Friday, January 18, 2008

Did you know?

I received an email from my Dad this morning full of interesting stuff. Some I had heard before but others were new. Here are a few of my favorites:
  1. 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.
  2. Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.
  3. 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.
  4. Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.
  5. For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler a and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.
  6. 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.
  7. Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simple chop them up with the food chop per. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Easy Deviled Eggs. 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.
  10. Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.


Becky said...

Those were great tips, thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

Okay, those were fabulous! I'm definitely going to be trying some of them.

Carlee Hoopes said...

Neat stuff! I will for sure try some of those out!

Annette and Rick said...

I'm glad you liked these ideas. There are some pretty clever ideas!

Becky said...

I tried the banana trick and it worked! By the way, I want to invite you to post on my work-out blog, but I need your e-mail. You can email me at