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Thursday, May 31

did you know? ....some fun facts

Welcome to All in the Detail... I am so glad you are here!



Everyone can relate to this...  you receive tons and tons of emails - most have useless information and you wonder, "Why did they think this was worth forwarding?"  Well, I got the following in an email from my sister (Thanks, Sissy)... and I found TONS of useful information in it! Hope you find it as interesting, too!



You can flip a toaster on its side and grill cheese in it.


Reynolds Wrap has lock in taps to hold the roll in place.


The color on the bread tab indicates how fresh the bread is and those colors are in alphabetical order: b, g, r, w, y.


You can divide and store ground meat in a zip loc bag. Just break off how much you need and keep the rest in the freezer for later. So much easier than dividing and individually wrapping each pound or half pound.


If you place a wooden spoon over a pot of boiling water, it won't boil over.


Marshmallows can cure a sore throat. Perfect for kids who don't like medicine.


Stuffing a dryer sheet in your back pocket will repel mosquitoes.


You can freeze cupcake batter for later use.


You can dye plastic buttons.


You can run a paper bag through your printer.


You can print directly onto fabric.


A dry erase marker can be used on most laminate tops.


You can mail anything that will take a stamp and weighs less than 13ounces without a box.


If you break your blender jar, you can replace it with a mason jar.


Cereal canister make the perfect trash can for your car.


Medicine cabinets are NOT the safest place for medicine.


Place room temperature raw eggs in a cupcake tin and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Perfect 'hard boiled eggs' every time!


Here are a few more…

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold! (But you can scrape off any mold and still eat the cheese without changes in flavor!

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and stronger flavored.

Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

To make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.

Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if you want a stronger taste of garlic.

Reheat leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, on med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza.

Easy Deviled Eggs: Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag, seal, mash, add remainder of ingredients, keep mashing, mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw the bag away!

Expanding Frosting: When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes for the same price. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.

Reheating refrigerated bread: To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.

Newspaper weeds away: Plant your plants in the ground; work the nutrients in your soil. Then wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go, cover with mulch, and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.

To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper: The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant: squirrels won't come near it.