More hints


Using Up Eggnog – Egg Nog French Toast

add whipped eggs to the egg-nogg and make up lots of French toast. Can then freeze up 4 slices to the bag for later
consumption. It can be warmed with a double trip through a toaster or on medium heat in a microwave oven.

Can also use in place of the milk called for in meatloaf recipe and it was fine!

And don’t forget eggnogg latte, if you have one of those home espresso-making machines.



Keeping Christmas Wrap Rolls from Unrolling

When putting Christmas wrap, ribbon, bags etc. away, noticed the rolls wouldn’t stay rolled up without the aid of tape (which ruins the paper). Try instead a pair of knee high nylons. Cut across the legs in strips, slide them on the rolls of paper and Voila! Neat rolls and recycling too!



Making Special Mashed Potatoes

Add about 1/2 cup of Ranch dressing to mashed potatoes.



Out of Season Clothing Table

Store out of season clothing in a garbage can topped with a round table top and cloth. This can serve as a side table, night stand, etc. This is an especially good space saver for a small home or apartment.



Keeping Microwave Food Moist

Keep leftovers moist while heating in the microwave. Take one paper towel. Wad it up and run it under the faucet. Squeeze the excess water out. Unfold and cover food. Not only will this keep your leftovers moist, but it’ll prevent food from “popping” all over the inside of the microwave. For extra moisture, drizzle a little water over the damp paper towel to provide a steam heating for your food.

A few hints to get started

An old sink mat goes to use in the garden. Use for an old sink mat. Clean it and turn it over and notice that the holes were evenly spaced . Use it in the garden to plant seeds -a built in weed barrier.


Hot Lemon Drink. Boil 8 oz. of water and place in your coffee mug. Add 1 large slice of fresh lemon to the mug. Add  honey as
desired. Really warms the tummy on a cold winter day. Enjoy.


Wine Cork Recipe Card Holder . An inexpensive recipe card holder is a plain little cork.  Cut  a slit into the narrow end of the cork at a slight angle. Slide your recipe card into the slit. You will be able to follow your recipe easily and it will keep your card clean.


Pantyhose Punching Bag. Make a punching bag by putting a soccer ball into the waist section of a pair of pantyhose. Knot the waist. Using the legs, tie it to a hook or a beam. Now start punching.


Keeping Children’s Art from Fading. Spray your child’s art work with hairspray to keep it from fading or getting dusty.



Make a trellis for your climbing plant (indoor or out). Shape the triangular part of a clothes hanger into any shape you like, then
straighten the hook. Stick the straightened hook into the soil then train your plant around the the wire.
You can also use tomato cages for ivy and either wrap them up and down or around and around.


Freshening a Stinky Microwave. Have a stinky microwave? Just quarter a lemon and put it in a microwave-safe dish along with some water and cook on high for 2 minutes.


Moisturize your feet and put socks on overnight. As you sleep and your pores open you will absorb the moisture and retain it.The next day your feet will feel very soft.


For a quick clean up of the stove handles/knobs, wipe with white distilled vinegar it is a natural degreaser and works great.  Add a little vinegar to dishwater amazing how effective it can be to help with the grease.