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!