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Tip for Mixing Without the Mess
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Here is a tip to eliminate a lot of the mess when whipping cream, or similar foods, with an electric beater:  Cut 2 small holes in the middle of a piece of waxed paper, then slip the stems of the beaters through the holes and attach the beaters to the mixing machine. Place paper and beaters over the bowl and whip as usual.
Household Tip: This method could also be used for mixing drywall mud. Instead of waxed paper, separate a large cereal box and cut one small hole for your mixer beater.

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Listing #46 posted in: Kitchen Tips

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How to get Ketchup out of the Bottle
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Here is an easy tip on how to get ketchup out of the bottle. Insert a drinking straw through the bottle opening, then push the straw to the bottom of the bottle, and then remove. This admits enough air into the ketchup bottle to start an even flow of the ketchup.
This method works well for adults as well as kids. Give it a try the next time you are having difficulty removing ketchup from the bottle.

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Listing #45 posted in: Kitchen Tips

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Relieve Charley Horses with Tonic Water
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Do you wake up at night to painful leg cramps? Tonic water contains quinine, which is known to help relieve leg cramps. Keep a bottle of tonic water on hand to drink, as needed. Drinking tonic water before you go to bed, can help prevent the painful cramps from affecting your restful sleep.  

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Listing #43 posted in: Lifestyle Tips

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Keep Your Punch Cool
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To keep your punch cool, float an ice ring made from the punch rather than using ice cubes. Not only is this more decorative, but it also limits melting and diluting. Use a jello mold to make your ice ring, or a muffin tin to make large round shaped punch cubes, or use whatever shaped mold you have available, to match your event theme. Let your creative ideas flow!

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Listing #42 posted in: Food Tips

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How to Naturally Clean and Soften Hands
Views: 1125 | Average Rating:  1.3 | Rating Count: 3 | Comments: 0

To clean and soften your hands naturally after working in the garden or yard, wash them with pure apple cider vinegar. Use the vinegar diluted or undiluted, depending on your personal preference.

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Listing #41 posted in: Gardening Tips

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Keep Bananas Fresh Longer
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Next time you buy bananas, pull the bananas apart at the stem to keep them fresh longer.  If you leave them together at the stem, they will ripen faster.

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Listing #40 posted in: Food Tips

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Epsom Salt Bath
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Been working your body hard lately or just a little stressed out?? Here's a Stress Buster! Try an Epsom Salt Bath by relaxing in a warm bath with one to two cups of Epsom salt to relax your muscles and reduce inflammation.  Epsom salt is a natural emollient, that will exfoliate your skin. A Lifestyle Tip that's good for your body and your budget.

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Listing #39 posted in: Lifestyle Tips

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Freezing Homemade Baby Food
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Freeze your homemade baby food in regular or large size muffin tins or ice cube trays, depending on the quantity you want per serving. Once frozen, place in freezer bags, label and use as you need. Next time you have a banana or two that are over ripe, peel and mash into a couple of ice cube tray sections and freeze. Any leftover cooked vegetables could be mashed and frozen in ice cube tray sections. Use a blender to puree foods to the consistency you want for freezing homemade baby food!

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Listing #38 posted in: Food Tips

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Freezing Leftovers
Views: 705 | Average Rating:  2.5 | Rating Count: 4 | Comments: 1

Freeze leftover mashed potatoes, gravy, chili, spaghetti sauce, meatloaf or a casserole in regular or large size muffin tins.  Once frozen, remove from the tins and place in a freezer bag, label and use as needed.  Spray your muffin tin with Pam, if you want or line with aluminum foil for easy removal.  This works great for bringing lunch to work or a thrifty after school snack for the kids.  Great Food Tips and Money Saving Ideas for Freezing Leftovers in muffin tins!

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Listing #37 posted in: Food Tips

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Raspberry Tips
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When buying fresh raspberries look for berries that are plump, dark red with no stains on the bottom of the packaging.  Fresh raspberries deteriorate rapidly so if you can't use them right away, freeze them.  Freeze in a single layer on a cookie sheet, then pour them into a plastic freezer bag or container, label and they'll be ready to measure out the quantity needed for your next cooking adventure.  Or make jars of jam to enjoy yourself or to share as great thrifty gift ideas.

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Listing #36 posted in: Food Tips

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