Tip Of The Day: Marshmellows

Roze Marshmallows
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  • Stop ice cream drips by placing large marshmallows in the bottom of the cone first.
  • Keep brown sugar soft by adding a few marshmallows to the bag before closing it.
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Tip Of The Day: Lemon

Two lemons, one whole and one sliced in half
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  • To relieve a sore throat, cut a lemon in half, skewer half over a medium flame and roast until the peel turns golden brown.  Cool slightly and then mix the juice with 1 tsp of honey.
  • Whiten fingernails by rubbing a wedge on them.
  • Remove soft cheese or other sticky foods from a grater by rubbing both sides with the pulp side of a cut lemon.
  • Create blonde highlights by adding a quarter cup lemon juice to three quarters cup water and rinse your hair with it.  Sun dry your hair.
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Tip Of The Day: Baking Soda

  • Clean combs and brushes in a soda solution.
  • Wash glasses or stainless steel coffee pots (but not aluminum) in 3 tbsp soda to 1 qt water
  • Sprinkle soda on grills, let soak, rinse off.
  • Sprinkle soda on a greasy garage floor.  Let stand, scrub, and rinse.
  • For a pan with a think layer of burned on food, pour a thick layer of soda in it, just moisten with water.  Let stand overnight.  Scrub it clean the next day.
  • Soak shower curtains in water and soda to clean them.
  • Sprinkle soda in tennis shoes, socks, boots, and slippers to eliminate odor.
  • Repel rain from your windshield by wiping it inside and out with a damp cloth cover in gobs of baking soda.
  • Soak dried beans in soda and water to make them more digestible.
  • Freshen carpet and upholstered furniture  by sprinkling with baking soda.  Allow it to sit undisturbed a half hour or so and vacuum.
  • Eliminate water rings on finished wood with a paste of baking soda and toothpaste applied with a soft cloth.
  • Get rid of ants by sprinkling an equal mixture of baking soda and salt where they are coming in.
  • Fill nail holes in a plastered wall with a paste of white toothpaste and baking soda.
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