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This is a basic oven omelet recipe that can be adapted to use as a breakfast sandwich or wrap. Different seasonings and vegetables can be added to the egg mixture for your own custom taste. It is a family favorite.
Hot And Spicy Bologna
Easy way to spice up plain ring bologna. More or less seasonings/spices can be used for individual flavor. This is my husband's favorite.
Eyeglasses Pouch For Kitchen Knife Holder
I needed a safe and readily available storage spot for a kitchen knife with a 6 1/2-inch blade. All the slots on my wood knife block were full. I used a padded eyeglass pouch-type case/holder and glued it to the side of the knife block.
Keeping Vacuum Cleaner Rollers Cleared
Use a seam ripper to clean vacuum cleaner rollers when they are built up with long hair and strings/threads. Don't forget to get the edges of the roller. This makes it so much easier than tugging and pulling out the hair or strings/threads that get tangled on the roller.
Grease Beaters/Utensils Before Mixing
Lightly spray your beaters with cooking spray. This helps to prevent batter from sticking on the beaters plus easier clean up.
Store Broccoli in Paper Bag
Store fresh broccoli in a paper bag. Do not wash. The broccoli has to be dry before placing in the bag. Roll up the bag and clip or tape closed. Keep refrigerated, and use within one week.
Keeping Baked Potatoes Hot
I bake them in aluminum foil in our toaster oven. Most of the time I will need the toaster oven for something else so I have to remove the potatoes. I place the potatoes inside our insulated oven mitts, using a spring clothespin to keep the mitt closed.
Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap Dispenser Refill
While I like the Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap Dispenser, I do not like the price of the refill. My husband drilled out a large hole on the top of the original dispenser so I could use my own recipe of the hand soap.
Stink Bug Scoop
To remove stink bugs, use a paper towel cardboard tube that is stapled shut on one end and scoop up these critters and then get rid of them. Squeeze the open end of the tube slightly to flatten it.
Photo: Where's William?
Can you find him? It may be a challenge! This is a family portrait of the Potato Head family that includes a very good friend, William. This little guy just loves playing with his buddies, the Potato Heads.
Microwave Fruit Fly Trap
This may be an off-the-wall idea, but it has worked for me. All summer, we did not have any fruit fly problems. About ten days ago, there was an explosion of fruit flies in our kitchen. It was the worst fruit fly problem we have ever had.
Halloween Costume: Easter Bunny
When my daughter was six years old, she was the Easter bunny. She wore a pink sweat shirt and sweat pants that were turned inside. This makes it look furry. I bought an inexpensive bunny ear hair band along with with a puffy white tail to put on her sweat clothes.
Use Balloons as Party Invitations
I used party balloons as invitations for my daughter's sixth birthday party. We invited about six neighborhood kids to the party.
Save Fragrant Fruit Peelings
Whenever I peel a fragrant fruit such as an apple, lemon, orange, etc. I save the peelings to simmer on the stovetop. There are times when I cannot use them that day.
Dessert for Young Kids in Restaurant
When we would go out to eat with our kids when they were quite young, most of the time, they would fuss and not finish their meals. So we decided to let them eat their meal at home before we went to a restaurant.
Magnetic Board on Refrigerator
A few days ago I tried to put a magnetic whiteboard on our refrigerator. It would not stay put, it just kept sliding down because of the slick surface of the refrigerator.
Add Flavor to Casseroles
I use the leftovers in the refrigerator to create a one-dish casserole-type recipe. I gather the leftover veggies, meat/poultry, and pasta/rice/noodles. I usually add something wet, like broth ...
Old-Fashioned Stove Top Popcorn
This is the old-fashioned way of making popcorn. It is easy to make and tastes so much better than microwave popcorn. This is the way my family makes popcorn. Nearly every kernel pops and it does not take that long to make.
Tips for Shipping Packages
I live in Pennsylvania and often send packages through the United States Postal Service to Alaska. To make sure that the tape sticks well to the box, I use the top edge of a wood ruler and, using pressure, I drag the ruler across the direction of each strip of tape.
Plastic Bins to Update Old Shelves
I have two old TV/small appliance carts on wheels that have two open shelves on the bottom. I wanted to use them to store items on the shelves, but I did not like the idea of the open shelves since things would tend to get dusty/dirty.
Link: Word Web Dictionary and Thesaurus Software
I recommend using "Word Web", a free software program that is a one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It is not a spell checker but a dictionary/thesaurus. I have been using it for many years and use it daily.
Protect Bathroom When Dyeing Hair
When dyeing/coloring my hair, I can be as careful as can be and I still seemed to miss some small spots/splatters on the back splash of the sink. So my solution was to use Glad Press 'n Seal on the back splash to protect it.
Season Nonstick Pans With Oil
Non-stick pans/skillets will keep their finish longer if you lightly coat them with oil. The non-stick finish is porous and will benefit from this conditioning. This really helps especially if you put any of these pans in the dishwasher.
I was feeling tired, lacking energy, and was having problems with muscle cramps. When talking to my doctor, I realized I do not drink enough water. Even when I thought I was drinking enough water, I was not.
Refilling Bottles With Water
This is for people who buy spring/drinking water. I like to keep water bottles on hand for convenience, but do not like spending the money to buy the individual bottles all the time.
Add Peanut Butter When Melting Chocolate
Use creamy peanut butter instead of shortening when melting any flavor of chocolate in a recipe. You cannot taste the peanut butter, but it does enhance the flavor of the chocolate.
My Mom's Meatloaf
This meatloaf recipe has an unusual ingredient in it - applesauce. You cannot taste it, but the applesauce keeps the meatloaf moist. This recipe makes great meatloaf sandwiches.
Reuse Ties From Packaging
Sometimes when buying a packaged item, especially toys, plastic cable/wire ties are used. While these can be annoying to remove, they can be reused.
Use a clean micro-cloth moistened with water to clean/scrub fruit and vegetables before using. You can also use a bit of vinegar for an extra cleaning boost.
Make A Heart Cake Without A Heart Shaped Pan
No need to buy a special heart-shaped pan when you want to make a heart-shaped cake. Use one 8 or 9 inch round pan plus one 8 or 9 inch square pan. When the baked cake is cooled, cut the round cake in half.
Verify That Medical Records are Transferred
Many years ago, I was diagnosed with a medical condition that was not life threatening, but did cause various problems. I had went to specialists for well over a year without much help. At the time, there wasn't much treatment for this medical condition.
Keeping Track of Bill Due Dates
Prepare any bills/correspondences ahead of time that will have to be mailed in the future. Do not stamp any of the envelopes. Instead, write in small letters the date that the letters have to be mailed in the area where the stamp is placed.
Open Difficult Packaging Before Wrapping
While wrapping a gift that was difficult to open, I had an idea. This particular gift was encased with that familiar hard plastic. This was a present for my young grandson. I knew he would be very excited when he saw the contents.
Shaping Crescent Cookies
Instead of individually shaping each crescent cookie when baking, roll into a long log and cut whatever size is needed. Then bend each one into the crescent shape. You can do this right on the cookie sheet.
Reuse Glass Microwave Tray
Before throwing away that broken microwave, save the glass dish that is inside. It has many uses. At the moment I am using one under one of my large houseplants to protect my floor from any water overflow. My daughter uses one as a food platter when having parties.
Staple Together Non-Needed Sections of Manuals
In most home products, you will usually get a manual. Many may have one or several language sections. I only need to read one language. To make reading more manageable, I staple together the pages I will not need.
Teach Children to Give
It's that time of the year when most children are wanting gifts from Santa. While that is typical, please teach your children that giving is more important than getting. That is the real theme for Christmas.
Use Pillowcase When Transporting Cat
Use a pillow case to transport your cat. Make sure the pillow case is in new or very good condition and has absolutely no holes whatsoever. Tightly tie a cotton shoelace or something of that nature to tie up the pillow case.
Place Incense In Radiator
If you use the old-time cast iron radiators, you can use the long sticks of incense to fragrance your room. I put one or two of the sticks in the bottom ribs of the radiator. When the heat comes on, your room will be filled with the aroma of the incense.
Dissolving Drink Mixes
Usually when I make a pitcher of any type of pre-sweetened powdered drink mix, the powder does not dissolve well and has to be stirred for a while. Now, I fill the container with about three quarters of the water, and stir it quickly to create a whirlpool.
Use and Care of Microfiber Cloths
Microfiber cloths work very well for all types of cleaning. However, they should not be washed with regular laundry. It is better to wash them separately. Do not use fabric softener. Some of the cloths state not to use bleach.
Keep Bread Mold from Developing
When the weather becomes hot and humid, we always had problems with our soft breads getting moldy. Since it is only my husband and I, bread lasts longer than when we had our kids at home.
Using Crockpot Insert in the Oven
You can use your removable crock pot/slow cooker stoneware insert in an oven. Be sure the insert does not have any cracks or breaks in it. I normally coat it with a cooking spray for easy clean-up. I don't use the lid, for fear it would crack or break.
Extra Counter Space In The Kitchen
I have a very small computer desk that didn't have enough surface space. It has one drawer. I had a small metal cookie sheet that I wasn't using, so I covered it with a piece of an old plastic tablecloth.
Warning About Pets and Roomba
This is a warning about using a Roomba when you own a pet. My son's friend programmed his Roomba to run while he was at work. He also owns a four-year dog. His dog was completely housebroken and has never had an "accident" in his house except for this one time.
Roasted Red Bell Peppers
Wash and dry red bell peppers. Deseed and cut the peppers. An easy way to deseed and cut up a pepper is by cutting it in half by starting the cut at the stem and down. Remove the stem parts off by tearing with your clean hands. Remove seeds and membrane the same way.
Using File Cards For Organizing Addresses
I use a 3x5 inch recipe/file box to alphabetically organize personal names, addresses, phone numbers and any other information. I use the tabbed dividers for keeping this in alphabetical order.
Don't Leave Dog Unattended in Hot Car
There are so many times during hot weather when I see dogs left alone in cars while their owners go shopping. This is very upsetting to me. I don't understand the need for people to take their dogs with them while they shop.
Reuse Packing Pillows For Dog Clean Up Bags
If you need bags for doggie clean-ups, save "bubble bags", a packing material that is using for shipping packages.
Grocery Shopping At Multiple Stores
I usually grocery shop at three different stores in one day. My grocery lists were getting confusing. I had a hard time trying to keep track of what to buy at what store.
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