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~  Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store.  If you leave them  connected at the stem, they ripen faster.
~  Store your opened  chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay  fresh much longer and not mold!

~  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.

~  Add  a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It  will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

~  To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of Spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up. (Caution: Be sure that you like this consistency in your scrambled eggs.)

~  For a cool brownie  treat, make brownies as directed.  Melt Andes  mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies.  Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.

~  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.
~  Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert.  Simply chop them up with the food chopper. 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.  Yummm! 

~  Reheat  Pizza - 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. 

~  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 for easy clean up.

~  Expanding  Frosting - When you buy a container of cake  frosting from the store, whip it with your  mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size.  You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same  amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.

~ Reheating refrigerated bread, to warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them  in the microwave with a cup of water. The  increased moisture will keep the food moist and  help it reheat faster. 

~ Newspapers keep  weeds away - start putting newspapers in your plants, work  the nutrients in your soil.  Wet newspapers. Put  layers around the plants overlapping as you go.  Cover with mulch, and forget about weeds.  Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not
can not Get through wet newspapers. 

~ Broken  Glass - Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.

~  No More  Mosquitoes - Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.

~  Squirrel  Away!  To keep squirrels from eating your  plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne  pepper.  The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant  and the squirrels won't come near it.  (Wonder if this works with rabbits?  Sure gonna give it a try)

~  Flexible  vacuum - To get something out of a heat  register or under the fridge add an empty paper  towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your  vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow  opening.

~  Reducing Static Cling - 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.

~  Measuring  Cups - 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.

~  Foggy Windshield? - Hate foggy windshields?  Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car when the windows fog, rub with the eraser!  Works better than a cloth!

~  Reopening  envelopes - 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. 

~  Conditioner - Use your hair  conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving  cream and  leaves your legs really  smooth.  It's also a great way to use up the conditioner  you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair. 

~  Goodbye Fruit Flies - To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take  a small glass, fill it �” with Apple Cider  Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well.  You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

~  Get Rid of Ants  Put small piles of  cornmeal where you see ants.  They eat it, take it “home”, can't digest it so it kills them.  It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it  works and you don't have the worry about pets  or small children being harmed!