Baking Tip ~ For those who prefer soft cookies... Person wrote: "I recently learned about a secret ingredient that will produce the most delicious, fluffy, soft chocolate chip cookies ever--CORNSTARCH! Instead of baking powder, you use cornstarch in your dough. The dough itself ends up looking exactly like ice cream and the texture is out of this world, very close to the Keebler Soft Batch Cookies"... Great to know for your holiday baking!
1 c vinegar + 1 c hot water + 10 min microwave = steam clean! Totally works. No more scum, no funky smells.
Plug Out Outlet Organizer Unplugging your gadgets helps keep energy costs down, but messy cords are a serious eyesore, not to mention potentially dangerous. Attach this clever organizer to the wall beneath your outlet to keep plugs tidy and ready for use when you need to turn on a device.
Layer Cake Slicing Kit Eight-layer cake? Coming right up. Simply slip this handy mold around your cake and slice, using the slots as a guide, for a perfectly crafted dessert every time. Now that’s—c’mon, we have to say it—a piece of cake.
Freeze cubes of leftover wine and save them for recipes that call for vino or consolidate half-consumed bottles to make a boozy syrup that you can drizzle over waffles, ice cream, pound cake, ricotta or fruit.
Before you throw out that old dresser, create roll-away under-bed storage drawers. Love this idea from Better Homes and Gardens. Would be a great shoe storage idea.
Get Cut Flowers to Bloom First try cutting the stems at an angle, then placing the bouquet in warm water. If that doesn’t work, use a blow-dryer with a diffuser to simulate the sunshine’s warmth, says Denis Chandler, the owner of Bloomsberry Flowers, in Wilmington, Delaware.