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Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) Recipe
Cooked to Perfection
Cullowhee, NC (pop. 6,328)
KimmiK
Member Since Apr 2011
Kimmi's notes for this recipe:
I got this in a email & I thought everyone would like it....


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1
Hull strawberries easily using a straw.
2
Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture
will disguise dings & scrapes.
3
Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or
computer screen with WD40.
4
Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box
by securing with a rubber band.
5
Overhaul your linen cupboard, store bed linen sets
inside one of their own pillowcases & there will
be no more hunting through piles for a match.
6
Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone & iPod
in a bowl. The concave shape amplifies the music.
7
Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.
8
Add this item to your beach bag. Baby powder
gets sand off your skin easily, who knew?!
9
Attach a Velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys.
10
Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls
against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the
floor.
11
Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting a
stocking over the vacuum hose.
12
Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting
crosses into a box lid.
13
For those who can’t stand the scrunching &
bunching: how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet.

(I don't know if this whole pic is going to come out...it's pretty big. - Step 1 & 2 are the only ones missing & everyone knows that part.)
14
Forever losing your bathroom essentials? Use
magnetic strips to store bobby pins, tweezers
& clippers, behind a vanity door.
15
Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty
soles rubbing on your clothes. And you can
find them in just about every hotel.
16
A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy. Magnets
hold the plastic cups down to make them
tip-resistant.
17
Bread tags make the perfect cord labels.
18
Bake cupcakes directly in ice cream cones, so
much more fun & easier for kids to eat.
19
Microwave your own popcorn in a plain brown paper
bag. Much healthier & cheaper than the packet
stuff.
20
Install a tension rod to hang your spray bottles.
21
Turn your muffin pan upside down, bake cookie dough
over the top & voila, you have cookie bowls for fruit or ice-cream.
22
Freeze Aloe Vera in ice cube trays for soothing
sunburn relief.
23
Create a window box veggie patch using guttering.
24
Use egg cartons to separate & store your
Christmas decorations.
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user Jan Bartholome 2HandsForHim - Dec 14, 2011
What great ideas, Kimmi! Some I knew; some I didn't! Numbers 14, 16 18, 20, 21, are my new favorites!

{{{A WORD OF CAUTION: #3: NEVER spray WD40 or anything else directly onto your TV screen (unless, of course, you're tired of it and WANT a new TV! LOL!) Spray the stuff (WD40, Windex, whatever it is) onto a cloth and then rub the screen!}}}

Number 19: Just this morning I read HOW to do your own microwave popcorn: Put 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels in a brown paper lunch bag. Fold over the top several times and microwave on High for 2-5 minutes. When popped, pour into a bowl and add butter and seasonings. That's what I read; here's MY tip for those who are counting calories: instead of butter, spray your popcorn with butter-flavored Pam or another butter-flavored cooking spray. It tastes really buttery without making the popcorn soggy, but it makes it just moist enough to help the salt or other seasonings stick! Don't try this with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray--it makes the popcorn soggy. It's good on veggies and rice and potatoes, but NOT on popcorn or bread and such.

Number 8 really DOES work! It's simply amazing how the baby powder makes the sand fall off of kids and beach balls and surf boards and ice chests before you put them in the car!
user Cheryl Burrell Cherbear77 - Dec 14, 2011
# 13..I used to do fitted sheets this way, but somehow, over the years had forgotten how to do it. Wonderful idea!!!
Thanks,Kimmi!
user Cheryl Chavez cheryllynnchavez - Dec 14, 2011
Great ideas!!
user Lauren Conforti Hutt5asl - Dec 14, 2011
Lauren Conforti [Hutt5asl] has shared this recipe with discussion group:
HEY, don't throw that away!!

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