Only Martha Stewart Would Know
The First Four
- Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.
- Use a meat-baster to squeeze pancake batter onto the hot griddle to get perfect shaped pancakes.
- Place an apple in a bag of potatoes to prevent the potato from budding.
- To prevent egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard boiling.
The Next Four
- To get the most juice out of lemons bring them to room temperature and roll them under your palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing.
- To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover the bottom of the pan, and bring to a boil on the stove.
- Spray your Tupperware with nonstick cooking spray before
pouring in tomato based sauces and there won’t be any stains.
- 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.
- 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
- Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the
refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.
- Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to
yield a beautiful glossy finish.
- Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it.
- When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help
bring out the corn’s natural sweetness.
- 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.
- Cure for headaches:
Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.
- Don’t throw out all that leftover wine Freeze into ice cubes
for future use in casseroles and sauces.
- If you have a problem opening jars, try using latex
dish-washing gloves. They give a non
slip grip that make opening jars easy.
- Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just slice and rub raw potato on the stains
and rinse with water.
- To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on
the area and you will experience instant relief.
- Ants are said never to cross a chalk line, so get your chalk
and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march.
- Use air freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job and leaves a lovely smell
to the shine.
- 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
- Keep your washer
working properly—Add 1 qt. of liquid bleach to the hottest , longest setting
for your washer. Let it run through the
cycle when repeat using 1 qt. of white vinegar instead.
- To clean a
softener container, add hot vinegar and let stand for ½ hour.
- To clean bleach
container rinse in hot water.
Alka Seltzer has many uses
- Drop 2
tablets into the toilet, wait 20 minutes, brush and flush.
- Fill a
sink ½ way with water and add 2 tablets. This cleans vitreous china.
- Fill a
vase or cruet with water and drop in 2 Alka-Seltzer tablets to clean calcium deposits off the inside.
jewelry—drop 2 tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two
- Clean a thermos bottle—fill the
bottle with water, drop in 4 Alka-seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour or
longer if necessary.
- Unclog a drain—clear a sink
drain by dropping 3 tablets down the drain followed by a cup of white
vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run
the hot water.