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I save all of our take out menu's in a folder which I keep near the phone.When we decide to order take out the info is right there at our finger tips. I also have a folder I keep any warranties,g
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Re: Household Tips

posted at 3/23/2012 8:36 PM EDT
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GRANA here;I use a heavy duty metal egg slicer to slice mushrooms  and ripe strawberries[ wash in between], more uniform than a food processor & easier to clean..It must be a heavy duty mertal  one or it ill  break easily; my first (plastic one)only lasted a few months;my metal one is doing fine after2 years.

Re: Household Tips

posted at 3/24/2012 8:16 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: Household Tips:
GRANA here;I use a heavy duty metal egg slicer to slice mushrooms  and ripe strawberries[ wash in between], more uniform than a food processor & easier to clean..It must be a heavy duty mertal  one or it ill  break easily; my first (plastic one)only lasted a few months;my metal one is doing fine after2 years.
Posted by ann h


Ann I have an egg slicer like this.My dear niece found a bunch of them at our local discount store fo />99 cent each she said she bought about 20 of them she gave me three of them one for myself and one for each of my sons.The original price was $15 apiece. I have had mine now for about 5 years and it looks brand new it is chrome plated.I don't think it will ever have to be replaced.

Re: Household Tips

posted at 3/24/2012 9:35 AM EDT
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The only egg slicers I seem to find are the light weight flimsy ones that most likely can't slice an egg let alone a mushroom.  I keep looking.

Re: Household Tips

posted at 3/24/2012 10:01 AM EDT
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My problem with something like an egg slicer is that I have no where to put it.

Re: Household Tips

posted at 3/30/2012 10:15 AM EDT
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This has to do with fresh salads.I make salad almost everyday.I started buy the Romaine hearts that are whole,three to a bag,baby spinach,grape or cherry tomatoes,seedless cucumbers and green onions that are in a resealable bag.before this the produce would not be good by the end of the week and I was throwing out a lot of spoiled veggies.My celery I keep in a glass of water and just change the water everyday,when I use it.I add celery to all our salads.My hubby has gout and they say celery and celery seed are a good thing to eat to keep gout attacks at bay.It seems to work and we just don't eat any foods that can trigger an attack.He is sensitive to mushrooms and I really miss them in my cooking so every now and then I make some for myself.

Re: Household Tips

posted at 3/30/2012 12:24 PM EDT
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My problem with something like an egg slicer is that I have no where to put it.
Posted by Nancy G


Right, Nancy.  One only has space for so much stuff.  I don't get a lot of specialty items for that reason.  If is only has one purpose, forget it.  I'll get some multi-purpose thing.

Re: Household Tips

posted at 4/2/2012 4:40 PM EDT
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Hi Nikki,the brand name of my egg slicer is LEIFHEIT,they do sell on line for about $15.Well worth every penny. <{><   <{><  <{><

Re: Household Tips

posted at 4/2/2012 5:02 PM EDT
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Hi Nikki,the brand name of my egg slicer is LEIFHEIT,they do sell on line for about $15.Well worth every penny. <{ /><
Posted by gale g


Thanks will look for one.

Re: Household Tips

posted at 4/2/2012 5:28 PM EDT
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Some really great tips listed - thanks to all for sharing!

Re: Household Tips

posted at 6/15/2012 2:57 PM EDT
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Some take out pizza places use those little white things to keep the lid from colapsing on the pizza.They look like a little round table with three legs.I save them and use them on my cakes with frosting to keep the alum.foil from touching the frosting.

Re: Household Tips

posted at 6/20/2012 9:47 AM EDT
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Some take out pizza places use those little white things to keep the lid from colapsing on the pizza.They look like a little round table with three legs.I save them and use them on my cakes with frosting to keep the alum.foil from touching the frosting.
Posted by gale g


I have a large mixing bowl that I rarely use anymore.  It is a thin stainless steel and I have heavier mixing bowl now that I use. 
When I make a cake if I am not using my "fancy cake plate" I put the cake on a regular dinner plate and I invert this stainless steel bowl over the cake.  It covers a Bundt cake or a frosted 2 layer 8 or 9 inch cake.  To cover a 13X9 pan I either put toothpicks around the edge and put plastic wrap over it or I invert another 13X9 pan over the top of the one the cake is in.  In most cases the 13X9 gets cut in half and it finds it's way down the street so I put the portion we are keeping on a plate and use the bowl.
This also works for tarts and pies.
When it gets to a smaller bit of cake I put it on the lid of one of my large Lock and Lock bowls and the bowl becomes the dome over the cake.  This keeps the frosting from getting mashed and it is easy to get a slice.  I just do not allow anyone to use a sharp knife when cutting on the lid.  the lid of the container will hold about halfo of a bundt cake I just cut it in large wedges and place two on one side and the third between the two on the other side so they fit together.  (I hope that made sense) 

Re: Household Tips

posted at 6/20/2012 11:44 AM EDT
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Thanks for all the tips i just love tips

Re: Household Tips

posted at 6/20/2012 3:54 PM EDT
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All the tips are great Thanks for sharing to everyone.
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