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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.

 

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

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

 

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5. 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.

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

 

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

8. 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.

 

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9. 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
    stove-top.

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

 

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11. 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 the outside of the cake.

12. 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."

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

 

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14. Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before
      baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

20. 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.

 

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21. Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job
      and better still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.

22. When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape
      before resorting to tweezers or a needle. Simply put
      the scotch tape over the splinter, then pull it off.
      Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and
      easily.

 

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

24. 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.

 

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  • 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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