Sinks - To keep sink drains free flowing, cover the drain opening with
baking soda and pour vinegar over the soda.
Salt Shakers - A small amount of rice or barley in salt shakers will
prevent lumping on damp days.
Cupcakes - To frost cupcakes quickly, dip them upside down into the bowl of frosting and then twirl them slightly.
Olive Oil - For olive oil that isn't, put four large un-stuffed olives
in a cup of regular salad oil. Refrigerate in a tightly covered jar about a week before using. It tastes like the real thing!
Coffee Filters -
- Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.
- Clean windows and mirrors. Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.
- Protect China. Separate your good dishes by putting a coffee filter between each dish.
- Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.
- Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.
- Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.
- Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.
- Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.
- Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.
- Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent
The soil from going through the drainage holes.
- Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.
- Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc. on them.
Soaks out all the grease.
- Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."
- OH YEAH THEY ARE GREAT TO USE IN YOUR COFFEE MAKERS !!
Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half, and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away. (I prefer to soak the lime in Gin and rub it on my tongue first).
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.
Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato based sauces and there won't be any stains.
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.
When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn's natural sweetness.
Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt BLUE!) rubbing alcohol on paper towel.
Whenever I purchase a box of S.O.S Pads, I immediately take a pair of scissors and cut each pad into halves. After years of having to throw away rusted and unused and smelly pads, I finally decided that this would be much more economical. Now a box of S.O.S pads last me indefinitely!
In fact, I have noticed that the scissors get 'sharpened'' this way!