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Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.. I didn't know that! Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold! Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking. Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat…

How to Keep Bananas Fresh Longer. Totally works. Noticed @ the market they wrapped the organic bananas like this…so I tried it. Going on 1 1/2 wks on the counter and NO brown spots yet!

Tips, Tricks and Tools - haven't read very far on this blog and already learned something

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Banana Bread in a Jar

This traditional banana bread features an ingenious twist: It is baked in a canning jar! Such a fun and unique presentation makes it perfect...

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Surprising Cleaning New Uses

lots of useful ideas

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Use Chalk To Rid Your Clothes Of Greasy Stains

Instead of using extra laundry detergent to pre-treat, instead we turn to our old school friend — white chalk. Simply rub onto greasy stains and the chalk powder will absorb the grease, making the stain easily removable by the laundry soap in the wash.

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Dirty Little Secret {baby powder tip

Add Baby Powder to your Beach Bag. Baby Powder gets sand off skin easily, better than using water... We've done this for years, It really works!

The Magic Corn Trick ~ The corn will just slide out leaving the silk and all of the husks intact. I KNOW this pin will be handy very soon :)

Using toothpaste, a banana, a rag and window cleaner we will show you how to remove scratches from a DVD and with any luck the unplayable will become playable.

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The 13 Most Helpful Free iPhone Apps that Every User Should Have

The 13 Most Helpful iPhone Apps that Everyone Should Have if i ever get an iphone.

Brownies made with zucchini, bananas and applesauce, yielding a brownie with only 120 calories, 2 grams of fat, and a whole bunch of vitamins and minerals.

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32 Tips For Healthier Cooking

Bake With Applesauce: Applesauce works as a substitute for both eggs and butter. The ratio of applesauce to butter is one to one: if a recipe calls for 1/2 cup of butter, simply sub in 1/2 cup of applesauce. For every large egg a recipe requires, toss 1/4 cup of applesauce in its place!

Good Old Fashioned Banana Cake with Banana Frosting - 4-5+ bananas. I had a bunch of over-ripe bananas and looked everywhere for a banana cake (not bread) recipe. Someone even told me they'd never seen a recipe for banana >cake<. Well, finally...Here it is!!! Yummy.

Clean your gas stove grates overnight. Put each one in a large zip-lock bag and add some ammonia. Let sit overnight. In the morning remove from the bag and wipe with a sponge. Super easy and actually works!