When making pastry dough, use both shortening and butter, having the dough refrigerated for 1/2 hour makes for a flakier piecrust.
When slicing tomatoes use a serrated knife. It keeps the slices neater and less juice is lost.
When making piecrust, always roll from the center out.
When you need a small amount of juice; for example lemon juice, cut the lemon in half and squeeze with the cut side up so that the seeds will not fall into your food.
When the recipe calls for eggs, always break eggs into a separate dish. That way you can catch egg sheels or even a bad egg and it will not ruin your recipe.
To lengthen the life of bath soap, unwrap a bar days before you might need it. It lasts longer.
When you bring home a bunch of bananas, pull them apart so that they are all single ones. They won't ripen so fast.
I put my burner pans in a large plastic pail and pour ammonia over them, covering them with the liquid and cover the top with a plastic bag. Then leave overnight and the pans come clean.
I have a Raisin Bank which I have had a long time. My husband and I put out quarters in the bank, and when we have $10 worth we wrap them. When we have collected 3 or 4 of these we take them to the bank and get paper money. We save for v...
I have a Raisin Bank which I got a long time ago. My husband and I save quarters and then wrap them up in the
I have a Raisin Bank which I have had a long time. My husband and I put out quarters in the bank, and when we have $10 worth we ...