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Volume III
August 12, 2011

Weekly Home / Cook'n & Eat'n

Great Reader Tips!

Really enjoying the articles you are writing. I especially like the one titled "Answers in your kitchen". Do you know that if you have dull scissors, you can use a piece of foil that is folded in half and cut it into strips to sharpen your scissors in a pinch?

If you are sunburned bad, when you get to your room or home and BEFORE you put anything on the burn, run enough room temp/cool water in your bathtub to cover you to your neck and add 1 pint of vinegar. Slide in and relax as it pulls the heat out of the burn. The water will literally heat up from the heat it removes. When it gets uncomfortably warm, that is your cue to get out, pat the burns dry and then apply aloe if you have it. If you put anything on the burn before you soak, it will not work right.

Put a bit of vinegar in a pan of water and allow it to simmer while you are cooking fish, cabbage or greens. Helps fight that odor that always lingers.

Baking & womans best friend! Baby have diaper rash? Add a couple of tablespoons to room temp water and set the baby in it. It works to help remove the burn but, don't leave in more than 3-4 minutes. Also, keep some in a clean basin to sponge the little one at diaper changes before adding a soothing cream. Works on liquid scalds also.

My hair dresser gave me her secret to removing built up hair spray and gels. She put a blob of shampoo in her hand and sprinkled about 1/4 tsp. of baking soda on it then scrubbed my hair. It removed the gunk fast and when she rinsed it and squeezed the water out, my hair was literally squeaky clean!

Want to keep odors out of closets, coolers, luggage, car trunks, etc.? Put 1/4-1/2 cup of baking soda in an old sock or a square of cloth. tie it up and put it in the item you wish to keep fresh. I use it in my fridge and freezers! Works in sneakers too.

I have found lots of tips using household items and have added a cookbook called Household Tips to my Cook'n program. I love to find new info to add to it.


C. Kilmer

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