Lucky Seven

snowman8In my never-ending quest to entertain, inform, or amuse you, I present another installment of Lucky Seven!

This time, we have 7 Clever Hints. I hope you’ll find some of them helpful. 🙂

Feel free to add one of your own!

1. Easy Clean-up
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill it with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don’t dry the cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.

2. Small Spaces
To get something out of a heat register or from under the fridge; add an empty paper towel roll or gift wrap roll to the wand on your vacuum cleaner. The roll can be bent or flattened to easily get into narrow openings.

3. Hate Soggy Pizza?
Reheat that leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove! Set the heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy – unlike soggy micro pizza.

4. Stretch the Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store; whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double the volume and frost more cake or cupcakes with the same amount. You’ll also save sugar/calories per serving in the bargain!

5. No Fuss Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a medium zip lock bag. Seal it and knead until they are all broken up. Open the bag to add mayo, spices, etc. and then reseal. Keep mashing/mixing thoroughly. Next, cut the tip off of one corner and squeeze the mixture into hard-boiled egg halves. When finished, discard the bag for easy clean up. Saves on soap and hot water that would have been needed to get a regular pastry bag really clean!

6. Foggy Windshield?
Tired of foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser. Works better than a cloth!

7. Re-opening 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. Voila! It unseals easily!



Lucky Seven — 8 Comments

  1. Ok, Deviled eggs, open an envelope and foggy windshild win for the best tips of the day!!

    How clever the deviled egg tip is! Don’t you just read these kind of tips and wonder why you didn’t think of it.

    Great post, Crissie!
    xx, Carol

  2. Great tips!! I’ll have to remember the one about the envelopes; I am forever sealing the envelope and forgetting to put in something important (like the check to pay a bill!)

  3. You’re a GENIUS! I’ve never read any tips like that anywhere, and they’re SO SMART! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Carol is right… I feel like a total dufus having not even come close to thinking of any of those LOL! Especially the deviled egg one… now I’m hungry, too :/

    I feel guilty, I need to add a tip! Give back and all hehe uhmmm… well I keep bread/milk bag clips in a magnetic spice container I got at the dollar store on my fridge (like this: ).

    I use them to seal up bags, whatever needs to be air-tight. I also have one full of twist ties, one with wet naps, and one with elastics. You could put one of those bread bag clips on the deviled egg bag to hold the twist in it LOL!

  4. I love tips. I’m a tip junkie; thank you for my daily fix. I could hug you for tip #2. My daughter tossed a handful of Cherrios down our floor register this very morning. One of my gardening tips is for killing weeds. If you’re like me (and find yourself boiling bottles every other day) and have some left over boiled water handy, it makes for a great weed killer. Be careful though, anything that boiling water touches is gonna be a goner. I find it works great for cracks in the driveway where those pesky weeds start up in the Spring. It’s not the most convenient method I’m sure, but it is one way to do it without chemicals.

  5. Hey!! I am eating soggy pizza RIGHT NOW as I type this. That $10 deal from Pizza Hut. Great toppings, but center could have been cooked a bit longer. Going to try your suggestion. Thanks.

  6. Ok, I am totally trying the hot water trick.

    But oh, how I cry at the thought of canned frosting. It is wildly inferior to homemade, and homemade is so easy! Curse our prepackaged culture!

    Clearly, I need to paste up some recipes.

  7. Hi Sweetie! Those tips are all REALLY great! They were all new to me. Thanks so much for making a few things a whole lot easier! ;D xoxo

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