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Bread Rising Chamber

To create a great environment for bread dough to rise, use the clothes dryer. On the high setting, tumble a clean bath towel for 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off, and place the towel in the bottom of the dryer and the bowl of bread dough on top of the towel. Shut the dryer door to allow […]

Stale Bread is a Keeper

Don’t discard bread, rolls, bagels—even garlic bread—that have become hard. Store them in a plastic bag in the freezer, and when you need bread crumbs, simply grate a piece of your stash with a cheese grater. You’ll have uniform, perfect bread crumbs. – Toni

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Bread Rising Chamber

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To create a great environment for bread dough to rise, use the clothes dryer. On the high setting, tumble a clean bath towel for 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off, and place the towel in the bottom of the dryer and the bowl of bread dough on top of…

Stale Bread is a Keeper

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Don’t discard bread, rolls, bagels—even garlic bread—that have become hard. Store them in a plastic bag in the freezer, and when you need bread crumbs, simply grate a piece of your stash with a cheese grater. You’ll have uniform, perfect…

Bubble Gum on the Sofa

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To remove bubble gum from upholstery, make a loop of duct tape around your fingers with the sticky side out. Press on the gum and jerk your finger up quickly. Repeat until all the gum is pulled away. - Debbie

Ballpoint Ink

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Really cheap hairspray removes ballpoint ink from plastic because it has a high amount of acetone. - Pam

Nonabrasive Cleaner

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Baking soda is a nonabrasive cleanser. Use it without worry on fine china, porcelain appliances, the inside of the refrigerator, stainless steel, aluminum, and cast iron. You can use it either in its powdered form or mix it with water to make…

Condensation on Car Windows

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To take care of the condensation that builds up on the inside of car windows during the cold winter months, leave the air-conditioning on with the temperature in the heat position, and windows will clear like magic. Or carry an ordinary chalkboard…

Renew Rusty Chrome

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Briskly scrub rust spots on car bumpers with a piece of crumpled aluminum foil, shiny side out. Also works well on the chrome shafts of golf clubs. - Patricia

Cat Litter for Traction

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In winter weather carry a heavy bag of clay-based litter in your trunk, and the extra weight will help keep the vehicle stable. If you are stuck in snow or ice, clear the area around your drive wheels, pour litter in front of the tires in the…

Black Like New

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When black rubber or plastic trim on your automobile fades or gets ugly white spots, apply black paste shoe polish. It will look like new again. - Susan