Cooking Tips and Household Tricks

Cooking Tips: In the kitchen …

  • Store opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not go moldy.
  • Heat leftover pizza in a nonstick pan on the stove on medium-low heat. This keeps the crust crispy.
  • If you take bananas apart they will not ripen as quickly if you were to leave them connected at the stem.
  • Make scrambled eggs or omelettes taste richer by adding a couple of spoonfuls of sour or heavy cream or cream cheese, then beat.
  • Before pouring sticky substances like peanut butter or honey into a measuring cup, rinse it out with hot water and don’t dry before pouring in the goo.
  • Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating than peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom which are firmer and better for cooking.

Household Tricks: Around the house …

  • Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up small bits of glass which are not easy to see.
  • Eliminate a foggy windscreen or windows using a blackboard eraser. Works like a charm.
  • Hairy legs? Use some hair conditioner to shave. It leaves legs smoother than a baby’s nether region.
  • To open a sealed envelope without tearing it, place it in the freezer for a couple of hours.
  • Wet torn bits of newspapers and layer them around the plants, overlapping them as you place. Cover with mulch and forget about weeds.

And just for fun: 8 amazingly simple home remedies …

  • If you can’t fix it with a hammer, you’ve got an electrical problem.
  • Avoid arguments with the females about lifting the toilet seat – use the sink.
  • If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives. then you’ll be afraid to cough.
  • Avoid cutting yourself when slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold the vegetables while you chop.
  • If you’re choking on an ice cube, simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat. presto! the blockage will instantly remove itself.
  • A mouse trap placed on top of your alarm clock will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.
  • You only need two tools in life – Q20 and duct tape. If it doesn’t move and should, use the Q20. If it shouldn’t move and does, use the duct tape.
  • For high blood pressure sufferers ~ simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure on your veins. remember to use a timer.

If you have any of your own cooking tips or household tricks you would like to share, please do!


Galen (name), meaning: "Curious One". A lover of language, human ingenuity and the forces of the universe. Hugely drawn towards the mysterious and unknown. Regular laughter and escapism essential.

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