Posts Tagged ‘Quick tips’

Drying Sweaters

Dear Home-Ec 101, I love, love, love my sweaters!  I anxiously await the autumn weather so I can wear them again. When I dry them in the dryer (even without heat) they get beat up and often the seam (especially where a turtle-neck is attached) will begin to unravel and fray.  I have attempted hanging…

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Microwave Rice: Quick Tip

Heather says: Last night all four of my burners were full. There was gumbo and etouffee, collard greens and oil to fry beignets, but I forgot the plain rice. My stepfather commented something along the lines of just microwave it. I must have given him a funny look in between turning beignets. I figured what…

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How to Cook a Bolar Roast

Heather says: Just yesterday, I was checking out some of my usual suspects on the blogging circuit when I stumbled upon a post at Musings of a Housewife. Jo-Lynne was lamenting only having bolar roasts left from her bulk beef purchase. I had never heard of a bolar roast so I did some internet sleuthing.…

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Soak Rolled Oats for Better Oatmeal

Heather says: Did you know the package directions for oatmeal (rolled oats) used to include directions for soaking? Eventually these directions were removed as it’s not critical if your goal is to have hot, edible cereal and many consumers are only interested in convenience. Soaked oats give an entirely different character to your morning breakfast…

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Curb Clutter, A Quick tip

Heather says: Remember last week’s Put Your Crap Away? It’s about as close to a magic pill as a person can find. If you work outside the home, it won’t be as intensive a process. Get ready to go a few minutes early. Then just before you leave, take a walk through the main living area.…

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Quick Tips from Everyday Life: Episode 1

Heather says: We learn these tricks the hard way so you don’t have to. When given a gift card* immediately put it in a safe place. Don’t assume you’ll get to use it in the near future. This way when the magical I-get-to-leave-the-house-and-enjoy-my-gift-card-in-peace day actually arrives, you don’t have to spend half the day looking…

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Water Saving Quick Tip

Heather says: Below every sink is a shut off valve. A simple way to prevent water waste is to use this valve to turn down the flow. This is especially helpful for households with family members or roommates who cannot grasp the idea that there are more than two flow speeds for water: off and…

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