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September 22, 2004
Craft Ideas Using Wooden Spoons
I need craft ideas using wooden spoons. I have saved several wooden spoons (the long ones, not the little ice cream spoons). I would very much like to turn them into gifts or crafty decorations that I can give as Christmas gifts. I would prefer no santas. Thank you, L Shine in CA
Making Decorative Magnets
You can buy a package of self-adhesive magnets at an office supply store. They are usually used for business cards. You can use these to make your own fun magnets.
Put Frozen Juice Concentrate in Ice Cube Trays
To stretch the frozen juice concentrate at my house where there are many kids and teens, I put mine in ice cube trays. They can be removed as needed, one at a time, and kids can pick what kind they want.
Use Baby Powder on Grease Stains
This always works. When you have a grease stain, use baby powder. Put a lot on it and let it sit for a few days. Shake it off and if it still looks greasy, pour more on and wait.
Baking Soda in Cat Litter
I add baking soda to plain cat litter to keep it smelling fresher. I usually sprinkle a little on the bottom of the litter box, add the clay litter, then sprinkle a little more baking soda on top of that.
Creative Burger Ideas
To give your family a diversion from "regular" hamburgers, roll meat into logs and pan-fry. Serve in hot-dog buns.
Caffeine in Pain Pills
Many expensive pain relievers on the market claim to have a special ingredient. If you read the label carefully you'll find the ingredient is caffeine. Caffeine acts as a booster to pain relievers. Drink a cup of coffee or tea within 20 minutes of taking a generic pain reliever and you get the same effect for a fraction of the cost. Caffeine also acts as a diuretic which is why it's included in menstrual symptom and pain relievers. By Lisa, RN
Beef Stew Over Rice
For a quick dinner, cook enough rice to go around and heat canned beef stew to serve over the rice. Excellent!
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