want your entire house to smell like cabbage or ham when you are boiling it, just add a little vinegar to the water it is boiling in.

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Heat lemons before using them and you will get twice as much juice.

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"Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor." --Samuel Johnson

Here is a potato 2fer (2 tips for the price of 1).
#1. If you soak your potatoes in salt water before baking them, they will bake quicker.
#2. Adding a little sugar to the water that you boil your potatoes in will add flavor to old potatoes.


Don't throw away old pillow cases (or as some call pillow slips). Use it to protect clothing. Simply cut a small slit in the end with the seam and slip it over the hanger that the clothing is on.

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